Using Ice Therapy and Heat Therapy

How to use Ice Therapy and Heat Therapy Effectively and When to Know the Difference. Heat vs. Ice … It’s a question most active people have mulled over during their life after they’ve sustained an injury. Like most dilemmas, there isn’t really an easy answer to this question. Whether to treat an injury with a hot pad or an ice …

Cretan Olive Oil – The Key to Longevity!!

This past fall (2017) my wife Nola and I were privileged to visit the Greek Islands where we enjoyed their beautiful weather, water, beaches and food. The last week we spent on the island of Crete where we were surprised by the abundance of olive groves populating the rocky, craggy Cretan terrain. Their food was amazing – always fresh, local …

Understanding Laser Therapy

I am hearing more about Laser Therapy lately and wondering if it can help me? This is a commonly asked question we hear in our clinic. Laser therapy has been around for 50 years and is used in a variety of clinical settings from surgery to hair removal to smoking cessation. It has become better researched, refined and effective in …

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… …