Motor Vehicle Accident? What You Need to Know

A motor vehicle accident (MVA) is a stressful, scary and often painful experience. In addition, trying to navigate the processes with the insurance and legal world while recovering from injuries can be confusing and tiresome.

In Alberta, the Insurance Act is a piece of legislation outlining the medical treatment and compensation you may be entitled to when you are involved in a motor vehicle accident. In the interest of making this complicated legislation easier, we have outlined the basic steps for dealing with an MVA injury insurance claim. Continue reading Motor Vehicle Accident? What You Need to Know

What is causing your headache?

How many of you have suffered from a headache? Most of us will at some point, and those who already have can attest that headaches are very uncomfortable. Forget uncomfortable, at times they can be debilitating!

There are many different triggers for headaches: environmental causes (such as Chinooks, temperature changes, or air quality), food allergies, work/life stresses, dehydration, muscle tension, joint dysfunction, ligaments, nerves and more. Chronic headaches are becoming so common in today’s world and many Canadians have no idea what is causing them or how they can get relief from the associated pain and discomfort. Continue reading What is causing your headache?

Hiking shouldn’t hurt!

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Living in Calgary, we are perfectly situated to enjoy the incredible hiking trails throughout our backyard. There is nothing quite like spending an adventurous weekend exploring the mountainous trails in the Rockies. But for anyone who has ever “over-done it” on a hike, you also know that there is nothing quite like the painful struggle to get out of the car after sitting through the drive back to Calgary. While some soreness can be expected after exerting yourself on the trail, many of the aches and pains can be avoided. Hiking shouldn’t hurt! Continue reading Hiking shouldn’t hurt!

Making time for yourself

Over the past 2 years since opening the clinic, I have been rapidly reading books and blogs from entrepreneurs and world leaders, in an attempt to help make my first foray into business ownership a successful one. Book after book, blog after blog, I keep seeing the same message: to be successful, you have to make time for yourself.

We’re all busy. I get it. Between being a father, husband, clinician and business owner, time is scarce for me too. I found quickly that it was next to impossible to find time – if I had a spare hour, I could think of any number of important things I “should” do with it – so instead of finding time, I decided to figure out how to make time.

How I make time for myself Continue reading Making time for yourself

What is Manual Osteopathy?

Hi, I’m Anna and I am a Manual Osteopath at Energize Health in Calgary. I’m here to explain what manual osteopathy is, what I do as a Manual Osteopath and how you may benefit from the techniques I use in my practice at our clinic. Continue reading What is Manual Osteopathy?

Self Adjustment vs. Chiropractic Adjustment

I meet people every day who pop or crack their own neck and back. People do this “self-manipulation” to give themselves temporary relief of pain and stiffness, and it quickly becomes an easy habit that they repeat throughout the day. It feels good, so they keep doing it. However, the relief from a self-manipulation does not last.

“So, what about when a chiropractor pops the joint? What is the difference?” Continue reading Self Adjustment vs. Chiropractic Adjustment

Kinesiology Tape and Laser Therapy

Anyone who has watched the Olympics has seen many athletes covered in various colours of tape for different reasons. This is kinesiology tape.  The efficacy of Kinesiology Taping has been debated recently in both scientific literature and social media.  In my practice I have found taping to be very beneficial to many patients for numerous different conditions, with the most noticeable and effective being acute (very recent/immediate) injuries. Continue reading Kinesiology Tape and Laser Therapy