Pre-Season Prep: 6 Golf Drills to Get You ‘Below Par’

Though the winter may seem endless and unforgiving right about now, let us take it as an opportunity to physically prepare for the upcoming golf season… though really the tips here would benefit other sports such as tennis, hockey and beer league softball.   Golf is a skill sport and skills require practice, so don’t neglect this early in the … Read More

Everything You Need to Consider About Pelvic Floor – A Poem

Pelvic Physiotherapy. Have you heard that term before? Well let me tell you all the wonderful things, That we can do for your pelvic floor.   Have you had a baby? Maybe two or three? Do you find yourself running to the bathroom, Because you can’t hold in your pee?   Or maybe it happens with coughing, Laughing, jumping, or … Read More

Pain: It’s Not Just In Your Head

Yes, I am a physiotherapist. A movement specialist. I assess your mobility. Your pain. Your muscle imbalances. And yes, my goal is to get you back to your best physical state. But my patients are often surprised to hear me ask about their diet, sleep and stressors during their assessment. Many of them are not thrilled when I encourage them … Read More

Why I Left My Family and Job to Run Away To Panama

I’m not proud to share this. I yelled at my son.   Not a slightly-raised-voice yell but a foot-stomping-fists-clenched-teeth-bared yell.   My son is not yet two. It was neither his fault nor my finest moment.   After yelling at him I sank to the floor and ugly cried. I did not comfort him despite his quivering bottom lip. Instead … Read More

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