Goal Setting 101: Alena Luciani

Holy smokes! It is 2019! What a year it has been already for me. Clinic is open and thriving and I feel so grateful for each and every person who has helped bring my vision to life! One my greatest accountability partners in this whole process has been my friend Alena Luciani, funder of Training2XL. This girl is BRILLIANT when it comes to thinking big and making sh*t happen! So who else better then to guide us all through how we should reframe our 2019 goals in order to see them come to light! Alena runs goal setting workshops throughout the GTA (and maybe we can get her out to London one day!) and also offers online goals setting sessions through her business Training2XL. Seriously people if you want to make moves, Alena is your gal.

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Meal Prep for Success: Natalie Kollars

The most common new years resolutions involve changing exercise and eating habits. These are EXCELLENT areas to pursue and improve upon as we know both are key to our overall health and well-being. Today on the blog, my good friend Natalie Kollars is going to share with you one of the best ways you can create a sustainable, lasting change in terms ensuring you stick to your nutritional goals: MEAL PREP!

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Holiday Sugar Cookies (Gluten-Free, Dairy-free and Nut-free)

This recipe was inspired by the Minimalist Baker's recipe with a few tweaks! I've made these cookies three times now (my first attempt was an absolute disaster!) and they are light, fluffy and make a perfect gift for friends and family over the holidays. If your family is anything like mine, it can sometimes seem impossible to accommodate all the different allergies and sensitivies- but I think I have done it! These puppies are gluten, dairy and nut free so that everyone can enjoy this seasonal favourite!

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Pressing Play on Audible!


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!

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Why Not to DIY When it Comes to Your Rehab

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.

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Why Pilates?

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!

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Changing the Game: Susan Kovacs

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!)

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Birds of a Feather: Heather McNeil

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!

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My Advice for the New Grad

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.

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Here for Her: Rachel Ettinger

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!

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The Breakdown and Breakthrough: Dianna Moulden

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.

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