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June 14, 20195 Simple Ways to Deal with Stress and Inflammation Using the Power of the Vagus Nerve

Is it weird to have a favourite nerve? I have to admit, I am a total anatomy and physiology geek. I love simplifying how something works in the body and then trying to elicit it.

Have you ever wondered why…

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June 1, 2019Pilates for Pelvic Health

Pilates is an exercise discipline that is effective for injury rehabilitation and prevention. As such, it strengthens your body’s stabilizing and mobilizing muscles during day-to-day activities and sports.  An important group of stabilizing muscles in the body is…

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May 6, 2019Physiotherapy? Osteopathy? Athletic Therapy? What’s best for YOU?

A very common question we are asked at the clinic is what IS the difference between the 3 types of therapies we offer here. It is a little bit tricky to answer, that’s for sure. The three modalities definitely…

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April 25, 2019What’s Pain Got To Do with It? And what can YOU do?

I must admit, I am still amazed and love it when a patient pronounces they are pain free at the end of a treatment session. And I must admit, I still enjoy hearing them call it “magic” or “voodoo”….

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April 7, 2019Welcoming An Athletic Therapist …. Jamilie!

We are so excited to welcome Jamilie Brochu to the Thrive Therapeutics team!

Jamilie completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours, in Exercise Science with a specialization in Athletic Therapy. She attended Concordia University, in Montreal. Jamilie is also bilingual,…

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March 28, 2019Are you working the right muscles to help with low back pain?

When you think core muscles, what do you think?  When I ask patients how they work on their core at the gym, the typical answers are abdominal crunches, obliques, and lots of planks.

That is not quite accurate. Certain gym…

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March 20, 2019Learn Neutral Spine to Protect Your Low Back

In our movement rehabilitation programs and our classes, we emphasize the importance of maintaining neutral spine. But what does that mean?

A healthy spine has natural curves in it which developed during childhood. Picture the spine as a shape of…

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February 28, 20195 Ways Diaphragmatic Breathing Helps with Pain

We can live almost a month without food. We can live a couple of days with water. But how long can you live without breathing? Not very long! And yet proper breathing is taken for granted and we have…

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February 21, 2019Posture and Circulation

As physiotherapists, one of the first things we assess is posture.

What does posture mean exactly?

Posture simply implies the position of the body when a person is standing, sitting or lying down. Posture is not static. It is always changing,…

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January 31, 2019Plantar Fasciitis

Pain in the heel and/or bottom of the foot is a common complaint that we see here at the clinic. Often the pain is described as being at its worst when the person first gets up from sitting or…

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