Posts Tagged: pain

Suicide: Every Minute Counts

October 21, 2019

It was an ordinary day. And then it wasn’t. I was rushing down Yonge Street to get to the next thing I had to do, when a man fell from overhead and landed on the sidewalk, ending his own life directly in front of me. I did not know this man. I have no idea […]

Top Six Mindset Tips to Successfully Transform Your Injury and Yourself

September 30, 2019

What constitutes an optimal recovery mindset? Through over 20 years of clinical experience of observing those patients who were able to overcome their pain and injuries, and navigating my own personal experience, I have come to understand the importance of this aspect of, not only recovery, but healing and transformation. It shapes how you experience […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]