Human Performance

What does human performance even mean?

Does it represent how fast or far someone can run? Is it related to their stamina or endurance? Their strength or power? Is it related to sport specific skills? Dexterity, flexibility, or coordination?

Or could it represent mental abilities or fortitude?

Or is it simply the ability to tolerate stress, mental, physical and emotional, in order to achieve a lofty, desired outcome. Perhaps it represents the ability to avoid injury or recovery from one?

Over the past few weeks, I’ve really had an opportunity to think about the significance of those two words. I’m constantly surrounded by them. With every email I receive. With every phone call I take. The company logo and moniker. Human performance is everywhere…I’m enveloped by the words but haven’t spent any time putting down in words what they mean to me.

So here it is:

Human performance is more than a singular skill, trait or ability. To me, it’s the ability to do what you want, when you want, in the manner you want.

That’s a broad, encompassing statement, you say…

And so it is!

But that’s exactly what human performance is. It’s not one set of arbitrary designations or skills or abilities. It’s not just the physical attributes, nor is it just the mental or emotional ones. It’s the distinct balance between all three.

It is the ability for an individual to engage in the activities that he or she wishes to engage in, at the level of that he or she wishes to perform at given that the requisite effort, time and price has been paid.

That to me, is human performance.

And that’s something that we can all work on improving, if that’s what we choose to do.

Primal Human Performance






Swedish Massage Therapy and You

registered massage therapy vaughanWhat is Swedish Massage?

Swedish massage (also known as classical massage) is one of the most commonly practiced techniques of massage therapy in North America and the Westernized world. This form of massage therapy, credited to the Dutch practitioner Johan Georg Mezger, utilizes five styles of massage strokes applied by the massage therapist to the client to manipulate the various layers of muscle and connective tissues. These five basic flowing strokes are:

Effleurage – a smooth, sliding or gliding stroke along muscles and soft tissues

Petrissage – the kneading, squeezing or rolling of muscles and other soft tissues

Tapotement – a rhythmic alternating tapping completed with cupped hands, fingers or the edge of the hand

Friction – a deeper, circular movement causing layers of tissue to rub against each other

Vibration – a shaking, oscillation movement

Benefits of Swedish Massage Therapy:

There are numerous benefits of Swedish massage therapy for the individual receiving the treatment.

First and foremost, Swedish massage promotes relaxation and assists in managing stress.

It simply feels really good!

Taking the time out of your rushed and busy lifestyle, to take care of yourself, can help you refocus and re-energize. It allows you to step away from the daily grind, focus on relaxation and may help you alleviate accumulated tensions.

Secondly, there is some evidence showing that Swedish massage may be beneficial for helping decrease pain symptoms (e.g. from low back pain). Decreasing pain will allow you to get back to doing the things you enjoy doing, faster!

While further research is still needed to confirm all the benefits of massage therapy, some studies have demonstrated that this form of treatment has been helpful in alleviating symptoms of anxiety, headaches, stress related issues (e.g. insomnia), myofascial pain syndromes, soft tissue strains and injuries, paresthesias and nerve pains, and sports injuries.1

Who would benefit from Swedish Massage:

If you have stress in your life, if your muscles feel tense or painful, or if you could use some help with relaxation, Swedish massage may be the right treatment for you!

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A Different Kind of Physiotherapy in Woodbridge and Vaughan

If you’ve found this page, you were likely looking for physiotherapy treatment in Woodbridge from a registered physiotherapist.

You might’ve been looking for a solution to that pesky, long-standing back pain that’s been stopping you from doing what you really want to do.

Like getting down on the floor and playing with your kids, or participating in your favorite golf tournament and taking home the long drive trophy.

Or even looking for a way out of the pain so that you can be more productive at work, so you can tolerate sitting down at your desk without having to shift around to try and find a comfortable position.

Heck, it might not even be back pain on your mind. Could be your shoulders, your neck your ankle or your knees.

Wherever it is, it’s definitely painful and you want it to stop.

You’re tired of it and you want to be back in control again.

Maybe it’s not even an old injury.

Maybe it’s something more recent and acute. A sports injury or trauma. Aches and pains from a fall.

Or perhaps you’ve recently had some shoulder or knee surgery and you’re looking for focused high-performance physiotherapy and rehabilitation to get you back on track again. Some post-op therapy. You’ve been told by your surgeon to “get some physiotherapy” without any real instruction beyond those words. And you’re not sure what to do.

Maybe you don’t have any injuries right now but you just want to improve your health, fitness or athletic performance.

It’s possible that you just want to be able to go up a few set of stairs without ending up doubled up huffing and puffing because you’re that out of shape.

Maybe you want to be able to prepare for that 5K starter run because you know you can.

Or you’re a seasoned athlete looking to take your athletic development and performance to the next level, pushing limits and resetting boundaries. Becoming the champion you know you can be.

No matter what your reason for searching for a physiotherapist in Woodbridge and Vaughan, you’ve found this page.

Why choose us?

That’s a great question. And I’m sure it’s one that’s at the top of your mind.

Why choose our physiotherapy clinic when you have so many other choices for your physiotherapy treatment in Woodbridge and Vaughan?

Why choose us when there are a so many other physiotherapists in Woodbridge and Vaughan?

The Primal Difference.

That’s why.