September 27, 2019

The knee is a hinge joint and therefore, a stable joint. The hip and ankle joints, on the other hand, are highly mobile joints. Therapists will often say that knee pain comes from decreased range of motion in the hip or ankle joint. This is often true, but it should al...

August 30, 2019

Ottawa SMR is offering a world-first - The Neuro Bike Fit, which enhances riding ability and reduces the risk of injury for all cyclists by adapting the nervous system to the bike.

Key points:

  1. Increases power and efficiency, and achieves better overall riding experie...

May 22, 2019

The common finding with SensoriMotor Repatterning (SMR) in people with chronic neck pain is that their neck muscles tend to be either neurologically inhibited or overactive. However, as each neurological dysfunction will inevitably cause the same symptom presentation (...

May 18, 2019

Common findings for clients with lower back pain are dysfunctional core muscles, here is how SMR corrects that in three sessions.

April 9, 2019

“Unconscious emotions are a potent factor in virtually all physical, non traumatic ills,” states Dr. Sarno in his book, “The Divided Mind.”

In 1991, Dr. Sarno published “Healing Back Pain”,  a New York Times bestseller that was eventually translated into 20 languages. A...

March 7, 2019

It is generally understood that emotional stress can lead to stomachaches, irritable bowel syndrome, and headaches, but people might not know that it can also cause other physical symptoms such as chronic pain.

Polyvagal theory helps describe the link between trauma, st...

February 17, 2019

The perfect pedal stroke requires muscles firing at just the right time throughout the pedal stroke. It is a complex relationship of activation, inhibition, concentric contractions, and eccentric contractions.

The illustration above is a simplified representation of wha...

January 20, 2019

In Sensorimotor Repatterning we consider that new aches and pains may stem from very old injuries? Be it knee pain, lower back pain, abdominal pain, headaches, neck pain, elbow pain etc., if the pain persists beyond 3 months, it’s considered chronic.

Chronic p...