Category: Health & science

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 …

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…

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