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November 19, 2019
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Treatments

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]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. […]

October 28, 2019
Important Natural Remedies to Help with Colds and Flus

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Dr. Gayle Maguire ND It’s that time of year again and you might have already faced your first bout of the sniffles or a cough. Here are some great recommendations to try and keep colds and flus at bay or to reduce the severity of symptoms when you do catch a virus. Dietary […]

October 2, 2019
What is Athletic Therapy and How Can it Help You

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Active Sports Therapy What is Athletic Therapy Most people think of Athletic Therapy as immediate sideline assistance and emergency medical coverage at sporting events, but Athletic Therapists also work with athletes to treat and rehabilitate injuries. Athletic Therapists specialize in returning injured athletes back to pre-injury performance levels. With extensive education and training […]

September 23, 2019
Treating Piriformis Syndrome

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Dr. Corey Finan BSc., DC, CCSP, RMT, ART In order to properly treat piriformis syndrome, it is important to understand that the piriformis muscle is either spasming, or is inflamed.  Both situations can cause their own problems.  If you are getting numbness down your leg, the muscle is probably spasmed.  A spasmed muscle […]

August 29, 2019
The Many faces of Sciatica…

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Dr. Corey Finan DC What exactly is Sciatica?  Well, besides being a scary sounding problem, it is one of the most misunderstood health care conditions out there.  Why is that?  Well, to begin with, true sciatica is a very narrowly defined condition.  Wikipedia, and the Merriam-Webster Dictionary all define it as “pain along […]

August 14, 2019
Tips for Choosing a Backpack for Kids

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]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 few tips that you should watch for when narrowing down their choices. Backpack features […]

July 25, 2019
Injury Prevention Before The Big Race Day

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Active Sports Therapy Summer is 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 addition […]

July 13, 2019
Hamstring Injuries and Treatment

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Active Sports Therapy Most active individuals at one time or another have experienced at least a minor hamstring injury. Whether it happened on the first day out at your adult slow pitch league as you sprinted to first base or perhaps from repetitive strain of the muscle while training for a marathon, one […]

June 20, 2019
Piriformis Syndrome

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Active Sports Therapy Piriformis syndrome is a condition where the piriformis muscle, located in deep in the buttock, spasms and causes pain. The muscle starts at the lower spine and connects to the top portion of the femur. One other thing to note about the piriformis muscle is that it has great potential […]

April 23, 2019
Is Your Stress Contributing to Your Pain?

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Active Sports Therapy If you’re dealing with an injury or pain, studies show that there is a direct link between an individual’s stress level and the amount of pain that they feel. Stress and pain are considered to be closely linked so you may find it beneficial to journal your pain level and […]