• Naturopathic Pregnancy Care

    Quick Facts:                    Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) based acupuncture can be used to induce and shorten the length of labour. Pre-birth acupuncture is usually started weekly at 36 weeks gestational age. (Effectiveness of Acupuncture for the Initiation of Labor at Term: RCT, 2008). Herbs can be given during the third trimester to help tone the uterus […]

  • Acupuncture & back pain

    As chiropractor, I obtained additional training in Acupuncture. This has proven to be a valuable method that I often incorporate in my treatments – in my opinion, adjustments of the spine for proper alignment and acupuncture for pain relief and muscle tension release go hand in hand. Acupuncture can help relieve back pain and other symptoms by: Stimulating […]

  • Hockey

    Stretching your muscles is important, but please remember these 3 rules: don’t stretch a cold muscle; warm-up first don’t overstretch; it should not be painful don’t bounce when stretching If you are new to hockey, health professionals like chiropractors can do a check-up to ensure hockey is appropriate for you. For example, those without proper […]

  • Severe back pain – what do I do?

    Back Pain can sometimes come on quite suddenly and severely. Sometimes the pain can be so intense, any movement is difficult. Here are 3 tips to remember when you are in acute back pain: Ice : Putting ice on the area may help numb the pain a bit, as well as contracting the muscles. Often […]

  • chiropractic vs massage therapy – which is right for me?

    This is a common question I get asked. People often recognize they need care, but are unsure what kind of care is appropriate. Hopefully the following short explanation helps: Massage therapy stimulates blood flow, relaxation, and MUSCLE release. Chiropractic promotes SPINAL alignment, JOINT range of motion, and NERVE conduction. Chiropractors are doctors who have the ability to diagnose and can refer directly for […]

  • Stress & Pain 

    There is a huge link between stress and pain. With the holidays being the most stressful time of year for a lot of people, calls of back injury flare-ups, headaches, and other pain exponentially increase at the studio. Here are 4 tips to decrease the stress/pain cycle: 1. Meditate – spend time alone each day […]

  • heat vs ice

    Heat vs ice for pain relief

    Heat generally increases circulation to an area. Heat can help promote healing, muscle relaxation, and joint movement. ICE decreases blood flow. This can be helpful when inflammation or swelling is present. Some quick/general examples: Tight/aching muscles –> HEAT will increase blood flow and loosen up muscles Sprained ankle –> ICE there is an acute injury and we […]

  • Yoga & back pain – does it help?

    As chiropractor, I know yoga is a great way to build: strength flexibility and mind-body awareness. However, with improper posture or underlying back issues, it can actually aggravate back symptoms. Here are 4 things to remember about yoga and your back: If you can’t breathe in a posture, you shouldn’t be there While flexibility is important, […]