2018 Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

Every year around this time I start to rack my brain for thoughtful gifts for my loved ones, friends and colleagues. The problem I struggle with is that in this digital age where everything is just a click away, most people just tend to buy what they want for themselves when they need it. The days of coveting something really … Read More

This Year, Start to Exercise BEFORE the New Year

I hate to say it, but we are less than two months out before the start of 2019! It might be cliché to have a resolution around getting back to exercise, or increasing the frequency of your weekly exercise routine, but I think it’s a great one, to be honest! Why not spend time working on yourself? Why not work … Read More

Does Your Little One Really Need Tummy Time?

Since the 1994 Back-to-Sleep campaign was initiated, the rate of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) has decreased by 50% (1). It is not surprising that since then we have also seen an increase in the prevalence of plagio- and brachiocephaly (flat head syndrome). (2) As a parent, this may be confusing. I get lots of questions from parents on when, … Read More

Concussion: The Unseen Injury

The term concussion was first mentioned in the writings of Hippocrates (460–370 BC) in the Hippocratic corpus (1).   So, if we have known about concussions since 460-370 BC than why has it taken us so long to react?   To keep things simple, we will define concussion in terms of a Sport Related Concussion (SRC) but know that confusion … Read More

My Top 5 Tricks for Staying Balanced This Holiday Season

Last weekend marked the beginning for holiday season in our family. Two Thanksgiving dinners later, my belly and heart were full with good food, good wine and precious time spent with family. That being said the holidays can be a tricky time for maintaining health. Over the years I have wavered between being militantly restrictive and overly indulgent. Now with … Read More

Not Sleeping? Your Exhaustion May be Sabotaging Your Rehab

Ahh yes, the seemingly elusive ‘quality sleep’. Many years may have passed since you were last able to get a full nights’ sleep, or at least string a few restful nights together. Yet despite this being a lot of people’s ‘regular’ (…if being a zombie is ‘regular’), what do most of us do about it? My best guess: not a … Read More

Still Not Feeling Well? Maybe it is Time to Check Your GI System

We’ve been talking a lot about pelvic floor issues and by now, you probably have an idea of what sort of issues you should see a pelvic health physiotherapist for – urinary incontinence, prolapse, pain. You probably also have an idea of what you need to do about it – kegels, lengthening, breathing. But what if this is not enough? … Read More

Prevent Cold and Flu with Massage

Summer is now behind us and fall has arrived. Fall is a beautiful time of year. Nature’s colours are changing around us as the air becomes cool and fresh. For many people however, the change in weather can lessen their physical activity, create more muscle and joint pain, and seasonal colds and flus can set in. What can you do … Read More