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June 8, 2021
Menopause and Help from a Dr. of Traditional Chinese Medicine

By Dr. Wanda Duong DTCM, R.Ac., BSc. Biological Sciences, Dip. Natural Nutrition and Dr. Vikki Maguire DTCM The years leading up to menopause can bring tremendous changes to the female body. Although a natural biological process, menopause is not experienced the same by all individuals. Symptoms associated with menopause often create secondary symptoms that affect […]

May 31, 2021
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Treatments

By: Dr. Corey Finan BSc., DC, CCSP, RMT, ART Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a condition in which the patient feels pain, numbness, tingling and other symptoms that can be uncomfortable or painful in the hand and arm. It is caused by the compression of the nerve in the carpal tunnel, hence it’s name. The […]

May 31, 2021
Naturopathic Recommendations for Allergies

By Dr. Gayle Maguire, B.Sc, ND It's allergy season and many of us find ourselves reaching for medication for our itchy eyes and runny noses! When it comes to an ND's perspective, most natural approaches to allergies should begin prior to the season, as we hope to soothe and cleanse necessary functions in the body.  […]

May 4, 2021
Plantar Fasciitis: Could You Have It?

By: Dr. David Westmacott, DC If you know the term Plantar Fasciitis, you have probably had it, or know someone who has. A Person Suffering From This Condition Will: Feel pain under the heel of the foot when they put their weight on it. The pain is usually in the front and bottom of the […]

April 28, 2021
Change Your Core and Change Your Life

By: Dr. Corey Finan DC and Ellen Rossiter, PT What is the “Core” The “Core” in human terms is used to describe a series of musculoskeletal tissues that function together to provide a rigid structure by which the torso is able to transmit power from the upper body to the lower body and vice versa. […]

April 7, 2021
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy: What is it and Who Can We Help?

By: Ellen Rossiter, PT Pelvic floor physiotherapy is slowly becoming a more well-known option in the rehabilitation world, but what exactly is it? Let’s start with the basics. The pelvic floor is the group of muscles and surrounding tissue at the bottom of the pelvis. It has many functions, the main ones being continence, support […]

March 31, 2021
Supplements and Stress

By Kira Greasley, BA, CHNC Did you know that a moderate amount of stress is beneficial! It can stimulate motivation and even protect the body from infection. However, chronic stress should not be ignored as it can contribute to cardiac, digestive, immune and mental health disorders. It is also important to keep in mind that […]

March 20, 2021
Best Sleeping Positions for Pain Relief

By: Riley Weiler, MRU Practicum Student at AST Sleep, like pain or injury, is unique to each individual. Most people have that ‘go-to’ sleeping position, whether that be on your back, side, stomach, or some type of combination. No matter what your preference is, if you’re finding that you frequently wake up feeling stiff and […]

February 28, 2021
Masks and Your Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)

By: Michelle Nay, Physiotherapist Over the past year, most of have found ourselves in a situation where we are required to wear a mask for long periods of time throughout the day. One issue that physiotherapists are seeing trend upward is that patients are coming in with complaints of jaw pain and headaches. It turns […]

February 2, 2021
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 […]

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