3 Stretches Your Body Can’t Live Without

To stretch or not to stretch. You may have recently read, Jordan Fortuna’s recent blog where he discussed the science behind stretching and whether or not it has an impact on performance. Spoiler alert, the evidence doesn’t say so. So should you give it up completely? Heck no. Flexibility is important and is critical in maintaining good posture and proper … Read More

Compression Socks: Are They For You?

As summer approaches, the temperature rises and travelling is at an all-time high, it’s important to make sure you’re staying on top of your health. We’ve been told about the importance of wearing sunscreen, staying hydrated and avoiding prolonged exertion in the heat, but did you know that compression socks are one of the best things you can do for … Read More

Tendinopathy: How to Deal With Chronic Tendon Pain

Tendinopathy, tendinosis, tendinitis… three terms to describe basically the same injury. Confusing right? It should be! Part of the confusion around naming this injury is the fact that for the longest time we didn’t really know much around the SCIENCE behind the injury. Since then, we have made steps in deciphering this problem. The current theory of WHAT HAPPENS when … Read More

Meet the Team: Heather Heaney, Registered Massage Therapist

One of our team members who has been with us the longest is our registered massage therapist, Heather Heaney. After being away for the last month, it seems like the perfect time to reintroduce this talented practitioner. A passionate advocate for women’s health, a dedicated mom and an animal lover, Heather brings a ton of experience to our team. Here … Read More

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