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What is Acupuncture?

WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE & HOW DOES IT WORK? BY KATHRYN KURASH WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?  Traditional Chinese Medicine (including acupuncture) is a 3000-year-old healing tradition. It originated in Asia with the use of tattooing and tapping specific areas on the body (alongside...

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Neck Pain

NECK PAIN BY DR. JASDEEP SAHOTA Your neck is composed of many important structures that allow for a great deal of flexibility. These include seven vertebrae (neck bones), spinal nerves, cranial nerves, spinal cord, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and blood vessels. The...

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Non-Needle Acupuncture Therapies

NON-NEEDLE ACUPUNCTURE THERAPIES BY KATHRYN KURASH CUPPING  One of the most famous adjunctive therapies to acupuncture. It is used primarily for pain relief as fascial massage. It increased circulation of blood and lymph and relieves stagnation. It is wonderful for...

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Whiplash

WHIPLASH BY DR. JASDEEP SAHOTA A whiplash injury is a strain/sprain injury of the neck. The intervertebral joints, discs, ligaments, muscles, tendons, and nerves may all be damaged. Although most commonly occurring after a motor vehicle accident, whiplash injuries may...

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Ice vs Heat

ICE VS HEAT  BY DR. JASDEEP SAHOTA Ice or heat? Does it matter? Yes, it does. And it can affect the time it takes to heal and recover from an injury. There are three stages to healing after an injury: 1) Acute a. 0-72 hours after injury b. Possible Signs: Pain,...

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Top 5 Reasons Patients Seek Acupuncture

TOP 5 REASONS PATIENTS SEEK ACUPUNCTURE BY DR. SARAH THORNE  1.Back pain- Particularly beneficial for low back pain 2. Neck/shoulder pain – Decreases muscle tension and tendon issues 3. Hip pain – Increases active range of motion 4. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Decreases...

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Falls In Seniors

FALLS IN SENIORS BY DR. JULIAN LIM  As we age, muscle mass and balance deteriorate with time leading to a host of problems for seniors. According to Canada public health, falls are the leading cause of age related hospital admissions for seniors accounting for 85% of...

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CranioSacral Therapy

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY BY JOHN NYKIFORUK  What Is CranioSacral Therapy? CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a light-touch approach that can create dramatic improvements in your life. It releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction, and improve whole body...

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What is Graston Technique?

WHAT IS GRASTON TECHNIQUE? BY DR. SARAH THORNE The Graston Technique is an instrument-assisted, soft tissue mobilization therapy. It is beneficial in breaking up fascial restrictions, scar tissue adhesions, and detecting areas of chronic inflammation and/or fibrosis....

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10th Anniversary Celebration!

Optimum Wellness Centres is inviting  all patients and their families from our 25 locations to enjoy a movie on us and celebrate our 10 year anniversary. Join us on JUNE 10, 2017 at either: CANYON MEADOWS THEATRE (Calgary)  or  THE ROXY  (Airdrie)    Doors open at...

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External Tibial Torsion

External Tibial Torsion By Dr. Julian Lim External Tibial torsion is a common but usually an overlooked cause of knee and foot issues such a plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis and knee injuries. It occurs when the lower leg bone (tibia) turns excessively outwards...

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