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02 Aug 2019

Your Breath

By Laurie Edge-Hughes, BScPT, MAnimSt, CAFCI, CCRTHa ha! No, I’m not about to tell you that I know you had onions for lunch or curry for dinner! Instead, I’m going to remind you to breath! It is a rather well known fact that people in chronic pain also tend to have poor breathing patterns. Shallow breath. Usually only utilizing the top parts of the lungs. Imagine yourself when you have a stomach ache. You sit hunched over or lie curled up. You contract your body to wrap around y... More

14 Apr 2019

Are You Squatting Enough?

By Laurie Edge-Hughes          I bet you had to think about that! Maybe you thought there was a typo in that title. But no! It’s exactly what I mean. Squatting is a good preventative maneuver for your knees!Now, those of you with knee problems are likely thinking, “YIKES”! However, maybe trying to squat more often could take care of that.Here’s a helpful (and I think slightly motivational) video on the topic!  I ... More

11 Mar 2019

How to Thrive

Laurie Edge-Hughes, BScPT, CAFCIYou simply must read (or listen) to the book THRIVE by Arianna Huffington, of The Huffington Post fame. I was recently reminded of it after listening to an interview with her. So much wisdom! So, much so, that I want to give you the 12 highlights of the book and a wonderful little poster that serves as a reminder of these. Yes, as a physical therapist, I am trained to treat the aches and pains in your physical body… but all of us need to do a better jo... More