Posts Tagged: downtown

Thanks, Mom. A Note to My Mom and a Message for New Moms

November 14, 2016

By Shannon Stoby, PT, MScPT Hi Mom. I know you read all of my blogs, so here’s one for you. I write this, not as a parent, but as a grown child. My mom sacrificed a lot of her life for us. She always cared for us and put the family first. As parents go, […]

Acupuncture for Pain Management

October 16, 2016

  By Jonathan Handel Fall is here, and people are heading back to their regular schedules, whether that be work or school. For many, Summer with it’s time spent out of doors and active, is now being replaced by the more traditionally autumnal pursuit of sitting at a desk, and our bodies can already feel […]

3 Ways Your Sweet Tooth Can Ruin Your Skin

October 01, 2016

By Dr. Jen Newell, ND The other morning, I was discussing the impact of diet on the health of your skin with a patient of mine. She was shocked that I so firmly believe that what you eat impacts your appearance because her dermatologist had told her for years that there was no connection. Unfortunately, […]

Understanding Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

September 19, 2016

Understanding Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) affects 1 out of every 10 women. Each woman with PCOS will manifest the hormonal imbalances and symptoms differently. Only through understanding the underlying imbalances unique to each woman can we hope to overcome polycystic ovarian syndrome and achieve balanced, vibrant health. What is PCOS? PCOS is […]

The Pelvic Floor: Finding Empowerment in Vulnerability

September 12, 2016

By Shannon Stoby There is a sense of vulnerability that comes with injury and illness. The sense of invincibility is gone and, as we put our recovery in the hands of health care professionals, it may feel like we’ve lost control of our lives. This can be the case in any health-related scenario, but there […]

Trust and Fear in an Uncertain World

August 22, 2016

By Shannon Stoby I don’t know if we are generally a distrustful species or if we have just taught each other to be that way. Certainly, there is a survival instinct that may promote distrust. Our long history of feuding on this planet in the name who knows what may also be a contributing factor. […]

Take the Plunge

August 15, 2016

By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW You trust your doctor. You trust your accountant. You trust your drycleaner. Heck, you even trust your coffeehouse barista with your precious caffeine fix. We trust all kinds of people with the things that are important to us. So, why is it often so hard to trust ourselves? There are […]

Trust and Fear: Finding Your Comfort Zone in the Therapeutic Relationship

August 02, 2016

By Shannon Stoby There can be a lot of fear associated with illness or injury. Fear of pain. Fear of the prognosis. Fear of the recovery process. Mostly a fear of the unknown. And when faced with a health issue it may feel like your own body has become the unknown. At this point we […]

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 […]

The PCOS Diet

June 27, 2016

By Dr. Lisa Watson A nutritious diet is the cornerstone of health – a foundation on which we can build healthy choices and behaviours. This is true for most health concerns, and certainly for women who have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Choosing the right foods for PCOS and avoiding others is necessary for women who want […]