osteopathy, pain

What is Osteopathy?

Article written by Anne-Marie Mougeot, B.Sc.Kin., D.O.M.P. Have you heard of osteopathy? Perhaps it has been suggested that you see an osteopathic practitioner for your particular condition or set of symptoms, but you aren't quite sure what osteopathy actually is. Osteopathy is still relatively new to Vancouver Island, and there are only about 100 osteopathic… Continue reading What is Osteopathy?

Exercise, feet, Mobility Monday

Sore feet? Try these exercises!

Did you know that our feet have a similar potential for mobility as our hands do?   Our feet (and hands) have both motor nerves, and sensory nerves. Motor nerves carry messages from the brain to your body parts and tell them to move, while sensory nerves carry information from the environment (such as heat,… Continue reading Sore feet? Try these exercises!

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, Mobility Monday

Foot Love

Did you know that you have 52 bones in your two feet altogether, and 33 joints? (Side note and cool fact: when a baby is born, the number of bones are higher, but many of them fuse by the time one reaches adulthood). Because of all of those joints, our feet have a lot of potential… Continue reading Foot Love

osteopathy

Top 3 Questions I Get Asked as an Osteopathic Practitioner

by: Anne-Marie Mougeot, B.Sc. Kin., D.O.M.P. Osteopathy is fairly new to this part of the world, despite it being quite popular in various countries. In hopes of sharing some information about what I do, and case you are also wondering, here are some of the most common questions I get asked about Osteopathy. 1. What… Continue reading Top 3 Questions I Get Asked as an Osteopathic Practitioner

Movement Myth Buster, Posture

Myth: Text Neck Causes Neck Pain

by: Anne-Marie Mougeot B.Sc.Kin., D.O.M.P., D.Sc.O. There is A TON of information out there about health and wellness. I know that it can get overwhelming and that it takes a lot of effort to try to follow and stay up to date with all of this information! On top of that, there seems to be… Continue reading Myth: Text Neck Causes Neck Pain

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