Saving Your Back On Your Next Camping Trip


camping During the summer, camping is a favourite activity amongst families.  It is a phenomenal time to de-stress and enjoy nature in its purest form.  It is also a great time to step away from work and [...]

Water – A Great Tool for Therapy!


water therapy Water is one of the best recovery tools we have to help heal our bodies by increasing circulation to the periphery, promoting muscle relaxation, applying resistance for strength training of our [...]

Creating a Proper Ergonomic Office Workstation


Ergonomic Workstation A correct ergonomic computer workstation can help alleviate neck and shoulder/arm symptoms associated with prolonged sitting/computer usage.  It is widely accepted that productivity increases [...]

Walking as medicine


Walking as medicine I often get asked by my patients, “What’s the best form of exercise?” There is a misconception in thinking that there is a magic form of exercise or exercise machine that can [...]

Getting the Wheels Turning – Cycling this Summer


cycling safety Now that warm weather is officially here, it calls for all cyclists to grab their gear and get ready for the upcoming cycling season! Before you start out on the road, here are a few tips for a [...]

The Benefits of Massage for Health & Wellness


Man giving Woman Massage for Health and Wellness Massage was once thought to be the realm of the rich and pampered. Today, the many health benefits of massage are becoming increasingly well known, showing it to be a valuable treatment for [...]

Shiatsu For You


massage Shiatsu is a Japanese practice of massage and bodywork used to release negative energy and discomfort, while supporting healing and an increased sense of well being.  The word shiatsu means [...]

Prevent Back Pain & Improve Posture


Man with Back Pain As described by the Mayo Clinic, there are three main concerns when it comes to back pain. They are force, repetitive motion, and poor posture.  In their discussion of how to prevent back pain, [...]

Improve Comfort While Sitting


Woman with Back Pain Benefits From Comfort While Sitting Tips You can improve your comfort while sitting with the ObusForme Lowback Backrest Support. Unlike ordinary “L”-shaped chairs, the “S”-shape of the Obus Forme Backrest [...]

The Effects of Alcohol on Your Body


the effects of alcohol Alcohol impairs the body’s natural healing response, and therefore it can be considered a drug.  On a daily basis, we cause micro trauma to our tissues through repetitive strain and stress. Our [...]

How Does Your Posture Affect Your Heart Health?


posture Our bodies were created with a spinal alignment that has three main curvatures: the neck, thoracic spine/ mid-back and the lower back. Maintaining these three natural curves allows for good [...]

An Introduction to Stretching with a Partner


partner stretching What better way to combat the winter blues, along with neck and back pain, than by stretching.  Stretching by yourself is great, but partner-assisted stretching can be a better way to enhance [...]

Moving Tips


moving Changing residences can prove to be a very physically demanding process.  Numerous musculoskeletal problems can result from this process, most notably lower back injuries.  The following [...]

Winter Exercise Options


exercise Don’t let the holidays sabotage your workout regimen and ensure you fight the holiday weight gain epidemic! Any extra pounds you gain during the holidays will put excessive pressure on your neck, [...]

How Regular Sauna Use Can Help in Recovery


sauna Typically after a hard workout in the gym, people tend to miss warm-downs. Stretching after exercise can help reduce the risk of injury, as can many other variables that are often overlooked. One [...]

Osteoporosis & You – Part II


Osteoporosis Exercise is one of the best defenses along with good nutritional habits to help most health problems. As we mentioned previously, osteoporosis is a condition that can be prevented and reversed.

Osteoporosis & You – Part I


Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens our skeletal bones and is one of the most common metabolic disorders we face as a nation.  Especially in an aging population, osteoporosis can lead to [...]

Shopping & Pain Management


shopping Shopping at this time of year can be very stressful.  The malls are packed with people looking to get their holiday shopping done as quickly as possible.  There are line-ups; parking spots are [...]

Motor Vehicle Accidents – Part II


accidents Ruling out a possible concussion from the accident is also very important. Many times, this gets overlooked if the patient reports they did not hit their head or have the air bags deployed.  A [...]