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Headache Relief
Posted on: February 10th, 2018 by Dawn Payne

Sometimes a headache can get you down and can take out out for the count. While there are many causes of headaches, there are also some really simple reasons people can get a headache. One cause of a headache One of the most common, non medical causes of headaches is due to poor posture. When […]

Goals and Guidelines for Stretching: Massage Home Care
Posted on: February 7th, 2018 by Dominic Young

Has your massage therapist recommended that you “do some stretching” at home or at work? If you are wondering how to proceed, this post will provide you with some goals and guidelines to help you get the most out of your stretching. Goals address the “why” part of stretching. Guidelines address the “how to” part […]

Is Hip Pain Affecting Your Life? PRP therapy could be right for you.
Posted on: February 7th, 2018 by Lloyd Tapper

Chronic hip pain has a devastating impact on quality of life. We see people daily who are affected with hip pain and are choosing to avoid activities they once enjoyed.  Ongoing discomfort often leads to social isolation and depression. Now there is a new treatment that may be right for you. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a natural […]

How to Become More Body Aware
Posted on: January 31st, 2018 by Andrew Koppejan

Developing a better sense of how you move your body is fundamental in preventing injury. We often feel that we have a good handle on our body mechanics, positioning and stability. Yet more often than not we can lose touch with the movement patterns that we have established, especially when we exercise. The way we […]

Treating pain: my background and therapy philosophy
Posted on: January 26th, 2018 by Cory Choma

My academic background Blogs enable past and potential clients to get to know each therapist.  The blog is also an opportunity to highlight each therapist’ professional focus.  My educational past includes, a basic science degree in chemistry and physiology, a degree in Physical Therapy and a clinical specialization in Pain Science.  Add to this a […]

How a body should live: Part 2
Posted on: January 24th, 2018 by Jeffrey Begg

Previously, we talked about how a body should live from birth to 40 and from 40 to 60.  Here’s my final bit of advice: (and for the record, working with people after 60 to keep joints healthy is one of my favourite challenges). 60 and beyond:  Don’t fall. From birth to age 40: Have fun. […]

How a body should live: Part 1
Posted on: January 24th, 2018 by Jeffrey Begg

Lately, I’ve come up with a simple bit of advice for how I think a body should live, based on 20 years in my profession watching people do it well, and often not so well. So, you want to live an active, healthy life? Welcome to the club. It doesn’t just happen by chance though. […]

Do your knees hurt when you squat?
Posted on: January 5th, 2018 by Bradley Green

Squats are one of the most commonly performed exercises in gyms worldwide. Physiotherapists hear all too often that people don’t do squats  because it hurts their knees. The squat itself is a complex movement that requires strength, mobility, and coordination. When it’s done properly, it can be pain free. I have worked with clients ranging […]

Is chronic pain stopping you from actively living your life?
Posted on: December 15th, 2017 by Lindsay Walker

I enjoy anything that keeps me moving and active.  When I was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease that attacks my spine – it felt like the end of the world.  Because of my chronic pain, there are some days when I can barely walk to the bathroom.  Other days I can do a 10km hike […]

BPPV – the easiest (and hardest) condition I treat.
Posted on: December 7th, 2017 by Jeffrey Begg

BPPV.  It’s a form of vertigo – that’s the “V”.  The B is “benign”, meaning it is not serious and is not part of a disease process.  The Ps are “paroxysmal”, meaning a sudden flurry of symptoms that pass quickly, and “positional”, meaning it only happens when your head goes into a certain position.  Benign […]

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