What does science say about effective care for Low Back Pain?

Back and neck pain are very common in the population. Back pain is the most common reason for health care visits. In 2010 in the USA there were over 50 million visits to health professionals for back pain. It is estimated that most people (80%+) will experience an episode of pain at some point in their life. Back and neck …

Health Spending Accounts

by Dr. David Peterson, Clinic Director of Active Back To Health Health Spending Accounts (HSA) are a recognized and accepted way for small business owners to write off their medical expenses including dental, chiropractic, massage therapy, naturopathy, acupuncture, counseling, optometry, prescriptions, etc. I have been using a HSA through Olympia Trust for 20 plus years. If you own a small business, …

7 Ways to Make Your Snow Shovelling Safer for Your Back

As the seasons start to turn, we sometimes forget things from the year before. In winter, we may underestimate the preparation needed to tackle the snow and ice. We might forget our mittens, we might forget the proper footwear for damp and slushy streets, or we might forget our posture when it comes to maintaining Read More

If You Sit At Work…

IF YOU SIT AT WORK – THIS IS SOMETHING YOU NEED TO KNOW! You have probably heard of the term “ergonomics” but may not understand how important this can be to you? Ergonomics is simply matching the work to the worker….but it is slightly more complex than that. I will give you 3 basic steps that will help you today… …