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August 22, 2017
Fermented Foods and Why They are Good for You

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Active Sports Therapy with photo credit to local Calgary producer of Kombucha TRUE BÜCH KOMBUCHA Sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha and other fermented foods are making their way back into people’s diet. The benefits are many and the science is supportive, so let’s take a closer look at why these super-foods are so helpful. Fermented foods experience […]

August 9, 2017
Add 'Cupping' to Your Massage for Great Results

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Cupping is a practice with ancient roots. One of the oldest medical textbooks in existence, The Ebers Papyrus, speaks of cupping being used in Egyptian cultures in 1,550 B.C. In all forms of Cupping Therapy, a vacuum is created by having a therapist place special cups on your skin to create suction. When the […]

July 24, 2017
Treating Ankle injuries with Active Release Techniques (ART)

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Active Sports Therapy with Text from Active Release Techniques© The ankle is such a critical area for athletes as it forms the primary connection between the body and the ground. This area of the body will feel a tremendous amount of force and pressure on a regular basis. Motions such as running, jumping, […]

July 10, 2017
Common Golf Injuries

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Active Sports Therapy As golfing is a seasonal sport, people often jump into it quickly and with high frequency. Since 18 holes is the most common way to play, overuse injuries can occur. If you develop an injury, it can result in a frustrating experience out on the links as injuries affect your […]

June 21, 2017
5 Benefits of Starting Your Day with Lemon Water

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Let’s talk lemons! Lemon water is extremely helpful for our bodies and it can be the perfect first drink of the morning because of it’s ability to assist with digestion. Here are just five of the many benefits of drinking lemon water: It can help to balance the ph levels in your body because […]

June 7, 2017
Relief From Vertigo May be Just Around the Corner For You…

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By Dr. Corey Finan If you suffer from any form of Vertigo, you understand that it can be very debilitating.  From head or room spins after standing, to not being able to find your balance while walking, to nausea when turning your head.  Many people suffer from Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, which is a […]

May 23, 2017
What Injuries can be Treated with Active Release Techniques?

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]ART stands for Active Release Techniques.  It is a new and highly successful hands-on treatment method to address problems in the soft tissues of the body, including the muscles, ligaments, fascia, and nerves.  ART treatment is highly successful in dealing with neck injuries because it is specifically designed to locate and treat scar tissue […]

May 11, 2017
Chinese Acupuncture for Injuries, Sleep, Digestion and More!

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By Dr. Gayle Maguire, BSc, ND Who is acupuncture for? Whether you are a weekend warrior or professional athlete or performing a repetitive motion at home or work, your body may be pushed to the extreme.  Working with chiropractors and massage therapists, I see many joint and soft tissue injuries, especially in the fall […]

March 31, 2017
Tumeric - Fad or Fantastic

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Dr. Gayle Maguire N.D. Turmeric, especially the isolated constituent Curcumin, has been studied extensively in the last few years for some very impressive reasons.  There are suggestions that turmeric is anti-neoplastic (anti-cancer), a great antioxidant and liver protector and anti-inflammatory.  Studies are most supportive of turmeric for a few specific benefits: Osteoarthritis Turmeric […]

March 23, 2017
What is Prolotherapy?

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By Dr. Gayle Maguire N.D. Prolotherapy is an exciting treatment for loose tendons and ligaments, helping to tighten and heal old injuries that never healed well or keep getting re-injured.  If your doctor is discussing surgery or cortisone injections, prolotherapy should be considered. It is considered a regenerative injection technique, developed in the 1930's, […]

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