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Archive for the ‘Women’s Health’ Category

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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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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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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RUNNING MYTH 9: SHOULD YOU TAKE ANTI-INFLAMMATORIES FOR RUNNING INJURIES?

MYTH Taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID’s) helps control excessive inflammation in the injured runner and promote an early return to running without detrimental effect to tissues. REALITY The inflammatory process is the initial phase in the body’s natural healing process after an injury from trauma or overuse. Taking NSAID’s inhibits this…

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RUNNING MYTH 7: THE TRUTHS AND MYTHS SURROUNDING RUNNING AND STRETCHING

MYTH *Stretching reduces your risk of injury and delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) while improving your performance and recovery. *In this article, unless otherwise specified the term “stretching” refers to static stretches where an end of range position is held. REALITY Stretching pre-run does not reduce your risk of injury…

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Running Myth 5: Clarifying the link between Biomechanics and Running Injuries

MYTH Anatomical abnormalities of the lower body such as flat feet or knee valgus make people more susceptible to running injuries. REALITY Research shows there is *generally no relationship between biomechanical abnormalities and pathologies in the lower limbs *read further for the exceptions ELABORATION In a world that admires perfection,…

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Happy Summer Feet! – Lina Englund, Physiotherapist

Sun, blue skies, lazy beach days, ambitious beach runs, smiles all around and… achy feet. Ever had pain in the arch of the foot or under your heel, clouding the blue sky? We tend to beat our feet up at the beginning of the summer when we let them loose…

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Urinary Incontinence: Turning a blind-eye

You’ve heard of it before. You may have even experienced it before. That time your friend told a hilarious story while out to dinner, during your jog, or last winter when you had that really bad cough. Maybe it just happened once and you figured it was no big deal,…

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Breakfast Television Visits GPP – Chelsea Sheppard, Physiotherapist

This year we had the great pleasure of welcoming CityTV’s Breakfast Television to GPP for a morning full of tips on off season, in season and on-the-slope tips for skiers, snowboarders and snowshoers. Dawn Chubai and the Breakfast Television crew joined us to show simple exercises which can be done…

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Life Uninterrupted – May Newsletter

Our new web page kicks off with some help for runners! Some Running Tid-Bits from The GPP Blog Running Tips by Melina Mirzaei, Kinesiologist Why A Runner Should Warm Up by Lina Englund, Physiotherapist Download our Warm Up for Runners by Mark Borslein, Physiotherapist What is Plantar Fasciitis? by Melina Mirzaei,Kinesiologist Night…

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