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?

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?

Living a Life Pain Free – A Look at Laser Therapy.

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.
laser calgary closeup Continue reading Living a Life Pain Free – A Look at Laser Therapy.