November 26, 2019

Have Low Back Pain? Research says: Don’t Wait Around!

We have all been there. You’ve thrown your back out and you wave it off thinking it will go away. A few days pass, and it’s still there so you decide to self-treat - heat packs, ice packs, rest, etc.  A week or two p...

Father’s Day is coming up this weekend and what better way to say that you care by spreading some health awareness!

Canadian men on average live 4 years less than women. On top of a reduced life expectancy, men also have lower rates of health expectancy - the number of...

February 6, 2019

Healthy Food Choices

Plant based foods - Plant based diets/foods will provide more fiber and contain less saturated fats. Plant based diets/foods also provide the benefit of being heart-healthy.

Fruits and vegetables - The nutrients found in fruits and vegetables are vit...

February 21, 2018

“Arthritis”, also known as osteoarthritis or degenerative arthritis, is a natural part of aging (similar to wrinkles in our skin). Factors that lead to an earlier onset of degeneration include genetics, diet, obesity and a previous injury. Previous injuries are probabl...

February 8, 2018

New research explains why prolonged rest is not advised after an acute injury or musculoskeletal problem and that recovery should include joint and muscle stimulation (movement).

Every injury and musculoskeletal problem is unique, and there is no standard protocol for a...

November 30, 2017

With the holidays around the corner, many of us will be decorating our homes inside and out. Hanging ornaments and lights are fun holiday activities but involve reaching high places which can make them dangerous activities as well.

When decorating indoors make sure you...

November 16, 2017

A review of previous research studying the effectiveness of yoga for chronic (>3 months) low back pain patients found strong evidence to support yoga for short term improvements in pain, back specific disability, and general overall improvement. Over the long term, the...

September 22, 2017

Person A is a 65 year old male, retired and non-active

  • Lower back pain and leg discomfort

  • Heaviness in the legs often makes standing or walking for long periods of time very difficult

  • Slow onset over several months

  • Sitting is a relieving position


After reviewing the current research, the American College of Physicians (ACP) updated a 2007 guideline to suggest conservative treatments that includes spinal manipulation and exercise as the initial choice for low back pain patients.

Low back pain is one of the most...

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