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These are updates and blog posts from the Pelvic Health Solutions staff.

#Anti-fragile: First quarter “pearls” 2017

The first quarter of 2017 has included an exciting array of courses that have taught me a lot. For someone who graduated in 1986, that is an amazing statement all by itself!   Theme of this quarter: #antifragile. Read on!   There is

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Part 2: Creating a Survivor Friendly Practice

Why is a trauma lens important to healthcare professionals? For the trauma survivor to have the best experience in a healthcare office, both you and your office staff needs to be trauma-informed. Your staff must understand the emotional issues, expect

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Body Mapping for Loss of Strength, Coordination and Pain

Sensory Motor Amnesia describes a loss of awareness of a particular pattern of muscular activation to complete a certain task. This becomes habitual and often falls below a person’s level of awareness. We know that when someone sprains an ankle and they

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Treating With A Trauma Lens – Part 1

As I reflect on this blog post, I thought back to a few key courses that have had a significant impact on my clinical practice as a pelvic health physiotherapist. It began with my first pelvic floor course with Dianna MacDonald in Alberta, back in 1997. T

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CBT in Physiotherapy

This year I was lucky enough to get a spot in a valuable course called CBT Immersion jointly presented through Laurier University and Qualia Counselling Services. This is a condensed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy course for health professionals and I am e

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Pelvic Health Physiotherapy – A Lifestyle Medicine Approach!

  Although the changing health care landscape requests for all healthcare providers to embrace a lifestyle medicine approach in their respective practices, pelvic health physiotherapists are particularly called to this need. Lifestyle medicine ref

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Feeling The Pressure?

The topic of intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) is becoming the front line of conversation as it relates to pelvic floor dysfunction. Gynecologists often restrict activities during the post-operative period that are believed to produce high levels of IAP in o

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