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October 15, 2022
Could You Have a Predisposition to Getting a Concussion?

Written By: Dr. Fiona Lovely, DC What if I told you that there was a way to predict whether you might be more likely to have symptoms when you hit your head than the person sitting next to you?  It’s true.  If we were to line up 10 people at random and ask them a few […]

December 1, 2022
Do you have a love-hate relationship with running?

How I went from hating running to loving it, and gaining speed on my younger self.   Written by: Sarah Kuindersma, MATm, PTS If this title drew you in, you must be runner, a former runner, or someone who loves the idea of running but has found it hard to get into a flow and […]

November 30, 2022
Foot pain and the Tarsal Tunnel

Written by: Dr. Evan Steinke, B.Sc, DC Your foot and ankle are hosts to a considerable number of arteries, tendons, and nerves. These structures have weaved in and around bones with very limited space. In the case of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (TTS) they pass through a rather small tunnel where they have the potential to […]

November 16, 2022
Knee Injuries & Skiing

Written By: Rachel Grant, MScPT, B.Kin, It’s that time of year again and whether it's your first time clipping into your bindings or you are a seasoned skier, prevention of knee injuries should be at the top of your mind. The knee joint is composed of bones, cartilage, ligaments and tendons. The most common knee […]

November 1, 2022
Could your hip pain be caused by FAI?

Written by: Dr. Evan Steinke, B.Sc, DC Hip pain is a common symptom that can come from a wide array of conditions. Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is one such condition that is characterized by limited motion of the hip and pain over and around the hip and groin region. To best understand this condition it is […]

October 31, 2022
The Benefits of Turmeric.

Written By: Kira Greasley, B.A., CHNC. With summer behind us and, temperatures cooling, my thoughts always drift to those foods that bring warmth. Turmeric, a relative to ginger, comes from the large, deep-yellow underground stem of the plant Curcuma domestica. This intense yellow-orange coloured root is a deeply warming spice that has powerful antioxidant and […]

October 3, 2022
Sciatica or Piriformis Syndrome

Written By: Dr. Evan Steinke, B.Sc, DC Many of us have heard of sciatica (SI), a painful compression of the nerve running down the back of your leg, however, not many have heard of Piriformis Syndrome. To understand the difference it helps to first understand what the sciatic nerve is and where it travels. The […]

September 15, 2022
Knee pain and Chondromalacia

Written by: Dr Evan Steinke, BSc, DC Pain in and around the knee is a common occurrence but the causes can be broad and varied. Chondromalacia patella, sometimes known as a runner’s knee, is one potential cause of knee pain. It is characterized by pain to the front of the knee over and around the […]

September 1, 2022
Learn The Benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbal Formulas.

Written By: Dr. Wanda Duong, DTCM For over a thousand years, herbal therapy has been used all over the world to address a range of health concerns. Looking to nature, those who studied Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), utilized different plant parts to improve and support health. Many plants and plant parts have unique therapeutic properties […]

August 30, 2022
Healthy Food Habits For Busy Schedules

Kira Greasley - BA, CHNC Is it that time again? With school starting back up and, schedules getting busy, what better opportunity to take some time to review some not-so-sweet facts about food? My hope is to inspire YOU and YOUR loved ones to set your stage for life! -  Food is not only fuel for the […]

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