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New Course: How to Fix Low Back Pain

New Course: How to Fix Low Back Pain

We are proud to announce the launch of our new course on teachable.com! The course is entitled “How to Fix Your Low Back Pain” and is the culmination of over 15-years of clinical experience and results-based Physiotherapy. Over the years, I’ve worked extremely hard with 

The Cause of Shoulder Pain: Why it’s a Consequence of Something Else

The Cause of Shoulder Pain: Why it’s a Consequence of Something Else

The cause of shoulder pain is a broad and complicated discussion. Or is it? A diagnosis of ‘shoulder pain’ covers a broad list of aches, pains, and injuries. And it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the seemingly endless list of predisposing factors, special 

13 Most Watched Your Wellness Nerd YouTube Videos (2020-2021)

13 Most Watched Your Wellness Nerd YouTube Videos (2020-2021)

Last year was one hell of a year wasn’t it? While horrible for so many, 2020 provided me with a unique opportunity to dip my toes into something I’ve long wanted to explore but seldom had the time – YouTube videos. I created the Your 

The Hidden Cause of Leg Muscle Cramps: Is it Back-Related?

The Hidden Cause of Leg Muscle Cramps: Is it Back-Related?

Leg muscle cramps are an interesting phenomenon. Their seemingly random onset often belies how incapacitating they can be. Similarly, preventing leg muscle cramps is often a product of hindsight rather than proactivity. There are some widely accepted causes of muscle cramps – which we’ll get 

The Couch Stretch: How to Do One of the Best Exercises for Knee Pain, Hip Pain & Back Pain

The Couch Stretch: How to Do One of the Best Exercises for Knee Pain, Hip Pain & Back Pain

As a Physical Therapist, I’m often asked to reveal the “best” stretches for people to do. And with such an extensive catalog to choose from it can be a daunting question. However, there is one exercise that stands out. And that exercise is the Couch 

Research: Negative Moods Like Sadness & Anger Linked with Inflammation

Research: Negative Moods Like Sadness & Anger Linked with Inflammation

A recent study from Penn State University has looked into the association between negative moods like sadness and anger and inflammation. It’s a highly important area of research considering approximately 17 million adults in America have a major episode of depression per year. This study 

Just Hurt Your Back? Here’s a 7-Step Acute Back Pain Action Plan!

Just Hurt Your Back? Here’s a 7-Step Acute Back Pain Action Plan!

The onset of any acute back pain injury can be as daunting and tricky as it is common. Staggeringly, over 60% of people will experience an episode of acute low back pain in their lifetime. And not only do you have to figure out how 

Hip Bursitis: Why Low Back Dysfunction is the Missing Piece of the Puzzle

Hip Bursitis: Why Low Back Dysfunction is the Missing Piece of the Puzzle

The best treatment for hip bursitis involves specifically treating the hip… or so I used to think. As a Physiotherapist, I’m passionate about trying to better understand the root cause of common musculoskeletal injuries. And I’ve always felt we have a tendency to miss the 

Essential Home Exercise Equipment to Keep You Pain-Free, Strong, & Mobile During COVID-19

Essential Home Exercise Equipment to Keep You Pain-Free, Strong, & Mobile During COVID-19

The Coronavirus has made our world that little bit smaller of late. And the need to take charge of your own pain, health and fitness have never been more important. With direct access to health, medical, and fitness professionals more difficult for the time being, 

What is the Best Foot-Strike Pattern For Running? (And Why We Miss the Point)

What is the Best Foot-Strike Pattern For Running? (And Why We Miss the Point)

If you run, there’s every chance you’re aware of the heel strike vs forefoot strike debate. For those unaware, there’s no current consensus on which foot-strike pattern is “best“ to decrease injury risk and improve running performance. There are many well-informed and passionate opinions of