Category: General Chiropractic

  • Chiropractic. What is it? What does a Chiropractor Do?

    Chiropractic. What is it? What does a Chiropractor Do?

    Chiropractic?  There is a lot of Variety. Asking the questions “What is chiropractic?” and, “What does a chiropractor do? is like asking, “What is medicine?” or, “What does a medical doctor do?” These questions are tough to answer because there are so many areas of medicine. Variations exist even…

  • How Chiropractors Can Help Recover from a Car Accident

    How Chiropractors Can Help Recover from a Car Accident

    A car accident may not only wreck your car but also can leave you in an acute or chronic pain well after you leave the hospital. With the rise in population in Edmonton, the road accidents are increasing as well. Local hospitals are reporting increased car accidents cases in…

  • Tennis Elbow Treatment

    Tennis Elbow Treatment

    So your elbow hurts.   Maybe its tennis elbow.  Maybe its golfer’s elbow.  But you don’t golf or play tennis?  Names like this from conditions are pretty silly and give little information as to what is actually happening, and, more importantly, WHY. Tennis elbow, lateral epicondylitis, or lateral epicondylosis are often…

  • Golfer’s Elbow Treatment

    Golfer’s Elbow Treatment

    Golfer’s elbow, little league elbow, medial epycondylosis, or medial epycondylosis is basically the same thing as tennis elbow, but on the inside of your elbow. I see a lot more people with golfers elbow from repetitive work and gripping than from golf or pitching, but this sentence is useless. Like…

  • Frozen Shoulder

    Frozen Shoulder

    Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) can be an extremely limiting and frustrating condition.  Generally considered idiopathic (which means we don’t know why it happens), it is a severe limitation in shoulder range of motion, often accompanied by pain.  Treatment can include Physical Therapy, soft tissue therapy, injections of things like cortisone,…

  • Running Injury Treatment

    Running Injury Treatment

    Most running injuries are overuse injuries, and with these type of injuries I think that WHY they are happening is more important than WHAT is happening.  As long as more serious conditions are ruled out, I don’t think that the exact tissue and the exact pathology of that tissue…

  • Core Stability I

    Core Stability I

    This is one of my favorite simple, foundational core stability exercises. It is great for initial rehab purposes because it can be gentle but is also great for higher performance and prevention as it can be very challenging too. It is a great addition into your prehab routine, helping prevent…

  • Prevent Your Desk Job From Killing You

    Prevent Your Desk Job From Killing You

    It is probably obvious to most of us that sitting all day is not the best thing for your health, but is it killing you?  Seem a bit drastic?  There are studies linking sitting to: decrease life-expectancy diabetes, obesity some types of cancer This…

  • Chiropractic and the Brain?

    Chiropractic and the Brain?

    Do Chiropractic Adjustments Affect Your Brain? Traditionally, Chiropractic has held the belief that adjusting joints in the body, particularly the spine has an affect of overall physiology.  This was an extremely bold and controversial stance 100 years ago, and until recently not a lot had changed.  A typical…

  • Is It a Muscle or Joint

    Is It a Muscle or Joint

      I get this question almost daily in the office.  The answer?  Both. Hilton’s law says that the muscles that cross a joint AND the joint are supplied by the same nerve.  This nerve supply provides proprioceptive (position and movement) and pain sensory information from the muscles and…