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29 Jan 2020

Blue Spaces

By Margaret Kraeling, PT, CCRT In physiotherapy we primarily focus on joints, muscles, ligaments and functional exercises. Of course, this is important, and all of these issues need to be addressed however researches are now recognizing that other factors are also important to improve mental and emotional wellbeing. Any boost in our mental wellbeing will be helpful in reducing pain, anxiety and stress. Researchers in New Zealand, Hong Kong and England studied groups of people who had access ... More

17 Dec 2019


  Have you ever noticed those random purple marks many athletes or celebrities occasionally have on their bodies? I have seen Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston proudly don their red marks on the red carpet! Those marks are from a practice called cupping. Cupping is an ancient technique in which therapists use special cups on your skin to create a suction effect. This suction draws circulation to the surface and may leave temporary purple marks from the increase of blood flow being dr... More

28 Oct 2019

Healthy Aging

By Laurie Edge-Hughes, BScPT, MAnimSt, CAFCI, CCRT I’m getting older, and chances are, so are you! But what should we be doing to keep our bodies from declining? Aging doesn’t have to equal deteriorating. However, we likely have to be a bit more mindful about how we treat our bodies as we age and what we do in order to make amends for how we treated our bodies in our 20s and 30’s!I found a wonderful article that touched on this subject:A journal article, Muscular Strength ... More