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As February is upon us, I am reminded everywhere that Valentines Day is almost here. February the month of Love, Romance and Chocolate gift boxes......but wait... It's also the month of Self-Love and maybe some Compassion for Yourself! Giving your OWN body and mind what it needs is super important as well!I am grateful everyday to be able to help people recover from injuries, decrease their migraines, enhance their athletic performance or just give them a quick escape from the stressful reality...
Posted on 2022-02-11
I became a physiotherapist to improve the quality of life of patients and have always been energized by projects that extend our reach and have tangible outcomes. I know there is a lot that this profession has to offer and in my six years with Momentum, I have seen us adopt new technologies and models of care to improve patient outcomes. Unfortunately, Alberta has simultaneously gone through a major economic downturn and a pandemic. This has caused immense pressure on so many patients and someti...
Posted on 2021-10-15
Does social isolation affect pain?. Pain comes in many forms, from minor irritations that come and go to debilitating pain that is persistent and may become chronic. One of the most important issues is how much it interferes with being able to go about activities that once were a normal part of day to day life.The current COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult challenge for most people to cope with, but those who are also struggling with painful conditions face added challenges.As humans, we ar...
Posted on 2021-01-14
It has been an incredible journey to be a physiotherapist over the past 24 years. When I started practicing, a physiotherapist still required a referral from a physician in some places and we relied on heat and physiotherapy type machines for temporary pain relief. We still discussed things like rest and bracing for back pain (now replaced with advice for early activity). Now we can confidently assess and treat low back pain and have a number of proven strategies to help people...
Posted on 2020-08-14
Back pain affects most people at some point throughout their lifetime.. Nearly 40% of adults will have an episode of back pain in the course of a year. No one is immune – this can affect individuals of any age, height, size, or activity level! If you have ever experienced low back pain, you may have not known what is best for you – Should you move? Should you rest? What does the back need? Each episode of back pain you experience may or may not respond to the same course of treatme...
Posted on 2020-03-04
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