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21 Day Dynasty

 

21 Day Dynasty

 

The Back-To-School Badasses Group was a great success with our challengers celebrating real change in their lifestyles towards healthy balance and smart choices.

 

Sept Clean Eating

This month I am leading a 5 day Healthy Habits Group called Sail Into September. Join me as I share tips and tricks towards healthy living in a holistic way.

Look How Far I Have Come!

I have been very open about my personal journey with my new coaching program and here is my latest update on my results! I am feeling stronger both physically and mentally as well as the most confident I have felt in almost 2 years!

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Back-to-School Badasses

 

 

Are you battling the Back-to-School Summer Bulge?

 

Summer is an amazing time of the year that brings with it backyard bbqs, patio drinks, relaxing at the cottage, camping, vacation time, and ICE CREAM! We can all be guilty in indulging in a few too many handfuls of chips, barbecue ribs and burgers, bottles of beer and glasses of wine, and an extra scoop of ICE CREAM!

 

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Fear not! Karen is offering to help get you back on track!

 

Join Karen’s Back-to-School Badasses accountability group, starting on August 20, 2017. She will help you with a meal plan that WORKS on portion control. You do not have to deny yourself anything – it will teach you how to prioritize your food choices AND you will never feel hungry! Karen will also coach you through a 21 day movement strategy that works with any busy lifestyle, gives you a HUGE variety of exercise to choose from and is portable. You can download your workouts to any phone or tablet to take with you, even when you don’t have wifi. Headed to cottage country? No problem! Why not try yoga on the dock?

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Naturopathic Medicine: What’s All The Hoopla About?

 

So what IS Naturopathic Medicine?

 

I repeatedly get asked the same question “How do you differ from Medical Doctors?” and my response is often surprising to whomever I’m speaking with. I tell them that Naturopathic Doctors are primary health care practitioners who can treat just about everything that family doctors can, including complete physical exams and blood work. The two major differences are the amount of time spent in the visit and the method of treatment. Instead of a quick 10 minutes, you get an entire hour with me to chat about every aspect of your health (including diet, stress, hormones, sleep patterns, past medical history, mental health status, etc.) in order to help me understand your complete picture. There is no cookie-cutter approach to therapy in Naturopathic Medicine, so everyone is treated individually and holistically.

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Milestone Reflections

 

Milestone Reflections

 

There have been two significant birthdays for me this year and it has put me into a constant state of reflection.  I look back at who I was, what I have accomplished, my challenges, failures, triumphs and the lessons I have learned from it all. I examine the present. Who I am now, where I am in my life at the moment, wants and needs, relationships, what is important to me. And I look forward and plan the future, the direction I want to go personally and professionally. How do I make myself a better human? How can I contribute more to my community?

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Introducing our newest team member, Michelle Fraser

 

My name is Michelle Fraser I was born and raised in Oakville, ON.  I did my Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology at McMaster University and my Masters of Physical Therapy at Western University.

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Growing up with two older brothers I got heavily involved with sports at a young age. I have enjoyed playing many sports, ice hockey, soccer, volleyball and basketball to name a few. I continue to maintain an active lifestyle playing both soccer and hockey. I also love being outdoors at the cottage, going for hikes and I ran my first half marathon two years ago.

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Welcome Back Dr. Holly Herman!

 

ellephysio is proud to welcome back Dr. Holly Herman for two brand new courses in December, 2017!

Dec 1 & 2, 2017: Male Health, Wellness and Sexual Function

Dec 3 & 4, 2017:  Female Health, Wellness and Sexual Function

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Holly is in her 41st year as a physical therapist. In addition to maintaining a full time private practice in Cambridge, MA, she lectures and presents courses on Pelvic Floor, Women and Men’s Health, Pregnancy and Postpartum, Orthopedics, Geriatrics and Sexual Medicine throughout Australia, Canada, Chile, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, UAE and the United States.

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Becoming a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist – Kate Jones

As one of the newer members of the ellephysio crew, I thought I’d write about why I became a physiotherapist and why I care so much about pelvic health.

My desire to become a physiotherapist started during my undergraduate years at Queen’s University where I was studying kinesiology. At the time, I had an amazing job as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor for MBA students and business executives. I loved exercise, I loved goal setting, I loved behaviour change, and I could see myself training people for a living. I wanted to learn as much as I could about how to help people make positive life choices to support their health.

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The Accidental Advocate

 

It seems that I may have started something recently. I think I may have made myself into an accidental advocate for mental health. And you know what? I’m okay with it.

Along with my day job as a physiotherapist and my hobbies of rock climbing, fitness and social media. I think the advocate hat might be a pretty good fit.

The Anxiety Monster

 

You see, I struggle with anxiety and possibly even a little bit with depression too. I think that I have likely battled this demon most of my life but the anxiety monster really reared its ugly head and made itself known between 4 and 5 years ago. This monster was so scary and brutal that it literally took my breath away, brought me to my knees and asked me to beg for mercy. I’ve shared tidbits of my experience through social media and also in person to the patients that I treat daily. The outpouring of support, kindness and people sharing their own stories with me privately, gives me strength and makes it even more apparent to me that we NEED to talk more about mental health.

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What Is Your Gut Telling You?

How Holistic Nutrition Changed My Life

I was once very unhealthy, physically, mentally and spiritually. I suffered from endometriosis, post-traumatic stress disorder from childhood trauma, obesity, depression, digestive illnesses, autoimmune disease and inflammation. I was pre-diabetic with high cholesterol.

The most devastating part, I was only 26 years old.

Looking for Answers

I spent another 8 years in this condition, seeking help from doctors who medicated me and performed numerous surgeries on me, with no relief from my symptoms. I completely lost hope and more importantly I completely lost myself.

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