Acupuncture is a practice that’s been used for centuries. It’s a minimally invasive treatment that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. While acupuncture has gained popularity in Western medicine, it’s still relatively unknown compared to other treatments like massage therapy. Some of the most […]
Can a Chiropractor Help with Sciatica?
Sciatica can develop for several reasons and can cause pain in your back, hips, and legs. No one should have to deal with sciatica on their own, and many patients wonder if a chiropractor can help relieve their pain. A chiropractor can help relieve pain from sciatica by providing treatment with the goal of reducing […]
What Is Massage Therapy?
We all feel sore, tense muscles from time to time. It can be a real discomfort, whether it’s from chronic pain, sitting at a desk all day, working out too hard, or even sleeping in an awkward position. If you’re tired of taking painkillers or just living with the discomfort, you may have considered massage […]
Exercises to Avoid When You Have a Rotator Cuff Injury
When you injure yourself, the last thing you want to do is aggravate the symptoms and delay your recovery. Rotator cuff injuries can be difficult to rest, slow to heal, and agonizing. Booking an appointment with a physiotherapist or chiropractor for a treatment plan can help with the healing process. Though a specific exercise regime […]
The vestibular system is a sensory system that relays information to our brain regarding the orientation and position of our head in space, how fast we are moving & what direction we are moving in, as well as information regarding movement of our eyes. It is a crucial part of balance, postural stability, equilibrium, and […]
On September 28, 2022, the Government of Alberta’s Ministry of Health announced plans to reinstate public funding for Diagnostic Imaging Services that are referred by a physiotherapist or chiropractor, thus aiding patient access to medically required services. Only physiotherapists holding privileges granted by the College of Physiotherapists of Alberta are authorized to partake in this […]
Is Physiotherapy Good for Lower Back Pain?
A paramedical service that can help to treat both injuries and chronic pain, physiotherapy is often associated with treatment of sports injuries, work-related injuries, overuse injuries, and injuries from car accidents. One of the main recommendations and first lines of treatment for relief from lower back pain is physiotherapy. Getting treatment from a physiotherapist might […]
How Many Concussions Are Too Many?
On the football field, the hockey rink, and the rugby pitch, concussions are not uncommon. Contact sports have a high rate of players getting hit or falling, leading to concussions. But you can get concussions off the sports field, too. Falling off a ladder, experiencing a slip and fall on ice, or getting into a […]
Can a Chiropractor Help With Posture?
Chiropractors are medical professionals who can help us maintain good physical health without medications or invasive techniques. One of the primary ways they do this is through the gentle manipulation of muscle bone, and joints in our bodies. A significant component of a healthy musculoskeletal system is posture, something your chiropractor can help with. Muscle […]
Quiz: Do I Have a Concussion?
Sports, accidents, and falls can affect almost everyone at any time. And it’s terrifying when you don’t know whether you have a concussion. Many people are overwhelmed with fear of concussion symptoms and may not know how to tell if they have a concussion. The good news is: You don’t need a doctor’s referral to […]