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HEADACHES Headaches are one of the most common reasons a patient will seek out a health care provider. But did you know there are multiple reasons that could be behind that ache in your head? While there can be serious, emergent causes, the majority fall into the below categories. Cervicogenic headaches: head pain that is […]

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Physiotherapy After A Motor Vehicle Accident

HOW CAN SEEING A PHYSIO THERAPIST AFTER A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT HELP YOU? Physiotherapy can help with assessing the severity of the injuries from a car accident. They are trained to make a diagnosis and can determine if a person has neurological deficits. They can also reduce inflammation by using ultrasound, providing advice regarding home care, […]

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Tips For Snow Shoveling

TIPS FOR SNOW SHOVELING BY DR. JASDEEP SAHOTA With the monthly snowfall average in Calgary being surpassed within the first four days of November 2017, some tips of getting through winter seemed appropriate! First off, some tips on snow shoveling. Invest in a lightweight plastic push shovel Be sure to warm up your muscles before […]

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What is Acupuncture?

WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE & HOW DOES IT WORK? BY KATHRYN KURASH WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?  Traditional Chinese Medicine (including acupuncture) is a 3000-year-old healing tradition. It originated in Asia with the use of tattooing and tapping specific areas on the body (alongside Chinese Herbs) to encourage the body to self-heal. Acupuncture uses hair-thin needles to redistribute […]

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Neck Pain

NECK PAIN BY DR. JASDEEP SAHOTA Your neck is composed of many important structures that allow for a great deal of flexibility. These include seven vertebrae (neck bones), spinal nerves, cranial nerves, spinal cord, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and blood vessels. The neck is designed to protect the spinal cord and nerves. The complexity of the […]

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Non-Needle Acupuncture Therapies

NON-NEEDLE ACUPUNCTURE THERAPIES BY KATHRYN KURASH CUPPING  One of the most famous adjunctive therapies to acupuncture. It is used primarily for pain relief as fascial massage. It increased circulation of blood and lymph and relieves stagnation. It is wonderful for blood pressure issues as well. It also stimulates the nervous system, so can be used […]

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WHIPLASH BY DR. JASDEEP SAHOTA A whiplash injury is a strain/sprain injury of the neck. The intervertebral joints, discs, ligaments, muscles, tendons, and nerves may all be damaged. Although most commonly occurring after a motor vehicle accident, whiplash injuries may also occur during falls, blows to the head or any impact that causes your head […]

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Ice vs Heat

ICE VS HEAT  BY DR. JASDEEP SAHOTA Ice or heat? Does it matter? Yes, it does. And it can affect the time it takes to heal and recover from an injury. There are three stages to healing after an injury: 1) Acute a. 0-72 hours after injury b. Possible Signs: Pain, Swelling, Heat, Redness, Loss […]

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