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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 […]

April 12, 2019
Chiropractic and ART for TMJ

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Active Sports Therapy The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a very complex joint involving muscles in the human skull. It is said that TMJ pain is experienced by roughly 25% of the population. This joint is basically responsible for helping you to open and close your mouth. Because we use our jaw for eating, […]

March 25, 2019
Sports Medicine Acupuncture

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text] By: Dr. Vikki McGuire, DTCM A Sports Medicine Acupuncturist will use many techniques to locate injured tissues in your body. These may include range of motion testing, muscle palpation and testing, orthopedic examinations and more. Some muscle imbalances are assessed through both static and functional movements which can help the practitioner understand the […]

March 7, 2019
Could You Have a Predisposition to Getting a Concussion?

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Dr. Fiona Lovely What if I told you that there was a way to predict whether you might be more likely to have symptoms when you hit your head than the person sitting next to you? It’s true. If we were to line up 10 people at random and ask them a few […]

February 17, 2019
Recovering From an Injury

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Active Sports Therapy There are no two ways around it. Injuries are hard! They can knock you off of your exercise and training routines, leave you side lined from your favourite sport, have you missing work, and experiencing down time from day to day life. At Active Sports Therapy we’re committed to helping […]

January 30, 2019
Common Hockey Injuries & Treatments

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Active Sports Therapy There are many hockey players that walk through our front doors at Active Sports Therapy with an array of injuries, however, there are a few that stand out as being quite common to a hockey player. Concussions – Concussions are a big topic in the hockey world as a contact […]

January 9, 2019
Golfer's Elbow vs. Tennis Elbow

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Active Sports Therapy If you’ve ever experienced pain in your forearm that you notice most when you grip or pick up an object, then you may be suffering from golfers elbow or tennis elbow. Named for the sports they are most often associated with, you can suffer from either of these conditions even […]

November 27, 2018
Preventing Injuries in Weekend Warriors

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Active Sports Therapy One of the many benefits of living in Calgary is that it’s the perfect setting for a weekend warrior type of person. The city boasts an amazing chain of bike paths and running trails, a full suite of softball, soccer and ultimate leagues and the mountains allow us to rock […]

October 16, 2018
Is Your Immune System Suffering?

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By Dr. Gayle Maguire ND If you find your immune is suffering, it is always worth a check-up with your family doctor and a check-in with your lifestyle.  Some of the most important factors for healthy immune systems are listed below: Protein vs Sugar Our body requires protein to make immune cells, so make […]

October 1, 2018
Three Things You Need to Know if You Have a Concussion

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Dr. Fiona Lovely Concussions can happen anytime to anyone. We are learning quickly just how far reaching the effects of a mild traumatic brain injury can be. Unfortunately, they can last way beyond the original injury. There is much you can do when you have a recent concussion and getting this info into […]

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