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Headaches and the Upper Neck

Something is going on when you’re experiencing headaches.  It’s not always clear why or how they are caused, and there are lots of potential triggers out there, but continuing to search for a solution is important to figure it all out. Often times when I’ve spoken to patients that are experiencing headaches, they don’t know […]

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Using healthy oils when cooking – to get some FAT content into your diet

When we dissect “macronutrients” discussing diet, we are primarily talking about protein, carbohydrate and fat. In regards to these macronutrients, there is much debate on what the balance of these should be for optimal health.  Obviously the type of diet that you follow will drastically change the amount of these macronutrients that you are eating […]

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Foundation Training and the benefits of working on posture

Posture is the daily and moment by moment battle of you holding your body weight up against gravity. This statement really hits home the need for developing a strategy so that you can win this battle, as the repercussions from losing this battle tend to be problematic (and painful!). First, we must understand that we […]

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Numbness in the hands and feet – what’s going on?

We hear often about numbness/tingling or loss of feeling in the hands and feet.  It’s actually something that is very common in society and truthfully, there are quite a few different reasons why this may be occurring. In reality, hand or foot numbness can be occurring from compromise that happens anywhere from the area that is […]

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What’s the link between weather changes and headaches?

What’s the link between the weather changing and someone experiencing headaches or migraines? One of the potential links has everything to do with pressure.  Weather changes, as we know from understanding the Barometer, create measurable pressure changes in the air.   Sometimes these changes are slow and gradual and sometimes they are very fast and intense, […]

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Chronic versus acute issues; what’s the difference?

Chronic vs acute issues…what’s the difference? By definition, the difference is all about time. Acute issues just happened, and chronic issues have been around longer (sometimes weeks/months and sometimes even years). There can also be a level of complexity involved in some chronic issues that should be considered and recognized. As an example, if you […]

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What the heck are sleep cycles?

Each and every night your body goes through a cycle of different depths (light vs deep) of sleep and what we call REM sleep (the deepest). We don’t stay in one particular depth for long periods, but rather CYCLE through the different levels multiple times throughout the night. A rough estimate is about 90 minutes […]

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The connection between post concussion symptoms and neck injury

I have been managing head trauma for many patients over many years.  Having come from a contact sport background (rugby and hockey), I’ve personally experienced many concussions. I’ve had the headaches, the blurred vision and also some pretty serious neck pain.  There were times when everything white would change to green, and a few times […]