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Pain Management

Get the most out of your vacation

Leaving on a jet plane One of my absolute favourite things to do is to travel. To see other countries and cultures; taste new foods; explore; hike; climb; shop; and play. I am super excited to say that in 8 days my wife and I will be boarding a plane to fly to Italy for 2 weeks! How fortunate are we!? My first taste of Europe happened last year when we visited Greece and I was completely blown away by its beauty and allure. I can only imagine what Italy has in store for us...

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What does ‘Health’ mean?

This past year we’ve been discussing and writing about health and fitness in our province and what we can do to help our current situation. (1, 2, 3) What I’d like to do here is take a step back and ask “what is health? What does it mean to be healthy?” Merriam Webster defines it as: “the condition of being sound in body, mind, or spirit; especially :  freedom from physical disease or pain.” From their book titled “Body by...

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Quick Tips On Snow Shovelling

I posted the video below a couple of weeks ago on our Facebook page, it seems kinda funny now as our snowbanks are so high here in Nova Scotia that there is no way you can just flex your wrists and dump snow in a pile at your feet…the piles are 4 feet high, at least! May I offer some suggestions in light of this… Video: Moment Arm Shovelling So, Bill does a great job explaining the best biomechanical way to move the white stuff around, but I’m pretty sure...

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Golden Years

This week there was an article written about our clinic in The Chronicle Herald. It is nice to have our business recognized for the value we aim to create. That value lies entirely in our ability to positively impact the lives of our clients. The “gold” we really want is for people to be able to enjoy their golden years. As we’ve said before, it’s best to start early, but it’s never too late to start. Proper exercise makes life better now and...

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Creating Headroom

Is your exercise program – or lack thereof – building up or tearing down physiological headroom? How about what you eat? http://www.sebringclinic.com/article.asp?a=31 What do I mean by physiological headroom? I mean the ability to restore organ capacity. I mean stimulating anabolic growth in your body rather than enduring catabolic destruction. I mean cleaning up your diet to reduce chronic inflammation and decrease the likelihood of developing a chronic...

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Understanding Pain…and what you can do about it in less than 5 minutes

Understanding Pain Great new video from an Australian group on understanding and overcoming persistent pain. Although it is a challenging and complex problem, there are lots of things you can do to reduce your symptoms and increase quality of life. “Getting moving at comfortable levels without fear” is extremely important. Physiotherapy that goes beyond a tissue healing model can be a huge...

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