92% of People Will Fail to Keep Their Resolutions. Here’s How to Make Your’s Stick.

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Right now you are living in the land of good intentions.   Everywhere you look people are declaring their resolutions for success in 2020. It is hard not to get swept up in the momentum as this decade draws to a close.   The reality however is that the inspiring resolutions you are dreaming of will likely never come to … Read More

What Inspires Your Health and Wellness? A Patient Profile

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One of my favourite aspects of working with clients is that I learn something every day. I am always grateful for the opportunity to interact daily with our inspiring and motivating clientele.   Sometimes, if I’m lucky enough, in the midst of helping others with their health and wellness I stumble across someone who gives me as much insight as … Read More

Don’t Let the Travel Spoil the Trip: 5 Ways I Travel Healthier

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Do you feel it? The cold in the air?   For me that can only signal two things:   Move over pumpkin spice…it is holiday season! It is time to get on a plane and get out of the cold.   Winter is my travel season and with good reason. I don’t travel much for work but you better believe … Read More

Stop Promoting Pain for Gain and Start Listening to Your Body

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Listen to your body.    Growing up I was extremely active. I loved to play. I played any sport I could, I would run often, go outdoor adventuring, and basically move any chance I could. During my very active childhood at some point that I cannot seem to remember, I started to experience pain. Real pain; not muscular pain, which … Read More

5 Things Every New Mama NEEDS to Hear

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You are a new mother. You have not slept in days. You have not showered. You cannot even gather enough strength to eat. You thought working after a night of partying was tough, but nothing quite compares to the fatigue you are currently experiencing.     As a pre and postnatal movement specialist and Osteopathic manual practitioner specialized in women’s health, … Read More

FASCIA, SCARS and  THERAPEUTIC RELIEF

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In my previous blog, I discussed the stigma around labeling childbirth as “natural birth”. More specifically, I examined the introduction of the surgical procedure of caesarean sections in the 19th century and other medical interventions during childbirth. If you haven’t already read the previous blog post, you can here . As a brief summary,  caesarean sections account for 18.6% of … Read More

Tendinopathy: How to Deal With Chronic Tendon Pain

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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

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

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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

Demystifying Diastasis-Rectus Abdominus

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The first year of mother-hood is accompanied by vast physical, hormonal and emotional changes. The female body undergoes remarkable transformation during pregnancy, the most obvious change being the growth of the abdomen, stretching to accommodate the growing fetus. In fact, studies show that during the third trimester around 70% of pregnant women develop a condition of over-stretched abdominal muscles (Boissonnault … Read More