I’ve travelled a lot over the past few months and something that has really helped make all the travel time worthwhile and seem to fly by is my Audible subscription. As much as I love Camilla, Arianna and Selena sometimes listening to top 40 music can drive me crazy! Whether flying, driving or walking around a new city, I have loved being able to listen to books at the same time! Since August I have ‘read’ over 31 books! CRAZY! So today I am going to share my top 10 Audible reads!
Do-It-Yourself projects are all the rage these days. Between Pinterest and YouTube there doesn’t seem to be much your can’t do on your own with some help from the web. Certainly there are a plethora of informative websites, videos and Instagram accounts spreading rehabilitation education and treatment tips but as much as they are well intentioned (and most are really awesome!) I am going to outline today why it doesn’t beat making an appointment with a physiotherapist.Read More
It’s been a minute since I have shared a recipe on the blog! Last night I was absolutely craving a yummy, chewy chocolate chip cookie and whipped these up in no time! They are super simple to make (If I can do it, anyone can) and are gluten-free, dairy free and nut-free! I used a mashed banana instead of an egg and wow, it added such a delicious flavour.Read More
Hi Guys! Thank you everyone for your kind shout outs on my first year anniversary! As I wrote in my Instagram post earlier this week, I am completely shocked and delighted as to what this platform has brought into my life. So many new faces, new connections and new opportunities!
One of the other big changes I have made over the past year has been the addition of clinical Pilates into my practice and boy, what a game changer this has been. I have seen more than a few patient success stories on the reformer this year and it has been a perfect addition into my clinical care. So, today I want to go over the reasons why I love Pilates and why maybe you should too!Read More
Today, I am interviewing Susan Kovacs, a local London, Ontario athletic performance coach! She has been published in Chatelaine magazine and is co-author of the best selling book, Dreaming BIG Being BOLD. She also is host on the “The Athletes’ Game Changer Podcast- which you can listen to here (maybe take a peak at Episode 7!)Read More
I can't believe I haven't had one of my absolute best friends and fellow physiotherapist, Heather McNeil on the blog yet! Heather and I became fast friends in PT school and it has been so amazing to watch her career grow and change over the past few years. Heather started off her career in private practice in Toronto but has more recently returned to her west coast roots. Not only was this move perfect for Heather but it worked out pretty well for me too! I love visiting her out in Kelowna and doing ALL the activities with her! Heather hikes, paddle boards, does yoga and is pretty darn good at capturing the beauty of her new hometown (just check out her Instagram account @featherphysio). She practices what she preaches and is a pure lover of movement! Let's get to know her more!Read More
Fall also brings with it a brand new group of fresh faced physiotherapists who are about to embark on their careers. Finally after at least 6 years (6 years!) of post-secondary education these students are finally making the transition into their professional lives. I remember the feeling like it was yesterday. I was excited, energetic and motivated while simultaneously feeling exhausted, scared, a little bit nauseous and like the biggest imposter on the planet. Truth is, no amount of formal education can truly prepare you for the reality of professional practice and just like any life transition, this transition can be challenging and test what you are made of.Read More
As Here for Her turns a big 1 year old today I am reposting a blog we did back in January discussing Rachel's Here for Her project, why it started, what it's about and how you to can take an idea and make it happen!Read More
Dianna and I have a lot in common. We both completed our Masters of Physiotherapy at McMaster University, pursued a specialization in sport physiotherapy and completed our Masters of Clinical Science in Manual and Manipulative Therapy at Western University. And disclaimer: we both lost a bit of ourselves while doing it. Today on the blog, Dianna shares her “breakdown and breakthrough,” the importance of finding balance, and how she redefined success.Read More
As I prepare to move from my little corner of downtown London I feel it neccessary to pay homage to the incredible local businesses have kept both my heart and tummy happy over the past year. I am constantly telling my patients to check out these places and know that more than a few of us now have a Haven's Creamery addictions (we talk about the latest flavours during appointments...). Being celiac for most of my life, it has always been a novelty to find yummy treats while eating out but now it is almost too easy to find delicious healthy eats right outside my doorstep (literally all less than 1km from my house)! If you live in London or are making a visit be sure to check out some of these awesome spots!Read More
This week I have a special guest blogger! Brianna Balzer is just finishing up her first year of her Masters in Physiotherapy at Western University and has spent the last 5 weeks stuck with me on her clinical placement. I've tried to show her a few tricks of the trade, help develop her clinical reasoning and soft skills but also thought it would be fun to have her try her hand at blogging! For me, blogging has been a great way to reach a wider audience, promote my profession and help people get to know me as a clinician and person better. So here we go- Brianna is going to be talking mobility today! Take it away girl!Read More
As a physiotherapist, patients often ask me questions such as "what's the difference between physio and chiro?" or "what do you think about osteopathy?" or "would massage therapy help?" From getting to know other health care professionals in the field I know that fundementally most practitioners all want the same thing- they want to help. Everyone goes into these professions with the intentions of helping others achieve a more pain free, active, healthy lifestyle. Though the principles between professions may slightly differ, at the end of the day allied health professions are filled with dedicated, intelligent, empathetic individuals who arrive on the job each day to help you put your best foot forward. Today, I wanted to highlight a few of these professions and some of the wonderful women who are making a difference in their chosen fields. By understanding a little bit about their education, philosophies and what to expect in treatment hopefully it helps you to understand some of their differences but also I think you will find that maybe we aren't all that different either!Read More