Physiotherapy is an essential component of quality healthcare that helps individuals recover from injuries and chronic conditions, improves mobility, and promotes overall well-being. While individualised physiotherapy assessment and treatment are required at the outset of a treatment plan, lack of alternative options may be limiting the success for many. Group physiotherapy, as an alternative, has […]
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What are proper ergonomics for working from home? Dr. Andrea outlines how to fit your workspace to suit your physical needs.
Jaclyn helps you set up your home practice as the snow comes down and we develop a routine of checking in with ourselves to benefit our mind.
[ Disclaimer ] There are many different types of people and couples on the path towards creating new life. In this article, we refer to cis-female and cis-male individuals, but we recognize there exists more people trying to conceive outside of these genders. We also refer to the individual testing and roles that cis-females and
In the whirlwind of postpartum, changing bodies and new symptoms get overlooked or inappropriately labelled as “just normal”. While the focus is mostly on babe, Mom’s concerns can get ignored or trivialized. My first real experience of this was when A.G., a new mama to a five month old babe, came to see me. She
Since March 16th, 2020 we have shifted our practice to offering Virtual Care as an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As of May 14th, the Ontario government released the first stage of their reopening plan. Unfortunately, this did not include any changes to the existing advice on practice restrictions for physiotherapists, naturopathic doctors
As we attempt to provide care in a unique and safe way, in the form of Telerehabilitation, there can be a sense of loss or comparison against what we are used to. This makes sense as we are creatures of habit and Physiotherapy is traditionally quite physically and hands on based. However, there are many
While this past week has been a big shift for many in numerous ways due to the recent declared pandemic of COVID-19. One of the biggest shifts comes from suddenly having to adapt your work environment from an office space to a work-from-home setting. This is why office ergonomics is such an important thing to
With the COVID-19 pandemic, we all are having to think fast and become even more adaptable and creative in how we work. For us in the healthcare industry this includes how we provide care for those who are unable to make it in person to the clinic to receive care. However, we understand this can
Physiotherapy is a profession that is, at its core, a very physical health care modality. We are experts in movement and movement conditions that affect people’s’ day to day including quality of life and optimal physical functioning or performance. So while it makes sense that the majority of care is provided in person and hands
One of the most common myths I hear as a Women’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist is that women who have experienced a cesarean birth do not need pelvic floor physiotherapy as their pelvic floor “was not affected”. On the contrary, I HIGHLY recommend seeing a pelvic floor physiotherapist minimum 6 weeks postpartum regardless of whether you’ve experienced a vaginal or cesarean birth.
How many of you think you don’t have time to exercise? This is something we hear time and time again from our clients, especially new mama’s. Exercise does not have to be hours long to be effective, nor do you need fancy equipment. What is most important is consistency, which builds up over time. Stability is important during movement.
Toileting after birth and post-birth poops – lots of moms fear this after giving birth. Childbirth is hard on your body (it’s called labour for a reason). Regardless of whether you have experienced a vaginal birth or cesarean birth, that first post-partum poop can be scary and something a lot of women try to avoid.
You have probably heard of the “fight or flight” response, this is our body’s defence mechanism
against threats and stress, called the sympathetic nervous system. This response is necessary
when we are in threatening situation and is what is responsible for the stories you hear about a
mother who lifts a car of her child or the man who fights off a grizzly bear in the woods, it’s also
what is responsible for the butterflies in your stomach before a big presentation.
Did you know acupuncture can enhance your immune system? Not only does it increase blood and lymphatic circulation to help your body clear out infection, but it actually increases immune function.
Support your immune system and health this winter with easy and doable advice from our Holistic Nutritionist. Plus, learn how to make your own bone broth to heal your gut and increase immunity.
The ribcage is intricately connected to the abdomen and pelvic floor. Optimize your ribcage mobility through these 3 basic yoga poses to enhance abdominal and pelvic floor function – including leaking pee!
Birthing is more than just the physical – Birthing From Within offers a birth class focused on assisting parents to become more resourceful, comfortable and confident in themselves on their journey in becoming parents.
Jennifer brings a unique perspective to her support of families during this time. Join her this January in person for a 2 part series.
It’s hard to stay on top of your wellness routines during the holidays which can yo-yo you into extreme resolutions come the new year. Stay healthy throughout the season with less up and downs with our nutritionists top 7 tips.
While you get a lot of unsolicited advice during pregnancy, don’t miss out on Dr. Laura’s top 3 things you can do now to make your future postpartum self’s life easier, healthier, and less stressful.
We all have to take extra precaution to avoid getting sick especially in the winter months, but pregnant women have a tougher job of that since the immune system changes during pregnancy. Check out Dr. Laura’s favourite immune boosting tips that are both safe and effective during pregnancy.
An educational video about how to size, insert and remove your menstrual cup.
Why is it that we are embarrassed to talk about natural processes related to our body like periods, female anatomy, sex, pelvic health etc? Let’s break that stigma and taboo and start talking.
The day has not yet started, and you are already feeling tired and overwhelmed. Did you know that what you have for breakfast will not only greatly impact how much energy you have throughout the day, but will also impact your mood?