Misconceptions abound around the topic of inflammation. Some mistakenly believe that this condition is always temporary. Others think inflammation is only caused by infectious diseases. Here are the facts about inflammation, including what it is, how it affects you, and what you can do about it. The Basics Inflammation is part of your body’s natural [...]
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Everyone enjoys hearing that they’re doing a job well. However, feedback is crucially important between a patient and their healthcare team, even if that feedback is less than stellar. A good chiropractor will always welcome your respectful, candid feedback so that they can provide you with the best care possible. Types of Feedback Feedback concerning [...]
Originally posted by the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors Heat vs. Ice … It may sound like the title of an upcoming blockbuster movie, but it’s a question most active people have mulled over during their life after they’ve sustained an injury. Like most dilemmas, there isn’t really an easy answer to this question. Whether [...]
Chiropractors see many patients who present with various forms of arthritis. Here are some things people don't typically know about arthritis and how chiropractic may help relieve the associated pain they are experiencing. First off, let’s define arthritis ‘Arthritis’ can sometimes seem like a catch-all term. It literally translates to ‘arthro-‘, meaning ‘pertaining to the [...]
This post is a summary of Sue Robins’ talk at ACAC’s AGM in Red Deer on September 22, 2019. What Is Patient Centred Care Anyhow? Patient centred care is sadly an often misunderstood term. Simply put, patient centred care means doing things with patients, not to them or for them. Creating Connection At its heart, [...]
Reprinted with permission from the Ontario Chiropractic Association. Not only can those brand new high-heeled shoes cause pain in your feet, they can cause low back pain as well. In fact, poor footwear can cause difficulties in the feet, knees, hips, low back and all the way up the spine. Generally, the best shoes for your [...]
Before you jump into your outdoor plans, or go from any period of inactivity to activity, chiropractor Dr. Alanna Tinney provides some tips to help you make the most of being active outdoors and stay injury-free. Easing into activity to prevent injury by Dr. Alanna Tinney No one wants to spend nice weather stuck on [...]
Reprinted with permission from the Ontario Chiropractic Association. Gardening is a great way to stay active and have fun in the sun. But many people sustain injuries that could easily have been prevented with a little know-how. S-t-r-e-t-c-h before you start To plant and rake without the ache, do each of these stretches five times. Don’t [...]
Reprinted with permission from the Ontario Chiropractic Association. Some women carry the whole world in their handbag, but a heavy bag or purse can cause pain and injury to your back, neck and shoulders. Overstuffed bags can also cause poor posture by encouraging the carrier to lean to one side. The good news is pain and [...]
Have you ever heard someone mention sciatica as a reason for why they’re feeling uncomfortable or experiencing pain? If you have; but were left with more questions than answers, you’re not alone. While sciatica is a common condition, it can be challenging to understand exactly what it means. Sherwood Park chiropractor, Dr. Shawn King breaks [...]