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Asthma, breathing restrictions, post pneumonia

Restrictions with your breathing can come from many different factors. Asthma can be a very serious breathing problem that for some of the population needs to be treated with medication, to open inflamed restricted bronchus. Sometimes, it’s mechanical in nature. When looking at someone who complains of difficulty with breathing, as long as there are […]

Heartburn…a different view

Heartburn is one of natures more annoying creations, and anyone who has experienced that burning sensation will agree. There can be many causes for this often complicated condition like a too acidic diet, bacterial infection (h pylori) or low stomach acid. (that’s right, not high stomach acid) Being a Manual Osteopath Therapist I’d like to focus on the mechanical […]

Lower Back Pain

Most people get low back pain. If you take a minute to think about it, I am sure you can think of two or three people immediately who have or are currently suffering from back pain. The funny thing is, that all back pain is not the same. I get a lot of patients who […]

Feeling Blue?

The shorter and dreary days along with the colder weather of winter and lack of sunlight can make anyone feel down.   Keeping yourself cooped up during winter can also leave you feeling melancholy, irritable, or tired. For quite a few of us, its tough to function during the winter months. If this sounds like […]

Should I exercise after my Osteopathic appointment?

Great question!  I get this one all the time, probably becuase everyone is feeling so free and nimble after having a treatment!!  If you exercise, will you undo all the work done from your appointment? What I tell my patients, is to stay away from vigourous exercise especially any pounding exercises like running.  The reason […]

High heel heck!?

Now I will be the first to admit that high heels do look fantastic on all women and also the first to  shout at the top of my lungs that they are the worst thing you can do to your feet other than flip flops.  The nice thing about flip flops is that they are […]

Running shouldn’t be a pain, in your joints at least.

I have treated a lot of runners over the course of my career.  It never fails that when I ask them about previous injuries during their inital intake, they say they have had none.  Then, when I probe more about each specific joint, they say, “Well, that doesn’t hurt, it just takes a while to warm […]

Do you suffer from COPD? Learn more about how Osteopathy can help…

Stephanie Babbitt, RN, BScN, Registered Nurse and Graduate Student from the Canadian College of Osteopathy is completing her Thesis by conducting a study titled: “The Effect of Osteopathic Manual Therapy on Quality or Life in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease” Volunteers are needed between the ages of 40 and 80, with a confirmed diagnosis of moderate […]

Blackberry Back or iphone neck, take your pick!

In all honesty, I should send Jim Balsille and those creative geniuses at Apple a fabulous gift basket – maybe one of those edible arrangements?! I really owe them a debt of gratitude for creating a mobile, pain in the neck gadget, I mean, communication device.  It helps my business! As I go out to bring […]

Osteopathic Commentary – Flip Flop Fiasco!

Flip flop sandals are an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner’s worst enemy, or closest friend, depending how you look at it!  I remind my patients on a regular basis how harmful flip flops can be on their bodies, not just their feet. I know fip flops, especially the thong sandal, are comfortable, and cool to wear, but mechanically they do much […]