Prenatal Massage - Taking Care of Mommy

Sascha Boulet
Massage can help a pregnant woman deal with the changes in her body throughout the duration of the pregnancy. Making time for an hour massage means time away from life stresses and a way to connect with your growing baby, which can be very beneficial during this special time in your life, both physically and mentally.

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K-Taping - Common Q & A

Sascha Boulet

1. What is K-Tape?

K-tape is a water resistant, breathable, elastic cotton tape. Its design and properties allows freedom of movement, long wearability and a great level of comfort.

K-tape can be applied to most body part and is a form of supportive therapy that goes home with the patient and which will work for as long as the tape remains on the body.

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Dizzy Talk with Sascha

Sascha Boulet
Have you ever had a brief dizzy episode where you said to yourself: “The room is spinning around me”; “When I get out of the bed in the morning I always get dizzy” or “ I can’t go down the grocery store aisles without feeling like my head is spinning”; then chances are you are experiencing a specific type of vertigo called  Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo or BPPV

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Cupping Therapy - Massage Therapy

Sascha Boulet

What to Expect?    

Most patients find it hard to describe how it feels, it's simply an odd feeling.
Cupping can be uncomfortable in some areas that are more restricted. 
Although these areas might be more uncomfortable, it may be where you need it the most in order to release those tissues and increase range of motion.
You will feel a painless, tight/pulling sensation in the area where the cup is placed or moved along.  Keep in mind, the amount of suction is adjustable based on your tolerance, and your massage therapist will ask you about your comfort level throughout. There are also different sizes of cups depending on the area being treated.

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Introduction to Gabby!

Sascha Boulet
Our society has constructed the idea and made you believe that if you are in a larger body that you are lazy, unhealthy, unworthy of what you desire, ugly, and you need to change. Let me be the first to say that you your size does make you any of those things, you are beautiful, and it is diet culture that needs to change – not you! Diet culture teaches us that we can’t trust ourselves when it comes to eating and food selection because of how we look, and therefore we need to follow a set of rules. These rules usually start with a list of “good and bad foods” and restricting food intake by either reducing the amount of food or eliminating food groups, followed by ignoring our body’s signals that it’s time to eat because we need to stick to the plan...

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Concussion - Watch your Head

Sascha Boulet
A concussion is a serious injury and may result in a variety of non-specific signs and / or symptoms and most often does not involve loss of consciousness. If you’ve suffered a concussion, here are some symptoms you may experience: headache, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, blurred vision, sensitivity to light, difficulty concentrating, sensitivity to noise, difficulty remembering, fatigue or low energy, more emotional. 

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Pelvic Health & Women's Health

Sascha Boulet
Today I'm going to talk about the importance of physiotherapy during your pregnancy. At PhysioFirst, we have a program where we follow our ladies throughout their whole pregnancy. Once a month or more frequently as to match your personal needs. 

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Wound Care with Michelle

Sascha Boulet
Did you know physiotherapists are health care professionals that can help you prevent and manage traumatic, surgical and chronic wounds (diabetic, arterial, and venous ulcers).

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