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Knee Brace Basics

January 23, 2020

Have you had a knee injury?  Or do you suffer from knee pain but you’re not sure whether you should purchase a knee brace? We have answers!

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What is TMJ (Temporo-Mandibular Joint) Dysfunction?

December 11, 2019

In North America, more than 20% of the population suffers from TMJ dysfunction. The TMJ is the joint of the jaw, the most used joint in the human body. Many structures influence the TMJ directly, such as the skull bones, the cervical spine (neck), the muscles and the fascia.

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Prenatal and Postpartum Exercise Guidelines

November 5, 2019

written by Kristie Norquay, Pelvic Health Physiotherapist   The intention of this post is to give all women a basic understanding of their pelvic floor and core system, as well as other important considerations for exercise and activity in pregnancy…

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Persistent Pain – Part Two

October 1, 2019

Part Two: What To Do About It   written by Kristie Norquay, physiotherapist Physiotherapy is a profession that strives to help people enjoy health & wellness for the long haul.  We are trained to help with general exercise recommendations, diagnosis…

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Persistent Pain – Part One

September 19, 2019

Part One: Pain Explanations written by Kristie Norquay, physiotherapist Pain can be a tricky thing. It’s very complex, especially persistent or chronic pain. Treating acute pain/injury is very different than treating chronic pain.  The whole pain system is much more…

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Myofascial Cupping

May 19, 2018

Myofascial cupping involves the combination of massage and gliding of negatively pressurised cups over the body. It is a different technique to traditional cupping, such as with Traditional Chinese Medicine. Marking the skin is not part of the desired treatment outcome…

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Craniosacral Therapy

May 15, 2017

What is Craniosacral Therapy? CranioSacral Therapy (CST) was developed by the osteopathic physician Dr. John Upledger, who first observed the craniosacral rhythm while assisting in a spinal surgery. CST is a “gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning…

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Running Injury Prevention

March 28, 2017

With spring arriving, I have started to see lots of runners heading out in the afternoon sun to hit the trails with excitement in the change of season, weather and sport. Whether you are a casual runner or you are…

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Massage Therapy and Body Maintenance

January 16, 2017

Although the history of its therapeutic benefits dates back centuries ago, massage therapy has only gained popularity and recognition in North American health care in recent decades. What once was a luxury at a spa, is now part of most…

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An alternative approach to chronic pain

June 30, 2016

Chronic pain is a complicated process.  Any time pain lasts longer than “expected” (ex. beyond typical tissue healing time) it is considered chronic or persistent pain. Pain is designed to be a protective mechanism during acute trauma or a threatening…

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