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August 7, 2018
5 Tips For Doing Your At Home Exercises

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Active Sports Therapy Very often, our patients receive a treatment and then they get sent home with a number of exercises and stretches that are going to help with the recovery or maintenance of their issue. Like it or not, getting stronger and more flexible is going to take hard work, and time. […]

July 22, 2018
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - How Active Release Techniques Can Help

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Active Sports Therapy Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition in which the patient feels 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 carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway […]

July 8, 2018
IMS and Acupuncture - What's the Difference?

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]If you’ve heard of IMS and acupuncture, you may find yourself wondering what the difference is. After all, they both involve needles! Although the two have the ‘needle’ in common, the techniques and aims of the treatments are quite  different. Let’s take a look at both of these treatments.  IMS or Intramuscular Stimulation is […]

June 20, 2018
If a Road Trip = A Sore Back then These Tips are For You!

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Active Sports Therapy Summer is here and many people might be planning camping trips, hikes, and of course…ROAD TRIPS! If you suffer from back or neck pain, you might feel anxious or worried about a flare up during a road trip. Travelling for you might be just a little more complicated and stressful […]

April 23, 2018
Tips for Making the Most Out of Your Massage

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Active Sports Therapy Whether it’s your first massage or your fiftieth it’s important to know these few tips to help you get the most out of your treatment. We recommend a monthly massage for everyone from a maintenance perspective and more often if you suffer from a chronic condition. Arrive on time, or […]

April 4, 2018
Suggested 5 Maintenance Products to Take Regularly

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By:  Dr. Clare Westmacott, MD, CCFP, MD MFHom (UK), Carole Westmacott RN The purposes of the following Product groups that we have chosen are to provide the essential nutrients that are needed for proper functioning of the Physiology (organ systems) of your body, as well as to assist the body in dealing with Inflammation […]

March 22, 2018
Treating Insomnia Naturopathically

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Dr. Gayle Maguire 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. Many stressed patients will report feeling […]

March 7, 2018
5 Surprising Benefits of Regular Massage Therapy

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]The first thing most people think of when you talk about massage therapy is relaxation. While this is absolutely a benefit of getting a massage, there are many more reasons that might surprise you. At Active Sports Therapy we recommend that everyone makes time for a monthly massage because it has immediate positive effects […]

February 21, 2018
Migraines in Calgary

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text] By: Dr. Gayle Maguire ND Calgary has some of the highest rates of migraines per capita, largely in part to the chinook effects on barometric pressure.  Naturopathic doctors look at the contributing environment inside the body to address why some people are sensitive to these pressure changes, when others are not.  Those differences then become […]

February 7, 2018
Natural Anti-inflammatory Advancements

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Dr. Gayle Maguire ND Inflammation is a major issue for many pain sufferers, leading many to look for alternatives to conventional medications.  Pharmaceutical anti-inflammatories are effective, but many lose their place in patient care if tolerance to the medication or side effects occur.  In natural health, the following approaches may be an option.  Please consult with […]

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