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?
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?
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
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