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Let’s face it—giving birth is trauma to the body, and it takes time to heal before returning to anything even remotely athletic.  Several authors established the guidelines below based on the classifications from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (Goom, Tom & Donnely, Grainne & Brockwell, Emma. (2019). Returning to running postnatal - Guidelines for...

Symptoms of urinary urgency or frequency are very common and can be incredibly disruptive to your life. It is not a good feeling to have to run your life by where your next bathroom is. A physiotherapist with advanced training to treat pelvic floor dysfunction can help! There are several factors that you need...

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is when the bladder or the uterus starts to descend in the vagina due to the muscles and connective tissue in the area not providing enough support. It is not typically painful per se, but can create a feeling of heaviness and pressure in the vagina that gets worse the...

Exercise is good, right?  But how soon is too soon after giving birth? If you had an uncomplicated vaginal birth, you can start gentle exercise (walking, stairs, breathing exercises, some abdominal exercises) almost immediately after giving birth, but clear it with a medical professional first.  Research on women who begin exercise after giving birth shows...

Posture– or avoiding slouching—is often discussed by people who have lower back or neck pain.  People are often told to sit up straight, as poor posture has been thought to be one of the causes of back or neck pain. Research shows that people with low back pain may find certain postures painful, but it...

I always hesitate to use the word “normal”, as there are so many factors that go into how often you pee.  If you typically get up once in the night, then that is probably normal for you.  If your sleep is disrupted because you’re getting up more frequently, then possibly something needs to change during...

As we get older, we unfortunately discover that our brains can slow down too.  Some studies that involve both humans and animals have shown that regular aerobic exercise like walking or jogging can give a boost to memory and cognition.  Aerobic exercise can increase the number of new neurons in the brain’s memory centre,...

There are several reasons for vertigo, and all of them suck, but positional vertigo is a common type of dizziness that can be treated with a simple maneuver. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the medical term for positional vertigo. BPPV is caused when tiny stones in the...