Treatment, management and prevention of running injuries
Allison Woyiwada, a retired music teacher and lifelong musician, was advised in 2011 that she had a “giant” brain aneurysm. She underwent a 12-hour surgery that rendered her, for a brief time, clinically dead. Following the surgery, Allison had severe cognitive and physical deficits and the communication skills of a toddler. But music would come to her rescue. With the help of music therapy, Woyiwada would orchestrate an astonishing comeback. This is the story of “Allison’s Brain” and her remarkable recovery.
The popularity of running has grown tremendously over the past number of years. Not only is it a great way to stay physically active but it also has a significant social aspect. However, like any physical activity, it can put a certain stress on the body. How do we treat common running injuries? Is there a way to manage these injuries on our own? Is it even possible to prevent running injuries? Find out more about treating, managing and preventing running injuries from Dave Bellefleur, Physiotherapist and Vice-President of Bellefleur Physiotherapy.
Dave developed a passion for health and wellness at a young age playing competitive basketball, soccer, track and field, and running cross-country. He studied at the University of Ottawa where he graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. Throughout his physiotherapy career, Dave has been the clinic manager at two physiotherapy clinics in the Ottawa area and has extensive experience working with the geriatric population in Long Term Care and Home Care. In 2012, Dave received the Professional Excellence Award with the Nepean Chamber of Commerce. He is now the Vice-President of Bellefleur Physiotherapy and is a strong believer in a “hands-on” physiotherapy approach, evidence-based practice and client-centered care by educating his clients on their injury and proposed treatment plan in order to create a strong partnership. Having taken over 13 continuing education courses, Dave has a wealth of knowledge available to integrate into his treatment plans to optimize client outcomes.
Linda Houle-Robert is a francophone registered Holistic Nutritionist, marathoner, Sports Nutritionist for two Sports-Études programs in Ottawa (l’école secondaire Louis-Riel and Franco-Cité) and health coach of Eat Well with Linda/Bien Manger avec Linda, truly loves to eat, breathe and live health. Diagnosed with MS 15 years ago, Linda has also discovered which food has the power to heal and which foods have the power to hurt. She has created a 4 weeks program for Eating Well with MS and developed her first recipe book in English and in French ‘Eat Well with MS – Healthy and Natural Recipes to Nourish Your Body’. With her own health secrets and healthy cooking expertise, she has inspired countless individuals living with MS not only to eat well with MS but also to live well with MS.
Take 10- A Body, Mind, Soul Approach to Self-Care and Living your Best Life!
Catherine Hull is a Self-Care and Wellness Coach, a mother of 3, an athlete, and an Energy Therapist who enjoys helping other people on their journey to becoming their best selves and living their best life! For 8 years, she has worked with individuals and groups teaching them the importance of listening to their bodies and learning to become the expert of their own health & wellness.
Each of us is unique, and therefore faces individual challenges on our health & wellness journey. As a mother of 3, and a Self-Care and Wellness Coach, I have learned through my life experiences that time for me is of vital importance. In fact, it is indeed necessary in order to have the energy, love, and time for those around me. Developing a balanced and holistic self-care tool bag and program has enabled me to have great health, energy, and vitality without taking hours per day. Join me for this experience in learning to listen to your body’s innate knowledge and designing a self-care program to give you what you need in as little as 10 minutes. Taking a “ time out” has not only been a transformational tool but has saved my life and shown me that I am worthy of all the goodness that comes my way.
Choosing the Right Vitamin Supplement for You
You’ve made the wise choice to take vitamins but now which ones and why? Dr. John Zielonka, author of the “Science of Vitamins Meets Optimum Health & Common Sense” is the only doctor in Ottawa to hold a fellowship in vitamin supplementation and anti-aging. Don’t miss this opportunity to make the right choice as not all vitamins are created equally.
Dr. John Zielonka is one of Ottawa’s most trusted health and wellness experts. Author of 6 books including “The Science of Vitamins” and “Nutrition Insanity”, he has made numerous television and radio appearances including spearheading the movement for National Health Day in Canada. Owner of the Ottawa Wellness Centre, his lifelong mission is to educate the world about true health to help them take action and achieve their optimum health potential.