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Runner’s Knee?

“Runner’s knee” is commonly used to describe two types of injuries of the knee, iliotibial band syndrome and patellofemoral pain syndrome. Both fall into the category of overuse or repetitive strain type injuries. They can occur in isolation or in combination, but both have been shown to be related to poor running mechanics and improper training volumes. What’s the solution? First step is a proper diagnosis by your healthcare practitioner. This should be followed by strength and mobility exercises to improve biomechanics, adjustment of training volumes as needed, and possibly gait analysis and footwear adjustments if it is deemed necessary.

Meet Your Practitioner

Meet Your Practitioner
Mathilda Prinsloo is the owner of Patient Care and Wellness Practice and a health professional with special training in the areas of geriatrics, diabetes management, nutrition, medication management, deprescribing and cognitive behaviour therapy. Mathilda’s patients are seniors in the community who feel they have a poor quality of life due to unresolved medical issues or taking too many medications. Working as a team with her patients’ family doctors and specialists over the past 10 years, Mathilda uses her expertise with medical and non-medical treatments to help her patients thrive and get their lives back!

Good Fit for Home-Care Services?

Because home care covers such a broad variety of services, there is not just one condition that makes someone a good fit for in-home care. Home care aides can be hired to assist a client with any of their needs, whether that be getting transportation to appointments, or grocery shopping and cooking meals. You may be a good candidate for in-home care if you’re in need of any of the following: Assistance with daily tasks, housekeeping, mobility assistance, medication management, short-term care (if you’re recovering from an illness or surgery and need extra assistance), or even companionship if you’re living alone and struggling with feeling isolated.

What is Sell n’ STAY®?

Sell ‘n STAY® is an exciting new solution that provides additional, previously un-thought of housing options for seniors. Safe, simple, and private, it is an option for homeowners who want to unlock the equity in their home to fund a better life, all without having to move out of their home. Through the Sell ‘n STAY® program, seniors sell their home to an investor buyer. The senior then enters into a lease agreement with the new owner. Although created with seniors in mind, Sell ‘n STAY® is a valuable option for a variety of circumstances, for homeowners of all ages.

What is Brainspotting?

Brainspotting is a brain-based therapy used for helping clients to process issues, memories, experiences, or emotions. It is a “bottom-up” therapy, meaning it focuses on processing information stored in the mid-brain (emotional center), as opposed to talk therapy, which is a “top-down” therapy focused on processing information stored in the cerebral cortex (logical center). BSP often helps clients experience unique breakthroughs by reducing reactivity, unlocking creativity, processing trauma, and generally working toward significant progress in their healing journey. You may find that you experience fewer intrusive thoughts, less emotional activation, and an increased sense of freedom, fulfillment, or peace in various areas of life.

Improve Your Focus Naturally

Very often the brain and nervous system become fatigued and overloaded. Much like a computer receiving too much data all at once, the brain can become overwhelmed, slow down, or even crash. This can result in an inability to focus, brain fog, memory loss, ADD/ADHD-like symptoms, a “wired” feeling, or the inability to cope with daily life. The key to turning these conditions around is to give the body what it needs to strengthen specific areas of the brain and nervous system. This can be achieved naturally with specialized nutritional formulations, which will replenish the body and alleviate symptoms.

Let Kindness be Our Inspiration

Kindness is the gift that keeps on giving. It expands the light within us and touches the light in others. Small gestures inspire our hearts to open and be touched. It is one of the simplest ways to share our hearts with humanity. Whether it be letting someone go ahead of us in a grocery line, sharing our resources, opening a door, or finding ways to pay it forward. When we choose to act from the best place within ourselves, we nourish the seed of hope in others and lift the vibration of the world. Join me by putting one act of kindness into action daily. I can’t think of a time when we needed it more!

8 Pillars of Holistic Health

For holistic wellness, #Balance incorporates 8 dimensions that should work in harmony. These include: Financial – overall financial health; Spiritual – connected to something greater than yourself; Intellectual – refers to active participation in scholastic, cultural, and community activities; Emotional – inspires self-care, relaxation, stress reduction and the development of inner strength; Physical – promotes proper care of our bodies; Social – refers to the relationships we have and how we interact with others; Occupational – is the ability to achieve a balance between work and leisure; and Environmental – is an awareness of the effects of your daily habits on the physical environment.

8 Pillars of Holistic Health

For holistic wellness, #Balance incorporates 8 dimensions that should work in harmony. These include: Financial – overall financial health; Spiritual – connected to something greater than yourself; Intellectual – refers to active participation in scholastic, cultural, and community activities; Emotional – inspires self-care, relaxation, stress reduction and the development of inner strength; Physical – promotes proper care of our bodies; Social – refers to the relationships we have and how we interact with others; Occupational – is the ability to achieve a balance between work and leisure; and Environmental – is an awareness of the effects of your daily habits on the physical environment.

Renewing Our Energy

“Surrender to what is, let go of what was and have faith in what will be” are the many themes we are facing amid a third wave pandemic. Many of us have hit our walls of exhaustion, boredom, frustration, and isolation and desire a summer of freedom and play. Tired of being told what to do and how to do it, yet here we are banning together to keep ourselves healthy and safe. Surrender is not about giving up; it’s about letting go and grieving what you cannot control then finding and discovering the small joys in what you can do to renew your energy and set yourself free.

Helping with the Effects of Covid-19

The pandemic has changed lives and relationships dramatically over the last year. We have felt, seen, or heard about the negative impacts on Canadians’ mental health and wellbeing due to increased stress and anxiety. We have felt fear and uncertainty about health, employment, finances, and social isolation. A Coach can make 2021 different for you! A Coach is supportive, without judgement, so you can share and create more effective ways to cope. A Coach can help you with self-care, routine, or work strategies that will benefit you today and throughout the year. Contact #Balance where Thriving People = Thriving Business!