5 Myths Regarding the Pelvic Floor
Nupur Panchal BPT – Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist
When we hear the term Pelvic floor related concern, we often associate the problem with pre/post pregnancy. Although pelvic floor therapy is very helpful for pre/post pregnancy, there are several other areas of focus that Pelvic Floor therapy can effectively address. Reliable and accurate information is essential as it can help dispel myths about the pelvic floor.
Read on to learn about the 5 most common pelvic floor myths and the truth about them.
4 ways that alternative medicine can help to prevent cardiovascular disease and stroke
Did you know that stroke has become the third leading cause of death in Canada, and the second leading cause of death globally? It is also a leading cause of adult disability with over 400,000 people in Canada living with the effects of having had a stroke.
According to a poll commissioned by heart and stroke, less than half of Canadians were aware of their specific risk factors to strokes. Those who were poled recognized poor diet, smoking and lack of exercise as primary contributors to stroke. Only 10% of Canadians recognize high blood pressure as a risk, even though it is one of the most significant risk factors for these conditions.
You’re pitching the bottom of the 9th inning, your team is up by 1 run, bases are loaded, one out to go, and you’re literally holding the ball that can be the difference between winning or losing. You throw your first pitch…it’s a ball. Another pitch…another ball.
How do you maintain focus, and perform the skills you have practiced countless times before? Regardless of your opponent or the playing field, how do you bring your A-Game every time you step into your ‘field-of-play’?
Understanding sport-psychology is similar to understanding behavioural-psychology. How do we control our thoughts of fear, self-doubt and failure to allow us to achieve our goals? First we must understand where these thoughts are coming from, and why we choose to pay attention to them.