Category: Health & science

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 …

A stack of papers of frequently asked questions at our health clinic.

We’ve added some frequently asked questions

We’ve posted some frequently asked questions. Also, we should mention that we were tempted to add a few others…

An apple stands on some books, on the teacher's desk. In Las Vegas!

Professional development, Functional Dry Needling

Recently I had an opportunity to participate in a Functional Dry Needling course in Las Vegas, Nevada. I returned to my clinic feeling energized and excited to apply…

A group of people on the beach, jumping in sync and moving their bodies

Debunking the many myths of back pain

There are some surprisingly persistent myths and misleading beliefs floating around about back pain, and recovering from back injury …

Yoga, downward dog pose especially, is a great way to counteract sitting.

Simple yoga moves to counteract sitting

Sitting is a very real part of many of our lives, and here’s a few yoga tips to help resist what sitting does to you…

The cutest little puppy is lying down looking directly at us. So cute!

Weight bias and effective treatment

Some interesting research from Yale and other American Universities suggests that we should be careful to resist the prevalent social attitudes about obesity and weight…

A worker bends over his work, looking closely at his brush work.

Ten things your chiropractor wants to tell you

The British Columbia Chiropractic Association wants you to know a few things about the work we do as chiropractors…

A small red truck hauls a christmas tree away in the snow: Happy holidays!

Holiday hours and a wish

We just wanted to let you know about some small changes in our hours next week and to also pass on happy holidays…

Two runners make their way up a hill cross country on a cold winter day in Victoria

The importance of warming up

After speaking with clients and fellow teammates, I have found that time isn’t always being taken to sufficiently warm up before physical activity. Warming up is an important part of injury prevention and athletic performance…

A child reaches out to touch finger tips with a much larger hand.

The impacts of healthy touch

Massage and other treatments require touch. But touch also has a much larger, more general impact in our lives and it’s worth looking into some of the research…

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