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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 […]

January 7, 2021
Focus on Your Weaknesses and Build Your Foundation

By: Sarah Kuindersma, MAT Specialist As many of us find ourselves forced to step back from the sports and recreational hobbies we love, right now is a great time to take some time to focus on our body movement fundamentals so when organized sports re-open, you can go in ready to play. With that said, […]

December 30, 2020
A Naturopathic Doctor's Favourite Apps for Health

By: Dr. Gayle Maguire, B.SC, ND There are many apps out there today that are designed to assist you with your health and wellness in different ways from sleep, to anxiety, to homones. Dr. Gayle frequently encourages patients to embrace technology to help them achieve their health goals and has compiled a list of her […]

December 2, 2020
Supporting Your Immune System - The Connection Between Your Brain and Gut

By: Dr. Fiona Lovely, DC Recently, a panel of AST experts joined forces to discuss the important topic of immunity. I had the pleasure of sharing the connections between the brain and the gut and below are just a few of my takeaways. The human immune system is made up (in part) by the 4.4lbs […]

November 20, 2020
Improved Treatment for Headaches with Active Release Techniques

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Any headache sufferer knows that headaches can be among the most frustrating and debilitating health problems. When headaches develop they often interfere or prevent many of our most basic daily activities such as using the computer, reading, carrying on a conversation, and even thinking. To make matters worse, studies show that treatment for headaches […]

November 9, 2020
Active Release Therapy for Sciatica

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Active Sports Therapy Sciatica is a pain syndrome that is caused when the sciatic nerve is compressed by muscles located within the pelvis. The sciatic nerve branches from the lower back, through your hips and buttocks, and then it heads down each leg.  A person with symptoms of sciatica might experience the following: […]

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