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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…

SPINE CLIMB FUNDRAISER – REGISTER TODAY |Sept 24th

#RISEUP and take the challenge to join us at McHugh Bluff stairs Sept 24th for the 2nd ANNUAL SPINE CLIMB FUNDRAISER! The Spine Climb is in support of World Spine Care – an innovative organization that works to provide high-level musculoskeletal care to people with limited access to health care…

Choosing Your Running Surface: Are You at Additional Risk of Injury?

Spring is upon us, which means longer days, more sun (we can only hope), and reprieve from the monotony of treadmill training. However, with the changing of the seasons and increased outdoor activity many healthcare practitioners are faced with a barrage of athletic injuries as a result of the de-conditioning…

30 Day Meditation Challenge

The Ascent team just finished a 30 day meditation challenge. Most of the team participated to some degree and it was interesting to see how people made it their own and to notice where the challenges arose for people. For me (Ricki), I ended up missing every single Saturday in…


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