category: Physiotherapy

Bodily Connections and the Patterns of Pain

July 21, 2016

  By: Shannon Stoby Nothing that happens in the body happens in isolation. Any injury, illness, or event creates a chain of reactions. Despite the fact that there is a specialist for every organ, system, and body part these days, it is ultimately all connected. Ever sprained your ankle and wound up with a knee […]

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Core Connections: What’s the Pelvic Floor got to do with it?

July 11, 2016

By Shannon Stoby Core strengthening is a big thing in exercise nowadays—and rightfully so. It is important to have a stable base from which to initiate your movement. But are planks and crunches really the cornerstone to core strength? No. There are other pieces to the core which should not be ignored. While the rippin’ […]

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The Benefit of Empathy

June 20, 2016

By Shannon Stoby I think apathy is one of the greatest threats to our society and to our planet. We see large-scale examples of it at election time in voter turn-outs, smaller examples in our day-to-day life: litter on the sidewalk, neglect of the homeless person on the corner. In general, I think we have […]

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Begin Again: Finding Renewal in Deterioration

May 24, 2016

By Shannon Stoby, Physiotherapist Sometimes deterioration seems inevitable. We get older. Things change. It seems that we just can’t do the things we used to do. Sometimes this process can be accelerated by illness or injury and we mourn the loss of who we used to be. Often we miss our younger selves because of […]

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Renewal vs. Deterioration: When it’s time to see your health care practitioner

May 02, 2016

By Shannon Stoby, Physiotherapist Usually you know when you’ve hit that wall. You have pain, you have an injury; it’s just not going away. Maybe it’s a recurring thing; maybe it’s been lingering a while, but you have reached the point where you can no longer ignore it. You don’t have time for this right […]

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To Decide or Not Decide…Is that even a question?

April 04, 2016

By Shannon Stoby There are a lot of choices in the world today. So many decisions to make over the course of the day that it can become overwhelming. Even the most insignificant part of our day can involve a complicated choice due to the volume of selection. Then, when it comes time to make […]

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Finding Gratitude in Unexpected Places

March 14, 2016

By Shannon Stoby, Physiotherapist My journey to alternative treatments began three years ago as a patient. I thought I was doing everything right. I was as fit as I have ever been: exercising regularly, eating well, had removed all medication from my life. From the standpoint of my health, things should have been good. But, […]

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Self-love vs. Shame…The Origin of a Fitness Goal

February 29, 2016

By Shannon Stoby, Physiotherapist We are bombarded with photoshop-ed images of perfection, inundated with social media accounts of the perfect lives of others. Some days it is pretty hard to feel like we measure up. There are a lot of people talking about self-love; but, in general, there is still a lot more shaming going […]

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Confidence Over Incontinence—The Role of Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

January 04, 2016

By: Shannon Stoby, PT, MScPT Being in control is comforting. Things are safe and predictable. We know what’s going to happen. We’ve got this. Any health issue can challenge our idea of the control we think we have, but perhaps the body’s most glaring indication of the lack of control is incontinence. Whether a woman […]

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