Youth and Teen Transitions Karp Rehab Vancouver

Youth Transitions with OT

Is your teen, or are YOU transitioning from childhood into adulthood? Are you finding this a challenge and don’t know where to turn? Well, great news, you’re not the only one! The transition from childhood into adulthood is not always easy and is a time for significant change. If this sounds familiar to you, then maybe an occupational therapist can …

Sit Less at Work Karp Rehab Vancouver

5 Ways to Sit Less at Work

Does sitting at work for prolonged periods of time ever bother you? A survey of Canadian office workers regarding physical activities performed at work done by ParticipACTION found that 63 per cent of workers were worried about how much time they spend sitting and want to sit less at work.  Another 32 per cent of respondents from the same study …

Improving your Work-Station Ergonomics can Help Reduce Headaches

After a long day of work and errands, is your head pounding? While a headache can definitely be brought on by overwork, stress, and worry, there is another significant culprit – poor posture. Poor posture can be a result of poor work-station ergonomics. Changing your work-station can improve your posture, and can not not only reduce headaches, but can also …

Occupational therapist

How to Become an Occupational Therapist

We all want to make a difference in the world, and we all want to make the world a better place. There are many great career paths out there, but more and more people are starting to consider becoming an Occupational Therapist for its rewarding qualities. So what is occupational therapy, what does an occupational therapist do, and how do you …

Stop Sitting Karp Rehab Vancouver

Easy Ways to Stop Sitting Today!

We’ve all heard about the dangers of prolonged sitting. Heightened risks of chronic disease and pain, increased weight gain, decreased life spans…Physiotherapists, doctors, and occupational therapists will all tell you: there is no shortage of reasons why we need to limit our sitting time. But how do you stop sitting so much without radically changing your lifestyle? After all, not …

Staying Active Karp Rehab Vancouver

Doctors Suggest Staying Active During Rehab – Why?

Nagging injuries can disrupt your regular routine by causing pain during exercise. However, don’t let it dampen your motivation. There are still ways to stay active, in fact, most doctors and sports medicine specialists recommend continuing to exercise after an injury. Early mobilization is shown to decrease pain, swelling and stiffness. Furthermore, staying active results in an earlier return-to-work and …

Why Aren’t My Car Accident Injuries Improving?

Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents are quite common. Car accidents often result in injuries that can be minor or major. The good news is that with the guidance of healthcare professionals, you can recover from your car accident injuries. But maybe weeks or months have passed and they have not gotten better. There are several reasons why your car accident injury …

Weight Bearing Joints Karp Rehab Vancouver

Knees and Ankles: Physiotherapy for the Weight Bearing Joints

The knee and ankle joints are both weight bearing joints that we rely on for nearly every movement throughout our day. So when pain strikes in these joints, our daily activities are often severely affected. Pain in the knee and ankle joints can occur at any age and no matter how old you are, you want to be back on …

Car Accident Rehab Karp Rehab

Car Accident Rehab – Karp Physiotherapy

Being involved in a car accident can be one of the most traumatic and difficult times during your life. You will often be in contact with many different people to help, including the police, lawyers, doctors, and ICBC. But it is most important to take care of yourself, and make sure you make a full physical and functional recovery after …

Hydrotherapy Karp Rehab Vancouver

Hydrotherapy – Karp Physiotherapy

Do you enjoy swimming? Going to the pool can be a great way to exercise or socialize. The pool can also be a great place to do rehabilitation. Aquatic rehab is a great way to get someone walking better after an injury or to decrease your risk of falls, or to help your shoulder feel better. The physical principles of …