The warm-up should be considered an integral component prior to a workout or competition. The RAMP protocol provides a sound framework for ensuring the client or athlete is prepared for maximum performance via raising, activation and mobilization, and potentiation without any level of fatigue. When planning the warm-up, the trainer or coach should select exercises to maximize its short-term effectiveness but also understand how to use the warm-up to aid in the long-term development of the athlete or client.
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Do you follow the same gym routine every week? If so, you may very well be maintaining your current physical fitness, but most likely you will not be experiencing any positive gains. The body needs to experience new or additional training stress to force it to positively adapt. In fitness industry lingo, we refer to this as periodization or “the manipulation of training stress over a period to produce a…
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"Friendly and Attentive""It was my first time going to acupuncture and I was really nervous about it, but Gord made me feel at ease and made the whole appointment really relaxing and fun! I learned a lot about my specific needs and why he chose the specific acupuncture sites he did. He has an awesome, positive energy and his optimism for healing is contagious" N.E.
"Helps manage pain from spinal cord injury""I have spinal cord injury. I suffer from neurological pain and spasticity related to my disease. The tangibles have been reduced pain, increased range of motion, positive sensory changes, and an ever increasing list with each week. Gord has become a true member of my health care team" T.F.
"Great with Kids""My 5 year old regularly visits Gord. Gord lets her get comfortable with the room then got out the laser pen that he uses with kids (instead of needles). He let her push the button while he used the pen on me. Then she did it on herself. Now she insists on coming with me and my husband to our appointments too. It has greatly helped her restless legs syndrome as well as her stomach pain" Kristine
"Excellent Insomnia Remedy""I never tried acupuncture before and I am very glad that I went to "The Acupuncture Turning Point". Acupuncture treatment provided by Dr. Grant is helping me. Acupuncture was my last resort to treat insomnia and it is working. Dr. Grant is very professional, personable and will adjust the next treatment according to your feedback" S.J.
"Treating the whole person""One of the best decisions that I’ve made since moving to Edmonton is choosing to have regular acupuncture treatments with Gord for a range of health-related issues and for keeping myself functioning at my best. His skills are superb. One of the many things that I truly appreciate is Gord’s ability to use deep listening as part of his diagnostic repertoire." M. Stewart
A Patient-Centred Approach...We create a healing environment which is individualized and consistent with your values and goals. Many factors in your health are evaluated, including lifestyle, diet, life stresses, as well as specific symptoms. Treatments are tailored to your unique situation, changing with you.
"Gentle and Refreshing""At my first time facial treatment, Jennifer made me feel comfortable and was very gentle with the needles. My skin felt wonderfully soft and smooth after the clay mask and massage treatments. The subtle aromatherapy from the essential oils was pleasant and uplifting. I left feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. I would highly recommend this treatment to anyone!" S.G.
"Feeling Better Already!""I have had only 2 visits and already have increased mobility in my neck. I suffered from two accidents that left me with headaches and a very stiff neck. I can't believe the transformation! I recommend anyone suffering with any type of discomfort to try acupuncture. You will gain intelligence and freedom to live a pain free balanced life" M.S.
"Redneck Review""As a Contractor and business owner I rely on my body to perform more smoothly and reliably than any other tool at my disposal. Gord's treatments are the best thing I've found to keep my body in peak condition, to address issues before they become problems, and to develop healthy routines that help to avoid injury for my company and crew." Tyler Collins
"Stepping into a Transformative Experience"I have been involved wiith alternative, holistic approaches to medicine for twenty-two years...Gord Grant provides a unique service: soothing in atmosphere, one instantly feels taken care of. Gord's care and personal investment into his patients is a gift to experience. Gord treats his patients so they can become balanced and integrated as a human being again. S.M.
"My Shoulder Pain is Gone!""I dearly wish to thank Dr Grant for his great advice on how to handle my 3 months long shoulder pain. He has the relevant scientific knowledge of anatomy and physiology to make the right diagnosis, and thus choosing the appropriate acupuncture treatment...his knowledge of pain and pain perception is just impressive. His humane touch in dealing with me was exceptional" Sanjay
"Treatment for back pain & PMS""I've been seeing Gord for acupuncture on a regular basis for a number of months. The clinic is very comfortable and Gord always takes time doing a holistic assessment and always asks how things worked out. He really knows his stuff, explains what he's doing and asks for your input. The best part is-it works! I've seen large improvements in both my back pain and PMS" K.K.
"Accessible community services""I can't overstate how much respect I have for Gord and the rest of the staff at Acupuncture Turning Point. It is clear that they all care deeply about helping people find solutions to their problems as well as helping people maintain good health. Everyone is professional, friendly, and caring. The facility is also very homey. Highly recommended." - Jonathan Drachenberg
"Accessible community services""For a chronic health condition I have, acupuncture has helped me the most. I feared being unable to find community acupuncture, something I had been very fortunate to benefit from previously. Their sliding scale rate and welcoming reception really encouraged me to come in. The treatment I received was excellent and I am very much looking forward to continuing to attend. Thank you." - A.B.
"Increasing Awareness!""Dr. Gord Grant was incredible. Extremely perspeptive and understanding, I could immediatley he was knowledgeable regarding menstrual migraines, and other women's health issues, which is rare for male practitioners. I am looking forward to going again soon, and increasing my own awareness of my body and well being" Pam C.