A pilates reformer installed in the light and bright Embodied studio

Chronic Pain and Trauma

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This article was originally published in the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia’s Digital Directions Magazine

My clinical practice has evolved over the years from working strictly in orthopedics, to shifting to empowering clients to be less dependent on manual therapy, feel like they are the driver in the car of their recovery, and ensure that my relationship with them is more collaborative.

A client with their hands propping them up below their shoulders, their left foot extended to the right also propping them up, and their right leg extended out and lifting beyond that with Katie standing on the client’s left touching their left shoulder

How to Get Into Your Body

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“Feel what’s going on in your body.” “Listen to what your body is trying to tell you.” You might have heard these esoteric exhortations from yoga instructors, dance teachers, coaches, physiotherapists, chiropractors, or doctors. But what do they really mean? How can you “feel” your body?