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Exercise, Mindfulness, Cognitive, and Lifestyle: Part 1 of 3

Posted by chrisproulxdc@gmail.com on April 23, 2020 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Exercise, Mindfulness, Cognitive, and Lifestyle: Part 1 of 3

In this three-part series, I will discuss certain changes in dosing as well as components to health and performance that otherwise were not considered nearly as crucial just a short time ago. In the first< I want to set a tone, however I will not spend a great deal of time discussing actual implementation of today’s g...

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Be Prepared

Posted by chrisproulxdc@gmail.com on April 16, 2020 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)

I would think the last thing people want to hear is more "things you can do during the pandemic" but I have been inundated by people/organizations I work with on creating messaging. But again, they are also thinking of ways to remain connected so maybe its still not needed. I was having a conversation with one of my high school athletes about the "lack of season." Although this is detrimental to the progress of the sport it is a unique opportunity to add more focus on controlled and appropria...

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Things to do During Downtime

Posted by chrisproulxdc@gmail.com on March 31, 2020 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

During the Down Time

This unfortunate situation (to put it lightly) has forced all of us to change the way we do things, and force changes for certain things more permanently. For those of us in the human movement business, we play a crucial role in the prevention, treatment and performance aspect of mobility. Least of which, the first being prevention to linked disorders associated with lack of exercise (not just physical acti...

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Motivation: Part 3

Posted by chrisproulxdc@gmail.com on March 26, 2020 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Early on in my clinical career, I remember seeing some repeat patients. I wondered why, especially given that it was not injury related, or at least I did not consider the reoccurring conditions as injuries, but more so something that should have been managed. I know, I know, I was young and naïve. I am referring to reoccurring non specific low back pain in middle aged individuals. I asked one of our patients, “so what happened, why have you returned for the same condit...

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Motivation: Part 2

Posted by chrisproulxdc@gmail.com on March 9, 2020 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Part 2

Motivating our patients, clients and athletes is good for “business.” Yes, business. Let’s first look at the complete philanthropic perspective, a free clinic or service. To really have an impact, you want as much resolution in individual progress as possible. It would not be a good use of resources to keep treating the same people for the same thing over and over because they were non-compliant (doing their part, which is always more than we can ever do with...

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Motivation: Part 1

Posted by chrisproulxdc@gmail.com on February 26, 2020 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)


Part I

How do you get your clients or patients to do what is necessary? For those who began working with people more than a decade ago, have you determined any changes in the populations in which you serve? In other words, is what motivated people ten years ago still the same for today? That’s both the population at large and the individuals. For example, I used to provide a profile comparison for my students in my nutrition...

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Youth Conditioning

Posted by chrisproulxdc@gmail.com on August 30, 2019 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

We are entering the competitive season for youth sports in the school systems, as well as other organized events (although some never stopped), so I thought this would be a good opportunity to make some comments. I have been involved in and created several youth programs revolving around conditioning for youth sport performance. Here is a page I began several years ago when we started Blackbird Strength and Conditioning: 

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Posted by chrisproulxdc@gmail.com on August 4, 2019 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)


We are just starting out but hope to fill this section with some real quick hit information that will either answer some questions and/or stimulate some concept thoughts!  Subscribe to be sure you are kept up to date on the most recent entries!