Running Injury Prevention

on Monday, 12 June 2017.

Exercises for Foot to Core Stability

Running Injury Prevention

Having good foot control is paramount for proper absorption of ground reactive forces during walking, jogging and jumping. A stable foot directly contributes to the postural control of the knee, hip and lower back, and vice versa. Strengthening the foot, hip, or core musculature to the exclusion of the other is therefore addressing only part of the problem and will yeild less than satisfactory results. We must integrate the top to bottom and bottom to top to create a stable foundation for functional movement. In this video I demonstrate a series of exercises to improve strength and control of the foot, hip and core in a single leg stance. Check it out!

Rotator Cuff Syndrome - A Problem of Incomplete Diagnosis

on Monday, 05 October 2015.

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles that envelope the shoulder. These muscles originate from the shoulder blade (scapula) and insert onto the head of the humerus. They wrap around the glenohumeral joint like a glove to provide compression, depression, stability, and some measure of rotation. These muscles play an essential role in stabilizing the shoulder; they are also a common source of shoulder pain and dysfunction. 


3 Minutes of Movement for the Workplace

on Monday, 16 March 2015.

It's important to break up the hours of being sedentary in the office with periodic and regular mini breaks of movement. In this video Dr. Cali and Dr. Maxwell demonstrate a series of 4 movements that can be easily integrated into your day.

1. Standing High Knees with Assistance x 10
2. Standing Hip Flexor Stretch x 5 breaths each side
3. Squat x 10
4. Torso Twist x 10
5. Shoulder Rotations x 10

This routine is one of potentially thousands, so feel free to browse our exercise library or elsewhere to find suitable alternatives that you can incorporate into your day.

Christmas Backpack Project

on Tuesday, 18 November 2014.

Christmas Backpack Project

We are excited and happy to be a part of the Backpack project, an initiative of providing backpacks full of necessities and comfort items for members of our homeless community in Victoira, BC. Total Body will be assisting this cause by serving as the main drop off location in Saanich.

Please join us this Christmas season and help the Backpack Project fullfill their goal of filling 100 backpacks!

NEW at Total Body: Naturopathic Dr. Sraw and TCM Dr. Spaurel

on Wednesday, 23 July 2014.

New Doctors & Many New Services

NEW at Total Body: Naturopathic Dr. Sraw and TCM Dr. Spaurel

We are pleased to announce we have added Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Sraw, and Traditional Chinese Medicine Dr. Victoria Spaurel to our amazing team. Dr. Sraw and Spaurel bring with a wealth of experience, knowledge, and multiple services that will add to our healing potential! 

New Services Include:

  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP - excellent results for healing damaged ligaments, tendons, joints and more recently muscles. 
  • Prolotherapy - A specific solution is injected at specific sites to stimulate the regeneration of weakened ligament or tendon tissue.
  • Intravenous Nutrient Therapies - Giving substances this way allows direct access to the bloodstream, particularly necessary for individuals whose absorptive ability of the gastrointestinal tract is limited or impaired. 
  • Acupuncture
  • and many more! 

Read more about Dr. Sraw at his Bio Page

Read more about Dr. Spaurel at her Bio Page

New Video at - Interviews

on Thursday, 20 February 2014.

Total Body Chiropractic & Sports Therapy, 888 Short St., Victoria, BC, Canada
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Common Mistakes in Performing the Downward Dog

on Thursday, 06 February 2014.

Common Mistakes in Performing the Downward Dog

The downward dog is a commonly performed exercise in Yoga and has become a popular "stretch". Although this exercise has huge upside if performed correctly it is unfortunately common to see people perform this exercise in positions and with techniques that compromise the optimum balance of stability and mobility (which is really important for healthy joints). 

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