What is Baby Flat Head and How Can it be Treated?

Baby Flat Head (Positional Plagiocephaly) by Sandra Ghaly, PT   What is it? During the first few months of life, a newborn’s skull is soft and flexible. Positional plagiocephaly is a flattened spot on the skull that can occur if your baby looks to one side more than the other. The constant pressure on one side of the head can … Read More

Fertility Issues, Digestive Trouble or Pelvic Pain? Try Abdominal Massage.

The beauty of working with talented practitioners on the cutting edge of their fields is that I get to learn something everyday. Most recently, our RMT Heather Heaney, introduced me to abdominal massage, something I had never thought about before when considering massage therapy. As Heather explained, this powerful form of massage can have a significant impact on fertility, digestion … Read More

Meet Sandra – Our New Paediatric and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist

Not everyone can make it into the clinic. Perhaps it is a mobility issue or maybe having small children or someone you care for at home makes it difficult to get out into the community for an appointment. Does that mean that those individuals don’t deserve the same level of care? Absolutely not! Meet Sandra Ghaly. Sandra is the newest … Read More

Please Welcome Our Newest Team Member – Florence

It is with much excitement that we welcome Florence Bowen to the RPM Physiotherapy Team. Florence was first introduced to alternative therapeutic modalities in her teens, as a dancer and competitive athlete. After high school, Florence furthered her dance training and obtained her Honors Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from McMaster University. Teaming up with the artistic director of the … Read More

Why I Changed My Mind About Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

If you had of asked me five years ago if I would consider assessing pelvic floor as a large part of my orthopaedic practice, my answer would have been NO WAY!   My background is in sport medicine. I work with athletes and weekend warriors. The last thing I envisioned for myself professionally was spending a good part of my … Read More

Running Mistakes to Avoid

While August is often dominated with back to school excitement, there is another group of people giddy with anticipation for September……..runners!   With the height of Fall race season being October, many runners start to prepare towards the end of August for upcoming races. Whether you are running your first race or are a veteran runner aiming for a personal … Read More

Healthy School Snacks and Lunches Your Kids Will Love

Wow time flies! It seems like only yesterday I was writing about the start of summer and now here we are prepping for the back to school season. Talking with parents I have found that feeding their kids during the school day is one of the most stressful things they do. There is never enough time and although they want … Read More

How to Gear Up Safely for Back to School

My daughter is starting junior kindergarten this September. I not sure who is more excited and nervous for this major childhood milestone, my daughter or myself. Our new school recently hosted an orientation night and while there was a lot of interest in learning methods and summer reading, the table that drew the most attention was the gear. What do … Read More

How to Choose the Best Sunscreen

“What’s the best sunscreen?” I always get asked this question this time of year. Although I haven’t had the pleasure of sampling every sunscreen out on the market, there are five simple rules that I follow when choosing a sunscreen. 1. Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide: These minerals protect against UVA and UVB and don’t penetrate through the skin. They … Read More

Fix Your Golf Game With These 5 Tips

If I’ve learned anything from working with athletes for the last 15 years it is that they are passionate by nature. The golfers that make up my practice rank among the most enthusiastic of that group and often engage in “I-must-be-ready-by-this-date” style rehab. The problem with golf in Southern Ontario, is that unless you are fortunate enough to travel often, … Read More