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January 28, 2020
Acupuncture for Insomnia

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Dr. Vikki Mcguire TCM What is considered insomnia? Insomnia is a sleep disorder where an individual has difficulty falling asleep and/or remaining asleep through the night. Upon waking in the night, the person might then have a tough time falling back to sleep. Insomnia can be either acute, which means it’s short-lived and […]

January 8, 2020
Magnesium – The Benefits, The Sources, and More

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Active Sports Therapy Magnesium is a mineral that works very hard within our bodies at the cellular level and is part of over 300 biochemical reactions that occur each day. It plays a role in nerve and muscle function, supports the immune system and heart, assists with bone health, regulates the metabolism of […]

November 29, 2019
Help Your Winter Skin...Naturally

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text] By: Dr. Gayle Maguire ND With the cold weather a known trigger for dry skin, many people are looking for natural ways to support healthy skin.  From a naturopathic perspective, there are several common factors that should evaluated, and often dietary supports to aid. Evaluating Dry Skin Is dry skin simply just a […]

November 20, 2019
Health Tips for Men

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Active Sports Therapy November is Men’s health awareness month so guys take a read of these tips we’ve compiled and ladies share with the important men in your life. We know that men are often a little slower to address nagging issues and are less likely to visit their doctor on a regular […]

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 […]