frailty, healthcare, ageism, aging, older adult

Frailty is not a Label. Using frailty status to initiate or change healthcare decisions

By Christina Prevett | April 3, 2018

Our current healthcare system focusses on labelling people with different conditions. We use these labels to guide clinical decisions. This person has diabetes, she has heart disease, my aunt was just diagnosed with dementia. These labels hold value. They have a certain power over us. We even use them to label ourselves. Have you ever […]

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shoulder dislocation, injury, sports, sports injury

I popped my shoulder out – talking shoulder dislocations!

By Christina Prevett | April 1, 2018

The shoulder joint is an interesting character. It needs to move in a whole bunch of different directions (imagine me flailing my arms around). Therefore, it uses more muscles to help keep it in place. That is one of the reasons it is the most common joint you can dislocate. When you dislocate your shoulder, […]

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mindset, positive, stress,

I get teased when I say positive mindset wins… but it does!

By Christina Prevett | February 21, 2018

I would describe myself as a happy person. Most days, I’m pretty upbeat. I get called high energy and I definitely am!  That being said… in the last two years, I’ve defended my comprehensive portfolio, gone through big transitions in my career, had family members pass away and faced a very real chance of bankruptcy. […]

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kids, barbell, sports, dryland training

Kids can Lift a Barbell!

By Christina Prevett | January 21, 2018

The question of strength training in youth (6-11) and adolescents (12-16) has been a topic of debate in the health care and strength and conditioning communities for years. There’s a common belief among parents and unfortunately, health care professionals that resistance training in youth is unsafe. This claim is based on the argument that because […]

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FAQ080: What does STAVE OFF mean and how did it come into existence?

By Christina Prevett | January 4, 2018

STAVE OFF = Strength Training, Aging, Vitality and Energy  I thought that for this frequently asked question, I would take it a little personal. We often have clients coming into the gym or into the physiotherapy clinic asking us about what our name, STAVE OFF, means. STAVE OFF started actually as a spin off of […]

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community, gym, together, group

The Importance of Community and especially ours at STAVE OFF

By Christina Prevett | December 17, 2017

I sit here reflecting on the weeks that have passed. It’s the holiday season and it is almost New Years. It tends to be a time of more reflection and goal setting. The more I reflect on my life, and that of the gym over the last year, the one word that keeps sticking out […]

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