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The Importance of Epsom Salt Baths

The Importance of Epsom Salt Baths

Most people acknowledge the importance of minerals such as iron and calcium for our bodies. What about magnesium? Unfortunately, maintaining healthy magnesium levels is often forgotten. Magnesium helps the body regulate over 325 enzymes and plays a critical role in so...

Stress: What’s the Big Deal?

Stress: What’s the Big Deal?

Reducing and managing stress in your everyday life is so important for overall health. Many of us become victims of our stress. It seems to completely overwhelm us and we don’t know how to cope. The cause of stress varies from person to person. For some it is...

Tricks to Stay Healthy on Halloween

Tricks to Stay Healthy on Halloween

We all know how delicious those fun-sized Halloween bars are. It seems harmless to grab a few candies here and there. Before we know it, we have eaten the whole box of Halloween candy that was being saved to hand out to the kids! What can you do to stay healthy on...

Apollo’s 5 Pillars of Health

Apollo’s 5 Pillars of Health

1) Natural health care Natural health care focuses on prevention and natural solutions to common complains and ailments. Natural health care is an alternative health care route to contemporary medicine. Natural health care practitioners include chiropractors, massage...

Gluten-Free Diet: Miracle or Hype?

Gluten-Free Diet: Miracle or Hype?

Are you tired of hearing information about gluten? Is it only hype being endorsed by celebrities or is it a real issue? Could a gluten free diet positively affect IBS, ADHD and Fibromyalgia? Here’s the real scoop! Gluten is protein that is found in several types of...

Psychotherapy: What You Need To Know

Psychotherapy: What You Need To Know

What is psychotherapy? Psychotherapy addresses personal difficulties you are experiencing. It allows you to talk openly and confidentially about your concerns and feelings with a trained professional. Why see a psychotherapist? Psychotherapy may be useful for you if:...

Fact or Fiction: Chiropractic

Fact or Fiction: Chiropractic

1) Chiropractors aren’t real doctors. Fiction- Chiropractors in Canada are entitled to use the title ‘doctor’. They are one of the few professions in Ontario that are allowed to use the ‘doctor’ title, along with dentists, psychologists, medical doctors and...

Rise and Shine: Why 5am is a Great Start

Rise and Shine: Why 5am is a Great Start

  For the past 3 months, I have been getting up at 5am to write.  No, I am not crazy, nor do I have insomnia.  In fact, I really like sleep, especially since my 2 year-old has been around.  And I could probably use more of it, yes. But I've realized a few things...

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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