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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 […]

September 24, 2021
Nutrition and Your Child Athlete

By: Dr. Gayle Maguire ND With sports gearing up again, and the heavy demands placed on children in sports, how do you ensure your child is getting enough nutrients? There are limited tests available and generally, taking blood from children is not a desirable event for "interest-only" sake. Basically, if your child is continuing to grow […]

September 7, 2021
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 […]

August 31, 2021
Piriformis Syndrome

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 to […]

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.  […]

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