ProActive Podcasts

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Pain vs Function

A paradigm shift is taking place in the field of conservative health care. The wear and tear model of injury is out-dated and function reigns over pain. What does that mean? Well it means a completely ruptured muscle hurts less than a partial tear. A 94 year old marathoner can give Dr. Uchacz a run for his money. And when executed probably, exercise does not wear out joints. It regenerates them.

Lynda Roberts

Director of the Calgary Canoe Club, Lynda Roberts, shares her passion for paddling sports, unique challenges these athletes face, and the breathtaking facility that overlooks Calgary’s beloved Glenmore reservoir.

Brad Layzell and PX3 AMP

CEO and founder of PX3 AMP; Brad Layzell has bucked the status quo in youth sports. Brad explains why Canada is behind the curve when it comes to athletic development, resulting in an alarming amount of burn out and injury in our youth. Brad and his team of field experts and former elite athletes spearhead the movement by developing a program that accelerates youth learning in a way that is both empowering and fun… Could the answer really entail smaller rinks, shorter seasons, and less sports specialization?

Melissa Benoit and Redcord

Melissa Benoit is one of the few Canadians accredited to use a cutting edge technique known as Redcord. Redcord is revolutionary in its ability to permanently fix patient injuries.

Anton Joseph

Executive director of Strive Fitness, Alberta Sports Hall of Fame Inductee. Calgary Colts GM. Canada’s most sought after sport strength coach. Sport dream maker.
Anton opens up about youth training and the formula for athletic success.

Rob Walker and The New Yoga

Alberta Yoga College President and author of The New Yoga”, Rob Walker shares his transition in Yoga. Moving away from a misguided emphasize of flexibility and showmanship, to core values that align with a nuanced understanding of movement science.

Chris Cederstrand

Chris Cederstrand is a former WNL athlete, Albertan Firefighter, PX3 AMP hockey program Director, Motivational speaker, Founder of the Chris Cederstrand foundation, Canadian Paralympian sledge athlete, Father of two, and an above-the-knee amputee.

Carolyn McRorie

Calgary based Olympic Curler Carolyn McRorie and the esteemed sports Chiropractor Dr. Greg Uchacz reminisce over the experience that brought them to the 2010 Vancouver Winters.

Scott Mackenzie

Known for his aggressive yet technical style and powerful knockouts, Scott is a professional Muay Thai fighter, strength and conditioning coach, nutrition coach, Muay Thai and boxing instructor, and speaker. He owns and operates Fight Fit YYC which runs out of Vision Sports Centre in Calgary, Alberta. He is a two time WKA USA Nationals tournament Champion (2015, 2016), the 2015 IKF World Classic Champion, the CMTC-A Western Canadian Champion, and was a member of Team Canada 2014.

Female hormones and Athletic Performance

Did you ever thing it was possible to use menstrual cycle to your athletic advantage? Dr. Mandy Swinden, Naturopathic Doctor and female hormone enthusiast changes our perception of hormonal cycles and explains how women can optimize their performance by listening to their body.

Dr. Ludovic Brunel

Whether its sleep, physical health, productivity, social life, pain or injury; our mindset is pivotal. Naturopathic Doctor and mental health advocate, Dr. Ludovic Brunel joins us to discuss the mental health crisis and its far reaching effects on the body. His quarterback approach provides a clear cut solution to a comprehensive problem.

De-Evolution of Feet

Foot and Gait specialist Alex Paquin explains how the modern era of shoes and concrete have fundamentally changed the way we walk. The result? Deprived feet and a domino effect of biomechanical issues with far reaching effects. The innovation of the Rehab Orthotic may be our best chance to retrain our feet the way nature intended.

Sleep to Survive

Imagine if you slept deeply 8 hours every night. Your productivity and career might flourish. Mood and social life will undoubtedly improve. Physical activity would become easier , along with countless other areas of life. In this episode we chat with Dr. Ludovic Brunel, Naturopathic Doctor and sleep expert, to identify the widespread problem of sleep deprivation and how to address it in life altering ways.

The Shoulder

As the most mobile and least stable joint in your body, the shoulder complex is uniquely fascinating. We discuss its surprising anatomy, how it overcomes it’s instability, and what you can do to restore its biomechanics to prevent further injury and optimize sports performance.

Fundamental Movements: Squats and Deadlifts

Squatting and deadlifting aren’t just for muscle heads and gym rats. We discuss the importance of these two basic movements in setting your body’s foundation. Creating a platform to reduce injuries, optimize performance and feel good.

Trifecta of Care

There are 3 pieces to the puzzle that need to be in place to achieve full resolution of an injury. Without these three components, an issue will inevitable plateau. This session will allow listeners to determine which corner of care is holding them back from a full recovery.

Crossed Postural Syndrome

Today our chiropractic team talks about crossed postural syndrome – who coined the term, what it means and how it shows up in the body. The syndrome commonly affects most people and can be the primary cause of pain, tightness and discomfort in the body. Have a listen to learn how you and your chiropractor can help you avoid this issue.

Be a Better Desk Jockey

A new era is here, remote learning, working from home and prolonged screen time is the norm. We discuss ways to help your body keep up with the times.

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