Meet Our Newest Team Member, Roger Cullman, RMT

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What led you to your particular field? About nine years ago I had a motorcycle accident and injured my left knee so badly (torn ACL, fractured tibial plateau) that I couldn’t walk properly for several months. Part of my rehabilitation included physiotherapy and Massage Therapy. The treatment I received was transformative. During that extended down time, I learned that an … Read More

Is Gardening Your Sport?

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Is gardening your sport? I really enjoy gardening. Full stop. For many personal reasons, it is an activity that I thoroughly enjoy and is a common topic of discussion with clients at Body Co (especially at this time of year!). Despite all of the joy that gardening brings to each individual, I am acutely aware of the challenges that are … Read More

How Motherhood Changed My Physiotherapy Practice

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There are many skills I need to acquire for my job: knowledge, manual skills and conversational skills to name a few. The most profound skill, however, is empathy. To be able to accurately assess, diagnose and treat my patients, I have to first put myself in their shoes. And of course, I have no problem doing this. From the series … Read More

5 Pregnancy Myths Slowing Your Postnatal Recovery

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We all know that person who gives you advice. They are usually the same person who reaches to pat your belly without asking first. While generally well intended, most pieces of advice I’ve heard pertain to that individual’s experience and circumstances and have little foundation in science. So while they may have been helpful during their pregnancy, they could be … Read More

Gains Without Pain: How to Safely Return to Sport & Fitness

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Recently, Body Co’s own chiropractor Dr. Peter Johnston and I (physiotherapist, Jordan Fortuna) got together to discuss the basic principles around evaluating/managing your workout routine in order to maximize the effectiveness of your program. Whether you are a seasoned vet or a rookie in the sport and fitness world, the principles we discussed are applicable across the board and can … Read More

3 Essential Pelvic Health Practices for Pregnancy

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Recently I was at a mom and baby class to speak about pelvic health. I always start by asking the moms if they have had any experience with pelvic floor therapy. I am happy to report that after 6 years of doing this work, now the majority of the hands go up. Most women generally recognize that bringing a new … Read More

Relieve Period Pain Naturally

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Experiencing cramping and pain with the menstrual cycle is incredibly common. So common, that many women have lived years and even decades with debilitating pain and have come to accept it as a monthly inevitability. 1 -2 days of very mild cramping at the onset of bleeding that does not require the use of painkillers is normal. Anything beyond this … Read More

How to Avoid Injury With Proper Bike Fitting

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Whether you are an avid spinner or a weekend cyclist, setting up your bike so that it is specific to your measurements is critical for optimizing your ride and preventing repetitive strain injuries.  In this blog post, I am aiming to touch on some of the key elements to keep in mind when getting ready for your first ride this … Read More

How to Set Up your Home Office to Increase Productivity and Reduce Injury

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Like many of you, our business has shifted over the last few months. Wellness clinics such as ours have pivoted to virtual appointments to serve our community and provide relief to frontline services. There is an interesting aspect to doing virtual assessments that I hadn’t anticipated…I can see inside your home! I had expected to see many of the same … Read More

Optimizing Your Home Exercise for Strength Gains

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Picture this: You are safe in your home, not much around you to lift, push, or pull (aside from your own body weight), but you need to gain, or at least maintain, your current muscular strength because the apocalypse is here and who knows what will come next. Too real right now? Maybe you don’t have this concern (…this blog … Read More