How to Avoid Injury With Proper Bike Fitting

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Whether you are an avid spinner or a weekend cyclist, setting up your bike so that it is specific to your measurements is critical for optimizing your ride and preventing repetitive strain injuries.  In this blog post, I am aiming to touch on some of the key elements to keep in mind when getting ready for your first ride this … Read More

3 Ways to Make Self Care More Intentional and Impactful in Your Life

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A year ago I wrote a blog about why I was running away from my family and my job and escaping to Panama. Spoiler alert I had run myself thin and escape was a last ditch effort to regain the shreds of myself that didn’t yell unprovoked at her children or resent her job. I would love to tell you … Read More

Why Restorative Bodywork Matters

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Today, the market is flooded with so many types of group exercise classes. It’s difficult to know what is good for you and what you should avoid, what is ‘healthy’ for your body and what might hurt it. There’s yoga in its many forms, including flow and hot yoga, Pilates, CrossFit, boxing, strength training, and spinning classes. There’s mom & … Read More

Meet the Team: Florence Bowen, Osteopathic Candidate

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Florence is one of the warmest people I have had the pleasure of working with as a health professional. She is not boastful so she likely won’t recognize that she is quickly becoming one of the leading experts on diastasis recti (abdominal separation). She is also absolutely gifted in translating movement into treatment though she won’t brag about that either. … Read More

Thank You

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I have been trying to write a year-end wrap up for a week and a half now but I keep getting stuck. I see everyone else’s blogs rolling out but I’m having a hard time writing about our 2018 successes (and it has been a wonderful year) at a time of year where I am most struck by gratitude for … Read More

Exercise During Pregnancy: The Facts

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As an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner (thesis writer), I value the active participation of each patient in their overall health and well-being. To reap the full benefits of manual therapy and maintain its effects, exercise as homework is essential. My appreciation for movement and the incorporation of it in my clinical practice, comes from my active upbringing. Prior to my schooling … Read More

Concussion: The Unseen Injury

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The term concussion was first mentioned in the writings of Hippocrates (460–370 BC) in the Hippocratic corpus (1).   So, if we have known about concussions since 460-370 BC than why has it taken us so long to react?   To keep things simple, we will define concussion in terms of a Sport Related Concussion (SRC) but know that confusion … Read More

Stay Injury Free This Summer With These Tips

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Spring is in the air and summer is right around the corner. As Canadians we live for the warm weather and the activities that come with it. From getting your garden planted and blooming, to the vast array of outdoor sports sometimes, we can overdo it with our enthusiasm for the warmth resulting in injury. When exercising and doing outdoor activities there … Read More

Pain Down There?

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So you have pain down there, and like many people, you don’t know what to do about it. Many women ignore their pelvic pain for reasons such as – they are embarrassed, they hope it will go away or they think it’s normal to have pain (especially after having kids). Pelvic pain is NOT normal and should be assessed by … Read More