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How to Dislocate an Elbow in One Easy Step

It was early on in my career. I think I’d been a physiotherapist for a little over a year. I was visiting with family and friends over the holidays and decided to go skating at an outdoor rink one evening. As it generally is with outdoor rinks, the ice wasn’t the greatest and there were… Read More ❱

Talking to Children About Death

Mon chat est mort. This is the title of the book my daughter has written and illustrated at school today. My cat is dead. Well, this should be an interesting read. I pick it up not knowing quite what to expect. To give you a little background, we had to put our cat down when… Read More ❱

Fragile Ground

I usually love autumn. I enjoy the coolness in the air, the disappearance of humidity, and the colours all around. I adore that first frost-filled early morning run when the air is crisp and you can see your breath. I love walking in the woods, smelling the fallen leaves and feeling the chill on my… Read More ❱

How To Base Train

In my last blog I discussed the importance of training in your aerobic zone in order to build the base of your fitness pyramid. This is an oft-skipped step that only leads to frustration in the end. Now that you know the importance of it, let’s discuss how to do it. Remember that car and… Read More ❱

The Importance of Base Training

I have made exercise a routine part of my life for many years now. I admit I have become somewhat addicted to the endorphin rush I get from a long sustained workout. But one thing I don’t do is exercise classes. For me part of the allure of exercising is having time alone where I… Read More ❱

It’s not “Sex” Education – It’s Just Education

For those who know me, it will not come as a big surprise that I am not a big Doug Ford fan. I just can’t abide by someone who prioritizes the price of beer over the price of healthy nutritious food or prescription drugs for the working poor. I could go on all day about… Read More ❱

The Cost of Saving Money

I can do that myself. Why would I pay someone else?  These may be amongst the most expensive words ever spoken. Just because you think you can do something yourself doesn’t mean you should, particularly if you don’t have the expertise. I am talking about everything from cutting down a tree to accounting to renovating… Read More ❱

Working Out Safely and Effectively

While remaining fit is a top priority for me, I do not work out at a gym. I never have for one very good reason. I just can’t watch what other people are doing without stressing out so badly I negate any benefits of going to the gym in the first place. Some of the… Read More ❱

Check Your Alignment – Save Your Tires and Your Joints

The mechanic tells you there is excessive wear on one of the tires of your car. He suggests a wheel alignment. Naturally you agree without blinking because it makes perfect sense to deal with the cause of the problem and not just change the tire. Now the orthopaedic surgeon tells you there is excessive wear… Read More ❱

That Could Never Happen to Me

When the warm weather comes around, a lot of us come out of hibernation to enjoy outdoor pursuits. Bikes and picnic baskets appear, and everyone just seems happier. For some it is a new beginning. For others it is a painful reminder of a tragic event. Although most people think it could never happen to… Read More ❱

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