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Frequently Asked Questions

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Injury Rehab

Where are you located?

The Balance In Motion training facility is located at 11151 Horseshoe Way, Suite 28 in Richmond.

The best way to access our facility is off Coppersmith Way. We are just a few doors down from the Z95.3, LG104.3 and AM650 offices.

What are your hours?

We are open 7 days a week, with the exception of statutory holidays.

Monday – Friday: 6:00am-7:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am-2:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-2:00pm

What should I bring to my first training session?

We recommend that you bring shorts, a t-shirt or tank top and proper running shoes.

Please note that we require a signed client waiver before we begin any training session. Click Here to get a client waiver form.

Can I book my training sessions online?

Absolutely! In fact, we recommend that you reserve all of your training sessions online. Click Here to book a training session.

You can also book classes using our Balance In Motion app. Click Here to download it (mobile only).

How long is each training session?

Each training session is between 60 minutes long.

Do I need to find friends to train with to sign up for Semi-Private Training?

Absolutely not. We run our Semi-Private Training session daily and will book you into the class that best suits your schedule.

Click Here to learn more about our Semi-Private Training program.

Does everyone get a fitness assessment when they first come to BIM?

Yes. A fitness assessment is the first step in our training process.

Click Here to learn more about our fitness assessment.

How much does a fitness assessment cost?

Your first fitness assessment is 100% free. All subsequent coach-requested fitness assessments are also free.

Click Here to learn more about our fitness assessment.

What is a FMS™ test?

Put simply, the FMS™ test is a ranking and grading system that documents movement patterns that are key to your body’s normal function.

By screening these patterns we are able to identify any functional limitations and/or asymmetries present in your body. Issues that can reduce the effects of functional training and physical conditioning if not addressed.

How does a FMS™ test work?

The FMS™ generates the Functional Movement Screen Score, which we use to target problems and track your progress. This scoring system is directly linked to the most beneficial corrective exercises needed to restore proper movement patterns.

We use the FMS™ test to:

  • Identify your functional limitation and/or asymmetries
  • Track your progress
  • Select the exercises that will effectively restore your movement patterns and build up your strength

What does a FMS test do?

The FMS™ simplifies the concept of movement and its impact on your body.

There are 5 key ways that we utilize the FMS™ test here at BIM:

  • To communicate with you – The FMS™ utilizes simple language, making it easy for us to communicate your progress and treatment with you clearly.
  • To evaluate your progress – The screen effortlessly identifies your asymmetries and limitations, removing the need for extensive testing and analysis.
  • To standardize our processes – The FMS™ creates a functional baseline to mark your progress, while providing us with a means to measure your performance.
  • To safety address dysfunction – The FMS™ quickly identifies dangerous movement patterns so that we can address them before they lead to injury. It also indicates your readiness to perform exercise so that realistic goals can be set and achieved.
  • To identify corrective strategies – The FMS™ can be applied at any fitness level, simplifying corrective strategies for a wide array of movement issues. It identifies specific exercises based on your individual FMS scores to help us instantly create a customized treatment plan for you.

How do I know if I have a compensation that needs to be corrected?

Generally you know you have some sort of compensation if certain muscles feel chronically tight and you experience little to no relief when you stretch or rest that muscle group.

What is Active Rehabilitation?

Active Rehabilitation refers to any exercise program that specifically addresses an injury or lingering pain as a result of an injury.

An effective Active Rehabilitation program should include:

  • A detailed fitness assessment consisting of a postural screen, muscle imbalance testing, and a Functional Movement Screen (FMS™).
  • A corrective exercise program that will specifically address your postural imbalances, core stability, and other muscle imbalances that are observed during your assessment.
  • Proper strength training protocols that are progressively managed.
  • 1-on-1 kinesiologist or Physical Therapist support to ensure that all exercises are completed correctly and the proper measures are taken to avoid irritating your current injuries or symptoms.

By the end of your rehabilitation program your stability, mobility, strength and endurance should be restored; which will allow you to return to your pre-injury lifestyle.

How do I know if an Active Rehabilitation program is right for me?

An Active Rehabilitation program is best suited for people who have experienced an injury and/or are suffering from ongoing pain who no longer require an acute care treatment but are still experiencing physical issues relating to their original injury.

These individuals have also typically plateaued with conventional therapies and require a more active approach to facilitate their complete recovery.

If this sounds like you, Click Here to schedule free assessment with one of our kinesiologists.

Who is a good candidate for Active Rehabilitation?

You are a good candidate for an Active Rehabilitation program if you answer “yes” to any of the following questions:

  • Do you have lingering pain and/or weaknesses as a result of a past injury?
  • Do you experience pain every time that you exercise as a result of your injury?
  • Are you confused or frustrated with treatment options that aren’t working?
  • Are you looking for a program that will build strength, correct your imbalances and help you return to your pre-injury lifestyle?

Please note: In order for someone to respond well to an Active Rehabilitation program they should be far enough along in their recovery process that they no longer experiencing acute pain.

If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above and would like to learn more about our Active Rehabilitation program Click Here.

What makes Active Rehabilitation program different from other programs?

  • We contact all of your supporting practitioners and therapists (physiotherapists, chiropractors, RMT’s, etc) regarding contraindications and recommendations.
  • We prepare customized exercise programs that progress weekly.
  • We keep detailed documentation of all sessions for legal purposes.
  • We have a private facility for training.
  • We have over 6 years of experience in active rehab programs.
  • We bill ICBC directly to make it easier for you.
  • We facilitate return to work programs.

How do you participate in a post-motor vehicle accident Active Rehab program?

To participate in a post-MVA Active Rehabilitation program you need to bring a note from your General Practitioner to your initial assessment that refers you to a Kinesiologist or an Active Rehabilitation program.

After you assessment is completed we will contact ICBC directly to see if program funding is available for your recovery. Upon approval we will be able to bill ICBC directly for the cost of your program.

To schedule an assessment with us, Click Here.

How does Core Stability Training benefit athletic development?

Performing exercises that improve your core stability is a crucial part of your athletic development. Here at Balance In Motion, we build up your foundational core musculature to improve the transfer of force between your upper and lower body.

Effective Core Stability Training will also:

  • Allow you to move faster and more efficiently
  • Improve power production
  • Build a strong foundation
  • Reduce the risk of low back pain and injury
  • And maximize your results

What is mobility and why is it important to athletic development?

Mobility is the amount of active, usable motion that you posses. To execute any movement with proficiency, it is important that you have optimal mobility.

At BIM, we improve your joint health, reduce your risk of injury and get you performing at a higher level with specialized mobility drills.

Click Here to learn more about our Athletic Training program.

How do I schedule a fitness assessment?

There are three ways you can schedule a fitness assessment with us:

  • Online (Click Here to book your session now)
  • By email (just send an email with ‘Schedule My Assessment’ in the subject line to
  • By phone (call us during our regular business hours at 604-271-7181)

*Our regular business hours are Monday through Friday 6:00am-7:30pm, Saturday 8:00am-2:00pm and Sunday 10:00am to 2:00pm.

How much does a fitness assessment cost?

Your first fitness assessment is 100% free. All additional assessments are done on request of your kinesiologist and will also be of no cost to you.

How long will my first fitness assessment be?

Each fitness assessment is approximately 60-minutes long.

Should I arrive early for my assessment?

Yes. We recommend that you arrive a minimum of 5-minutes before your assessment.

How do I check-in for my first assessment?

When you arrive at the BIM studio you will be greeted by our receptionist. Simply give her your name and tell her that you are here for your fitness assessment and she will inform your kinesiologist – who will then take you into our private assessment room.

What can I expect during my first assessment?

During your 60-minute fitness assessment we will sit down with you to discuss your medical history, goals and lifestyle, then administer a full postural assessment in addition to a Functional Movement Screen (FMS™) to help identify any imbalances, past or present injuries and/or faulty movement patterns that you may have.

After that we will go over all of our studio procedures and give you a tour of our facility. You will also be able to ask questions at any point during your assessment.

What is your cancellation policy?

We know things pop up last minute, and you may need to be absent from a training sessions – we have the following policy.

We require 24 hours notice or more for any sessions that needs to be rescheduled OR cancelled. No exceptions can be made to this.

What is your privacy policy?

Every staff member who works at Balance In Motion must sign a confidentiality agreement before training any clients. We take your privacy very seriously, understand the responsibility we have as your trainer and adhere to a strict privacy policy to make sure that your personal information is safe.

Click Here to read our full privacy policy.

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