Posts Tagged: pain

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 […]

Aching. Stiff. Sore Joints. Osteoarthritis and YOUR choices.

May 15, 2018

What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, affecting millions of North Americans. It generally affects those over 40 years of age and is often one sided, preferring knees, hips and thumbs. Over time, the cartilage that normally supports and cushions joint motion begins to wear down. The cartilage itself does not […]

“I’ll wear boots instead of high heels” – Heel Pain

August 24, 2015

“I’ll wear boots instead of high heels” – Heel Pain Song Lyrics Courtesy of Tom Waits “Pay Me” By; Dr. Jen Newell.   This morning I woke up with excruciating heel pain and realized how common this is in my practice. I regularly see people complaining of heel pain and wanted to share a few […]

What is Fascia and Why Do I Need Mine Released?

April 13, 2015

An Introduction to Myofascial Release and Physiotherapy at IHI By Shannon Stoby, PT, MScPT Do you have unexplained, seemingly unrelated symptoms? Do you feel unwell, but your test results are ‘normal’? Do you keep having recurrence of the same injury? Have you had an injury or surgery from which you do not feel you have […]

Pain and Your Relationship to It

September 15, 2014

The practice of Integrative Medicine requires an open mind, receptivity and the confidence to share knowledge and experience. At our monthly team meetings our practitioners come together to learn from each other and expand the opportunities for healing for our clients. This blog is a great example of what was born from our last team […]

Enough With the Neck Pain!

April 14, 2014

By Dr. Gita Gupta, BHSc, DC, CAP I think it’s time to discuss why so many of us experience daily neck pain, along with the associated headaches and shoulder pain. Firstly, we need to understand the main cause of it. Working Downtown, I tend to see a lot of patients with jobs that confine them […]

Looking for serious pain relief? Try Massage Therapy

April 01, 2013

By Christina Gouveia, RMT As if any of us needed a further reason to book a massage. Canadian researchers have just published important evidence to support the notion that massage therapy has the same therapeutic benefit as pharmaceutical anti-inflammatories in the management of chronic pain. This new evidence supports what many of us as Registered […]