Don't forget about our holiday toy and food drive! Please drop off all unwrapped presents and non perishable food to the front desk.
Here at #Amped , we can combine your physiotherapy and strength programs to provide the best of both worlds. Come talk to one of our licensed physiotherapists to find out how adding a personalized strength program can help with your recovery!
Let #AmpedPhysiotherapy help to keep you safe when shoveling snow this winter ❄️☃️🌨️ Important points to remember: keep your back straight, bend and lift at the knees, engage your glutes and core to provide extra stability. Try not to twist at the waist!
Sometimes even #physios need help getting back to their best! Dry needling works by stimulating trigger points in a muscle belly to relieve pain or increase range of motion in that muscle, whether it's in your back, legs, jaw, or anywhere else on your body. Come talk to one of our licensed physiotherapists today to see how dry needling can help you!
Only at AMPED Physiotherapy, an on-ice return to play assessment with @jordanburgesspt . One of the most important aspects of physiotherapy is getting you back to doing what you love, whether that be playing hockey, running marathons, or even just walking your dog. Here at AMPED, we want you to be back to the best you possible. 🤾🚴🤽
For the remainder of November, and all of December, Amped will be running a Christmas toy and food drive, with all donations going to the Toy Mountain and The Ottawa Food Bank. Please drop off all donations to the front desk! ☃️❄️🎅🌲
For #fitnessfriday , here are the final parts 3 and 4 of our balance series. Part 3: standing on a balance board, focus on keeping your glutes, legs, and core tight to hold the board steady. These boards are a great tool to focus on activating the muscles in your calves and the front of your shins. To make this more difficult, balance on one foot at a time, close your eyes, or have someone throw a tennis ball to you. Part 4: this is our return to play exercise, the most difficult of all. Standing on one foot on the bosu ball, have someone toss a soccer ball to you to work on your volleys. Focus on keeping your core tight, with a slight bend in your standing knee. Let's get you moving!
For #motivationmonday , let's get you working on part two of our balance series. For the single leg stance, bring one foot up off the floor, and focus on keeping your core and glutes tight to hold you upright. Hold for 30 seconds and then switch sides, aim for 3-5 reps on each side. To make this one easier, stand beside a wall or sturdy chair. To make it more difficult, close your eyes, or have someone toss a tennis ball to you. Let's help you to help yourself!
Today is the first post of our balance series, starting with the easiest exercise: the tandem stance. For this exercise, place one foot directly behind the other, toes to heel. Hold for 30 seconds, then switch sides, repeating 3x on each side. To make this exercise easier, start out holding a wall, counter, or sturdy chair. To make it more difficult, try closing your eyes!