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Back to School Anxiety

Back to School Anxiety

Back-to-school season can be, and usually is for most of us, an incredibly stressful time that seems to last for much too long, while also not lasting long enough. There are only so many hours in the day, and these hours quickly become crammed with teacher meetings,...

Why Your Body Needs Water

Why Your Body Needs Water

You have likely heard someone recommend that you drink more water. If you have a headache, drink more water. If you’ve caught a cold, drink more water. Water is incredibly important and can help the body heal. Your body is made of water (about 80%). The exact amount...

The Hidden Dangers of Mindfulness

The Hidden Dangers of Mindfulness

“Mindfulness” is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you're mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them as good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and...

5 Reasons to Get a Massage

5 Reasons to Get a Massage

Pain Relief One of the most common reasons to get a massage is for pain relief. Whether it’s pain from a chronic condition or a pulled muscle, massage is a great pain reliever. Massage therapy is a non-invasive approach to pain relief. Massage Helps You Breathe...

Preventing Vehicle Collisions In Ice & Snow

Preventing Vehicle Collisions In Ice & Snow

Brush up on your winter driving know-how! Here are some tips on how to stay out of trouble when winter driving conditions become dangerous. Give plenty of warning to other drivers when turning, changing lanes or stopping. This will give them the required time to slow...

How to Avoid Ski & Snowboard Injuries

How to Avoid Ski & Snowboard Injuries

Skiing and snowboarding are a ton of fun and great exercise! As with all other sports though, skiing and snowboarding do come with a few risks. The main risk is of course, injuries. There are many steps you can take to avoiding these injuries. We have outlined a few...

5 Reasons to Walk Daily

5 Reasons to Walk Daily

What are a few reasons that you should start walking? Walking for 30 minutes daily is one of the best things that you can do for your body and your mind. 1) Walking can be done anywhere, anytime. The great thing about walking is that it is free and the only equipment...

5 Meditation Tips for Beginners

5 Meditation Tips for Beginners

Many people acknowledge the many health benefits of meditating regularly. Unfortunately, many of these people do not know where to begin. The most difficult aspect of meditation is simply trying to clear your mind. The thoughts of the day end up following us into our...

What I do around here:

I prescribe, progress, and regress exercise programs as well as teach correct movement techniques to help others recover, stay mobile, and injury free. I also apply treatment modalities such as thermotherapy, cryotherapy, TENS, STIM, IFC, ultrasound, and taping.

I became an Exercise Specialist because:

I am passionate about interacting and learning from others, and love being able to see people reach their full potential and live with good quality of life through exercise and physical activity!

My personal philosophy is:

Get to know the person, not just the patient.

What I do for fun:

I enjoy activities that allow me to spend time with my wife and two daughters.  Riding on the bike trails of Ottawa, playing golf, hockey and soccer are just a few of the things that keep me active.  As well, spending a few days at the gym working on strength and aerobic conditioning allow me to stay fit and keep pace with my active children.  With very little down time, I occasionally like to spend a quiet night at home watching a movie or playing the Wii.

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