Rehab Exercise of the Week – THE SQUAT

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WORKOUT WEDNESDAY!!!!! I’m really excited to be able to present this weekly feature with the help of some of our amazing personal trainers at RPM Total Fitness. These‪ rehab‬ friendly exercises will help us target key ‬ in building critical ‪‎strength‬ and ‪stability‬ while demonstrating great form. Today Josh shows us one of my favorites, the . If you could … Read More

How to Conquer Your Sick Day

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Today I am blogging from home. In fact I’m writing this from my bed where I’ve been taken hostage by the dreaded summer cold. It crept up in the corners of the humidity of our cottage and then tip toes closer to me during a few sleepless nights with my toddler. Add a few crazy workouts to a body whose … Read More

How to Vacation Healthy

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Summer is palpably close. Warm winds and sunny days are creeping their way into regularity. With the promise of summer comes the intoxicating whisper of vacation and the opportunity to relax, refresh and re-energize. At least that is often the thought when we are planning our getaways. Unfortunately the reality is that we sometimes come back from vacation feeling drained, … Read More

Benefits of Brown Bagging Lunch

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Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Small conscious choices can make big differences. One of those choices is brown bagging lunch. I’m not always consistent but when it does happen I feel good about myself for more than one reason. #1 – I have total control of the ingredients and how they are prepared. A restaurant salad … Read More

Lean Protein Slow Cooker Chili

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I love this recipe on cold days like today. Although we are moving towards warmer weather it is still fantastic for a healthy boost of lean protein, fiber and LOTS of delicious veggies. We are meat eaters in my household but this can easily be made into a vegetarian version by adding extra veggies and legumes. Ingredients 1 lb of … Read More

Wellness Vs. Crisis

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It is true, much of my career has been built from crisis. As a sport physiotherapist, much of my clientele come to see me either because of an acute traumatic injury or chronic pain from overuse. Dependent on the stage of their injury, the assessment is generally followed by several sessions geared at minimizing inflammation, restoring range of motion and … Read More

Fit for Golf Workshop

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Do you want to increase your power while decreasing your score on the golf course this year? Join us on March 29th at 12pm for a 90 minute Fit for Golf workshop. We will address your mechanics at each stage of the golf swing and provide you with the key exercises required to improve your flexibility, torque and strength. Cost … Read More

Spring into Action Injury Free

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Aahhhh Spring! Is there anything more glorious after months of hibernation than to wake up and step outside to find the polar vortex of winter gone? For me it is perfection. As a relatively new mom, I’ve spent the last two winters hiding from and over bundling against a cold that is just not safe for small children. I can … Read More