Get One Step Ahead of Plantar Fascia Pain

Plantar fasciitis is an all-too-common pathology that orthopaedic physiotherapists assess and treat regularly. This condition has a variety of causes that include, but are not limited too: Biomechanical issues such as over-pronation or a ‘flat foot’, restricted ankle and toe dorsiflexion (bringing your toes towards you), and tension in the achilles tendon (1,2) Repetitive strain (over-use and/or training errors) (1,2) … Read More

Thank You

I have been trying to write a year-end wrap up for a week and a half now but I keep getting stuck. I see everyone else’s blogs rolling out but I’m having a hard time writing about our 2018 successes (and it has been a wonderful year) at a time of year where I am most struck by gratitude for … Read More

Survive Snow Shovelling Season With These Tips

Though we haven’t officially made it to winter we can clearly tell that it is at our doorstep. The snow will come and so will the arduous task of clearing it. If you are lucky enough to live in a condo or apartment, the act of clearing snow is all but forgotten but for those of us needing to clear, … Read More

Exercise During Pregnancy: The Facts

As an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner (thesis writer), I value the active participation of each patient in their overall health and well-being. To reap the full benefits of manual therapy and maintain its effects, exercise as homework is essential. My appreciation for movement and the incorporation of it in my clinical practice, comes from my active upbringing. Prior to my schooling … Read More

2018 Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

Every year around this time I start to rack my brain for thoughtful gifts for my loved ones, friends and colleagues. The problem I struggle with is that in this digital age where everything is just a click away, most people just tend to buy what they want for themselves when they need it. The days of coveting something really … Read More

This Year, Start to Exercise BEFORE the New Year

I hate to say it, but we are less than two months out before the start of 2019! It might be cliché to have a resolution around getting back to exercise, or increasing the frequency of your weekly exercise routine, but I think it’s a great one, to be honest! Why not spend time working on yourself? Why not work … Read More

Does Your Little One Really Need Tummy Time?

Since the 1994 Back-to-Sleep campaign was initiated, the rate of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) has decreased by 50% (1). It is not surprising that since then we have also seen an increase in the prevalence of plagio- and brachiocephaly (flat head syndrome). (2) As a parent, this may be confusing. I get lots of questions from parents on when, … Read More

Concussion: The Unseen Injury

The term concussion was first mentioned in the writings of Hippocrates (460–370 BC) in the Hippocratic corpus (1).   So, if we have known about concussions since 460-370 BC than why has it taken us so long to react?   To keep things simple, we will define concussion in terms of a Sport Related Concussion (SRC) but know that confusion … Read More