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“I Threw Out My Back, Where Did It Go?” By Philemon Ayele

The spine, a series of small bones that create one of the most important anchors and barriers in our body for muscles, nerves and organs. It is tasked with many different jobs – housing our spinal cord, providing structural support to maintain posture, and allowing...

Breast Cancer Rehabilitation – What Our Physio Can Do For You

Cancer is one of the scariest words you can hear from your doctor, and breast cancer is the cancer most often diagnosed in women. Thankfully, more people than ever are surviving breast cancer. On average, 87% of people diagnosed with breast cancer survive 5 years...

A Wobbly Pelvis

Welcome to Element’s December Blog - breaking down Pelvic Girdle Supports for Pregnancy. A side note, when I wrote this blog I was 36 weeks pregnant, my baby arrived a mere 3 days later, just shy of 36.5 weeks. This was supposed to be November’s blog. Fast forward -...

What does a Physiotherapist/Physical Therapist (American term) do?

That is often the VERY first question we often get asked in University when out on practicums. It is often one we repeatedly get asked by other health professionals and spend most of careers trying to answer. The basic description, we get people exercising and moving...

Ohm My Gosh! I’m Going Down, Dog!

Ohmmmmmm..... Yoga.  Just a bunch of breathing and stretching, right?  How could someone possibly get injured?  Wrong.  Yoga can be extremely strong, powerful, and physically challenging.  It is known for being rehabilitative and therapeutic, and in most cases this is...

To Kegel or Not to Kegel: Demystifying the Pelvic Floor

The Pelvic Floor muscles are a small group muscles located at the bottom of the pelvis. They start at the tailbone and run forward to attach on the pubic bone. The two hip bones make the sides of the "bowl" and the pelvic floor is the bottom of the bowl. 1 in 3 women...

10 Myths of Physiotherapy

Our clinic blogger, physiotherapist Jenn Everett, has recently moved to Calgary and we have been missing her witty and thorough entries.  She's left some big blogging shoes to fill so I thought I'd take a stab at this month's post.  I could barely contain myself and...

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