More Evidence Massage Therapy Benefits Osteoarthritis Patients

Massage Association of BC

"Our results suggest that massage therapy can be used in conjunction with conventional treatment for osteoarthritis," said Perlman. "Ultimately, massage may be shown to lessen a patient's reliance on medications and decrease health care costs." Read More


Introduction to Pilates-based Rehabilitation

Research has looked at the importance of trunk control, led by Richardson and Hodges in Australia. Their research focused on defining he activity of trunk musculature among healthy subjects and subjects experiencing chronic low back pain during upper extremity movement. The results support the importance of core stiffening of the trunk muscles in preparation from movement of the extremities. The goal of achieving efficient movement and returning to functional movement and enhanced performance is the foundation of Pilates evolved work.  Read the complete article (PDF)

Womens Waterworks - Curing Incontinence

“Womens Waterworks – Curing Incontinence” is the book I wrote to help my patients to overcome this most embarrassing of life’s problems. A third of all women suffer bladder control problems and around half of all women in nursing homes are there primarily because their incontinence is unmanageable at home. The good news is, incontinence can be cured or greatly reduced at any age! By following a simple pelvic floor exercise program, otherwise known as kegel exercises,you can regain control and never again suffer its embarrassment.  - Pauline E. Chiarelli, PhD

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