I received an invitation to be a team therapist with Cycling Canada for the Tour de l’Avenir (“Tour of the Future” and the U23 Tour de France) and I felt I couldn’t pass on an opportunity like this. It was a challenging and rewarding experience. I had not worked with a road cycling team professionally, […]
Did you know that low back pain is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide? 80% of people will experience an episode of back pain at some point in their life. There are a lot of common misconceptions out there about back pain, many of which are reinforced by the media, industry groups and
Running has become an increasingly popular way to be physically active for many people, especially during these unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a cost free way to connect with the outdoors, get the blood pumping and tap into that endorphin-filled runner’s high! In particular, many women look at running as a great way
We are so happy to welcome you back! BC has done an amazing job at staying home and helping to limit the spread of this virus. And, with this comes our ability to open the clinic to accept patient appointments. We have a very strict sanitization and cleaning protocol along with each practitioner using personal
Proud, persistent, confident, alert. Not what comes to mind when working from home… A study from New Zealand found that sitting upright, as compared to sitting in a slumped position, will make you feel more proud after a success, increase your persistence at an unsolvable task, and make you feel more confident in your thoughts.
I am sure everyone has seen someone with upper cross syndrome (UCS), whether they knew what it was called or not. A person with UCS will look like they are hunched over with rounded shoulders and head protruding forward. See the image below to get a better visual of what UCS looks like. Basically, if
Mindfulness meditation has become all the rage in the past few years when it comes to self-care, wellbeing and mental health. Mindfulness can be defined as ‘an open-hearted, moment-to-moment non-judgmental awareness’. It allows individuals to remain present with their feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations, so that they can embrace the experience without any criticism. Meditation
Breastfeeding can be a stressful time for mamas. New moms often lose focus of their own comfort as they are pre-occupied with ensuring that their baby is latching, being well fed and comfortable. On top of that, it is common for mothers to continue to be hyper-mobile for up to 12 weeks postpartum due to