What is the best way to lose weight & fat? Aerobic Exercise or Weight Training?

Obesity has become a global epidemic, especially more prevalent in our modern western societies. There has been great controversy and debate between health professionals, researchers, trainers, and therapists as to which mode of exercise, aerobic vs. weight training, is the champion when it comes to losing weight and fat. The proponents of aerobic exercise, such [...]

By | January 5th, 2014|Aerobic Exercise, Sports, Sports medicine, Weight Loss, Weight Training|Comments Off on What is the best way to lose weight & fat? Aerobic Exercise or Weight Training?

My Weekend At The Race: Treating at the 2013 BMO Vancouver Marathon

I had the privilege of being part of the onsite medical team at this year's BMO Vancouver Marathon on Sunday, May 5, 2013. I was stationed at the main medical tent at the corner of Thurlow and Pender by the finish line along with other chiropractors, physiotherapists, nurses, doctors, paramedics, volunteers, etc. The day was [...]

By | May 6th, 2013|Active Release Technique - ART, Chiropractic & Sports Medicine, Chiropractic care, Running Injuries, Sports, Sports Injuries, Sports medicine, Sports rehab, Volunteering & Community Involvements|Comments Off on My Weekend At The Race: Treating at the 2013 BMO Vancouver Marathon

Don’t Crack, Get Adjusted. Do you get arthritis from cracking knuckles?

I often get asked "is cracking your joints bad for you?" Before I provide an answer to this question please read the following article from the Vancouver Sun: www.vancouversun.com/health myths-cracking knuckles. From a scientific point of view, there has been no evidence found that correlates "cracking knuckles" with arthritis. In fact, there is no evidence [...]

By | March 1st, 2013|Chiropractic care, Joint manipulation|Comments Off on Don’t Crack, Get Adjusted. Do you get arthritis from cracking knuckles?

CHIROPRACTIC & PREGNANCY (Part I): Post-Pregnancy Issues – “What a pain in the neck!”

Pregnancy puts an enormous physiological demand on the female body. The body goes through so many sudden changes that can put a lot of stress on certain parts of it more than the others. In addition, these changes are so rapid that the body does not have adequate time to adapt properly. As a result, [...]

By | February 2nd, 2013|Active Release Technique - ART, Back Pain, CHIROPRACTIC & PREGNANCY, Chiropractic care, Exercises & Stretches, Kinesio Taping, Neck Pain|Comments Off on CHIROPRACTIC & PREGNANCY (Part I): Post-Pregnancy Issues – “What a pain in the neck!”

ICE Therapy vs. HEAT Therapy – When do you use ice vs heat during an injury?

Every day in my practice, I come across people who ask me about the difference between heat and ice therapy. Many people are not well-informed about the proper application of ice and heat therapy especially when it comes to the timing, duration, and frequency. First, I will go over the different phases of tissue [...]

By | January 5th, 2013|Acute Injury, Chiropractic & Sports Medicine, Chronic Injuries, Heat Therapy, Ice Therapy, REHAB, Sports, Sports Injuries, Sports medicine, Sports rehab|Comments Off on ICE Therapy vs. HEAT Therapy – When do you use ice vs heat during an injury?

UBC Men’s Varsity Soccer Team Chiropractor: Remarkable Individuals, Phenomenal Players, Captivating Results, Magical Team

What a unparalleled season the UBC Men's Varsity soccer team had this year. The champions of the 2012 CIS nationals were undefeated in the regular season. I have had the pleasure of joining the team as the team chiropractor early in the season. My goal was to be along great athletes, share amazing experiences, and [...]

By | December 18th, 2012|Active Release Technique - ART, Chiropractic & Sports Medicine, Chiropractic care, REHAB, Soccer Injuries, Sports, Sports Injuries, Sports medicine, Sports rehab|Comments Off on UBC Men’s Varsity Soccer Team Chiropractor: Remarkable Individuals, Phenomenal Players, Captivating Results, Magical Team

20 TIPS For Getting A Good Night Sleep

In my practice I see many patients that are suffering from chronic pain.  One of the common health findings with all these patients is inadequate amount of sleep and/or poor quality of sleep.  In other words, most of these patients often find that they are either not getting enough sleep or that they are not [...]

By | August 16th, 2012|Healthy Living, Maintenance, Sleep, Wellness|Comments Off on 20 TIPS For Getting A Good Night Sleep

Postural Syndrome – A Modern Biomechanical Phenomenon

How does poor posture lead to neck pain and low back pain? One of the most common causes of neck pain and low back pain has to do with poor posture. Because the majority of conditions in the neck and low back fall under the category of chronic repetitive overuse injuries, having a poor posture [...]

By | May 1st, 2012|Active Release Technique - ART, Back Pain, Chiropractic care, Exercises & Stretches, Lower X-Syndrome, Neck Pain, Upper X-Syndrome|Comments Off on Postural Syndrome – A Modern Biomechanical Phenomenon