7 Hidden Causes of Plantar Fasciitis

Runners and non runners alike will likely have heard of this condition. Plantar fasciitis (PF) is a common affliction in runners between 35-55 years of age. It presents as pain or burning in the foot and heel, and can be especially bad for those first few steps in the morning. It can be very limiting to […]

Having Gremlins in Your Head?

You may have a headache every day or you may have an occasional headache. A headache is annoying, painful, reduces concentration and interferes with all your activities. It also makes you short-tempered and affects you in many physical and physiological ways. While you may pop a pill to deal with the headache, it is important […]

Could pelvic floor exercises be worsening your continence?

Pelvic floor dysfunction is prevalent among women and it is not just an issue related to the older population. It is common in young women too. This is partly because some women don’t even know they’re experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction, like my friend who gets up to go to the bathroom five times a night. […]


It’s important to be physically active and avoid injuries at the same time. This is especially important for a “weekend warrior”. If you are sedentary or your job forces you to sit at a desk for most of the day, it’s extremely important to plan ahead in order to avoid exercise-related injuries. After all, the […]


1) Pain, stiffness, or aching in the achilles when first starting exercise that eases off after you’ve warmed up. 2) Pain, stiffness, or aching in the achilles after exercise when you’ve cooled down. 3) Pain, stiffness, or aching in the achilles for the first few steps in the morning.


Running is addictive, there’s nothing like the buzz that you get from putting one foot in front of the other for miles and miles, it feels great. But is pounding the streets the best way to improve your running?

Ruminations on Health and being Healthy

The human body is a complex organism yet its needs are simple. It is an efficient well designed engine of life which requires very little tinkering on our part majority of the time. It has the ability to self regulate, maintain and repair itself. As long as we provide it with a variety of nourishment, […]

Scoliosis Screening Program

What is Scoliosis? Scoliosis is a side-to-side curvature of the spine. It can develop during childhood, teenage years, or adulthood, but is most common noticed during the years of rapid growth in girls nine to fourteen years of age and boys eleven to sixteen years of age. This is most common type of scoliosis, known […]

Post Marathon Recovery

If you too have been running the marathon on Sunday, this week is the crucial time to pay some attention to your body and work on those aching joints and muscles to assist a speedy recovery.   Do some gentle walking (or hobbling) This may feel counterintuitive but it is important to keep the sore […]