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 …

Are You Ready To Take 100% Responsibility For Your Life?

By Dr. Jennifer Harrison Are you excited about the New Year? Once again we get a fresh start, making new resolutions and setting new goals. But, what’s going to make it different this year compared to last year, or the year before that? Were you able to stop smoking? Were you successful in achieving your weight loss goals? Did you …

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

No Time Like The Present

By Dr. Jennifer Harrison How often do we say, I don’t know where the time goes, time sure flies or I never have enough time? I have to admit that I tend to use these phrases more often than I should. For some people they may feel like they have too much time on their hands. Certainly as we enter …

Cooking With Essential Oils!?

By Jen Collins, RMT   This week I’m sharing a recipe that I just tried, and LOVED! It uses a couple of ingredients from a company that I use everyday in my home. I use the Young Living Essential Oils for everything from cleaning our teeth and counters to healing dry chapped skin to fighting off bugs to flavoring our water!! When its 30 …

Happy Birthday Dr. Jen!

By Jen Collins, RMT When we first started writing these blogs, I was told I could write about whatever I wanted. And so I am choosing to write about something, rather someone, I hold close to my heart.  In this tight family of co-workers we have at Active Back to Health, we are lucky enough to have working along beside …

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 …