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Not happy with your back pain? It might be time for GLA:D Back!

Not happy with your back pain? It might be time for GLA:D Back!
Back pain affects most people at some point throughout their lifetime.. Nearly 40% of adults will have an episode of back pain in the course of a year. No one is immune – this can affect individuals of any age, height, size, or activity level! If you have ever experienced low back pain, you may have not known what is best for you – Should you move? Should you rest? What does the back need? Each episode of back pain you experience may or may not respond to the same course of treatme...
Posted on 2020-03-04

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy
Hands on care and targeted exercise is at the core of what we provide to facilitate healing.  However, every now and then, a tool comes along that makes a remarkable difference in a different way. We caught up with Advanced Practice Physiotherapist Rob Ruddick from Evidence Sport and Spine to find out about SHOCKWAVE. How long have you been using Shockwave Therapy (SWT)? RR: I first had access to Shockwave as a treatment modality 4 years ago.  By the time I moved my practice to Evi...
Posted on 2019-10-16

I am so sick of my lower back hurting

I am so sick of my lower back hurting
I am so so so sick of my lower back hurting. Sound familiar? You’re not alone.  According to the World Health Organization, Low Back Pain is one of the highest contributors to disability-adjusted-life-years (DALYs)[1]. So we all know the basics.  Eat right, get sleep, exercise and don’t sit like the frumpy dude with the fabulous flowing mullet (who else had wood paneling at their childhood home!).  But what if you are stuck in a chicken and egg which-came-first strug...
Posted on 2019-03-01

Preventing Low Back Pain

Preventing Low Back Pain
By Dr. Kent Stuber, BSc, DC, MSc Low back pain is extremely common; around the world about 1 in 8 adults will have it at a given time.  Between 80 and 90% of us will experience low back pain at some point in our lives.  It is the number one cause of disability worldwide. Sadly, these rates of back pain really haven’t improved, and with our aging population they may not get better for a while.   So since back pain is such a problem, it leads one to wonder what would be the...
Posted on 2016-07-20

Motorcycling and Lower Back Pain

Motorcycling and Lower Back Pain
by Damen Jodoin, Chiropractor Now that the motorcycle season is getting into full swing, lots of people will be hopping into the saddle and logging the miles.  Unfortunately, low back issues can plague us and take away from the experience. Here is some information to help you this riding season. Causative factors for lower back pain and riding:   1.   Poor riding position: The type of bike you ride has a significant effect on riding position; aggressive forward postures on...
Posted on 2016-06-22
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