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

Post-Partum Exercise: 6 things You Can Do in the First 6-Weeks

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So you’ve had, or are about to have a baby – congratulations! The first few weeks post-partum are an exciting time to bond with your baby, focus on recovering and see your body start to make some exciting changes. Getting back to exercise is on your mind but you may have read or heard that you should avoid all exercise … 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

How to Fit In Exercise Without Carving Extra Time From Your Schedule

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In a world where busy is celebrated and we are constantly over booking and overwhelming ourselves, it is no surprise that one of the most common challenges I hear to maintaining an exercise program is lack of time.    Realistically most people should be incorporating 30 minutes of intentional movement daily to stay healthy, maintain a healthy body weight and … Read More

So You Want to be a Runner? Part 1

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The air is fresh, September signals a reset and with the holiday season fast approaching, you have decided to take up running.   I get it. It is hard to ignore the throngs of runners that hit the streets in the fall. At almost every turn there is a weekend fun run or race.   I’ve been running for years. … 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

12 “Silly” Questions You Will Want to Know the Answers to Before Your Pelvic Floor Exam

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I was recently asked to sit on a panel about pelvic floor and in preparation for the event I was asked what kind of topics women would most want to discuss.   I knew what I wanted to discuss immediately.   I want to talk about why we don’t talk about pelvic floor.   In Europe, pelvic floor is a … Read More

Feel the Burn: How to Boost Performance with Heat Training While Staying Safe and Avoiding Heat Stroke

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This summer has been nothing if not glorious by Canadian standards. Hot and sunny days have stretched into one another inviting us to linger longer outdoors.   For many of our clients, the string of steamy days has also meant that regular workouts in the heat have become a reality. Since our summers tend to be short, Canadians are often … Read More