Infant Feeding in a Pandemic – Live Q&A

Breastfeeding + infant feeding can be challenging, no matter when you give birth. But what happens when you’re breastfeeding during a pandemic? What if you test positive for COVID-19? What if you’re self isolating and unable to access hands-on resources? What if you’re newly postpartum and unable to safely go to the grocery store to buy formula, bottles, or nipple shields?

Join lactation consultant and physiotherapist, Mercedes Eustergerling IBCLC, M.PT and birth doula Lindsey Bowns CD(DONA) for a live Q+A with evidence-based information from the World Health Organizations, the CDC, and Alberta Health Services.

Tools for Managing Anxiety During COVID-19

Join Amber Laing, Occupational Therapist, for how to manage anxiety during the COVID-19 novel coronavirus outbreak.

Anxiety is as much a physical experience as a psychological one. By learning to tap into a calm body, the mind can follow.

Amber walks us through a series of quick tools that we can use when the anxieties, worries, fears, or stresses begin to pile up.

Sexuality and Belief

Today’s post is written by Christine MacSween. It is a look at the role of culture and belief in sexuality. Christine’s personal background and her degree in religious studies inform her writing, and we look forward to continuing this conversation on social media and in person.

Welcome to the Team, Christine!

#203-1640 16 Ave NW Calgary, AB T2M 0L6 (403) 237-0211 Call to book Appointment Portal Click for hours & booking Facebook Twitter Instagram Envelope It has been a busy fall at Vida Health & Wellness and we are delighted to announce the arrival of our newest team member, Christine MacSween. Some of you may have […]

Welcome to the Team, Amber!

Amber Laing is an occupational therapist with extensive experience in mental health. She is the newest member of the Vida Health & Wellness team.

Vaginismus – One Woman’s Journey With Pain and Hope

Woman with vaginismus seeks help from pelvic health physiotherapy

Today’s post is our first guest article. I am honoured to have the written experience of a woman with vaginismus to share with you, and I hope that it will help others to understand that they’re not alone.

A Woman’s Story
This is what I had thought was a strange story…. my story… my greatest secret.

When I met Mercedes, I was over 40, divorced for almost 2 years, and just starting to date and….

Even Mama Bears Hibernate

A woman recently came to the clinic wearing a “Mama Bear” shirt. I’ve seen this design before, but never put a lot of thought into it. This individual has a child with disabilities and she has adapted her identity to his caregiver and protector – his mama bear.

What the Physiotherapy Profession Can Learn From Cruelty-Free Makeup

#203-1640 16 Ave NW Calgary, AB T2M 0L6 (403) 237-0211 Call to book Appointment Portal Click for hours & booking Facebook Twitter Instagram Envelope If you’ve been around the internet in the past decade, you will have seen the popularity of beauty influencers. These are people who use platforms like YouTube and Instagram to show […]