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Backpacks can be an excellent way to carry books, binders, lunch, running shoes and other items for school or recreation, but they can be a source of temporary discomfort or eventually serious soreness. Very heavy or improperly worn backpacks can lead to poor posture, cause stress on the soft tissue in your neck and...

1. Most back pain is not a serious, life-threatening condition. 2. A weak core does not cause back pain, ever. Really. 3. Feeling like you won't get better and avoiding moving around can make the pain last longer. 4. Imaging of the back (Xray, MRI) do not determine outcomes or how...

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...