Kaitlin is a fourth year Human Kinetics student at the University of Ottawa who recently completed her internship at my clinic, Function to Fitness Physiotherapy. She is applying for her Masters in Physiotherapy and plans to start that program once she completes her Kinesiology degree. Kaitlin is … [Read more...] about Mind Your Posture, Young Lady
How Posture Exercises Benefit You
One of the first things I evaluate during a client assessment is the client's posture. I find most people benefit significantly when they follow the posture exercises I develop for them. They quickly experience the benefits and incorporate the posture exercises into their regular personal training … [Read more...] about How Posture Exercises Benefit You
Horse Stance – Part Two
The Horse Stance is an excellent exercise to build deep core spinal stabilization. I encourage many of clients who visit me at Function to Fitness Physiotherapy and Personal Training in Ottawa to incorporate it into their training program. If you saw my Horse Stance - Part One video and did not … [Read more...] about Horse Stance – Part Two
The Horse Stance – Part One
The Horse Stance is a very important exercise and should be considered as one the staples of anyone's exercise program. It is one of the most valuable exercises in terms of strengthening the deep stabilizer muscles around the spine. I encourage all of my physiotherapy and personal training clients … [Read more...] about The Horse Stance – Part One
The Plank Exercise: On Your Hands or Your Forearms?
The Plank Exercise is frequently used by many personal trainers to build core strength. But it also is effective for weightbearing through the wrist and forearm (important to people with osteoporosis to reduce the risk of fracture in case of a fall) as well as developing shoulder stabilization. In … [Read more...] about The Plank Exercise: On Your Hands or Your Forearms?
Improving Your Balance
I feel unsteady when I walk on uneven surfaces, is there something I can do? Yes, with some testing Margaret will be able to identify what areas you need to work on to improve your balance. As the saying goes, unless you use it you lose it! Just 5 minutes of balancing exercises a day will make a … [Read more...] about Improving Your Balance
Strength Training and Importance of Good Posture
The following are some important tips regarding your posture when you strength train: When weight lifting it is critical that you use good posture. Your feet should be hip-width and parallel to each other. Your knees should have a slight bend You should allow your buttocks to sit back slightly … [Read more...] about Strength Training and Importance of Good Posture