Exercise, Lifestyle, Mobility Monday

Get More out of Your Walks!

My opportunities to head out for a walk, hike, or run on my own are few and far between these days (because, you know, life is busy - I have a young child, a full-time practice, dinner to cook, a house to keep clean, etc.) so when I do get to go out, I try… Continue reading Get More out of Your Walks!

Exercise, Mobility Monday, neck pain

How to stretch your neck

Let's talk about neck and shoulder tension. It's a pretty common complaint that I hear a lot about in the clinic, and I too, have experienced having a cranky neck in the past. This type of tension seems to be associated with stress, previous injury, and spending a lot of time in one position (again,… Continue reading How to stretch your neck

Exercise, Mobility Monday

A new twist on the chest stretch

This is one of my absolute favourite stretches. It's a great way to feel more open in the chest, while gently rotating the spine. We spend so much time with our arms in front of us, usually with the arms internally rotated (think of your position when working on the computer, driving, and most hands-on… Continue reading A new twist on the chest stretch

Exercise, Mobility Monday

Hug Yourself

It's just about Valentines day, so here's another LOVEly mobility exercise for you! If you ever feel like you need a little more movement in your upper back, you'll love this one! Upper back figure 8's are a great exercise to do to gain mobility in that upper thoracic area. Give yourself biiiig a hug!… Continue reading Hug Yourself

Exercise, Injury Rehabilitation

Returning to Exercise Post-Injury

Getting back into an exercise routine following time off can be challenging even in the best of times, and even more so after having taken time off to recover from an injury. Additional challenges may arise if you are unsure of what to do, where to start, and how to move safely without re-injuring yourself.… Continue reading Returning to Exercise Post-Injury