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Take a Deep Breath – By Mark Austin, PT

‘The world around us has changed dramatically in just a few weeks. Most of us find ourselves at home, some off work, with more free time on our hands than ever before. We don’t know how long this is going to last. Fear and uncertainty are huge triggers for anxiety….

Complimentary Virtual Appointments

While we are all practicing social distancing you can try one of our free virtual appointment with our chiropractors and physiotherapist. Your practitioner will check in with how you are doing and offer a combination of self-care tips, exercise programs, along with a personalized assessment to help fulfill your goals…

COVID-19 Response / Temporarily Closed For In-Person Apts

Effective 6PM March 17, 2020  we have made the decision to temporarily close our doors for hands on patient care to help prevent the spread of this virus. We believe this is the best decision to make for the safety of our patients, team and the broader community. For urgent…

RECIPE: EASY & CUSTOMIZABLE OVERNIGHT OATS FOR BREAKFAST

Overnight oats are one of my go-to-favourites for the perfect hearty, fast, and nutritious breakfast idea. It is so easy to make (literally takes 5 minutes), requires minimal effort and no cooking experience, and the flavour combinations are endless! PREP TIME: 5 mins SERVINGS: 1 BASE INGREDIENTS: ½ cup oats:…

How to Resolve Hikers Knee Pain – Mark Austin | PT

Hiking is a great pastime for many, especially in Calgary where there are countless beautiful trails to explore and discover. It’s a great way to get physical activity in, connect with others, and to spend some time in the outdoors. However, many people are plagued with knee pain that gradually…

The 411 on IV Nutrient Drips

Have you heard about IV (Intravenous) vitamin drips? Are you curious to see how it may make you feel? Perhaps, you have been to places like Las Vegas and seen places promoting them as ‘hangover IVs’. Here at Ascent Integrative Health, IVs are offered more on a therapeutic basis. A…

Fix Your Neck! Mark’s Guide to Feeling Good at Your Desk Again

Tight, achy neck? Neck pain is a common problem for office workers that leads to absenteeism and decreased productivity. Worse yet, it interferes with what’s important outside of work once it sets in as well. This guide is intended for the kind of neck pain that comes on with prolonged…

HELP YOUR BODY NATURALLY FIGHT ALLERGIES THIS SPRING

Spring is officially here and it has brought some sunshine and warm temperatures.  For some people this season means ‘pollen season’ and has them flocking to pharmacies and health food stores to stock up on allergy medications and/or supplements.  Do you suffer from itchy eyes, watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose,…

How Did that New Years Resolution Go?

In physiotherapy, many patients come in with pain or injuries that have occurred secondary to a sedentary lifestyle. ‘Why did this happen? ’ I often get asked. Well, if you spend most of your day sitting or yes, even standing at a desk, and don’t take time to move your…

ADAPTOGENIC ENERGY BALL

Dr. Shah made these delicious and healthy energy balls for our 100th celebration! It balanced out the chocolates the cookies nicely! Ingredients: 25 pitted dates 3 tbsp cacao powder 4 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut + extra for rolling 2 tbsp Botanica chocolate greens** 2 tbsp natural factors chia seeds 5…


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