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Top Misconceptions About Back Pain

Did you know that around 80% of adults suffer from back pain at one point or another in their lives? In fact, according to the Global Burden of Disease 2010, lower back pain is the leading cause of disability around the world. Back pain is the second most common reason for people visiting the doctor […]

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Hip and Spine syndrome


Where is the pain coming from? Many adults live their lives with lumbar pain that often radiates to the buttocks, groin or thighs. Where is the pain originating from? Is it the hip, the spine or [...]

Preventing Injuries Among Women Golfers


         In the last 60 years, women have cemented their place as serious contenders in the traditionally male-centric game of Golf, archaically referred to as the Gentleman’s Game.  Names [...]

Avoiding Golf Injuries For Beginners


A walk in the golf course The weather’s nice out, the sun’s come out after a long cold winter, the grass smells fresh and you think “why don’t I take up some golf!” It’s the perfect way to get [...]

Achilles Tendinitis


Achilles tendinitis occurs when the Achilles tendon (of which connects the calf muscles to the heel) becomes inflamed and/or irritated upon overuse.  Symptoms can range from a mild ache to severe [...]

Get Up & Stand – Sitting Will Cut Your Life Short!


sitting pain Sitting has become one of the worst addictive habits in our society.  Sitting has health consequences that are similar to that of smoking, drinking, and poor nutritional habits.  As most jobs [...]

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 [...]