category: Pain Management

Pain: What Is It Good For?

September 02, 2020

There’s nothing more damaging to a human, a society, or a culture than a suitcase word. Something that is so big that you can throw everything in it with no approximation to control it.  Pain can be one of these concepts. It covers such an array of areas and has such a broad association of […]

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‘Keep Calm and Go To Dr. T’

September 25, 2018

“Keep Calm and Go To Dr. T”. This phrase is actually how a client got referred to me. Your pain is complex, but the solutions shouldn’t be complicated. The health and wellness ecosystem is complicated—even for those of us who are practitioners within it. There are no factual statements; it’s not math. Everything in biology […]

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When Soccer Imitates Life: Diving in Soccer through a Nuanced Lens of Neuroscience

July 11, 2018

In the midst of World Cup fandom, a number of interesting human behaviours come to light—both amidst players and fans. In watching how it all plays out, I have come to notice and try to explain some of the reactions and tactics that I have seen unfold. One of the main issues that tends to […]

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NSAID Overuse

June 25, 2018

The things you didn’t know about your pain medication that could hurt you. After winning a 24-hour track run in record time, Stephanie Ehret should have been celebrating. Instead she was in the hospital being treated for rhabdomyolosis[i]. This is a dangerous breakdown of muscle that can damage your kidneys. Turns out she wasn’t following […]

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Upper Cross Syndrome

March 27, 2017

By Stephen Dahms Registered Massage Therapist Upper cross syndrome is a combination of multiple muscular imbalances that causes pain or discomfort and reduced mobility around your upper back, neck and shoulders. Pectoral muscles, upper fibre trapezius and levator scapula are short, tight and contracted, causing fascial and muscular restrictions. This is where that feeling of limited movement […]

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Headaches – A Naturopathic Approach

November 28, 2016

By Dr. Erin Wiley Naturopathic Doctor  Headaches can be debilitating and costly to our performance and productivity. They can strike when you least expect it, and the anticipatory anxiety and fear about how your headache is going to interfere with your next project or adventure can feel very limiting. The suffering and side effects not […]

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Pain Management: An Integrative Medicine Approach

November 07, 2016

By Dr. Erin Wiley Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine We all know pain, but when we are dealing with pain that does not go away it can feel devastating. Our team understands that consistent pain impacts every aspect of your life and health. The stress of coping with the pain can be extremely challenging, often creating […]

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Bodily Connections and the Patterns of Pain

July 21, 2016

  By: Shannon Stoby Nothing that happens in the body happens in isolation. Any injury, illness, or event creates a chain of reactions. Despite the fact that there is a specialist for every organ, system, and body part these days, it is ultimately all connected. Ever sprained your ankle and wound up with a knee […]

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Therapeutic Touch

December 07, 2015

  By Nancy Brooks, BMusA, Art.Dip., RMT When a registered massage therapist lays their hands on you, you know it. The healing power of touch has been proven by study after study. Why do it? It’s a powerful experience. One in which YOU, the patient are in control. Yes. Many people shy away from using their […]

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Change: Can it Really be Simple?

September 14, 2015

Change: Can it really be simple? Simple change—sounds almost paradoxical, doesn’t it? If change is simple, then why is there so much resistance to it? Even when we know the change would be positive, even when we know in our hearts it’s what’s best, there is resistance. Lean into the resistance. What’s holding you back? […]

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