Active release technique (ART) Soft Tissue Massage

ART & Your Body’s Defense Mechanisms

It’s a cliché, but none are more true: the human body is amazing. From letting you sense sights and tastes, to experiencing emotions and making it possible to ride a bike, there’s nothing else in the human experience that is quite as awesome as our bodies. Your body’s defense mechanisms, those processes and actions it…

Why “8” is Great for Your Physical & Mental Wellbeing

As a physical health centre, we treat our fair share of body aches and pain. But whether we use massage, physiotherapy, acupuncture or chiropractic treatments to relieve the pain, preventing the problems from happening in the first place is by far the best “treatment’. But that’s a lot easier said than done. You never know…

Benefits of Acupuncture

How to Take Advantage of Acupuncture Even if You Hate Needles

If you suffer chronic pain of any sort, you know how precious relief can be. When you watch TV, surf the web or read a magazine, you’re instantly drawn to stories about new treatments and medications to relieve pain. No doubt that acupuncture has crossed your path. Who wouldn’t be interested in a treatment that…

The “New” Benefits of Massage Therapy

The “New” Benefits of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy has moved away from the “spa services” stereotype it’s suffered for many years. Today, it continues to gain popularity as an effective treatment delivered in businesses, hospitals and physical therapy clinics. One of the reasons that the image of massage therapy has changed is our increased knowledge of the wide range of benefits…

INJURY CARE AND PREVENTION FOR THE PERFORMING ARTIST

Injury Care And Prevention For The Performing Artist

Dance is a physically demanding sport, which requires extreme strength, flexibility and endurance. These qualities not only allow the dancer to perform at a high skill level, but also help to prevent the occurrence of many injuries. Without the qualities of strength, flexibility and endurance, a dancer physically cannot challenge the limits of athleticism or…

Soccer Groin Strain Injury

Groin Strain Treatment Guide

With the Hockey and Indoor Soccer seasons underway some may find themselves experiencing groin/medial thigh pain after putting your body through new demands with the start of the season. GROIN STRAIN (ADDUCTOR STRAIN): Cause: An abrupt change in the muscle length/tone from over striding, pivoting or a strong rapid contraction of the adductor group. Sign…

Avoiding back injuries in the winter

How to Avoid Back Pain in the Winter

First of all, considering that almost 85% of Canadians will experience back pain at some point in their lifetime, if you can get through this winter without at least a twinge, you’re lucky. But whether you suffer chronic back pain or have only felt the occasional spasm or ache, winter is a time of high…

Chiropractic benefits

7 Benefits of Chiropractic Care That You Didn’t Know

If you’ve ever visited a chiropractor, you know the benefits of the treatments for muscle and joint pain – and the improved posture that helps prevent them both. But what surprises most people is the broad range of other conditions that chiropractic care can help sufferers cope with. 1. Asthma In addition to shortness of…

Exercising in the Winter

How to Avoid Injuries when Exercising Outside in Winter

The shorter days can only mean one thing: winter is here. While it’s tempting to stay warm and spend less time outside, there’s really no reason you can’t continue to get out into the fresh air and keep exercising throughout the colder months – if you take a few precautions. Winter exercise carries with it…

Ways to Reduce Your Back Pain

4 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Back Pain

If there is any good news about back pain, it is that you don’t suffer alone. Some estimates say that 80% of us will suffer back pain at some point in our lives. As many as one in five Canadians have taken time off work due to back pain. So is back pain so common…