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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Pain in the Text-Neck!

text-neck   I have been in practice 13 years, and, in the last 2 years, I have seen and treated more patients with neck pain than I did in the previous 11. At first I thought this could’ve [...]

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. [...]

Yoga: The Panacea for Pain

Fervent practitioners of yoga often say that it is much more than an activity or exercise regime; it is  a lifestyle which embraces physical, mental and spiritual wellness and balance. Although [...]

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 [...]

What is Prehabilitation?

Prehabilitation is a proactive approach to exercise that helps prevent injuries and functional outcomes following surgical interventions. Most commonly, surgeons will recommend their patients [...]

Tips on How to Manage Back Pain Throughout the Day

Creating a Balanced Lower Back Many people spend the bulk of each day with their lower back in the flexed position.  Common examples include prolonged sitting, prolonged driving, and sleeping in [...]

Knee Osteoarthritis Rehabilitation Tips

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common diseases affecting the joints of the body, particularly the hip and knee. Hibernating and rehabilitation of hips and knees in the winter season is a [...]

Alternative Approach to Rotator Cuff Surgery

Rotator Cuff Tears and Surgery: Shoulder pain and rotator cuff tears are a common complaint seen by clinicians.  Rotational sports such as golf and tennis are a leading cause of this problem, as [...]

Sitting: It Really IS a Pain in the Neck!

Neck pain is a very common problem, second only to low back pain in its frequency in the general population.  While some of this pain is the result of chronic underlying conditions, many cases [...]

Colder Weather Increases Pain Symptoms

Weather changes can sometimes be the culprit of our pain. In our practice, we find that many patients will complain of increased pain during times of weather changes, as there is a direct affect [...]

Health Benefits of Standing Workstations

Ergonomics and postural adaptations is a common topic of discussion among researchers.  Many studies have been conducted on the ways people should have their workstations set up in order to avoid [...]

Using Movement and Exercise to Reduce Inflammation

Inflammation is typically associated with pain, swelling and discomfort. In order to rid ourselves of this negative feeling, we tend to take anti-inflammatories like aspirin and ibuprofen but you [...]