Wearing High Heels Could Make Your Incontinence Worse

Wearing High Heels Could Make Your Incontinence Worse Our pelvic health is so incredibly important to our overall health and thankfully this fact is starting to get more and more recognition with more resources and research focusing on improving this aspect of women’s health. Pelvic floor dysfunctions such as incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic painContinue reading “Wearing High Heels Could Make Your Incontinence Worse”

Prolonged Sitting and Low Physical Activity can Increase Urinary Tract Symptoms

At this point most of us have heard multiple messages talking about the importance of daily physical activity and the importance of avoiding prolonged sitting for our health, but more and more studies are coming out showing us just HOW critical these things are in ALL aspects of our health! A recent study published justContinue reading “Prolonged Sitting and Low Physical Activity can Increase Urinary Tract Symptoms”

What to Look for in a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Your pelvic health is such a huge part of your overall well-being and quality of life, and I’m so happy to see that this critically important aspect of our health is starting to get some more attention in mainstream media and news as of late. Women have long since suffered from pelvic floor dysfunctions includingContinue reading “What to Look for in a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist”

Can’t do a Kegel Properly? We can help with that.

There is incredibly strong scientific evidence that shows Pelvic Floor Muscle Training (PFMT) is a fantastic and effective form of treatment for many pelvic floor dysfunctions, including urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse. However, all of the research that has studied this is performed using participants who are able to correctly and voluntarily contract theirContinue reading “Can’t do a Kegel Properly? We can help with that.”

Should you get an X-Ray or Image?

I was driving around town the other day, doing errands, when I saw a sign with a message on it that I see far too often: “Taking new patients – get your first chiropractic assessment, with full x-rays!” Now, before I continue on with this article I want you to know that this is notContinue reading “Should you get an X-Ray or Image?”

Epidurals Do NOT Prolong Labor

The newest research provides evidence against the popular belief that it does. Good News! A recent study out of the Beth Israel Deaconells Medical Centre shows that having an epidural during the pushing stage of labor does NOT negatively affect the duration of labor. Previous evidence and common sense from health professionals suggested a linkContinue reading “Epidurals Do NOT Prolong Labor”

Whole Body Cryotherapy and Ice: Worth the Hype?

Whole Body Cryotherapy seems to be the latest rage, touting amazing benefits for all. But, is it really worth all the hype? Key Points (for those of you who want the Coles Notes) Whole body cryotherapy is an inferior method to cooling subcutaneous and core body temperatures Placebo is likely largely responsible for the positiveContinue reading “Whole Body Cryotherapy and Ice: Worth the Hype?”

First Sleep, then Coffee.

The Newest Research Links Pain and Sleepiness. A new research study from Harvard Medical School brought together researchers from a pain and sleep background to look at an area not yet well studied: does sleep, or lack thereof, influence pain? Researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre determined that decreased sleepContinue reading “First Sleep, then Coffee.”