Welcome Rio!

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Welcome to our newest RMT,

Rio Carson:

We’ll now have RMT treatments available on Saturdays (along with early morning and evening appointments) to better accommodate your schedule!

Born and raised in the Okanagan, Rio left to pursue her love of massage therapy in Vancouver, B.C. While in Vancouver, Rio worked with a wide range of patients from different organizations including UBC Varsity Athletics, BC Women's and Children’s (pre/postnatal and labour), Canuck Place, GF Strong Hospital, the MS Society and lululemon Seawheeze. These experiences solidified Rio’s passion for both sports rehabilitation and pre/postnatal massage.

Rio’s passion for sports and rehabilitation has its origins in her own 16 year history of competitive figure skating and dance, as well as in her active lifestyle. At the same time, the past six years spent nursing at Kelowna General Hospital as both a surgical and medical nurse have enhanced her knowledge of post-surgical recovery. Rio brings this knowledge to all of her RMT patients, providing them with a thorough treatment plan to better assist their recovery.

She is looking forward to bringing her unique qualifications to the Pro Motion Team and is even more excited about working with her patients, enhancing their ability to enjoy their lifestyle in optimal health.

Welcome Rio!

IMG_0981.JPG

Welcome to our newest RMT,

Rio Carson:

We’ll now have RMT treatments available on Saturdays (along with early morning and evening appointments) to better accommodate your schedule!

Born and raised in the Okanagan, Rio left to pursue her love of massage therapy in Vancouver, B.C. While in Vancouver, Rio worked with a wide range of patients from different organizations including UBC Varsity Athletics, BC Women's and Children’s (pre/postnatal and labour), Canuck Place, GF Strong Hospital, the MS Society and lululemon Seawheeze. These experiences solidified Rio’s passion for both sports rehabilitation and pre/postnatal massage.

Rio’s passion for sports and rehabilitation has its origins in her own 16 year history of competitive figure skating and dance, as well as in her active lifestyle. At the same time, the past six years spent nursing at Kelowna General Hospital as both a surgical and medical nurse have enhanced her knowledge of post-surgical recovery. Rio brings this knowledge to all of her RMT patients, providing them with a thorough treatment plan to better assist their recovery.

She is looking forward to bringing her unique qualifications to the Pro Motion Team and is even more excited about working with her patients, enhancing their ability to enjoy their lifestyle in optimal health.

Ice Your WOD

Interested in knowing what the current research shows around cryotherapy and how it can benefit you most in-between your CrossFit Open workouts?

Don't stress, we've got you covered. 

The article linked below is useful as it breaks things down based on what type of exercise you're doing (which is extra important for these workouts as we never know what'll get thrown at us!). Dr. Lars pulled the key points and patterns to ensure you get the best information for the task at hand.

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The evidence for cryotherapy is pretty mixed, but there are some patterns that seem to emerge from the literature:

  • Cold water immersion and other forms of cryotherapy reduce exercise-induced inflammation.
  • This reduction in inflammation may lead to reduced perceptions of fatigue and muscle soreness and increased perceptions of recovery which may benefit performance in the short-term.
  • Importantly, the short-term recovery benefits of cryotherapy may depend considerably on the mode exercise (i.e. the type of stress), the physiological and perceptual qualities one is trying to restore, and the athlete’s belief in cryotherapy as a recovery modality.
  • Meanwhile, a growing body of evidence indicates that inflammation is a necessary process for tissue regeneration and, as such, regular use of cold water immersion may impair long-term muscular and vascular adaptations to exercise.
  • If your goal is to restore lost ROM following exercise, combine heat (not cold!) with stretching.
  • Ice baths may be useful for recovering endurance performance, particularly when an athlete has to compete in multiple games or events in one day.
  • Athletes should reconsider using ice baths after strength training, particularly in the off-season or preparatory period when the focus is on adaptation rather than performance.
  • As such, cryotherapy should be used sparingly, particularly in the off-season when the goal is to maximize training adaptations.

Check out the full article here if you're interested in reading up on cryotherapy in greater depth. There is also a follow-up article here with specifics around technique and best practices.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Wanna learn how to unlock the potential of food? Our Registered Dietitian Tina is sharing her knowledge at the clinic on Thursday, March 22 from 6:30-8:00 PM. Give us a call if you'd like to join as space is limited: 236-420-0660