How to Squat During Pregnancy

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If you ran into me at the gym last year, you know I didn’t shy away from exercise, very often hard exercise, while I was pregnant with my son. I always caution that it isn’t for everyone and I had the benefits of being a physiotherapist, trained and monitored by top fitness professionals, with the blessing of my ObGyn. I … Read More

The HOW and WHY of ‘Pulling’ Your Hamstring … Again

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The HOW and WHY of ‘Pulling’ your Hamstring again         I know it’s early but summer-time is ramping up, and with that you have committed to one or more of the following:     Spending an extra (possibly dreaded) one-to-two hours with your co-workers per week playing beer-league softball     Sweating-it-out with the TRIBE crew for the first time at RPM     Unexpectedly chasing … Read More

Practitioner Spotlight: Meet our Osteopathic Candidate Leah Henderson

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Many of our clients have come to learn and love the benefits of osteopathy. This is not at all surprising when you meet our osteopathic candidate Leah Henderson. She is passionate about her role in helping clients of all ages and perfectly compliments the services of our other experienced team members. The question I get most often though when referring … Read More

2016 Healthy Gift Guide

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The holidays are always a time of year filled with mixed emotions. I think many of us feel the tug between the joy of time with friends and family balanced with the stress of creating those perfect moments and memories. Gift gifting holds the same jumble of joy and anxiety for me. I love giving something thoughtful but finding that … Read More

The Expectant Mom Project: Registered Massage Therapy, An Essential in Self Care During Pregnancy and as a New Mom

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One of the things I have learned about pregnancy is that sometimes it hurts. It seems like every day I last less and less long in previously comfortable positions and what came with ease now comes with a huff and a puff. Unfortunately as the mom of a toddler, a self-employed business owner and frankly an adult, kicking back on … Read More

Being a Mom Doesn’t Need to Hurt

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When I was pregnant with my daughter I knew what to expect. I had read all of the books. I had a million references for whether a symptom was normal or not. I even charted and compared our growth to food ranging from a pine nut to a watermelon. Labour and delivery, although more anxiety provoking, came with classes, instructions … Read More

Rehab Exercise of the Week – THE SQUAT

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WORKOUT WEDNESDAY!!!!! I’m really excited to be able to present this weekly feature with the help of some of our amazing personal trainers at RPM Total Fitness. These‪ rehab‬ friendly exercises will help us target key ‬ in building critical ‪‎strength‬ and ‪stability‬ while demonstrating great form. Today Josh shows us one of my favorites, the . If you could … Read More