Category: Health & science

A soccer player lies down on their back on the football pitch grimacing in pain and grabbing their head due to a probable sprain

Reduce the healing time of sprains and minimize the risk of re-injury

A sprain is a stretched or torn ligament. Ligaments are tissues that connect bones at a joint. A sprain occurs

Christy Mader demonstrates a recovery exercise for climbers, from a sitting position with a long weight bar.

Some thoughts on recovering from common climbing injuries

Finger injuries are the bane of many climbers at some point in their climbing journey. As a Registered Massage Therapist who climbs and treats climbers, I’ve had a fair share of people coming into the clinic with finger injuries…

An athlete goes through a few warm up exercises before starting thier training.

Keeping your tendons healthy and preventing tendinopathy

Tendinopathy refers to damage to a muscle tendon, the most common of which affects the elbow (tennis elbow) and the Achilles tendon. Tendinopathy can be caused by sports or work-related activities that involve repetitive overuse or sudden trauma (tendinitis) or degeneration and tearing of the tendon (tendinosis)…

A round up of cover images from various articles published in 2017: massage, chiropractic, pilot, tennis racquet and more.

2017 roundup and happy new year, Victoria!

Wow, here we are at the end of another year! Thank you to all of our amazing clients who continue to inspire us. You’re the reason we push to be the best physiotherapists, chiropractors and massage therapists…

A weight lifter stands with the bar across his shoulders.

Tips to speed the healing process from strains

In the early stages of treating a strained muscle there are a few things you should do to minimize damage

A person sits at the edge of the pool, dangling their legs over the edge.

How to minimize long-term knee damage and heal faster

If you have pain in your knee either from overuse or through a sudden injury, we can work with you to minimize long-term damage and help you to heal faster. Correcting muscular imbalances and the following tips can prevent further knee problems and keep you moving for life…

A girl wears a back pack that rests a long way away from her back.

Backpacks are everywhere: pack it light, wear it right!

As autumn descends and we’re heading into October, I see so many elementary school, high school, and University students with back packs. There are a number of important considerations to make when helping ourselves, and our young scholars, purchase and pack book bags…

A close up of a dandelion ready to spread it's seeds.

A rough guide to insurance at a health clinic, part 1

We get a lot of questions about insurance here. “Do you take x?” “Can you direct bill for y?” To understand insurance, it’s important to know the difference between primary and secondary coverage…

A surfer, a chiropractic surfer, walks out of the water with his surfboard.

A new age of health science and chiropractic care

I have only being in practice for a couple years, but some of my patients have reported that they’ve had a bad experience seeing a chiropractor. Some common themes that arise are the long term treatment plans and …

A swimmer takes a breath during the front crawl in a pool between lanes.

Nine golden rules for swimming injury prevention

Swimming is awesome. Compared to other sports, swimming has a relatively low risk of injury.

However, the most common body part injured while swimming

A massage therapist presses and holds the trapezius muscles around a patients back and neck.

Eight reasons why I love massage therapy

Very occasionally I’ll meet someone who isn’t really into massage, and when this happens I resist the impulse to frown and explain why they’re deeply …

Knee x-rays.

Just what do X-rays tell us

Some scans and images can provide useful information but they can also present findings that may be misleading…

A woman lunges with a punch during a tai chi movement

Proprioception, movement, balance and grace

Proprioception is the body-brain capacity that allows us to adapt to our environment and keeps us upright. It’s a miracle of neurocognitive functioning and it’s as important for high performance athletes as it is for aging seniors…

Christy Mader hangs high, high up on a rock cliff on Vancouver Island

To push or not to push, that is the question…

Push-ups are a great body weight exercise, but they are not quite as important for creating balance in climbers as some would have you believe…

Chiropractic care can help

Chiropractic care can help you recover effectively

Chiropractic care can help lower costs, and can help you recover effectively, and get you feeling active, agile and productive more quickly

A tennis racquet lies on the clay court surface with a tennis ball on top.

Ice versus heat

Many clients ask me if they should be icing or heating their injuries. Here’s what we know about the effects of these modalities and when it is appropriate to …

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