Prolonged Sitting and Low Physical Activity can Increase Urinary Tract Symptoms

At this point most of us have heard multiple messages talking about the importance of daily physical activity and the importance of avoiding prolonged sitting for our health, but more and more studies are coming out showing us just HOW critical these things are in ALL aspects of our health! A recent study published just … Continue reading Prolonged Sitting and Low Physical Activity can Increase Urinary Tract Symptoms

Can’t do a Kegel Properly? We can help with that.

There is incredibly strong scientific evidence that shows Pelvic Floor Muscle Training (PFMT) is a fantastic and effective form of treatment for many pelvic floor dysfunctions, including urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse. However, all of the research that has studied this is performed using participants who are able to correctly and voluntarily contract their … Continue reading Can’t do a Kegel Properly? We can help with that.

Should you get an X-Ray or Image?

I was driving around town the other day, doing errands, when I saw a sign with a message on it that I see far too often: "Taking new patients – get your first chiropractic assessment, with full x-rays!" Now, before I continue on with this article I want you to know that this is not … Continue reading Should you get an X-Ray or Image?

Epidurals Do NOT Prolong Labor

The newest research provides evidence against the popular belief that it does. Good News! A recent study out of the Beth Israel Deaconells Medical Centre shows that having an epidural during the pushing stage of labor does NOT negatively affect the duration of labor. Previous evidence and common sense from health professionals suggested a link … Continue reading Epidurals Do NOT Prolong Labor

Whole Body Cryotherapy and Ice: Worth the Hype?

Whole Body Cryotherapy seems to be the latest rage, touting amazing benefits for all. But, is it really worth all the hype? Key Points (for those of you who want the Coles Notes) Whole body cryotherapy is an inferior method to cooling subcutaneous and core body temperatures Placebo is likely largely responsible for the positive … Continue reading Whole Body Cryotherapy and Ice: Worth the Hype?

First Sleep, then Coffee.

The Newest Research Links Pain and Sleepiness. A new research study from Harvard Medical School brought together researchers from a pain and sleep background to look at an area not yet well studied: does sleep, or lack thereof, influence pain? Researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre determined that decreased sleep … Continue reading First Sleep, then Coffee.