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Inflammation: The Upside (and Downside)
Posted on: September 15th, 2019 by Lindsay Walker

The Upside, and the Downside of Inflammation An upside to inflammation? You might be thinking: “There’s an upside?  Isn’t inflammation bad?” We use ice to stop the inflammation in a sprained joint; we constantly hear about how inflammation can cause diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, even cancer; and there are foods that are better for […]

How Do I Know if I Need an Xray?
Posted on: April 20th, 2019 by Lindsay Walker

Did you know that in Alberta, physiotherapists who have taken the required training have the ability to request xrays, MRI, or ultrasound imaging for their clients? Often this can be helpful in determining the appropriate treatment and can help rule in or out certain conditions. How do you know if you need imaging? There are […]

Chronic pain management: nutrition and diet
Posted on: October 6th, 2018 by Lindsay Walker

Management of chronic pain requires a multi-faceted approach.  This blog will deal with the eating habits you can develop to help reduce the impact that your diet may have on your pain. It is generally recommended to avoid anything that is sugary and processed.  Besides fried foods and candy, some unhealthy foods that are not quite […]

Treatment for back/neck pain – how do I know what works?
Posted on: July 12th, 2018 by Lindsay Walker

Do you have persistent neck or back pain, and are frustrated that it is hanging around too long, like a bad houseguest?  At CSA we provide a variety of different types of treatment specific to the diagnosis that you have, and that can be different for everyone.  Lots of my patients have found that a […]

Acupuncture vs Gunn IMS – Which is better for me?
Posted on: May 3rd, 2018 by Lindsay Walker

I am often asked about the difference between Gunn IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) and traditional Chinese acupuncture.   A common question is “which one is better?”  One is not necessarily “better” than the other.  The answer depends on your therapist’s training, the injury or condition that is being treated, and any previous experiences with either treatment approach […]

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 […]

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