5 tips to reduce low back pain while cycling

Cycling is a great exercise and activity. It can be fun yet challenging and it has many health benefits. Some of the benefits of cycling include: Aerobic workout which helps increase cardiovascular fitness Helps build muscles and increase bone mass/density Non impact sport - puts less pressure on joints Helps with weight loss Can [...]

Do chiropractors just treat the back and the neck?

N O Chiropractors are extensively trained and are experts in assessing, diagnosing, and treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions and their neurological sequalae. These conditions are not just limited to the neck and the back. In fact, they can treat any joint system and the conditions associated with that area. Chiropractors [...]

Common tennis injuries – Effective treatments

Tennis is one of the top 5 most played sports in the world. It’s a complex physical sport requiring upper and lower body movement mechanics combined with great hand-eye coordination, agility, speed, endurance, flexibility, muscle conditioning, coordination, balance, quick decision making, and mental strategy. Because of its complexity and popularity, the number of injuries [...]

Are you a weekend warrior or a professional athlete? A simple formula for success

There is no doubt that staying active and exercising is good for you. There is overwhelming evidence that engaging in any sport or activity and exercising regularly has many physical, psychological, and emotional benefits. Some of these benefits are listed below: Increase strength, flexibility, endurance Increase bone, joint, and muscle health Decrease fatigue Improve cardiovascular [...]

15 Professional tips for a healthier body behind a desk

Sitting behind a work station and desk has become a modern 21st century problem in western societies responsible for many of the commonly seen issues at the chiropractic and family doctors' offices. Sitting all day long might seem harmless without any real negative consequences on the body, especially with all the fancy modern expensive chairs [...]

CHIROPRACTIC & PREGNANCY (Part II): “Help my sore back, I’m pregnant!” – Does evidence-based chiropractic therapy help with pregnancy pain?

Having treated many pregnant patients in my clinic in North Vancouver, I see firsthand the amount of pain and discomfort many pregnant women endure. It is not hard to imagine the amount of stress a women's body goes through during the 9 months of pregnancy. These changes place tremendous loads on the body. Hence, pregnant [...]

By | July 30th, 2014|Active Release Technique - ART, Back Pain, CHIROPRACTIC & PREGNANCY, Chiropractic care, Chronic Injuries, Exercises & Stretches, Graston soft tissue Technique, Joint manipulation, Kinesio Taping, Neck Pain, Postural syndrome|Comments Off on CHIROPRACTIC & PREGNANCY (Part II): “Help my sore back, I’m pregnant!” – Does evidence-based chiropractic therapy help with pregnancy pain?

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?