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Myths vs Facts of Back Pain!

Myths vs Facts of Back Pain!

Your back has two main purposes: it allows you to stand, supporting your arms and legs; and it protects your spinal cord which communicates messages between your brain and the rest of your body. The health of your spine can have an impact on your overall well- being....

Tips To Enjoy Healthy Knitting!

Tips To Enjoy Healthy Knitting!

Recently, I had a patient who mentioned that one of her favourite pastime hobbies is to knit.  Like her, many of us turn to knitting for relaxation purposes or to pass time which can ultimatley be a great exercise for those who have hand pain. However, knitting is a...

Pillow Talk!

Pillow Talk!

A good pillow for sleeping should be comfortable to lay your head upon, but most importantly it must support your neck keeping it in alignment with the rest of your spine. There are many different pillows on the market today from traditional feather and fiber ones to...

Yes, Texting Can Lead To Neck Pain!

Yes, Texting Can Lead To Neck Pain!

As you read this article, more than likely on your phone or tablet, take a moment to notice your posture. There’s a good chance that your back is hunched, your head is tilted forward and your shoulders are rounded. Many of us spend a large portion of our day looking...

Let’s Talk Hypertension!

Let’s Talk Hypertension!

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure or arterial hypertension, is defined as having a sustained elevated blood pressure reading greater than 140 mmHg/ 90 mmHg on three separate occasions. Blood pressure is the amount of force that is applied to our arterial...

Osteoarthritis vs Rheumatoid Arthritis

Osteoarthritis vs Rheumatoid Arthritis

People often tell me that their doctor has diagnosed them with arthritis. I proceed to ask if it is osteoarthritis (OA) or rheumatoid arthritis (RA).  Typically the answer is always OA. With that being said, it is important to know what the difference is between the...

Ouch! One Of The Reasons Why Your Heels May Hurt!

Ouch! One Of The Reasons Why Your Heels May Hurt!

The Plantar fascia is a ligamentous tissue (fibers that connect bone to bone) that aids and maintains the arches of the foot as well as provide stability while walking. Fasciitis can be defined as inflammation of the tissue. Previously, it was thought that this...