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Insomnia, Acupuncture and You
Posted on: August 27th, 2019 by Alexandra Stam

A good night’s rest is an important part of our health, and insomnia is a real drag. Sleep influences everything from how we heal to how we perform.  Everyone knows how difficult it can be to function without a good night’s sleep.  Insomnia refers to the inability to fall asleep easily, waking up during the […]

Digestion and Acupuncture
Posted on: August 27th, 2019 by Alexandra Stam

Are you having problems with digestion or with stomach pain? Does bloating, nausea, and indigestion affect your everyday life? Digestion is complex. Its a long process involving many steps and parts of our bodies. Diet and nutrition also have a huge impact on our digestion and how we feel. When we experience symptoms like bloating, nausea, […]

Since when do physiotherapists order xrays?
Posted on: May 4th, 2019 by Jeffrey Begg

In 2013, Alberta Health granted physiotherapists ordering privileges for certain types of diagnostic imaging (xray, ultrasounds and MRI). This was another step in the advancement of primary care practice for physiotherapy in Alberta. Including myself, CSA employees a number of these qualified PTs. “I have knee pain. So you mean I don’t have to see […]

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 […]

Tennis elbow anyone?
Posted on: February 1st, 2019 by Herbin Samarumaraj

Tennis elbow.  It’s one of the most common yet complex musculoskeletal conditions affecting the elbow.  The name might make you thing the condition is caused by playing tennis.  In actual fact, studies shows it is more common in work related activities than in tennis players. The typical symptoms are pain in the outside of the […]

Dancing around pain
Posted on: April 18th, 2018 by Michelle Bibeau

Dance Injuries Interfere with your Love of Movement If you are a dancer, you know the many hours of training and dedication it takes to master this art form. You train multiple hours in a week, pushing your body to the limits and why?  Because you love dance. Dance is an expression of movement and […]

Stress incontinence; is it normal to pee when you cough?
Posted on: February 25th, 2018 by Jenna Lewis

Urinary incontinence is a condition that affects both men and women. 65% of women sitting in a doctors waiting room report some type of urinary incontinence. (Byles & Chiarelli, 2003). Yet, many people do not seek help for this type of problem. One reason people don’t seek help is that they think it is a normal part of the […]

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