Chiropractic Care and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a medical condition that occurs when there is pressure against the median nerve around the wrists. The carpal tunnel is a small area of bones and ligaments at the base of the hand, and it contains the median nerve. Sometimes swelling from the tendons or other sources can compress the nerve, …

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Good Posture

When was the last time you thought about your posture? As it turns out, sitting and standing correctly is essential to good health and well-being. If you’ve been slouching, it’s time to stand up tall and embrace the benefits of holding your body correctly. Bad posture develops out of habits such as watching TV or looking at your phone for …

Don’t Fall For These 3 Chiropractor Care Myths!

Chiropractors are licensed healthcare professionals that can play a vital role in your healthcare. Chiropractors often fall victim to misinformation and myths about what they do, or what the field of chiropractic even is. This can lead people to miss out on some of the great treatments and health benefits that chiropractic care has to offer. What Is Chiropractic Care? …

Does Kinesio Taping Actually Work?

Maybe you’ve seen other active individuals with bright coloured tape on their limbs or torso. Or perhaps your chiropractor or massage therapist has recommended Kinesio taping for you.  And now you’re curious. Does it actually work? In this article, we’ll dive into everything related to Kinesio taping. You’ll find out what it is, how it works and the overall benefits …

Suffering From Anxiety? Here’s How Naturopathy Can Help!

About one in every four Canadians will experience an anxiety disorder at some point in their lifetime. And contrary to popular belief, anxiety is more than just being overly worried. Anxiety can drastically impact your day-to-day life. It may prevent a person from participating in activities they enjoy or from socializing. It can even stop a person from leaving their …

Handling Stress in Stressful Times

In these uncertain times revolving around COVID-19, there are many stressors that can get you down. However, there are also various ways you can learn to handle them and cope. At Active Back To Health, we have a few pointers. After all, we are in this together.  So, what is the best way to handle stress? What can you do …

My Neighbors Shoulder Story

We recently moved into a new neighborhood. A couple of days ago I saw my neighbor wearing a sling on his arm and moving in obvious pain. I went over to talk to him (6 feet distance) to ask him what happened. He told me he had fallen on the ice while trying to show his kids some of his …

Covid 19 Virus And Active Back To Health

The true impact of a COVID-19 outbreak in Canada cannot be predicted. However, all healthcare facilities are taking steps now to prepare for such an outbreak and protect both their patients and staff. We encourage you to follow The Government of Alberta and Alberta Health Services for updates and directives. What we can do….At ACTIVE BACK TO HEALTH We take …

10 Top New Year’s Resolutions for Good Back Health

You get ONE spine to last your entire lifetime. Looking after your back before it gives you problems only makes sense. We can help you do that. Here are 10 TIPS: Sleep Well –Getting 7-10 hours of restful sleep a night is important to your overall health. Move. Keeping active is KEY to longevity. Sitting has replaced smoking as the …

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 …