Hips

HOW ARE YOUR HIPS FEELNG? The lifetime risk of symptomatic hip arthritis is 1 in 4. Not only that, the risk of EARLY hip arthritis (45-50 yo) is 1 in 20 (Murphy et al). Even more fun, in the last 2-3 decades, there continues to be a significant rise in the number of hip replacements ( Kurtz et al). Let's NOT be a statistic.

  • Decreased hip mobility is a leading cause of low back pain and dysfunction.

  • Decreased hip mobility is a major cause of knee pain and degeneration.

  • Movement is the only thing that nourishes articular cartilage and maintains joint health.

  • MOVE YOUR JOINTS EVERY DAY!

Science Based Mobility Training

Mobility has more to do with strength, joint health & body control than stretching.

Kinstretch

A movement enhancement system that develops maximum body control, flexibility and and usable ranges of motion. Science based mobility training.

  • mobility + flexibility

  • joint health

  • strength + stability

  • physical longevity

  • injury prevention

  • body control

  • awareness of movement

  • breathing

my story

I believe MOVEMENT is the the best therapy and our most powerful tool. I am a self proclaimed “movement science geek” and my mission is to bring you high quality movement videos so you can begin your journey of FEELING GOOD and REACHING YOUR PHYSICAL POTENTIAL. I have been a physiotherapist for over 20 years and have a clinical practice in North Vancouver where I use a combination of manual therapy, dry needling and movement. In addition, I am a clinical instructor at the University of British Columbia in the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy. Locally, I teach group KINSTRETCH classes and lead workshops for movement enthusiasts. I love teaching, am CONSTANTLY learning and am insanely curious about anatomy. All bodies and levels are welcome. I hope to see you soon!

  • Registered Physiotherapist

  • Kinstretch Instructor FRCms FRA FR

  • certified DNS practitioner

  • certified Foundation Training Instructor

  • Postural Restoration Institute

  • Fellow Canadian Academy of Manual Therapists

  • Gunn IMS and Acupuncture

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Reviews for Movement 101

I really appreciate that this is not just a series of random stretches, but a very thorough progression to try to address the typical wonkiness in bodies ...After doing the week of hip classes I felt noticeable differences in day to day living and walking, it was pretty exciting!  Each class I’ve been able to feel a difference in being able to turn on my glutes and hamstrings which are pretty sleepy.   I’ve also really appreciated the information on breathing and core and feel more connected to my anterior abdominal muscles.

- Robyn

What a great week of exercises!

- Pascale M

The level of details and cues make it feel as though we are in the same room. Fantastic job putting this together. I was amazed at how challenging it was ( in a good way)!

- Jocelyne M

I just wanted to say how much I enjoy your videos. I'm a professional ice hockey goalie and I've found your videos to be super beneficial for mobility and injury prevention.

- Connor L

This was such a fantastic class, the constant ques and reminders you provide are so very helpful!

- J.M.

I can not be happier and motivated with this course, I am learning so much about my body and movement.

- Paulina S

I love it! Thank you so much for the opportunity to do this course.

- Kate T

I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for a great course and for all the good content you put online... it has become a great resource for me not only as a yoga teacher but for my own life

- Jimmy M

It is absolutely fantastic! You are very knowledgeable and I just love the exercises and your explanations. BRAVO!!! Looking forward for more.

- P.S.

Hi Michelle. I absolutely love your work. I've found huge insight and benefit from it, personally and professionally.

- @surfstrengthcoach

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