Breathe For Diastasis-Recti Abdominis

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As I sat, attempting to interpret data sheets and statistics (not my forte), I noticed the growing tension in my chest, shoulders and neck. I eventually realized, after a couple hours of work, that I had been so focused and stressed that I had forgotten to breathe. I was essentially holding my breath the entire time I was interpreting my … Read More

Wondering if In-Home Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Is For You? A Patient Tells Us About Her Experience

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Many of our clients are intrigued by the idea of in-home pelvic floor physiotherapy. We created the option because we understood from our clients that sometimes getting out of the house isn’t as easy as it sounds. Sometimes, especially for new moms, just the logistics of leaving the house can be an overwhelming event. Despite it’s convenience, people often wonder … Read More

Do You Really Need to Stretch? The Science Behind the Controversy

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Is Stretching Effective for Injury Prevention?   There was a recent social media buzz surrounding a research article that came out in 2014 comparing the risk reduction of different rehabilitation interventions on sports injuries (see reference below). This research article gained quite a lot of interest, primarily due to a staggering benefit from strengthening over stretching. According to the results, … Read More

Meet the Team: Jordan Fortuna, Manager of Clinical Services

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I often find myself in awe of the talented practitioners who make up the Body Co team. In fact, I am often bragging about their amazing skills and knowledge. In no way should that understate what incredible people they are as well. Therapeutic relationships are built on trust. So in an effort to let you know more about the awesome … Read More

How to Conquer your First Spring Run Safely

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It was ugly, dirty and it hurt but oh my, it was glorious.   It was my first run of the Spring season.   I used to run all winter, pre-kids, pre-business, pre-paranoia of slipping on icy sidewalks. Now I elect to do something inside, and let’s face it, warmer and safer, in the winter. That means come spring, I … Read More

Pre-Season Prep: 6 Golf Drills to Get You ‘Below Par’

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Though the winter may seem endless and unforgiving right about now, let us take it as an opportunity to physically prepare for the upcoming golf season… though really the tips here would benefit other sports such as tennis, hockey and beer league softball.   Golf is a skill sport and skills require practice, so don’t neglect this early in the … Read More

Everything You Need to Consider About Pelvic Floor – A Poem

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Pelvic Physiotherapy. Have you heard that term before? Well let me tell you all the wonderful things, That we can do for your pelvic floor.   Have you had a baby? Maybe two or three? Do you find yourself running to the bathroom, Because you can’t hold in your pee?   Or maybe it happens with coughing, Laughing, jumping, or … Read More

You May Be Mentally and Financially Ready To Relaunch Your Career But Is Your Body Ready To Go Back To Work

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Amid the anxiety of getting your child to daycare and the anticipation of jumping back into a career, there is one thing that often gets overlooked when women return back to work…themselves. While we may prepare for the mental load of going back to work, very few people plan (or train) for the physical load that comes with working an … Read More

Why I Left My Family and Job to Run Away To Panama

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I’m not proud to share this. I yelled at my son.   Not a slightly-raised-voice yell but a foot-stomping-fists-clenched-teeth-bared yell.   My son is not yet two. It was neither his fault nor my finest moment.   After yelling at him I sank to the floor and ugly cried. I did not comfort him despite his quivering bottom lip. Instead … Read More

Get One Step Ahead of Plantar Fascia Pain

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Plantar fasciitis is an all-too-common pathology that orthopaedic physiotherapists assess and treat regularly. This condition has a variety of causes that include, but are not limited too: Biomechanical issues such as over-pronation or a ‘flat foot’, restricted ankle and toe dorsiflexion (bringing your toes towards you), and tension in the achilles tendon (1,2) Repetitive strain (over-use and/or training errors) (1,2) … Read More