Resources

10 GOLDEN RULES TO AVOID RUNNING INJURIES:

The following document is derived from the Prevention of Running Injuries seminar I attended last year presented by Blaise Dubois, consulting physiotherapist with Track and Field Canada. 10 GOLDEN RULES TO AVOID RUNNING INJURIES: 1. The body adapts The body adapts as long as the given stress is no greater that its capacity to adapt. The majority of overuse injuries come from a surcharge on the anatomical structures (bones, cartilage, tendon, muscle…). Therefore, every new stimulus must be integrated progressively (volume, intensity, difference in height, surface, new shoes). 2....


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THE BENEFITS OF LASER THERAPY

Clients often ask us about the benefits of laser therapy. This is the simple explanation our nurse, Janice offers: Low Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT) is one of the most researched therapies on the market today. The effects that it has on cell function are many; here, I will focus on just a few. For scientific, detailed explanations please visit the bioflexlaser.com website. Light has energy; it’s what makes plants and trees grow. The Bioflex laser delivers focused healing light to body cells restoring normal cell function. Blood flow to the area improves oxygenating injured tissue, and over...


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WHAT IS LASER THERAPY?

People often ask me, “What is Laser Therapy all about?” At Avalon Laser Health we use Low Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT) to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. LILT is not new; it has been around for over 50 years! Laser treatments are common in European countries, Israel, Japan, Australia and in the USA. It became more familiar to Canadians in the last 20 years. There are many types of lasers on the market but the one that we use at Avalon Laser Health is the Bioflex Laser. Treatment with this type of laser uses 2 large surface arrays and a laser probe. It is a three steps...


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ACUPUNCTURE: LABOUR AND DELIVERY

Christa Angell, our TCM Acupuncturist and Natural Therapist, is continuing to expand her knowledge and passion for Women’s Health and Fertility. She has recently completed training in Labour and Delivery with TCM and Acupuncture 1 & 2 with renowned practitioner Claudia Citkovitz. Christa describes the week spent working and studying along-side Claudia as an amazing and exciting opportunity. Claudia Citkovitz is the Director of the Acupuncture Program at Lutheran Medical Center, a 466-bed community hospital in Brooklyn, NY. Through the program, she provides care to...


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INSPIRATION: SOME THOUGHTS

Inspiration It’s the middle of February and I am looking at the New Year’s resolutions I made and wondering where the past six weeks went! Life has been a busy spin for me and I am confident that I have accomplished something; I am not certain what! The trouble is that I am no closer to achieving the goals that I envisioned January 1. That leaves me wondering what separates those of us who achieve our dreams from those that let their visions of the future slide? Robin Scharma is a motivational speaker and consults with some of the world’s largest corporations. In this video he describes...


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NECK PAIN: SOME INSIGHTS

I recently had a question come across my desk, asking about the different causes and treatment options for neck pain. Neck pain is one of the more common conditions that chiropractors see on a daily basis, so I thought I would share my response: Neck pain is a common medical condition that can be very bothersome if not treated properly. There are many causes of neck pain, some of the more common causes being: 1: Muscle Strain This happens when the soft tissue of the neck and upper back are strained throughout the course of many common, everyday activities, such as: o Sleeping in a position...


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