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,…

A Food Allergy or Intolerance is Not a Diet

This is something I’ve been keeping in for quite a while, but now I think it’s time to talk about it because it’s really been getting to me lately. Through most of my teenage life and into my 20’s I have had pretty bad stomach issues. Always feeling bloated and uncomfortable, and for the longest…

Why do I always vent to my physiotherapist?

If you’re self-conscious about the one or ten times you’ve opened up to your physiotherapist and apologized profusely, please keep in mind that: You are not the only one (this happens daily) We are here to listen Your venting helps us help you better Your mental health matters just as much as your physical health…

Top 5 At Home Booty Workouts

Now that summer is coming, and we all have been working hard to shred our winter pounds, it is time to make sure we build the right muscles to finish off our hard work. What not many people realize is we need to build the smaller glute muscles (gluteus medius and gluteus maximus) to keep…

No Carb Savory Zucchini Waffles

Craving something savoury and crispy, without all the calories or carbs? Try these carb-free Zucchini Waffles! Ingredients: 2 Cups Zucchini 1/2 Cup Mozzarella Cheese 1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese 1/8 Cup + 2 tbsp Coconut Flour 2 eggs 1/2 Onion, finely chopped 1 tbsp Garlic paste Salt and pepper, to taste Directions Heat up Waffle Iron and spray with…

Sugar Free Nutella

We all know that Nutella self-proclaims itself as part of a “nutritious diet” but realistically, it is full of sugar and other additives apart from the essentials we actually want to consume when consuming nut butter. Instead, I’d thought I’d play in the kitchen and configure a recipe with all of the taste but none…

5 Best Ways to Build your Summer Shoulders

With summer creeping up on us pretty quick, and we all want to make sure we get the best beach body possible (despite all the BBQ’s and summer celebrations). We all tend to neglect our shoulders when striving for this goal. However, In my opinion, I think shoulders are the most important muscles to compliment…

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…