Kinesiology Tape: What is it? How Does it Work?

Kinesiology is a study of movement. It uses muscle monitoring techniques to identify issues with the body’s performance and efficiency. Kinesiology aims to maintain balance in the muscles and tissues. Kinesiology taping, or kinesio tape, aims to do just that. Kinesio tape is a modern type of therapeutic tape that is applied to the skin […]

Preventing Injuries While Raking

As the colder seasons quickly approach, leaves have also begun changing colours and falling from the trees. With this comes every homeowner’s dreaded chore of raking leaves. Although you may not suspect it, raking leaves can put you at risk for injuries. This is especially true for people with preexisting conditions, such as aches and […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common hand condition that causes pain, tingling, and numbness in the hand and wrist. It occurs when too much pressure is applied to the median nerve. The median nerve runs through the carpal tunnel – a narrow passageway at the wrist, along with tendons, bones, and a ligament. The median […]

4 Ways to Naturally Relieve Arthritis Pain

Arthritis refers to a large range of conditions that cause pain, inflammation, and decreased range of motion in the joints. It can affect people of all ages, but arthritis tends to be more common in women, and adults aged 65 and older. Some types of arthritis, the most common being osteoarthritis, comes from natural wear […]

How to Improve your Posture

Posture is the position you hold your body in when you stand, sit, and lay down. There are two types; dynamic posture and static posture. Dynamic refers to your posture when you are moving, and static refers to your posture when staying still. Posture is mainly controlled by your spine and the way you control […]

Visiting Chiropractors: What to Expect, Treatments, Benefits

Chiropractic care, also known as chiropractic adjustment or manipulation, is a hands-on, non-invasive, drug-free practice to reduce pain and improve mobility in the musculoskeletal system. These treatments are performed by a chiropractor. Chiropractors are health specialists whose main areas of focus fall within the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders relating to the muscles, ligaments, […]

Custom Made Orthotics for Feet Pain

If you’ve had discomfort or pain in your feet before, you’re most likely familiar with insoles. Perhaps you’ve even bought a pair for yourself. They are the over-the-counter inserts that are placed on the soles of your shoes. They are usually made with a soft material such as gel, foam, or plastic. However, insoles are […]

Managing Back Pain While Flying

During 2020, we all felt the restlessness that came with being confined to our homes. With traveling restrictions now beginning to ease up in many countries, finally getting to take a vacation may be on your mind. However, airplane rides can be long and tiring – especially for people with pre-existing back and neck problems. […]

Tension Headaches vs. Migraines

We all know the feeling of a headache coming on. Reaching for the bottle of pain relievers as you begin to feel the uncomfortable and painful pressure. Unsurprisingly, headaches are very common. According to the World Health Organization, 50% of adults feel the symptoms of headaches at least once a year. However, you may not […]

Dynamic vs. Static Stretching: What’s the Difference?

Whether you’re an athlete or just working out at home, proper stretching is an important step to incorporate into your routine. It helps your body prepare for exercise and affects your performance during your workout. It can also help your body recover after exercising.  With so many different stretching techniques out there, it can be […]