• 6 Tips to Shovel Safe

    It’s that time of year again – we may not get outside or exercise as much in the winter, but when we do, it’s to shovel snow! We’ve had a few good dumpings already, and I’m sure there will be plenty more before spring rolls around. I often see patients come in after a snowfall […]

  • 5 Reasons to see a Naturopathic Doctor

    Dr. Danielle Watson, ND, shares her top 5 reasons why you should consider seeing a naturopathic doctor. Naturopathic doctors are medically trained and naturally focused. Want a doctor that has the knowledge to get you the right diagnosis but uses natural treatments? Look no further than a naturopathic doctor (ND), a primary care provider who […]

  • Scoliosis

    Everyone has probably heard of the term scoliosis before. Most people also realize that it has something to do with the curves in your spine. But why is it important? And what can you do about it? Scoliosis refers to an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine. The spine may have either a C-shaped or […]

  • A fixated first rib

    Our previous blog described symptoms associated with a classic rib dysfuction, what some might call ‘popping out a rib’. Although most people may suspect a rib is involved when there is pain in the upper-mid back, possibly with some shooting pain into the chest, there is another condition involving the first rib that often goes […]

  • Can you really ‘pop’ a rib?

    Let’s get some basics rib anatomy out of the way first… Most humans have 12 ribs on each side. The ribs connect to the breastbone (sternum) in the front, and the spine in the back. The first 7 ribs attach directly to the breastbone, ribs 8-10 attach via cartilage, and ribs 11-12 ‘float’, meaning they […]

  • What’s that bright stretchy tape?

    You have probably seen athletes, in the Olympics and elsewhere, sporting tape on their bodies. The tape is often bright colored, and seems to come in all sorts of size and shapes. So what it is? Kinesiotape! It has become quite popular, and two good reasons for that are: It’s comfortable It works! Kinesiotape is […]