Things Aren’t Always As They Appear…

Can you see pain? Well you can often see when a patient is in pain, they have that look on their face… But you really can’t see pain.  Patients may come in with perfect posture yet can be in tremendous pain.  Or they may come in bent forward or leaning to one side yet don’t really feel any pain at …

HOT vs. COLD TREATMENT

by Liz Ruggles RMT My patients often wonder and ask me whether to use heat or cold after they feel pain. My general rule of thumb is to think about what each is designed to do. ICE is usually used to reduce inflammation, which includes redness, swelling, pain, heat, and/or loss of movement . Applying ice to the affected area will …

Recipe from a chiropractor…

By Dr. Robert Cumming In addition to practicing chiropractic and acupuncture I have always had a great interest in food, most especially eating it, but more recently in its preparation as well. For this week’s blog entry, I would like to share an easy and fairly healthy recipe: Baba Ghanouj 2 large eggplants ¼ cup of well stirred tahini 3 …

Needles…in your ear?!?

By Dr. Robert Cumming Today I’d like to talk about a form of acupuncture that I frequently use called auriculotherapy or more commonly known as ear acupuncture. It is a form of acupuncture where very fine needles are inserted into the surface of the ear to achieve various physiological responses. It has a number of benefits over traditional body acupuncture …

SIT…STAND…SLEEP…

By Dr. Michael Stewart A lot of patients come to see us after suffering from some type of trauma, injury or accident. Many of these patients come to us suffering from neck pain, headaches, back pain, shoulder pain….and all sorts of other symptoms. But what if you haven’t suffered from some type of trauma, injury or accident but still have …

Planet Organic’s Cosmic Cookie Recipe

Blog by: Liz Ruggles I’m not sure about you, but I have a wicked sweet tooth. It’s very hard for me to pass on anything sweet, even though I’ve been trying really hard to exercise and eat right. Last month I went into a Planet Organic Health Food Store and they had some cookie samples. YES! Healthy cookie samples. NO! …

Congratulations Dr. Julia Viscomi!

Welcome back to work Dr. Viscomi! Congratulations on your recent wedding. We are excited to have you back to work at Active Back To Health Centre!!  

Don’t Touch My Neck- Neck Adjustments Cause Strokes!

Today I would like to write about a topic that many, many people, patients or not, have wondered: Do chiropractic neck adjustments cause stroke? To support my explanation, I will be providing some peer-reviewed research and some common sense food-for-thought. Hopefully by the end of this blog post, any questions you might have had will have been answered. In theory, …

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… …

Back To School Zen

BACK TO SCHOOL ZEN No, that’s not a typo, I said Zen. How is that possible, you ask? What with all the “Back to School Sales” popping up just as you’re getting your summertime groove on? Whether you have kids who are going back to school, you’re going back to school, or even if you don’t fall into either of …