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August 10, 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 […]

July 18, 2021
Muscle Activation Technique (MAT) Are Poor Movement Patterns Holding You Back?

By: Sarah Kuindersma MATm, PTS Do you feel like your daily movement patterns don't feel quite right? Have you caught yourself saying man I feel old, or my body just doesn't do that anymore? Did you know you can change the way you feel and move? Active Sports Therapy is proud to have a certified Muscle […]

July 7, 2021
Active Release Therapy for Sciatica

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: Lower […]

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. […]

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 […]

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