Running Hot? How to Exercise Safely in the Summer

And just like that it is summer! Steamy, sweaty, lemonade-sipping, watermelon-munching, patio-sitting, toe-in-lake-dipping, glorious summer. In Canada, where winter reigns mighty, summer is the most coveted of all the seasons. We wait for it, we dream of it, we celebrate it but before long we are left to only remember it. It is natural to want to make the most … Read More

Essential Oils 101

Healthcare, just like any industry, can have fads. Someone is always pitching me the newest and greatest product. Some products I love because I understand the science behind them, I’ve used them and I can critically evaluate the usefulness they will have for my clients before I recommend them. However whenever something gains momentum to the point I’m getting “pitched” … Read More

Being a Mom Doesn’t Need to Hurt

When I was pregnant with my daughter I knew what to expect. I had read all of the books. I had a million references for whether a symptom was normal or not. I even charted and compared our growth to food ranging from a pine nut to a watermelon. Labour and delivery, although more anxiety provoking, came with classes, instructions … Read More

How Family Built My Business

More than once, I’ve heard that my work, and by extension my company, is my second child. Sometimes it is said in jest when I sprint across the gym to reach a client call. Sometimes it is said in frustration as I respond to emails from the dock at the cottage. The fact of the matter though, is that my … Read More

See Jane Run – Patient of the Month

There is a theory that people don’t always help others as a selfless act but rather for the selfish motivation of feeling good about themselves. When I treat my patients, I generally don’t believe this to be true, except with maybe Jane. At the end of our sessions she thanks me and pays me but I often feel it should … Read More

New Year, New Team Members

A New Year is always a time to reflect on the past year and to set goals for sucess to 2016. 2015 was a wonderful year for RPM Physiotherapy, largely due to the overwhleming welcome by the Junction community and kind referals from our clients, colleagues and friends. As such, I am excited to be able to introduce new members … Read More

Top Tips for Healthy Living

This weekend, RPM Physiotherapy was exceptionally lucky to host Holistic Nutritionist and Registered Kinesiologist, Esther Epp, of Dwell in Well, to discuss clean eating and the need for supplements as part of our diet. Esther gave a fantastic presentation that resonated with several of our members. Here are her top tips for healthy living: #1 – We are biochemically individual … Read More

Eating for Exercise – The Basics

This past Sunday, September 27th, we hosted registered dietitian, Michelle Evans Apostol, for a discussion on how to eat to maximize exercise. If you were not able to join us, here are some of the highlights:   Pre-Workout Moderate-to-high slow-digesting carbohydrate meal 1-3 hours before your workout i.e. wholegrain cereal with milk or Greek yogurt with berries, granola and a … Read More

Exercise of the Week – The Scapular Retraction

THE SCAPULAR RETRACTION 25% of my business is dealing with shoulder pain. Almost 100% of those shoulders have a posture component, especially now with the time we spend on smart phones, computers and driving. In most people, the chest is tight pulling their shoulders forward. This causes the shoulder muscles to work from suboptimal positions and nerves and blood vessels … Read More

Getting to the Core of Core Stabilization – Part 2

You are a new mom and carrying of your little one is making your low back ache. You are an elite athlete who notices pain in your low back after a heavy lift. You work 10 hour days, mostly in front of a computer, and you back hurts after 30 minutes of sitting. You are an active retiree and can’t … Read More