Category Archive for: Injuries

CCST Cupping

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)

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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CCST - do I need an x-ray

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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CCST Meaning of pain blog

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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"Nobody puts baby in a corner"

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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Wall Angels Exercise Calgary Chiropractor

Neck Pain Solutions

Regularly we have patients coming to the clinic complaining of neck pain. Most commonly these patients are reporting discomfort after sitting for long hours at their desk or pain worsening throughout the day. I am not saying all neck pain is the same but a generalized tight and stiff neck is commonly caused by bad…

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Postural Deconditioning1

Postural Deconditioning: Adaptation from repetitive strain injuries

Ooooh, sounds fancy and complicated but in reality, it isn’t! So what is Postural Deconditioning and how does Repetitive Strain factor in? I left off my last entry by introducing the thought: imagine that you used your body and its bones and muscles with a poor posture. What would happen?   Now in this scenario,…

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