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2014 VASS Challenge Cup

2014 VASS Challenge Cup

Posted Mar 15, 2014 by

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VASS Challenge Cup

Main Street Physiotherapy Clinic is proud to be once again sponsoring an Athlete at the 8th Annual VASS Challenge Cup being held at Grouse Mountain! Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports (VASS) runs programs which teach skiing/snowboarding to people with a disability; including children who have lost limbs due to cancer, spinal cord injury survivors and people born with disabilities such as autism and cerebral palsy.  They Make The Mountain Experience Accessible To All!

We are excited to be supporting VASS and our good friend Patrick Stafford-Smith who will be competing as a Ski Racer. Patrick is the Vice President of VASS and has been an adaptive ski instructor for more than 15 years. His goal this year is to raise $5000 which will help pay for a sitski, fund 10 pairs of outrigers and fund 10 adaptive athletes through a season of training.

The VASS Cup was held on March 13th however it’s not too late to get involved. If you would like to learn more about VASS or sponsor a racer for this year’s VASS Cup, please visit www.vasscup.ca and select ‘Sponsor a Racer’.

In 2011 Aart and his son went to Grouse Mountain to support the athletes and and had the opportunity to try out a sitski. Below are some pictures from that day.

“I came to Mike after a car accident in December 2013.  I have never had a care provider who has done as much as he has to help me get better and who has focused on the entirety of the situation and how it can affect healing instead of just the immediate problem at hand.  It has been a long road, but he uses a variety of techniques (including large needles which terrify me, but I have to admit work incredibly well) and is always looking beyond just the symptoms for the actual causes.  Since getting pregnant while still rehabilitating, he has been able to provide exercises and ideas to help with the pain that has come from the changes due to pregnancy coupled with the previous problems before.  He’s even managed to find ways to alleviate pain that is considered “normal” and just par for the course.  I simply can’t recommend Mike enough and already have sent anyone who is in need his way.”

~ T. Cassels. Read More