Free Pillow Talk at Chopra Yoga Vancouver – spots remain!

  Free Pillow Talk at Chopra Yoga – Spots still available!! There’s still a chance to see Andrea Martens speak at Chopra Yoga tomorrow at 2:30! She will be discussing acupuncture’s role in sleep improvement and other speakers will share their expertise. Sign up for the free talk online through Chopra Yoga and make the most of your...

Pillow Talk at Chopra Yoga Center featuring Physiotherapist Andrea Martens

  Pillow Talk at Chopra Yoga Center featuring Physiotherapist Andrea Martens   Please join Andrea Martens, PT, on March 21 for an afternoon from 2:30-4:30 p.m. to learn about sleep deprivation and how you can improve your sleep. There will be a variety of practitioners from respiratory therapists to naturopaths presenting.   Some of the questions answered will be how does exercise help me with sleep and what are the best types of exercise to help with sleep?  How does acupuncture help with sleep?  One of the practitioners will be talking about how snoring is not normal.   This is a free event and the flyer can be accessed by clicking the image below.  ...

Physiotherapist Lauren Welch’s recovery from two forearm fractures

Physiotherapist Lauren Welch’s recovery from two forearm fractures   On September 1, 2010, I was riding back from Granville Island on my commuter bike, looking forward to grilling burgers from the market. This was day 1 of the only week of summer vacation we had in the UBC Master of Physiotherapy program. As I was rounding the corner in front of Sammy J Peppers (now the Vancouver Fish Company), the front wheel of my bike lodged in the old trolley tracks, sending me flying over my handlebars. In a classic FOOSH injury (fall on outstretched hands), I landed with both hands in front of me while hitting my chin on the pavement.   It was the Labour Day weekend, one of the busiest at Granville Island, and I was lying right in the middle of traffic. A quick thinking bystander yelled that she was certified in first aid, blocked traffic, and called 911. After being cleared of having a cervical spine injury by paramedics, I was whisked away to Vancouver General Hospital. I remember thinking that those burgers needed to go in the fridge…   The x-ray process was more painful than the injury itself. The muscles surrounding my elbows were in protective muscle spasm, in a position of a full bicep curl. Unfortunately that position didn’t lead to an effective x-ray. The technician helped me to straighten my elbow to an unbearable 90 degree angle long enough to take the images. The E.R. doc later informed me that I had bilateral, undisplaced, radial neck fractures.         I left VGH in two slings with instructions to...