May’s Culinary Workshop – Fiber

May’s Culinary Workshop – Fiber

Fiber is a plant-based nutrient that when consumed, can help control hunger, lower cholesterol, lower your risk of diabetes, and maintain digestive health which supports detoxification pathways. Fiber can be found in nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables so there will be no steak on this menu! Join Holistic Nutritionist and ..Continue Reading

Job Opportunity – Physiotherapist

Job Opportunity – Physiotherapist

We are seeking a part-time or full-time physiotherapist to join our team! New graduates, residents, and experienced physiotherapists are encouraged to apply. PhysioFit Pembroke is an established physiotherapy practice, within the Lavallee Health Centre. It is ideally located between Pembroke and Petawawa, Ontario. At the Lavallee Health Center, we have ..Continue Reading

Myofascial Release Technique

Myofascial Release Technique

Massage is a therapy enjoyed by many of our clients. Massage therapy works with the body’s muscles, assisting them to remove toxins and encouraging them to relax and release tension. Although this can be very beneficial in some clients, the connective tissues surrounding the muscles may not completely release. Consequently ..Continue Reading

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

The month of May is National Physiotherapy Month AND Women’s Health Month so we would like to discuss how your physiotherapist can help with your pelvic floor health! Pelvic floor physiotherapy is the assessment and treatment of the pelvic floor muscles. These muscles are what support bladder and bowel function, ..Continue Reading

Top 10 ways to Spring Clean our Life

Top 10 ways to Spring Clean our Life

As we enter the Spring season we start to clean up. Here are our top 10 tips to assist with cleaning our lives: Slay the Sugar Dragon. Starting in October we participate in many celebrations that seem to involve decadent sugary treats from Thanksgiving to Easter. Spring is a great ..Continue Reading

Turning Up the Heat

Turning Up the Heat

Perhaps you have heard the tales; worse than the stories of having to walk uphill both ways to and from school in a snowstorm. These are the tales your mother may tell of one of the classic signs of menopause  The Hot Flash! So for National Women’s Health Month, lets ..Continue Reading

World Health Day

Life keeps us busy. So much so that if we don’t take the time to stop and look around, we might just miss it. If you’re reading this, it’s because you’re consciously taking time for yourself. Hats off to you. Here are a few simple habits you can start implementing ..Continue Reading

What’s Irritating your Bowel?

What’s Irritating your Bowel?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common gut disorder affecting about 10-15% of the adult population. It involves abdominal pain or cramping, discomfort, gas and bloating, and altered bowel habits (i.e. diarrhea, constipation, or alternating between the two). So what causes IBS? By definition, IBS has no structural, inflammatory, or ..Continue Reading

Dual Massage – The Sweetness of Doing Nothing….Together

Dual Massage – The Sweetness of Doing Nothing….Together

There is a scene in a movie I like, where an Italian man tells an American woman that her problem is that she is woefully unaware of how to relax.  He calls it “the sweetness of doing nothing”. Maybe you’ve seen Eat, Pray, Love and enjoyed watching Julia Roberts embrace ..Continue Reading

The Stress-Heart Connection

The Stress-Heart Connection

We have all heard the statistics and we do not like to face them: in Canada, heart disease is the second leading cause of death. Most people know the main recommendations for heart health: eat right, exercise, stop smoking, manage your weight, and so on. However, one of the key ..Continue Reading