It will come as no surprise that we encounter a lot of people struggling with sore muscles. There are hundreds of different causes of sore muscles and soft tissue pain ranging from traumatic injuries to simply sleeping “wrong”. If the soreness becomes chronic (i.e. lasting for weeks or even months on end), it may be due to a magnesium deficiency. Could this be the case for you? Continue reading Muscle soreness and magnesium deficiency
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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!
Gardening is a physical activity that requires use of the whole body, but it should not hurt. So how do you work in your garden without pain? By gardening ergonomically! If you are mindful of ergonomics while working outdoors, you can greatly reduce your risk of injury. Continue reading Gardening Ergonomically
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.