The warm weather has finally arrived (or somewhat arrived, between all the rain), and so too have the tennis players and golfers who have been anxiously waiting for the sun to shine. Both tennis and golf provide fantastic ways for athletes of all ages to stay social, and physically active from childhood all the way past retirement. Even though a lot of people look at these sports as being less impact and more of a social activity than exercise those who play are still at risk for injury, especially to their knees, elbows, backs, and shoulders. Knees Due to the
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By Trudi Rumball, Registered Acupuncturist If you have ever suffered from a migraine, you are probably reading this right now, hoping I am going to reveal the magic cure. Is there one? The answer is…maybe! By exploring different alternative therapies, you may just find the perfect cure. Migraines are a debilitating condition that affect 8% of people in Canada (approximately 2,00,000). Suffering from migraines can be extremely painful, and also cause a major impact on productivity (and your entire life). When most people have a migraine, they cannot work, miss planned activities, and it can disrupt relationships. Women are more
This has got to be one of the most common question we get at the clinic! It is still a relatively unknown modality, even though it isn’t new. When faced with joint or muscle pain there are a number of things that you can do in order to remedy the situation. Depending on what pain and issues that you are facing osteopathy might be right for you. So, What is Osteopathy?To put it simply, osteopathy is a branch of medicine that focuses on the treatment of medical disorders through massaging or manipulating the joints, muscles and bones. The treatment is
By Trudi Rumball, Registered Acupuncturist More and more we are seeing our clients bring their children in for complimentary therapies. Lots of our patients who have children inquire about if different modalities are suitable for their children during their own appointments. The short answer is yes! Babies through to teenagers can benefit from almost all of our modalities, including acupuncture! Children are extraordinarily receptive to acupuncture, sometimes receiving extreme benefit from only getting one or two needles. Adults typically have years and years of emotional and physical trauma on their bodies that takes a few treatments, and perhaps different modalities
By Heather Kew, Registered Massage Therapist “Self Care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you” – Katie Reed Kids can’t wait for June to be over. They dream of the days when school will be done and they can play outside, with no rules and no schedule. For them, June is too long as they lose focus and impatiently wait for the last day of school. For Mom’s, June goes by way to fast and seems to drain every ounce of energy you have left. The stress is real: the kids aren’t sleeping
For parents, there are few things more heartbreaking than seeing your child in pain and/or distress, and knowing there isn’t much you can do about it. This situation becomes more complicated when it comes to young children and babies, who are unable to tell you exactly what is wrong. When this happens, parents are often left feeling helpless and frustrated. But what if there was something you could do to help your little one? Something that they actually enjoyed and helped them relax? Physical issues in babies and young children are often quite different from adults, so their treatment is
By Trudi Rumball, Registered Acupuncturist Pregnant for the first time! This was an exciting chapter I was beginning in my personal and professional life. My pregnancy was easy, I felt great and was loving learning about how my little human was growing inside of me. I was practicing as an acupuncturist at the time, and working in a health food store as well. I would read up on all the things my body and baby were doing, and made sure to take my supplements. I had been accepted into midwifery care and I hired a doula. I was doing all
By Trudi Rumball, Registered Acupuncturist It’s a new year, and a great time to form some new habits. One of the things we see a lot in this business is a rush in November and December to use up benefits. This results in a very busy clinic, which is great for us, but leaves clients with not much choice for appointment times. And while compounded treatments can be beneficial, if you don’t have major acute health complaints, it is even more beneficial to work out a maintenance plan with your care providers. This is what we, as therapists, strive for.
By Heather Kew, Registered Massage Therapist We describe it as suffering from headaches, and that phrase couldn’t be more accurate. For some people, a headache is a rare occurrence with a very specific cause. For some unlucky people, headaches are a weekly, or even daily occurrence with no clear rhyme or reason. It doesn’t always have to be this way: there are some preventative measures, as well as treatments that can help. Headache Types and Causes The first thing when looking at headaches, is to understand as much as possible about them. There are different types of headaches, each with
By Carleen Tralenberg, Registered Acupuncturist When I was little, I loved that song “the leg bone is connected to the knee bone, the knee bones connected to the ankle bone, the ankle bones connected to the foot bone, now shake those skeleton bones…boom boom boom”. I can see you all toe tapping as you reconnect with that old tune. We have all had that one injury that has plagued us repeatedly throughout adulthood. We have gone for treatment after treatment, and it may disappear for awhile, but then suddenly it reappears again (like the ghost of Christmas past)…old sports injuries,