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August 15, 2022
Tips for Choosing a Backpack for Kids

By: Active Sports Therapy As we get our kids ready to go back to school, buying a new backpack seems to be a late August tradition. Although kids will often choose their pack based on colour and design, there are a few tips that you should watch for when narrowing down their choices. Backpack features […]

August 1, 2022
What is a Ganglion Cyst?

Written By: Dr. Evan Steinke, DC Wrist pain is a common occurrence whether from computer use or a sporting injury. In some cases this can be caused by a ganglion cyst which may or may not appear as a visible bump or mass over the affected joint. While it is possible to form a ganglion […]

July 15, 2022
Staying Injury-Free during Hiking Season

Written by: Rachel Grant, MScPT, B.Kin We are fortunate enough to live just a few short hours from the beautiful rocky mountains! Whether you are an avid hiker and have years of experience under your belt, or have just started to explore the trails, injury prevention should be a top priority. Hiking injuries tend to […]

July 3, 2022
Carpal Tunnel or Pronator Teres Syndrome?

Written By: Dr. Evan Steinke, B.Sc., DC Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a well-known condition that can cause wrist and hand pain. It is notorious for causing pain and/or numbness along with the hand among office workers, gardeners, and anyone performing repetitive tasks. It is caused by the squeezing of the median nerve as it […]

June 1, 2022
Frozen Shoulder Explained

Learn about what a frozen shoulder is.

May 16, 2022
Active Release Techniques - A Very Successful Type of Hands-On Treatment

By: Active Sports Therapy ART stands for Active Release Techniques.  It is a highly successful hands-on treatment method that addresses problems in the soft tissues of the body, including the muscles, ligaments, fascia, and nerves.  ART treatment has great success in dealing with soft tissue injuries because it is specifically designed to locate and treat […]

May 2, 2022
Injury Prevention During Race Season.

By: Active Sports Therapy Spring and Summer are a fantastic time to get the competitive juices flowing by signing up for various races and challenges in and around the city. Maybe it’s your first 5k, your second marathon of the summer or a community triathlon, either way, you’ll want to be ready for it. In […]

April 19, 2022
The Top 4 Most Common Golf Injuries

By: Active Sports Therapy As golfing is a seasonal sport, people often jump into it quickly and with high frequency. Since 18 holes are the most common way to play, overuse injuries can occur. If you develop an injury, it can result in a frustrating experience out on the links as injuries affect your swing, […]

April 4, 2022
What is Auricular Therapy?

By Dr. Wanda Duong, DTCM, R.Ac., B.Sc., Auricular Therapy (AT), also called Auriculotherapy, is both a diagnostic and an integrative treatment procedure whereby the external surface of the ear, or auricle, is stimulated to alleviate conditions in other parts of the body. The principles of Auricular Therapy (AT) are based upon both Traditional Chinese Medicine […]

March 16, 2022
What Is Muscle Activations Technique (M.A.T.)

Written by: Sarah Kuindersma, M.A.T. Specialist Muscles power everything that we do. From getting out of bed to walking our pets, to doing house chores. All things we want to continue to do even as we age. Our muscle function is impacted by a number of different things. The common denominator is when too much […]

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