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
Lately I have been seeing an influx of patients suffering from plantar fasciitis. An incredibly painful condition that often can persist for months if not years, plantar fasciitis can be life altering. Some common signs and symptoms of plantar fasciitis are: Continue reading Plantar Fasciitis
Two of our favourite techniques to incorporate into massage therapy are myofascial release and cupping therapy. Both techniques have an effect on fascia. We’re going to focus on cupping therapy in this post but before we do that, let’s briefly talk about what fascia is. Continue reading Myofascial Cupping
Look around any mall, bus stop, school, or work place and you will likely see someone looking down at their phone. This posture and the symptoms that accompany it are referred to as Text Neck. Repetitively flexing the neck forward to look down at a screen can cause an array of short term symptoms and put your neck at risk for long-term effects. Continue reading Heads Up! – Are You Developing Text Neck?
When you hear the word “laser”, you may get an image of a red beam of light cutting through metal, or an invasive surgical procedure. What you may not know is that laser is often used in a therapeutic rehabilitation setting. It’s not the same type of ‘hot laser’ used industrially or surgically; rather a therapeutic laser (laser therapy) is a non-invasive, painless treatment which uses focused light at specific wavelengths to help reduce and often eliminate pain from injuries.
Continue reading Living a Life Pain Free – A Look at Laser Therapy.