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…

Ketogenic BCAA Lemon Curd

I don’t know about you, but I have been getting bored of the standard BCAA powder in a bottle of water. I like to spice my supplements up a little, so I figured…why not make something I can spread on my rice cakes, protein pancakes or toast before I set off to the gym. I…

6 Week Cut- Part II- The Science

Last week my boyfriend Joel gave us an insight on to his experiences with a 6 week hard cut. He had no particular reason to cut, besides having a goal to work towards, and being able to push himself. If you haven’t read the article, check it out- 6 Week Cut- Part I . Below he…

40 Minute Easy Protein Lemon Cheesecake

Ingredients (Serves 8): Base: 2 Efectiv Dual Lemon Cheesecake Protein Bars 50g Alpro Almond Yogurt 1 egg   Filling: 7oz Cream Cheese (I used Lactofree) 1 scoop Efectiv Vanilla Cream whey protein 1 egg 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 lemon (juice and zest, separated) 4 packets stevia or other sweetener  …

Love your body for what it does, not how it looks

In the abyss of all this social media, we all know we are now more vulnerable than ever to insecurities. As much as we try to convince ourselves that people only post the glorious moments of their lives on media, and stay away from the not-so-glamours times, we still can’t help but feel a little…

6 Week Cut- Part I

I would love to introduce you all to my trusty partner Joel. He has been cutting for the past 6 weeks, and his results are unbelievable! He has dedicated tons of time in the gym, with his diet, as well as investing more time than you can phathom into eductating himself on the subject on…

Empowered Women Empower Women

As Sweaty Betty now quotes “Empowered Women Empower Women” and I can definitely agree with this as a motto for the company. I have the lucky opportunity to work with many…MANY empowered women, and leave after each shift happier and more fulfilled than when I went into work. I’ll give you my favourite  story why: One day…