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The average Canadian gains between 2 and 10 lbs during the holiday season. Do you have a game plan? Many people find healthy eating difficult during the holiday season. The holidays revolve around sharing food with friends and family, and temptations are everywhere. The good news is that you can enjoy the holidays without guilt and weight gain. A few indulgences will not sabotage your healthy eating goals. Here are some tips for a guilt-free and healthy holiday.   Eat your favorite food...
Posted on 2019-12-13
Is an injury limiting your ability to be active? Meredith Papps, Athletic Therapist at Innovative Sport Medicine, Mayfair, discusses the mental and emotional side effects of inactivity after injury with 5 simple strategies to move more and feel better, despite your injury.  Injuries can sideline you from doing the activities that you love. Since exercise has a positive effect on the brain, you may experience negative changes in your mood, stress levels, motivation, and overall emotional we...
Posted on 2019-11-13
Hands on care and targeted exercise is at the core of what we provide to facilitate healing.  However, every now and then, a tool comes along that makes a remarkable difference in a different way. We caught up with Advanced Practice Physiotherapist Rob Ruddick from Evidence Sport and Spine to find out about SHOCKWAVE. How long have you been using Shockwave Therapy (SWT)? RR: I first had access to Shockwave as a treatment modality 4 years ago.  By the time I moved my practice to Evi...
Posted on 2019-10-16
Now that we are in “back to school” mode, it’s important to consider the backpacks we send the kids to school with every day. On the first day of school, those backpacks tend to be filled to the brim with school supplies, but what do they look like every other day of the year? In the developed world at least 90 of the child’s body weight. This means that a child of 75lbs should only be carrying 7.5-11lbs. It has been found in studies that some children are carrying 50 of...
Posted on 2019-08-30
How to Take Breaks to Avoid Burnout at School, Work, and Home. Many of us have just come off of a very busy time of year including studying to reach school completion, along with jammed packed activity schedules, in addition to balancing the pressures of a fast-paced work environment with more limited resources, and all the while trying to give good attention to our kids, partners, friends and extended family.  Predictably there is a strong negative impact on our health and well-being to l...
Posted on 2019-07-13
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