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Kombucha!

Kayla’s Nutrition Corner: Kombucha! Kombucha is a sweetened, fermented tea. Don’t be afraid of the picture! Okay I admit, it IS a little scary looking. When I started making it at home, anyone who came over would be just a smidge creeped out at my...

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Athletic Therapist

  The Many Hats of an Athletic Therapist   My goal here is to explain what roles athletic therapists take on, and what I can do for you to ensure you work, play, and enjoy life to the utmost of your abilities. Have you ever watched a professional or college...

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The truth about Spinal Discs

THEY DO NOT SLIP! They bulge, they herniate, they sequester or extrude, they degenerate, but they most definitely do not slip no matter how many times people tell me they have a disc out. Patients telling me this is not their fault of course, because at some point...

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Roll to better golf

As we head into golf season in the Okanagan, incorporating some mobility activities away from the golf course can be tremendously beneficial to help golfers lower their scores and avoid injuries while they are out there. Golf Injuries Golfing is not considered a high...

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Fixing Your Shoulder

Following an aggressive game of water polo at a nameless all-inclusive resort in Mexico this past winter I have been troubled by a nagging shoulder injury. It has not taken me away from work or play to this point, but has affected my quality of sleep and I have to be...

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Managing Acute Pain

Among the most common complaints that are treated in Chiropractic practice are acute low back and neck pain. These are often idiopathic (which means no specific cause) and in the short term can be disabling and painful. When this pain hits it will greatly reduce...

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Selling Fear

Communication is an often overlooked, but very important aspect of either doctor-patient or therapist-patient interaction. When patients refer friends and family to certain practitioners, it is because they obviously believe that practitioner is skilled in their...

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Ability to squat and lifespan

In my daily Chiropractic practice when helping patients with low back pain, one of the first movements I assess is the patient’s ability to squat properly. This may seem like a cruel thing to do to a person with back pain, but is actually clinically very revealing...

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