What is the Right Amount of Exercise for YOU!

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I have been working with mothers and children for the better part of my career and there has always been one limiting factor to fully relating to my patients: I am not a mother nor do I have children. But I am passionate about my work and highly value exercise prescription, so if you’ve come to see me in the … Read More

5 Ways to Beat Blue Monday

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’Tis the season to be … down and depressed? You may have heard of a little thing called “Blue Monday” – that is, approximately the third Monday of January may be the most depressing day of the year. By this point, the holiday cheer has worn off, the cold is setting in and new years resolutions have tapered off. But … Read More

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

Does Early Sport Specialization Increase Your Child’s Chances of Making It Big?

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Nothing says the holiday season more than talking about early specialization of sport in youth athletes, am I right?! Maybe it’s just me, but I find myself discussing this issue more and more with parents and coaches. I lead a very exciting life, needless to say. Regardless of whether you are a parent or not, you should be aware of … 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

Hips and Hockey: Why We Treat Hips in ALL Of Our Athletes

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There has been a lot of talk from us around our recent move (check out our new space at 3093 Dundas St. West!), but today I wanted to shift gears back into orthopaedic injury management and prevention since I’m better at talking about this…    Among the athletes I typically see at the clinic, pre-teen and teenage hockey players are … Read More

How To Boost Your Fertility

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The number of individuals and couples facing infertility issues has shown a rise over the past few years. Today, the infertility statistics have increased from 5.4% in 1984 to 16% today (1) – that means almost 1 in 6 couples today are facing fertility issues. Besides taking measures to monitor your menstrual cycles and ovulation, below are some simple lifestyle … 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

Stool Withholding: How to Help your Child Let Go

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If you know me, you know I love to talk about bowel movements (BMs). The shape, the size, the frequency. Yes, I know you’re probably cringing right now (as most of my patients do when I ask them to point out what their stool looks like on a chart) but perhaps I can convince you why bowel movements are today’s … Read More

How, Who and What Gets to Define “Natural Birth”?

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You discover you are pregnant! Hopeful, excited, nervous, elated and a little terrified, you go to your Doctor. Maybe, you elect and are fortunate enough to gain access to a Midwife. You find a birth Doula and establish your ideal birthing team. You desire the most holistic birth plan, one without any type of fetal monitoring, medical interventions, medication or … Read More