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Taking Inspiration from the Familia

By Christina Prevett | August 22, 2015

My dad has been a source of guidance and inspiration for me. He has always been there for me, in good times and bad. Mother’s Day and Father’s Day encourages people to appreciate the people in their lives that are there for them through thick and thin. Whenever there is a holiday, my dad’s side […]

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Why I Decided to Do my PhD

By Christina Prevett | July 24, 2015

I always really loved academia. The research environment was always something I thrived in. When I was in my undergrad I did some work in a research lab on addiction and was always able to run with my ideas. Even before I graduated from my physio degree, I was talking with professors who had done […]

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back pain, bulging disc, physiotherapy

If you have Back Pain, A Bulging Disc sounds Scary

By Christina Prevett | July 24, 2015

But guess what! A LOT of us have them! Low back pain affects two thirds of adults and lifetime prevalence of low back pain is between 70-85%  (1).  It is a common complaint I see in my physiotherapy clinic and in the gym. It’s a big reason why people are either afraid to start lifting weights […]

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physiotherapy, physiotherapy kingston, exercise, deadlift

Deadlifts to help REDUCE low back pain

By Christina Prevett | July 14, 2015

You have all seen the epic gym fails. The deadlifts where people going for PRs look like angry cats on the attack with hugely rounded spines. Deadlifts get a bad rap! They are seen as the number one exercise that causes back pain and so, often times, people just avoid doing them. As a physiotherapist, […]

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The Pan Am Games, Networking and Infused Energy!

By Christina Prevett | July 14, 2015

This week has been an absolute whirlwind! I began my role as a Medical Practitioner with the Pan Am Games. I am volunteering with the soccer tournament so I will be in the Hamilton/ Burlington area when I am on shift. Although the tournament technically didn’t start until Saturday, athletes were starting to flock into […]

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The Choice of Feeling Empowered or Defeated

By Christina Prevett | July 7, 2015

There are times in everyone’s life where they feel tested. Pushed to a limit. Some hard force that seems like you will not be able to push past. It doesn’t need to be a physical limit though that is what we see mostly in our gym. People coming in and being able to do things […]

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