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…

lower back pain diagram

Benefits of Regular Visits for Massage Therapy

Whether it is tension, stress, or acute pain in your body, seeing a massage therapist is likely the remedy to whatever ailment you’re suffering from. Discomfort or soreness are just some of the many symptoms that can arise from the daily tasks and pressures of an average person’s work life. Stationed at a desk for…

Athletic tape on the shoulder

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…

When it's time to see a chiropractor

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…