Concussion Baseline Testing

One of the main misconceptions with concussions is that once you begin to feel better, you are fully healed. Symptoms will usually subside in 3-5 days in the majority of cases, however, metabolic healing does not occur until 15-31 days post injury. This puts athletes in a dangerous situation because most people feel better long

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Custom Knee Bracing

Getting patients back to feeling 100% after a surgery is a lot different than getting them back to performing at 100% after an injury.  We can easily take a patient from the operating room and rebuild strength and stability in their knee, and yes this will help them support the graft or repaired tissue in

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What Is IMS?

What is “dry needling” or “IMS”? IMS stands for Intramuscular Stimulation and the terms are often used interchangeably. It is a treatment that uses thin dry needles to stimulate or release affected muscles. We mostly use it to release trigger points that are causing pain and movement deficiencies. It is highly effective for treating neck

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The Plank Progressions & Core Rehabilitation

There is a time and a place to be doing simple exercises for back pain and there is a time and a place to be doing more advanced exercises for low back pain.  Here are 3 advanced core exercises. The front plank is a great way to integrate core stability with breathing and shoulder control.

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The Correct Squat Technique

The squat is the most basic primal movement that we perform hundreds of times in a day. It is performed improperly in a majority of our patients when they present to us in pain. If our goal is to see our patients as little as possible, then we better make sure they are moving properly

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Snow Shoveling Techniques to Prevent Back Pain

As Calgarians, we all know that snow shoveling can be a real pain! Each shovelful of snow usually weighs about 6 lbs. That’s a lot of repetitive lifting, which can create harmful wear and tear on your back. Here are some quick back health tips to ease the pain of clearing your sidewalk this winter

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Desk Set-Up and Ergonomics

Does your job find you sitting for most of the day? While sitting may seem restful, staying in any one position for long periods of time can cause strain and injury to your muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments. Prolonged sitting can take a toll on your neck and lower back; it results in steady compression

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Backpacks

Here are some helpful tips about backpacks, how to wear, select and pack them. Since fall is back to school time (and a popular hiking season), we wanted to give you some useful information on how to correctly carry a backpack. Do your children or friends lug around heavy backpacks slung over one shoulder? Though

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Custom Knee Braces

The risk of knee injury varies between sports ranging between 13% and 71% of all sport injuries – YOU ARE NOT ALONE! What Are Custom Knee Braces? To learn more about knee braces, we recommend you first watch our video here at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gADUxJsUwLs There are three main types of custom knee braces: 1. Braces that offload

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Pregnancy

Here is a quick video on the benefits of seeing a chiropractor during your pregnancy. Did you know that at least 50 percent of pregnant women experience back pain? 10% of those report discomfort severe enough to disrupt their daily routine. What causes pregnancy-related back pain? The average healthy weight gain in pregnancy is 25-35

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