Protect Against Ticks in Alberta

What you should know to protect against Ticks in Alberta The incidence of ticks are rising in Alberta, but don’t let that spoil your fun outdoors this spring and summer. What you should know about Ticks and Lyme disease and how to protect yourself and your loved ones from the pesty critters while enjoying the outdoors. Ticks are parasites that …

How Much Can Physical Fitness Improve Your Quality of Life?

As a multidisciplinary clinic our practitioners have a number of common threads in the recommendations for our patients. The most common one is physical fitness and we all practice what we preach in different ways. We have skiers, hikers, bikers, joggers, spinners, deep water runners, weight lifters, exercise video junkies as well Pilates devotees amongst us. We all acknowledge the …

Sitting is the New Smoking

Have you seen articles online saying sitting is the new smoking? Everyone is aware of the health risks of smoking such as cancer, heart attacks and stroke. Smoking can also cause emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and even low back pain. But did you know that sitting too much is also hazardous for your health? Research that came out in 2015 revealed …

Meditation: Is It Enough?

Research continues to show a huge array of health benefits for people who meditate regularly. These benefits range everywhere from pain relief and reducing menopausal symptoms to helping people to quit smoking. According to the National Institutes of Health, research is showing that meditation physically changes the brain and may help it to process more information. Many celebrities and self-help …

Call the Betty Ford Clinic. Or Dr. Phil or Oprah

My name is Dr. Mike Stewart and I am a Chiropractor at Active Back to Health. As we move more and more into a digital world, my wife, Geri Stewart wrote a blog on the addiction she has with her phone and being connected to the outside world. I found it so authentic and real, that I am using her …

Introduction to Chiropractic

Hi everyone, and hope you’re all enjoying the summer so far, we are half way through for those of you with school aged children. For those of you who haven’t met me, I’m a chiropractor at Active Back to Health Centre and I’m very passionate about my career. If you’ve visited our clinic before, you’ve likely overheard me at some …

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 …

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 …

Graston Technique

~ by Dr. Robert Cumming Good morning, everyone! In my practice I evaluate, diagnose and treat a diverse number of sports injuries that typically involve soft tissue. Soft tissue injuries, like most other injuries, are as numerous and unique as the people that suffer them. Today I would like to talk about Graston technique which is a therapy that combines …