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10 steps to decrease your risk of getting sick during the COVID-19 crisis

10 steps to decrease your risk of getting sick during the COVID-19 crisis   It seems simple enough but there are actually important reasons, considerations and steps to follow when staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.  For instance, did you know that hand washing has an equally important second step that must be followed?  That…

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Pillow talk: How to choose the best pillow

Now that Dr. Kangarloo has educated you on the most optimal sleeping positions, I thought it would be great to follow up with some advice on how to choose the best pillow.   Picking a pillow can be a daunting task and that is because we are all made/shaped differently. It always surprises me why…

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Optimal Sleep Position

We all know how important our sleep is, but perhaps even more important is whether or not we are sleeping in the best position. What is the ‘best position’? Is there truly a best? One of the questions I routinely ask during assessments with a new patient complaining of back stiffness or discomfort is what…

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What is Cupping?

Cupping is probably the most topical and viral treatment option in medicine right now, period! Thanks to those characteristic circular bruises Olympic legend Michael Phelps has been sporting it seems as if every media outlet is covering stories surrounding this treatment option.   The technique of cupping can be dated as far back as 3000…

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Pokemon Induced Neck Pain (PINP)

The Pokemon catch phrase is “Gotta catch em all” but I don’t believe that includes neck pain! Pokemon Go is a fun game designed to get you outdoors and moving but there are some important factors you must consider to ensure your long-term health and safety.   The main injury associated with excessive cell phone…

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6 Ways to Make it Through Calgary Stampede Healthy

WOW, Stampede is here – or should I say Yee Haw! It’s the first week of July, which means everyone’s  stampede attire is getting ironed and ready to go. Staying healthy and getting exercise can be hard during holidays and festivals, especially when there are free pancakes at every other corner. Below are my top…

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Do I need an X-Ray?

Do I need an x-ray??? Nine times out of ten the answer is NO!!!   This is easily one of the most common questions I have encountered in my practice. Over time, we have been lead to believe that an x-ray is an important and vital tool when it comes to the diagnosis of injuries.…

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Vitamin D: The Sun & Supplementing

The importance of vitamin D is a hot topic, especially now as we are getting warmer weather. Vitamin D is a crucial vitamin that helps with bone health, immune function, brain health, muscle function and even protects against diseases such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.   How We Get Vitamin D: There are three…

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What does my pain mean?

Most people develop pain the same way; like constant sitting, lifting, silly mistake or by maybe trying to ‘keep up with the Kardashians’ too much. When, where and why someone has pain is usually a strong indicator as to what caused the pain. In most cases pain is predictable which can make it easier to identify and…

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Top 3 predictors for developing a injury

Why do we get injured? Are there steps we can take to avoid injury? Will I ever get better? Well to answer these questions: depends, yes and kind of. Thanks for reading! Bye. As if that is it! Although it seems as most injuries are either of random origin (ie. Drunkenly lifting up your buddy…

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