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So It's Your First Mother's Day?

So It's Your First Mother's Day?
So it’s your first Mother’s Day? First of all, congratulations! . Becoming a mother is one of the most significant physical and psychological changes a woman will ever experience and the shift in identity is profound. As a pelvic health physiotherapist, I am so honoured to be a part of so many women's journeys to and through motherhood.  Postpartum starts on Day 1 but does not end at your 6 week check up when you are discharged from your maternity care. Pos...
Posted on 2021-05-06

What is Blood Flow Restriction Training For?

What is Blood Flow Restriction Training For?
Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFRT). What is BFRT? BFRT is a type of resistance training that involves reducing blood flow into a limb and restricting venous blood flow (blood returning to the heart) out of the limb with a pressure cuff while doing low load resistance training. As a result, BFRT allows an individual to resistance train at a low load, but accomplish similar strength gains to a heavy resistance program, which in a rehabilitation setting is important since most patients are un...
Posted on 2021-04-28

What Does Appropriate Rest Look Like?

What Does Appropriate Rest Look Like?
Finding the ideal balance between rest and training is an important factor for athletic performance, as well as for preventing burn-out and overtraining.  Here is how athletes can make the most of their rest time, even when rest is limited. Re-establish a regular sleep schedule and good sleep hygiene habits, including a calming bed-time routine. Devote time to an activity that is beneficial to your mental health, such as talking to a family member or close friend. For short rest period...
Posted on 2021-03-12

What Will Your First Post-Pandemic Golf Game Look Like?

What Will Your First Post-Pandemic Golf Game Look Like?
Spring is in the air, and with any luck we will soon be dragging our golf bags out of their winter hiding places. While I too am eager to shake off the cobwebs and enjoy some spring golf, there are some important things to consider as we emerge from this long pandemic winter. With the closure of gyms, pools, fitness classes and adult recreational sports, most of us have likely spent the winter without access to our usual fitness routines. When you combine this with the non-ideal home offices (ki...
Posted on 2021-03-12

What's Up Doc? Is it Vertigo?

What's Up Doc? Is it Vertigo?
While we may have seen Bugs Bunny dizzy at the top of a building or actually had a diagnosis, what is vertigo, truly?  Vertigo is a sensation of motion, where you feel like the world is spinning around you, even if it’s not. Some symptoms surrounding vertigo include dizziness, fogginess, nausea, vomiting, and balance disturbances. These are reactions our bodies are having due to a change in our muscles, joints, and even our inner ears. There are many conditions that can create these ...
Posted on 2021-01-28
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