Common Pelvic Floor Myths

Do you ever wonder if your pelvic floor function is “normal”? Unfortunately, there can be a lot of stigma around talking about pelvic floor dysfunction such as leakage, prolapse or pain. Here is a list of some common pelvic floor misconceptions! The following are common symptoms that can indicate pelvic floor dysfunction: Misconception: it is… Read More

Are Kegel’s for Everyone!?

The term “Kegel” is widely used to define a pelvic floor contraction. For those who don’t know, the pelvic floor is the group of muscles that sits under your pelvis and acts to control bladder/bowel function and also helps to stabilize the pelvis by working with your core and glute muscles. Many women and men… Read More

Get better faster with Active Release Technique

Overuse conditions can happen to anyone, from the seasoned athlete putting in the time to perfecting their form to the weekend warrior cramming in as much of the activity they love into limited time, or the professional working overtime to reach a deadline. They occur when we push our body beyond its ability to adapt… Read More

5 Reasons you should try Fascial Stretch

With top organizations from the Seattle Seahawks to Google providing this therapy for employees and athletes alike, Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) has become a topic of discussion in healthcare and fitness. But What is it? FST is a movement based treatment that uses pain-free slow and gentle movements, stretches and traction. It is one of… Read More

Running & Iliotibial Band Syndrome

What is it? The iliotibial band (ITB) is a band of connective tissue originating from muscles of the hip (glutes, tensor fascia lata) as well as the hip bone and extending down to the lateral (outside) part of the knee. When this band has increased tension in it, it can cause friction on the outside… Read More

Running & Achilles Tendinopathy

What is it? The Achilles tendon is the tendon that attaches the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles (main calf muscles) to the calcaneus (heel bone). With increased/repeated demands on the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles, too much stress can be put on the Achilles tendon, creating irritation of the tendon. To deal with the increased demands on… Read More

Running & Plantar Fasciitis

What is it? The plantar fascia is a thick band of connective tissue that originates from the heel to the bases of the toes. Its role is to provide a stability when pushing off. Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of this band of connective tissue, which results in pain under the heel or arch of the… Read More

Running & Shin Splints

What are they? The tibialis posterior and tibialis anterior are two muscles of the lower leg which attach along the length of the tibia. When these muscles are overused or there is increased stress put on them, this can irritate the fascia around the tibia called the periosteum. This is the most common form of… Read More

Running & Patello-femoral Syndrome

What is it? The patella (knee cap) is a « floating » bone and it’s positioning is very dependent on the different tissues that attach to it, as well as the alignment of the leg. When the positioning of the patella is not quite right, it can cause stress on the joint between the patella and the… Read More

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