I spend most of my day sitting at a desk. We have set up an ergonomic space, including foot rests, adjustable chair and monitor and wrist support; yet I still find myself sitting with my legs crossed or with my keyboard too far away from me, which has led to a few aches and pains in my body. I have been lucky enough to most of the different therapies we offer at Anatomica, which provided me with relief, but after an especially painful day at the desk I decided to visit Kristin for an Athletic Therapy session to see the benefits for myself.
My visit started with a very thorough assessment, which included gait analysis, strength and mobility testing, and discussion on my health history and previous injuries. She decided that my wrist, shoulder and hip were the areas most needing attention. We did active release for my wrist and hip, scar tissue massage, sports and trigger point massage for my elbow, shoulder and hip, and a regimen of remedial exercises to follow to build strength and improve muscle function. I have been able to incorporate these exercises into my morning yoga routine! The benefits of being able to experience less pain is well worth the couple minutes it adds to my exercise.
Athletic Therapy isn’t just for athletes, it’s great for anyone experiencing any type of pain in their body who wants to take a proactive approach to their health. Athletic Therapists can also do Kinesiology taping, bracing, and much more.
You can book with Kristin here, or by calling us at 416-890-1505.