The Importance of Short-Term Goal Setting

It’s easy to get stuck in a circle. Grinding through day-to-day just to get to the next. What usually gets you through your work grind? Most people tell me it’s the incentive of their upcoming vacation, the events they have planned for the weekend, or even excitement for the next payday. Believe it or not,…

What is SIJ Pain? Can physiotherapy Help?

Sacroiliac Joint (SIJ) pain is a pain that roots from your sacral-pelvic joint (lower back). You might experience pain running from the lower back, buttock and groin, sides of your legs, backs of your knees and even down to your calves and heels. SIJ pain is generally due to damage to the ligaments surrounding the…

Garlic and Chilli Shrimp Zoodles

Ingredients: Sauce: 1 tbsp Olive Oil 1 tbsp Red Chilli Flakes 1 tsp Chopped Garlic 1 tbsp Cilantro 1 tbsp Lime Zest Juice of 2 Fresh Limes 1 tsp Honey Zoodles: 2 Large Zucchini’s, Spiralized 15-20 Cherry Tomatoes 250-300g Cooked Shrimp Optional: 1tbsp cilantro, 1 tbsp lime zest for toppings Directions: In a glass bowl, whisk…

Dry Needling (Acupuncture)

Dry Needling, also known as myofascial trigger point release with the use of acupuncture needles. A myofascial trigger point is an area of hypersensitivity of the muscle, generally associated with increased point tenderness and tension. These said trigger points can cause a decreased range of motion and strength, as well as increased pain. With the…

My Home Exercise Program From the Physiotherapist is Becoming Too Easy

This is a common concern from many clients who come to see physiotherapists. After each visit, physiotherapists send the client home with a home exercise program, which is intended to be individualized/ personally catered towards each client. After a thorough physiotherapy assessment- we are able to identify range of motion limitations, strength limitations, and incorrect…

5 Facts to Help Plantar Fasciitis

Also known as the “painful heel syndrome”, plantar fasciitis is often characterized by chronic heel and foot pain (generally around the arch of your foot); which worsens with use. Some patients describe pain so strong as a feeling of “walking on glass”. This is due to degeneration and/or inflammation of what is called fascia- a…

Site Problems

I wrote a post last week which was scheduled to be uploaded today about plantar fasciitis but unfortunately, it did not post or save. Also, many of my previous posts are missing. It’s been a tough week for my family and I as we lost our dog, so I will be sure to get back…

Piña Colada Cake

Now that temperatures have been below -10 degrees Celcius for the past few weeks, I’ve been finding myself thinking about anything and everything Tropical. This was especially evident when I needed was attending a Pot Luck for New Year’s Eve, and decided I wanted to bake something alcohol related to a tropical boost. So here we…

Vitamin Deficiencies in Triathletes

At first glance- top triathletes are seen as these super athletes. They can swim, bike and run far distances- usually quite quickly in comparison to the average person. In order to sustain this- nutrition is an essential part of a triathletes success. Without the right monitoring- triathletes can quite easily become deficient in some essential…

Shoulder Mobilization: Part II, Distraction

For those who are working to increase their mobility or to overcome injury and pain, while improving their biomechanics after engaging in some gentle stretching and strengthening, it is easy to plateau with your shoulder recovery. While seeing a Physiotherapist, they will likely do some passive and active stretching with you, coupled with some distraction…