Thursday
Apr102014

Employment Opportunity - Physiotherapist

FULL-TIME or PART-TIME position available

Endurance on 8th Health Centre is providing competitive compensation to any potential applicant interested becoming a part of a multidisciplinary team in a low stress environment.  Full Patient Load Available.

 

Qualifications Required:

Level 2 manual skills or higher and needling skills preferred (IMS and Acupuncture). 

Interest/experience in Orthopaedics, Private Practice, and Sports Therapy would be an asset.

 

Hours:                             Years of Experience:                    Start Date:

Flexible                           At Least Two Years Experience                 Immediately

 

PLEASE CONTACT:

Endurance on 8th Health Centre

260, 607-8th Avenue SW

Calgary, AB T2P 0A7

PH: (403) 265-8383

Fax: (403) 265-8039

Email: info@endurance8health.com

Website: www.endurance8health.com

 

Thursday
Apr032014

Please vote for Team Endurance Athlete, Michelle Stewart, as NLL Girl of the Week!

TEAM ENDURANCE ATHLETE MICHELLE STEWART  

Team Endurance Athlete, Michelle Stewart, of the Calgary Roughnecks Drill Crew Dance team is competing to be the National Lacrosse Leauge's Girl of the week.  

Please click the image or "here" to vote for Michelle today!  

Wednesday
Apr022014

What is Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)? And is it the right treatment for you? 

IMS is used to treat chronic or recurring pain of the myofascial system. The myofascial system encompasses the muscles, tendons and connective tissue that interconnects all areas of the body.

When an injury occurs, the body goes about repairing the involved area. But sometimes pain continues well after the injured tissues have healed. This type of ongoing pain is described by Dr. Gunn (developer of IMS) as neuropathic (nerve-related) pain. When a nerve is not firing properly, the result can be pain in the muscles that nerve supplies.

IMS is performed by training physiotherapists or physicians. The assessment focuses on finding the muscles affected by neuropathic pain as well as the corresponding nerves. Sterile acupuncture needles are then inserted into the tight muscle bands, usually causing a twitch or ache, and then a deep relaxation of the muscle. Immediate improvement of functional movement and decrease in pain is usually achieved. This twitch also stimulates the re-setting of the nerve, and normalizes the electrical input to the muscle.

If you have ongoing pain in your muscles, or an injury that keeps recurring, come see Sacha Lay PT at Endurance on 8th Health Centre to find out if IMS is right for you!

Tuesday
Apr012014

Endurance x Gym Playlists

Have you ever tried working out to a slow beat? Some smooth jazz or even mo'town? It. just. does. not. work. 

Plain and simple, the science behind working out to music is trying to keep a good tempo. Constantly trying to keep yourself at a good pace and motivated throughout the sets and reps, no matter how difficult they are. 

What is good/proper music to work out to? Any music that ranges from 120 bpm < x. This have been proven to be the most effective beats per minute to help people with their workouts. 

Not only is picking the right type of music to workout to important, but the oder you put them in as well. Starting with a good upbeat tempo can help jump start your workout and get you ready to get your pump on. While on the treadmill, have a kick ass song finish off your run can help you forget the last, however many, meters your have left. 

Don't believe us? Watch ASAPSCIENCE as they explain to you how music can improve your athletic performance.

In a rut? 

Here at endurance we would like to share our current favorite workout mixes. 

If you don't like to constantly download music, there are tons of free apps that can help you out.

Currently listening to: 

Sonza Playlists 

1. Low rise Jeans and Baby Tees

2. A Cruise on the S.S Pharrell

3. Featuring Nicky Minaj

Tuesday
Mar112014

Buzzfeed presents: What it's like to be out of shape at the gym

 So true, doing it alone is hard. Don't Let this be you.

Come join our bootcamps! We have a couple of spots left!!!

Read more about TKO PART II Click here to register

Read more about Flexibililty and Relaxation  Click here to register