Health and Fitness

Saving Your Back On Your Next Camping Trip

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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 the computer engineered world we now live in.  While camping, your body is constantly changing positions – whether it’s […]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Should I Apply Cold or Heat?


cold or heat For muscle and joint pain, cold or heat are two commonly applied non-invasive therapies.  It can often be difficult to choose which application to use.  The following information discusses each [...]

Back to School


The time has come again when the kids are ready to go back to school!  As parents, we have done our share of keeping our kids busy throughout the summer. Making sure the children are constantly [...]

Safe Cycling this Summer


safe cycling Now that the weather is warm, many of us are taking our workouts outdoors. Not only do you get the health benefits of exercise, but training outdoors provides a chance to enjoy the scenery and [...]

Using the playground as a place for exercise


Our bodies were designed to move often! We were meant to play like we did when we were kids; swinging, jumping, leaping, pushing and pulling. These movements are what keep our bodies healthy, [...]

Trail Running: A Challenge in the Terrain


Summer is the perfect time to train outdoors! Instead of doing cardio in the gym on a treadmill, elliptical or stair climber, you could be enjoying the beautiful weather and scenery outside. [...]

Rehabilitation Through Aqua Therapy


Aqua therapy, or pool exercises, are a very effective training technique for conquering neck, back and joint pain. Training in the water creates a natural decompression of our body, allowing for [...]

10 Strategies to Alleviate Plantar Fasciitis


Plantar fasciitis occurs when the plantar fascia (of which runs from the heel to the toes on the bottom of the foot) becomes inflamed and/or irritated.  It is the most common cause of heel and [...]

How to Prevent Ski Injuries


How to Prevent Knee Injuries while Skiing Ski season is upon us, and there is nothing like hitting the slopes to enjoy a beautiful winter day. Although a very fun activity, we also need to remember that skiing is a difficult sport, which [...]

What is Raynaud’s Disease?


Raynaud’s phenomenon is a disorder that causes areas of your body, such as your hands and feet, to feel numb and cold in response to cold temperatures or stress.  It is a condition in which the [...]