A Women performs Kegel Exercises as part of her pelvic floor physiotherapy

Ask a Clinician: Kegel Exercises, Everything You Need to Know

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Ask a Clinician, Pelvic health

  It could be argued that there’s never been so much interest in pelvic health, from jade eggs in the pages of GOOP to Ben Wa balls in the film Fifty Shades Darker, even old-school Kegel exercises are getting their time in the limelight. This could be why a Google search for “kegel exercises” returns over 844,000 results and endless questions. To …

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3 Signs Your Ankle Injury is Causing Lower Back Pain

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Ankle pain, Back pain

  Sprained ankles are the most common sports-related injuries seen by physiotherapists.  If you’ve ever rolled or sprained your ankle, you’ll know that hurting your ankle can impact the way you walk or run (known as your gait) and the way your body aligns (your body mechanics). But did you know that not seeking treatment can have long-lasting potentially debilitating …

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Contest: 21-Day Challenge

Heather Bridge Health

  Prize: A Fitbit Alta & Waterbottle When: February 1 – 21, 2018 How: Post pictures or videos of your progress on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or with the form below. You get up to 3 entries a day (one for each platform) for a total of 63 chances to win! Remember to use the hashtag #pthealth21! How to Win Form a …

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Can you Form a New Healthy Habit in Just 21-Days?

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Health

  You might have read that it takes 21-days to form a new habit, and well, there are conflicting reports on whether that’s too much or not enough time. Some studies show that it can take anywhere from 18-days to over 200-days for a habit to become automatic! What we do know for sure is that drastically changing everything about …

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Myth or Fact: Should You See Doctor Before Starting a New Exercise Routine?

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Health

  The benefits of regular exercise are countless, improved memory, cardiovascular health, weight control and more. With so many health benefits, it’s easy to get ahead of yourself and jump right into a new exercise routine. If you haven’t exercised in a long time, have health issues, or are not sure where to start, it might be a good idea …

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Hack: Set and Achieve Your New Year’s Resolution Goals

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Health

  New year new you, sounds like a cliche but every year at least 1/3rd of Canadians make a New Year’s resolution. Health, wellness, and fitness goals are by far the most popular resolutions in Canada and around the world. In this blog post, we’ll share the secret to making, keeping, and conquering your new year’s resolution. Think of it …

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Sciatica: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

pt Health Back pain, Limb pain, Pain

  The word “sciatica” seems to be thrown around quite often in the physical medicine world but what does it really mean when a clinician tells you that you have sciatica? In this blog post, we’ll define sciatica, talk about signs and symptoms of sciatica, discuss possible causes of sciatica, and finally address some drug-free treatment options.  What is Sciatica? To begin …

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Webinar: Knee Osteoarthritis and Bracing

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Events, Knee pain

      Watch this webinar on demand, just click the register now button to get started, or click here. Knee Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disease affecting the knee joints, and it is considered the most common cause of arthritis pain with 16 million people affected by the disease annually. 1 million Canadians live with knee OA, with one …

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Treating Erectile Dysfunction with Physiotherapy

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Pelvic health

  Though it may be both frustrating and embarrassing, suffering from erectile dysfunction is a common problem for men from a wide range of age groups. In a recent study of about 4,000 Canadian men between the ages of 40 and 88, almost half had issues of erectile dysfunction. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney …

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