Patient Handouts and Videos

See videos and handouts below. They can also be found on the right side of the page.

Hip Flexor Release with Therapy Ball Video

Hip flexor tightness adds to core dysfunction. The iliopsoas is a hard muscle to release. Releasing them with a therapy ball is my favourite.

Abdominal Release with Therapy Ball Video
Global shear is a technique described in 'Treat While You Train'. I love its intent and find this is a great abdominal release using a soft and squishy therapy ball. Use a pilates, bender or coregeous ball.

Upper Body Dynamic Stretching Video
Our core is designed to be stable while our limbs should be light, supple, freely moveable. How many of us actually move that way? Give this video a try. And check out spinal stability doc to ensure you maintain pelvic neutral throughout the movement.

Lower Body Dynamic Stretching Video
Just like our shoulders in the upper body dynamic stretching video, let's loosen up our hips and regain core function.

Dynamic Warm up
Sun Salutation
Side-lying Rotation
Rolling Patterning

Breath Work
Crocodile Breathing
Spinal Stability
15min Core Engagement
McKenzie Disc Rehab
Pelvic Floor Exercises

Thoracic Spine Release and Extension

Functional Movement Screen Corrections

Below are the specific exercises that will improve your movement screen score. All corrections include a mobility, stability and strengthening component. The mobility and stability pieces are found in the above links. Here is where you will find the strength.

Mountain Climbers
Dead Bug Resisted
Single Leg Lowering
Bridge Resisted
Single Leg Bridge
Inch Worm Push Up

Workouts

Make Your Own Workout
Foam Roller Workout
20min Workout #1
20min Workout #2
Ball Blast Workout
Medicine Ball Workout

Lifestyle Tools

Easy Exercise Ideas
Feel Good!
Nutritional Tools (Bikini Boot Camp)
Where to shop for food in Calgary *courtesy of A Healthy Journey

Prenatal Tools

Belly Mapping