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Athletic Tape: Types, Benefits and the Research Behind the Tape

Dr. Caitlin McAlpine, D.C The use of taping in clinical practice is an extremely valuable tool that is used in the management of numerous types of musculoskeletal injuries. Due to its ease of use, widespread availability and purposed therapeutic benefits, athletic taping has become increasingly popular and more research studies are being conducted to establish…

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How Do You Know it’s Time to See a Chiropractor?

We feel back pain; we take pain relievers. If the pain persists, we go to the doctor who might prescribe muscle relaxants. Then what do you do when the pain returns? Most of us go through the cycle again. What most people don’t realize is, when they suffer recurring back, neck or shoulder pain, or…

Best of Luck at London 2012!

Active Health would like to wish the best of luck to Unionville’s Sarah Wells at London 2012! Please go to www.indiegogo.com/sarahwells to offer her your support.

The Science Behind Muscle Injuries

Muscle injuries comprise of 10%-55% of all sustained sport related injuries. Contusions, strains or lacerations are the three main causes of muscle injuries with more than 90% of muscle injuries resulting from contusions and strains. A muscle contusion is where a muscle is subject to a sudden, strong compressive direct blow resulting in muscle tissue…

To Run or Not to Run…

Run   If there is no pain walking or going up or down stairs. If the pain or stiffness is only present at the start of the run. If the pain does not worsen as you you keep running day after day. If you are able to modify the causative factor so that factors 1…

Preventing Spinal Instability

Everyone is familiar with or has experienced personally the scenario where one leans over to pick up a pencil, and upon rising, their back “gives out.”  How is it possible that bending over to pick up something as light weight as a pencil can result in so much agony and pain?  The answer lies deep…

Living with Lifelong Wellness

Dr. Robert W. Horovitz, B.Sc., ND Summer commenced with inspiring goals towards Lifelong Wellness. People everywhere finally awoke from hibernation and began venturing into the wonderful world of long walks and fresh, flavorful health foods. Stress began to plummet and energy was on the rise. Weight began to drop, and in some cases, remnants of 6…

Healthynomics: Getting to the Heart of Cholesterol

Dr. Robert W. Horovitz, B.Sc., ND For all of those people who might not be aware that they are capable of lowering their cholesterol, triglycerides and improve their overall cardiovascular health, please have a look at my health article posted on Healthynomics. http://www.healthynomics.com/lifestyle/getting-to-the-heart-of-cholesterol/ This cholesterol article features  lab values, common concerns with respect to high…

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Promote Lifelong Detoxification

Dr. Robert W. Horovitz, B.Sc., ND Now that summer is in gear, we  all know people that are bringing up the topic of detoxification.  The  problem with detoxes in boxes or ‘fad’ detoxes such as the ‘master  cleanse’, is that they fail to address the individual.  People experience symptoms such headache, nausea, etc., which the …

Promote a Healthy Stress Response!

Dr. Robert W. Horovitz, B.Sc., ND What’s Slowing You Down? Our society is over worked.  It is no secret that stress is a huge correlative killer.  In nature we have evolved to use our stress response to our advantage; to hunt, run away, and simply put, to survive.  A properly functioning stress response is essential…