Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 23 and 24, 2021 on AM740 and FM 96.7 in Toronto. Topics covered on the show track the lifestyle articles and themes published in Tonic Magazine. This week we discuss how to maximize your movement and prevent injuries, with Quin Sandler, how social media affects your health with Brigitte Foisy,  the modalities of chiropody, podiatry and orthotics with Mike Gaspar, and the impact of self-narrative with Tracey Soghrati

We specifically discuss:

Maximize Movement and Prevent Injuries

  • Why is movement important for our health?
  • The 4 pillars of movement
  • Why is it important to monitor the way people move?
  • What are the chronic illnesses and conditions that impact movement?
  • How does the “data driven” approach help recovery?
  • How the data base works and it can be used
  • What are the barriers to a regular person achieving a data driven recovery?
  • The democratization of analytics
  • The tools that athletes use

 Social Media and Your Health

  • Isolation and mental health
  • The importance of social connection
  • The pros and cons of social media
  • The mirage of social media and self-esteem
  • The nexus of social media and loneliness
  • How do you engage in the community through social media?

Chiropody, Podiatry and Orthotics

  • Chiropody vs. podiatry
  • Why would somebody see a chiropodist?
  • Why is the health of our feet so important?
  • Store bought insoles
  • Online insoles
  • The process of creating orthotics
  • Are custom orthotics covered by private insurance

The Impact of Your Self-Narrative

  • What is “narrative therapy”?
  • Examples of an unhelpful narrative
  • How do we change from unhelpful personal narrative?
  • Objectifying the problem
  • Look for exceptionalities
  • Self perpetuating behaviour
  • Practical advice on how to change perception of a problem
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To learn more about Brigitte Foisy go here.

To learn more about Mike Gaspar and HealthCasa go here

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.