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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…

You’re NOT Broken – Mark Austin, PT

Dealing with an injury or pain is never easy, especially if the problem persists beyond a few weeks and into months or even years. Chronic pain can really interfere with your life as it keeps you from doing the things you enjoy, or from earning enough money, or from enjoying…

Celebrate our 100th Bday with us !! Dec 7th

We would love to have you join us on Dec 7th at the clinic to celebrate our 100th anniversary. We will have lots of goodies to share and will be making a draw for our $1000 Sport & Wellness Giveaway! You can still by enter the draw by leaving a…

Do you have Osteoarthritis and Knee/Hip Pain? Prolotherapy and Other Treatment Options

Arthritis is defined as inflammation (-itis) of the joints (arthro). There are two forms of arthritis: One type is inflammatory arthritis which is includes joint pain and inflammation from autoimmune conditions like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. The second type is osteoarthritis (OA). Osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative joint disease…

So you have arthritis. So what?

“There is not much you can do for me, buddy. The MRI said I had the back of an eighty year-old.” My new patient, a man in his mid-forties, sat across from me, eyes locked with mine, lips pursed, eyes and his arms crossed in a proud show of defiance—a…


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