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Yoga Therapy Series #2 Robust Shoulders

Your shoulder is a complicated joint! Think about every way it can move as your reach your hand about. To control all this movement, the shoulder complex requires considerable dynamic stability. Muscles anchored to your spine, ribs, skull and sternum suspend your shoulder blade and collar bone in space and…

5 Healthy Stampede Reminders

It’s that time of the year again! Over these 10 days it may be hard to follow your healthy eating and lifestyle patterns as you are tempted with all the new, funky midway treats while maybe even indulging in beer and alcohol if you are of age. Here are top…

Yoga Therapy Series! Post #1 Thoracic Mobility

There is so much carry over between what we try to achieve in physiotherapy and what is achieved with a regular yoga practice! In this blog series I will touch on some typical problem areas we see in physio and show you how a simple beginner’s yoga practice can address…

Find the Why Behind the Pain – By Mark Austin |PT

Most people go to physiotherapy because something hurts. Working in downtown Calgary, I get a lot of clients who show up with pains that have developed gradually and just won’t go away. Sometimes they can’t even clearly pinpoint the exact time that the problem started. They may have tried unsuccessfully…

The Spring Reset – 10 Tips Before Starting a Detox

It finally looks like the long, cold and snowy winter is beyond us and perhaps it is now time for a Spring health tune-up and reset. As the flowers start blooming and animals come out of hibernation, you may be feeling a sudden urge to get back to your health…

Mark Describes His Approach to Physiotherapy

I believe that you deserve the best possible healthcare for your time and hard-earned dollars. The health and wellness industry, including the physiotherapy world, can be a confusing and overwhelming place to navigate. Dry needling, shockwave therapy, cupping, needling, or (gasp!) exercise– which option is actually going to get you…

Immune Boosting Energy Ball Recipe

These immune boosting, refined sugar-free energy balls created by Dr. Shah use ingredients to help support our immune system during cold and flu season. Coconut oil is anti-inflammatory and contains MCT oil. Ashwagandha supports your adrenals, immune system, and thyroid health and goji berries are rich in vitamin C and…

A Holistic Approach to Treating Joint Pain – by Dr. Shah, ND

Arthritis Joint pain is extremely common and almost everyone has experienced some degree of joint pain at least once in their lives, whether it be due to an injury or another illness. Often, the onset of cold weather can worsen joint pain in many people making this a timely topic…

Golden Milk Recipe – From our ND Dr. Shah

Do you have inflammation in your body? It can be localized such as inflamed joints (arthritis), muscles or tendons (tendonitis) or more widespread which is often seen in autoimmune conditions. While there are many natural treatment options for decreasing inflammation depending on the root cause, turmeric is a very well-known…


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