Why I Changed My Mind About Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

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If you had of asked me five years ago if I would consider assessing pelvic floor as a large part of my orthopaedic practice, my answer would have been NO WAY!   My background is in sport medicine. I work with athletes and weekend warriors. The last thing I envisioned for myself professionally was spending a good part of my … Read More

Running Mistakes to Avoid

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While August is often dominated with back to school excitement, there is another group of people giddy with anticipation for September……..runners!   With the height of Fall race season being October, many runners start to prepare towards the end of August for upcoming races. Whether you are running your first race or are a veteran runner aiming for a personal … Read More

How to Gear Up Safely for Back to School

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My daughter is starting junior kindergarten this September. I not sure who is more excited and nervous for this major childhood milestone, my daughter or myself. Our new school recently hosted an orientation night and while there was a lot of interest in learning methods and summer reading, the table that drew the most attention was the gear. What do … Read More

Fix Your Golf Game With These 5 Tips

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If I’ve learned anything from working with athletes for the last 15 years it is that they are passionate by nature. The golfers that make up my practice rank among the most enthusiastic of that group and often engage in “I-must-be-ready-by-this-date” style rehab. The problem with golf in Southern Ontario, is that unless you are fortunate enough to travel often, … Read More

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