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10 Reasons Why You Should Do The Spine Climb

  We are TWO DAYS away from our 1st Annual Spine Climb Fundraiser. If you haven’t registered yet we can bust all your excuses! Not in shape? Busy? Got kids? Not a problem. This event is for everyone. REGISTER NOW   1. It’s for ALL fitness levels – The Spine…


5 Exciting Things Happening At Ascent This Fall

Check out our online newsletter – available here “At Ascent, we are continually developing our education to stay current on the latest research and treatments so we can provide you the best possible care. This means there are always new treatments and therapies available to you as we keep putting…


Join our collaborative team – hiring a physiotherapist

Who we need: We are looking for a new physio to join our team and to take over and grow an established PT patient base as a part-time or full time physiotherapist. The ideal candidate will enjoy collaborating on patient care with other health professionals, enjoy providing manual therapy, IMS…


Upcoming Seminar: New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injury

We are partnering up again with The Running Clinic to host a two day running injury prevention seminar here in Calgary on Oct 1-2. The Running Clinic is a leader in this field and it is a great opportunity for physiotherapists, chiropractors, personal trainers, coaches and other running specialist to…


Hamstring Strains – A Proven Rehabilitation Approach

Hamstring strains are one of the most common injuries in sports, resulting in a significant loss of training and competition time. The hamstring muscles are 3 muscles in the back of the thigh, composed of the semitendinosus, semimembranosus, and biceps femoris. These muscles serve as knee flexors and hip extensors….


Being Evidence Based – Dr. Scott Fisher, DC

A significant part of the language and culture at Ascent arises from our value in being evidence based (EB) or having an Evidence Informed Practice (EIP).  What does this mean?  Why is it important?  What makes it true (i.e. nearly every clinic/practitioner will attest to being EB but, unfortunately, many…


Ascent Now Offers Functional Range Conditioning (FRC®)

What is FRC®? FRC® is a revolutionary comprehensive joint training system developed by musculoskeletal expert Dr. Andreo Spina using the most up-to-date scientific research and evidence. The approach is widely being used by various professional sporting organizations including the Portland Blazers, Basketball Canada, Chicago Cubs, and many more to aid…

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Exercise is Medicine – The Changing Paradigm in Medicine and Physical Therapy

Well, it’s that time again. New Year’s, or January, which usually involves a fresh start that includes countless resolutions in hopes of improving upon the previous year. Many times these resolutions call for improvements to one’s lifestyle, addressing such things as diet and exercise. January will be met with a…


New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries

Posted by Roger Menta, DC On October 23-25, 2015 Ascent Integrative Health, a specialized running clinic, hosted The Running Clinic as they provided the most up-to-date information on the prevention of running injuries. Friday night kicked off at the University of Calgary downtown campus, where Jean-Francois Esculier entertained a room…


14 Ways To Help Winterize Your Body!

Post by Tammi Wigmore, RMT As a massage therapist I see first hand the effects of weather and seasonal transitions on the body.  The chief complaints at this time of year stem from a series of joint aches & pains, muscle stiffness and arthritic like symptoms. Just like our vehicles…

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