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Women’s Health: Postpartum Depression

Highlights What is Postpartum Depression? Who is at risk of getting Postpartum Depression? Signs & Symptoms How Kinesiology helps Exercises What is Postpartum Depression? Being a new mom can be the most incredible, but challenging experience. Postpartum depression is, like a lot of aspects about Women’s Health, often shrouded in…

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Women’s Health: Incontinence Treatment & Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Highlights Types of incontinence, their causes and aggravators Treatment options and strategies available Overview Incontinence is considered to be any involuntary passing of urine, stool, or gas, and it is incredibly common. According to the Canadian Urinary Bladder Survey, 16% of women aged 18-40 and 33% of women aged 41-64…

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Dizziness and Vertigo 101: BPPV

Highlights Understanding dizziness and vertigo How your physiotherapist can work to alleviate symptoms The science behind Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo What is BPPV? Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common causes of dizziness. It’s the cause of 20-30% of vertigo cases and is present in both…

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Pilates for Rugby Players

Highlights: Prevention Rehabilitation for common injuries Clinical Pilates exercises for rugby players Pilates is an exercise regime used among varied populations directed to target muscle length, strength, mobility, stability and to reconnect positive pathways from the brain to the body. There are many myths that Pilates is only for injured individuals…

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Vaginal Pain Conditions

  As a pelvic floor physiotherapist, I have had many conversations with friends, patients and colleagues about subjects that a lot of people don’t normally talk about. An often-heard complaint is of vaginal pain – whether during exercise or sexual intercourse, after childbirth, post-menopause, or even just while sitting at…

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Clinical Pilates Rehabilitation For Runners

Highlights: How pilates assists with new and experienced runners Home exercises for runners In-clinic exercises for runners Overview: Running is a great excuse to get outdoors and influence positive changes in your body such as cardiovascular exercise, improving circulation, stress relief, improved confidence, and building strength / endurance in your…

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Exploring the West Coast: Stretches for Backpacking and Trekking

Highlights: Exercises to  Trekking, hiking and backpacking are very popular activities in our corner of the world. It is important to prepare thoroughly for these activities, ensuring that all gear is in working order and that backpacks are still fitted properly. However, cataloging gear and making an itinerary are not…

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Prehab for Freestyle Snowboarding

Highlights: Oblique and other core-strengthening exercises Body conditioning tips for snowboarders With the addition of Big Air and Slopestyle snowboarding to the past two Winter Olympics, there has been an increased mainstream interest and progression in freestyle snowboarding worldwide. However, these forms of snowboarding also carry great physical risk due…

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Deskbound at Work? Tips to Improve Your Posture

Highlights Posture tips                                          Exercises and stretches for desk bound workers Overview Are you stuck in an office based 9-5 routine? When you’re not at work do you spend most of…

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Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

What is pelvic floor physiotherapy? Pelvic floor physio involves the assessment and treatment of various types of dysfunction of the pelvic floor muscles and the pelvic organs (bladder, uterus, prostate, rectum). It is a low risk alternative or adjunct to other types of treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction, such as…

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ACL Reconstruction Surgery: Rehabilitation

Highlights: Goals of ACL rehabilitation How your physiotherapist can help Overview: In my previous blog, I briefly discussed ACL surgical reconstruction versus conservative treatment. Ultimately the end goals for ACL prehab, ACL post surgery rehab and ACL conservative rehab are similar. The path to those goals can differ though. Having…

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ACL Reconstruction Surgery: Prehabilitation

  Highlights How to improve your surgical outcomes following ACL reconstruction Goals of prehabilitation How your physio can help Overview:  The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of four major ligaments in your knee. It connects the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shin bone) and controls / limits the…

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