Fascial Stretching: FST versus ELDOA — Part Two

FST versus ELDOA

By Kathleen Trotter, FIS, PTS In part one of this article series, I highlighted how ELDOA and FST are similar — most notably that neither target one particular muscle or joint in isolation. Both approach the body as a “functionally integrated body” unified by fascia. Next, I provided a quick recap of what exactly fascia…

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Fascial Stretching: FST versus ELDOA — Part One

FST versus ELDOA

By Kathleen Trotter, FIS, PTS When it comes to continuing education, I have always felt like a kid in a candy store — wanting to attend every course and certification out there! I have learned to temper this desire. Through experience, I know that not every course is worth my time and money — I…

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canfitpro 2019 – A Few of My Favourite Things!

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By Kathleen Trotter, PTS I have been attending the Toronto canfitpro conference for just shy of 20 years, the last ten with my colleague and dear friend Harry. This weekend is something I look forward to every year. I cherish the opportunity to catch up with Harry and my other colleagues, expand my knowledge base,…

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Fat is Not the Enemy

Fat is Not the Enemy

By Kathleen Trotter, PTS Listen as Kathleen Trotter, PTS, gives you a few good reasons why we should be eating healthy fat instead of sugar.

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Think (and Move) Outside the Core Box!

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By Kathleen Trotter, FIS, PTS Planks, side planks, V holds, bird dogs — all are excellent functional core exercises. The problem is, on the millionth repetition, even the most amazing move can feel dead boring, and in my experience, boredom is the kiss of workout death. I am not suggesting you let your clients off…

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Sleep to Succeed

Sleep to Succeed

Contrary to how many of us live our lives, sleep is not “empty time” — it is not a “when I can fit it in” activity. Sleep affects both our long- and short-term health; it is when the body and brain regenerate, memories consolidate, cognitive functions are maintained, muscles and tissues repair, and hormones are…

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Re-Think “Fit”

Re-Think “Fit”

Fit is a word that is, unfortunately, too often thrown around as if there were one monolithic version of fit — as if “fit” will look the same on everyone. The problem with the current wide-spread, typically subconscious, one-size-fits-all interpretation of fitness is that it sets us up for failure; it is, at best, unrealistic…

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