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March 1, 2022
Welcome to March National Nutrition Month!

Written by Kira Greasley: BA, CHNC As a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant I believe that every month should be nutrition month. Luckily the month of March provides us greater opportunities to educate people on how life changing eating well can be. It does not need to be expensive or complicated, but if you are struggling […]

February 15, 2022
Shockwave Therapy - For Fast Pain Relief and Mobility Restoration

Active Sports Therapy is excited to introduce Shockwave therapy. Shockwave has proven to be helpful for many chronic conditions. Who can benefit from Shockwave therapy? Patients with chronic pain who have been treated unsuccessfully with other forms of therapy may benefit from Shockwave. Conditions such as shoulder pain, tennis elbow, heel spurs, hip pain, knee pain, carpal tunnel […]

February 1, 2022
The Humble Yet Important Wrist.

By Sarah Kuindersma, M.A.T Muscle Activation Techniques, PTS, Our hands are in high demand and often taken for granted. We type, we text, we lift, and grip throughout the day, without taking a moment to appreciate the humble wrist. This humble wrist makes most of our day-to-day activities possible. It is important that we make […]

January 17, 2022
Natural Things You Can Do to Calm Your Nervous System

Written by: Dr. Fiona Lovely, Chiropractor Practitioner of Functional Neurology and Functional Medicine at AST We live in a world where we are bombarded with information, in multiple ways, every second of every day.  Many people aren’t aware just how stressful to our brain and nerve systems this bombardment can be.  Frankly, we have yet […]

January 5, 2022
Menopause from a Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctors Prospective.

By Dr. Wanda Duong DTCM, R.Ac., BSc. 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 sleep patterns, energy levels, and […]

December 16, 2021
Preventing Injuries When Shovelling Snow

One of the most common winter injuries that we see in our clinic is lower back injuries from snow removal. If you’re not careful, this snowy chore can lead to serious pain and injury. As a Canadian, shovelling is just part of life so take a minute to read our winter shovelling tips. Shovelling snow […]

December 2, 2021
Mindful Eating Tips For The Holiday's

Written by: Kira Greasley, BA, Nutritional Holistic Consultant, Have you ever felt so stuffed that you could not move after one or several holiday festivities? I know I have! So for this holiday season, I am going to arm you with a few mindful eating tools, that will have you enjoying your festivities without that […]

November 4, 2021
The Science of the Heart

HOW THE HEART IMPACTS OUR IMMUNITY, RESILIENCE AND OUR PATHWAY TO CHRONIC DISEASE Written by: Dr Clare Westmacott MD, CCFP-LM, MDMFHom(UK) and Carole Westmacott RN Science has now proven that our Heart is the most energetic engine in our body and it creates an electromagnetic field around our body that can be measured up to […]

October 14, 2021
Insomnia

Surprising Sources of Insomnia - by Dr Gayle Maguire, BSc, ND For chronic insomniacs, gentle herbal remedies like Chamomile, or targeted therapeutics such as melatonin, may not be the right approach.  Here are some other common areas to investigate with your medical or naturopathic doctor: Stress: Our stress hormone interferes with our production of melatonin.  […]

October 4, 2021
Toilet Posture Matters!

Written By: Ellen Rossiter, Physiotherapist, You may not know this, you may not even want to talk about it but toilet posture matters! Have you ever heard of a Squatty Potty? The Squatty Potty is a stool that fits nicely under your toilet ready to be used when you need it, the concept is, by […]

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