3 Ways to Reduce Toxins in Your Beauty Regime

Maria Velve, Makeup Artist & Green Beauty Expert Loaded labels How many times have you flipped your body lotion over and tried to read the ingredients? If you have, you know that your lotion contains some obscure ingredients. Many are just fancy names for beneficial ingredients like oats or aloe leaf juice; however, others like DEP (phthalate) and alkyl parahydroxybenzoates … Read More

Pregnancy-Related Pelvic Girdle Pain (PPGP) – Is it Normal?

This past weekend I had the opportunity to take a refresher course on the Pelvic Floor and Pregnancy, with a specific interest in Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP). Pregnancy-related PGP is something that I see often in the clinic and I usually hear a similar story from my patients- “It’s taken me a while to come in because I thought/I was … Read More

Breathe For Diastasis-Recti Abdominis

As I sat, attempting to interpret data sheets and statistics (not my forte), I noticed the growing tension in my chest, shoulders and neck. I eventually realized, after a couple hours of work, that I had been so focused and stressed that I had forgotten to breathe. I was essentially holding my breath the entire time I was interpreting my … Read More

Stress: What It Is Doing To Your Health and How You Can Get It Under Control

Stress means a lot of things to a lot of different people. It can be interpreted as anxiety, worry and tension. It can also be excitement and anticipation. With such a widespread impact, it is almost understandable that it is misinterpreted as something controllable, intentional or solely mental.   Let’s get something very clear. Stress is not just in your … Read More

Meet the Team: Florence Bowen, Osteopathic Candidate

Florence is one of the warmest people I have had the pleasure of working with as a health professional. She is not boastful so she likely won’t recognize that she is quickly becoming one of the leading experts on diastasis recti (abdominal separation). She is also absolutely gifted in translating movement into treatment though she won’t brag about that either. … Read More

Do You Really Need to Stretch? The Science Behind the Controversy

Is Stretching Effective for Injury Prevention?   There was a recent social media buzz surrounding a research article that came out in 2014 comparing the risk reduction of different rehabilitation interventions on sports injuries (see reference below). This research article gained quite a lot of interest, primarily due to a staggering benefit from strengthening over stretching. According to the results, … Read More

Meet the Team: Sandra Ghaly, Paediatric and Pelvic Physiotherapist

Anyone who can calm my children in under 30 seconds is a miracle worker in my books. Sandra Ghaly, our pelvic floor and paediatric physiotherapist is nothing short of that title. Best known for her caring yet empowering nature, Sandra is carving out her niche as one of only two physiotherapists in the city of Toronto specializing in children’s pelvic … Read More

Don’t Waste Your Time and Money – Learn How to Choose A Great Therapist

Do you ever eavesdrop on someone’s conversation?   This morning as I was waiting to play tennis I found myself doing exactly that. Two gentlemen beside me were comparing notes on their recent knee surgeries.   Gentleman number one was saying how he was pleased to be back to tennis and had been religiously going to physiotherapy. I was about … Read More

Meet the Team: Jordan Fortuna, Manager of Clinical Services

I often find myself in awe of the talented practitioners who make up the Body Co team. In fact, I am often bragging about their amazing skills and knowledge. In no way should that understate what incredible people they are as well. Therapeutic relationships are built on trust. So in an effort to let you know more about the awesome … Read More