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…

Simple Modifications to Help With Lower Back Pain

As a physiotherapist, we constantly have back pain patients in and out of the door, and I am confident to say that this particular pathology/injury is the most popular amongst my patients. The difficult part about chronic back pain is that there is not a true cure, or explanation, or even a good short-term relief…

Protein Pumpkin Pie

Preparation time: 10 minutes Baking time: 30 minutes Served 10-12   ✅Gluten free ✅ Sugar free ✅ Oil free ✅ Dairy free   THANK GOODNESS FOR PUMPKIN SEASON! I love love love fall!     Crust: 180g cornflakes (I used Natures Best Gluten Free) 1/2 cup desiccated coconut 2 tbsp finely chopped pecans 4 tbsp…

Expanding My Professional Practice- CrossFit

First off, I want to say, please keep reading until the end of the article. For those who know me, I have always been one to stay far away from CrossFit due to its not-so-great reputation. Although realistically, that type of training is probably best suited for my exercise ADHD, as I am unable to…

Vegan Chocolate Avocado Mousse Tart- Sugar and Gluten Free

I won’t lie when I say this is the quickest, easiest party-friendly recipe. It’s gluten-free, sugar-free, lactose-free, vegan and paleo, and takes less than 10 minutes to make. Luckily, I have not yet heard a negative comment about it either, other than people “not being able to resist” and “wanting more”. Give it a go…

Should I Stretch it Out? Short Muscles vs Tight Muslces

The whole “short vs tight” muscles is always a debate between personal trainers, physiotherapists, athletes, and almost anyone else who has any idea about anatomy or biomechanics. Many people think that they need to keep “stretching and stretching” to get rid of any problem they might encounter, but believe it or not, this may not…