Herniated Disc Management

What is a Herniated Disc? Herniated discs are probably the most common diagnosis for severe back pain and sciatica (leg pain).  Discs are large cushions that lie between the individual vertebrae of our spinal columns. The [...]

Get Out and Get Walking

Walking is the simplest form of aerobic exercise. Anyone can walk, at any time of the day, with a faithful K-9 companion, a great pair of walking shoes and some simple reminders: Start slowly and [...]

What is a Spinal Adjustment?

A spinal adjustment is a special procedure your chiropractor uses to reduce restrictions of your joints to allow them to move properly.  Your chiropractor spends 7 years in school mastering this procedure. Once your chiropractor [...]

Chiropractic and Pregnancy

Low back pain is quite a common complaint in pregnancy.  In fact, half to three quarters of women report pain at some time during their pregnancy. And, it goes without saying that most women experience [...]

Crossed Postural Syndrome

Crossed Postural Syndrome is an oft overlooked, under diagnosed syndrome that is endemic in modern society.  Sitting in front of your computer forty hours per week is a major contributing factor.  The 1997 United [...]

IT Band: Should You Roll It?

The iliotibial band (IT band) seems to be a confusing structure. Is it muscle, tendon, or fascia? What does it actually do? Should I roll it when it becomes sore and tight? In short, the [...]

Adrenal Fatigue

Stress, stress, and more stress are the conditions that most of us operate under each day of our lives. Between our obligations at home and in our families very few of us have time for ourselves.  [...]

The Secret to a Hangover Free Stampede

It’s almost that time of year again! The time of year where the city of Calgary parties for ten days straight with no mercy. These ten days are always a good time, but usually ends [...]

Managing Pain in Endurance Sports

Endurance athletes need to persevere through pain in training and competition. According to Kent University’s Samuele Marcora “our mind is what dictates our physical limits”. Exhaustion is not caused by muscle failure, but by the [...]

Being Smart About Concussions

Concussion continues to be a very hot topic in sport these days. In fact, the Governor General spent a full day in December 2016 hosting a conference with former professional athletes, Olympic and Paralympic athletes, [...]

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