Kids Say the Funniest Things

By Liz Ruggles, RMT Those of us that are parents or even grandparents truly understand the concept of the phrase “time flies”. We are always told “kids grow up way too fast” and being a parent myself, I am way too familiar with how true that is. My kids, Nick and Layla, are both teenagers now! TEENAGERS! Excuse me for …

HOW OUR NEW LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY CAN HELP YOU

If you have visited our office within the last several months, you might have noticed some informational pamphlets on our new laser proudly displayed on our bulletin boards. Or perhaps you’ve seen the high-tech.-looking device being rolled from treatment room to treatment room. I’ve certainly had a number of my patients stare at it quizzically before asking me, “What is …

Spring Promotion For Massage Therapy

The massage therapy team at Active Back to Health has a special treat to welcome the long awaited warmer weather!! We will be giving away a one hour massage gift certificate with the practitioner of your choice, to one lucky winner. This promotion will run the entire month starting Monday May 1st, with the winner being drawn at the end …

My Back Doesn’t Hurt and I Am Healthy as an Ox; Why See a Chiropractor?

Hello, all! I hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable Easter weekend and are currently nursing your tummies that hurt from too much chocolate consumption! Today’s (short) blog post will discuss why it is important to visit a chiropractor despite having no symptoms of pain and no obvious dysfunction. Most would agree it is important to visit a dentist every …

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, …

3 Things You And Your Doctor Don’t Know About Your Heart

by Dr. Jennifer Harrison Ah, the human heart; the subject of so many poems and songs about heartache as well as joy and love. Everyone knows that the heart pumps blood to your brain and the rest of your body, that exercise is good for your heart and that too much stress can lead to heart attacks. It’s also common …

BEAT THE WINTER BLUES!

Let our Massage Therapists at Active Back to Health soothe away your last few weeks of winter! Book your first time massage with one of us between February 13- March 10 and enjoy $20 off a 1 hour massage*   *some restrictions apply, see front desk staff for details

Seared Shrimp with Coconut Curry Vegetables

by Dr. Robert Cumming Seared Shrimp with Coconut Curry Vegetables 2 Cups snow peas (or snap peas) 1 red pepper 1 Tbsp minced ginger 1 lb peeled shrimp or scallops 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper 1 Tbsp butter 1 lime 1 tsp hot curry paste 1/2 cup coconut milk 1/2 cup basil, chopped Jasmine rice Trim snow …

Sugar: Are You Getting Too Much of a Good Thing?

By Dr. Jennifer Harrison Who didn’t grow up being given candy or a cookie as a “treat”? The majority of us have this belief that sweets are a positive thing associated with being rewarded and feeling good. While it’s true that every cell in our body needs sugar/glucose to operate properly, the reality is that there can be too much …

5 Tips For A Happy Spine In 2017

by Dr. Robert Cumming We’ve all heard the latest buzz phrase “sitting is the new smoking” and simply sitting less seems like great advice but is easier said than done. Using the following tips should help increase your overall physical activity and make your spine much happier. All of the preceding assumes you are in a relatively sedentary, office type …