Gordon Bohlmann, Physiotherapist, Vancouver, BC

Gordon Bohlmann

Gordon Bohlmann

BSc (PT), CGIMS, OMT, BSc HMS,
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Vancouver, BC
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Gordon Bohlmann Bio

Gordon Bohlmann, Physiotherapist at Marpole Physiotherapy Clinic has started his career as a physiotherapist in 2000. During these years, he has worked in South Africa and Canada in private practice and hospital settings. Gordon Bohlmann has also worked at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa where he gained valuable experience working with National and International Athletes. Prior to becoming a physiotherapist Gordon Bohlmann spent 4 years training and working in the field of sports science and exercise physiology. During these years, Gordon Bohlmann gained a unique insight into the mechanics of many different sports, and how incorrect mechanics can lead to injury. Gordon is the current owner and director of Marpole Physiotherapy Clinic and Arbutus Physiotherapy and Wellness.

Gordon Bohlmann, Physiotherapist at Marpole Physiotherapy Clinic is currently a consulting member of the ISTOP (Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain) education committee, and clinical instructor to the Intramuscular Stimulation education program in Vancouver. Gordon Bohlmann in his spare time, enjoys spending time outdoors surfing, snowshoeing and playing tennis. Gordon, his son Connor, daughter Brooklyn and wife Kerrilyn enjoy bike riding, going to the beach and traveling together.

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Recent Health Talks Authored by Gordon Bohlmann

  • Teenagers and Strength Training " Emma is a 12-year-old figure skater who skates "

    Emma is a 12-year-old figure skater who skates in the competitive stream 3-4 times a week. She has recently joined the Development Team at her skating club. After a few sessions with the Development Team involving weights and strength training, her mother has some concerns about the exercise classes the team is running, and decides to take Emma to speak with their paediatrician.

    On examination, Emma is in the 90th percentile for height, with a slight frame weighing 68 lbs. The paediatrician reviews Emma's medical history and she has no injuries of note on record. She is currently taking 3mg of over-the-counter melatonin several times a week to help her fall asleep on school nights. She is otherwise healthy. The paediatrician recommends Emma and her mother consult with a qualified exercise specialist to review the safety of strength training for her age.

    The exercise specialist is able to spend time with Emma and her mother reviewing the concepts of strength training, and addresses their concerns that Emma is too young to be lifting weights. Emma is shown how to maintain good posture when performing the core exercises, and a thorough review of stretching is provided by the exercise specialist.

    Emma's mother could also consider consulting with a dietitian to ensure Emma has a well-balanced diet given her age and activity level, and a sleep specialist to assess her sleeping challenges. Yoga classes may help with relaxation to improve her sleep, as well as increase her flexibility. Finally, a consultation with a sports psychologist may benefit Emma as she prepares for the competitive season ahead.

Recent Health Talk Comments by Gordon Bohlmann

  • 08 April 2015
    Great comments by everyone. One factor not yet mentioned is the role of postural strengthening. Ergonomics certainly are a big factor in reducing the load on the cervical spine and soft tissues, but having enough postural strength to maintain good mechanics is vital. This is why people poor mechanics, but who exercise regularly can often be more functional and pain free, whilst people with good posture, but poor strength and poor postural endurance can be symptomatic. Don't forget to exercise regularly- it has and always been the best medical plan out there! A physiotherapist can assist you with ergonomic, stretching and postural strengthening strategies that will work for your body and the demands you place on it.
  • 08 April 2015
    One of the most important advances in concussion management is the need for base-line testing. A baseline test is simply a tool that allows a comparison to be made following a suspected head injury. Without pre-injury scores, it is not possible to accurately determine how the brain has been affect. MRI's are not accurate enough to be able to determine the brain's function following injury. Base-line testing looks at a number of parameters such as balance and coordination, cognition, memory, reaction time and so on. Some of these tests are available on-line, but the best baseline tests are a combination of online and in-person tests with a trained professional. Having something to compare to following an impact to the head or neck allows the player and his/her medical team to be able to accurately determine if the player is at risk of the possible lethal "second impact syndrome", and safely decide how the player should be rehabilitated and returned to play. Completeconcussions.com has more information and 110 clinics across Canada.
  • 08 April 2015
    Back pain after MVA is a common complain. the forces associated with moving vehicles, irrespective of the speed at which they collide are significant and can cause injuries to the human spine. Fortunately most of the time these injuries are to the soft tissue, which by no means implies they are less severe or debilitating. Soft tissues include tendons, ligaments, muscles, and nerves. All too often it is the subtle changes to the nervous system that drives many of the complaints and symptoms patients present with. In my experience, I have found IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) to be very effective in treating patients who present with symptoms of nerve dysfunction following MVA - something called neuropathic pain or neuropathy. The signs and symptoms of neuropathy such as delayed onset described by Dr. Lund above, are often missed because they are not commonly looked for, but easily recognizable to the trained eye. If your symptoms of pain, stiffness, decreased range of motion, tingling numbness etc occurred days, or even weeks after an MVA, you may have developed a neuropathic pain syndrome, and IMS may be an option for you.
  • 08 April 2015
    Being male, I will never experience being pregnant with a sore back, but I know that it's the last thing any pregnant woman wants. Treatment can be somewhat challenging because its uncomfortable to lie prone, but in general the pain is associate with postural changes and spinal loading patterns as a result of the changes to body morphology associated with a growing baby. The good news is that in the greater majority of cases these changes reverse after delivery. Management and treatment of back pain during pregnancy are mostly entered around modifying physical tasks and positioning, resting (sounds great right?) and exercising within certain parameters. Contact your local physiotherapist who can provide sound advise and appropriate treatment strategies.
  • 08 April 2015
    Hi Jackson, You are correct in assuming that Osteoporosis may occur in more than one place. Decreased bone density (like osteoporosis and osteopenia) are generally more global in their occurrence (i.e. throughout the body), whereas Osteoarthritis occurs in joints, and usually the weight-bearing joints. Osteoporosis and osteoarthritis are different conditions, and are managed differently. Checking in with your local GP is always a good idea if you are concerned.

Ratings for Gordon Bohlmann, Physiotherapist, Vancouver, BC

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    Found Gordon to be one of the best physiotherapists I have ever seen and I have seen a lot with my condition of chronic elbow and arm pain. He took the time to give me a full examination and gave me homework to work on between appointments. I felt that I had a plan moving forward.
    Submitted: January 13, 2016

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