Pregnant women should not exercise to exhaustion—but being fatigued is okay. Avoid forced, passive stretches, such as reaching for your toes. Pregnancy hormones make your joints looser, so overstretching—which can cause a muscle injury.
Our green veggies and fruits are an excellent source of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, fiber, water and low in sugar. Their benefit to our overall health is extensive, however there are a few key ones that we should perhaps find ways into our diets more often.
At least 50% of pregnant women will experience back pain1-4, with many suffering from severe discomfort that impacts their activities of daily living. Pregnancy-related back pain can be multi-factorial and rarely only has one cause.
Certified Athletic Therapists are best known for their quick-thinking on-field emergency care of professional and elite athletes. The first to respond when someone gets hurt, they are experts at injury assessment and rehabilitation. Athletic Therapists are capable of treating the musculoskeletal (muscles, bones, and joints) injuries of all Canadians, whether on the field or in the clinic.
Every desk worker who has spent hours at the computer knows the feeling: tightness starting in the shoulders, creeping up the neck and spreading pain between the shoulder blades and into the head. But what is so special about desk work that makes it such a pain in the neck?!
Acupuncture is one form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM is an ancient form of medicine that views health holistically. In other words, in TCM, the body, mind, and spirit are all viewed as parts of a greater whole. As such, health imbalances are treated collectively rather than as individual and isolated concerns.
A whopping 1 in 5 people live with chronic pain in Canada. Chronic pain is defined as a pain syndrome that has lasted persistently for more than 3 consecutive months. With such high statistics it's worrying to think that there is not more support and effective treatment. Many people end up on multiple pharmaceutical medications that mask the pain, are highly addictive and don't treat the cause. Natural solutions for pain relief can include a comprehensive approach using nutrition, botanical anti-inflammatories, and naturopathic therapies including neural therapy and prolotherapy.
One of the most common questions we get asked in our custom orthotics Victoria BC clinic is, ‘Will my orthotics fit in all my shoes?’
To answer this we say that most custom made orthoses fit easily into footwear that is built with removable footbeds. However dress shoes and shoes without a removable footbed may be more difficult to fit with orthotics.
Most people use massage in the clinic as a therapy to relax, calm and relieve pain, or to ease hypertoned, tight muscles. But the underutilized aspect of massage therapy, enhanced recovery and muscular regeneration, is often overlooked.