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January 22, 2018
Active Release Techniques for Neck Pain

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Active Sports Therapy If you experience neck pain you are certainly not alone.  Neck pain is an extremely common reason for visiting a doctor or chiropractor.  Anyone who deals with neck pain knows that it can interfere with your daily life, from driving, to playing sports, to your concentration at work, or even […]

December 27, 2017
Natural Tips for Dealing with Colds and Flus

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By Dr. Gayle Maguire ND It’s cold and flu season and many of you may have already experienced the nasty bugs and viruses already this year. Each year we are warned to brace ourselves and here are a few ways that you can help to make sure your defences are up and ready when […]

November 23, 2017
Avoiding Winter Running Injuries

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Active Sports Therapy A little snow and ice typically will not get in the way of a die-hard runners’ training schedule. In an effort to keep fitness levels up, and specific running muscles toned, runners who are training for upcoming events will often brave the cold as they work toward their goals. Since […]

November 16, 2017
Active Release Techniques (ART) For Athletes

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Active Sports Therapy Athletes who are training hard at their sport often experience extremely demanding training schedules. Because of their high volume training, athletes can often experience overuse injuries in different areas of the body. After training, it’s normal to experience sore muscles, but when pain is consistently there even after the athlete’s […]

October 22, 2017
Is Your Check Engine Light On? How Muscle Activation Technique can Help

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Sarah Kuindersma, MATm, PTS Question: What would you do if your check engine light came on while you were driving? a) Ignore it and keep driving b) Stick some tape over the warning light c) Unplug the wires top the bulb d) Stop immediately and call a specialist Question: What would you do […]

October 11, 2017
Your Fall Check-In with the Naturopathic Doctor

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Dr Gayle Maguire, B.Sc, ND A special time of year for so many reasons! The leaves, the crisp air, the seasonal vegetables, and of course the sniffles and cold viruses are all just part of the package. Here's a fall check-in with our Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. Vitamin D One of the most […]

October 5, 2017
The Best Pillow for a Good Sleep

Getting enough sleep is an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to good health, but many people struggle with this. If your neck is sore, or your whole body is tired and achy, you may want to take a closer look at your pillow. Having the right pillow can make all the difference […]

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, […]

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