Muscle and Joint Blog

September 29, 2017

Recipe Of The Month: Chocolate Almond Bites

10 bites / 16 min  Prep 15 min / Cook 1 min  These little nuggets of tastiness are perfect to enjoy with coffee and share with a loved one during this intensely chocolatey month. Ingredients 4 Medjool dates, pitted and chopped 1/4 cup (50 mL) water 1 cup (250 mL) canned no salt added black beans, drained and rinsed well 2 tbsp (25 mL) natural almond or peanut butter 3 […]
September 29, 2017

Farewell Sue!

Six years ago I finished school and was looking for a massage therapist position.  Excited and nervous I walked through the doors of Muscle and Joint Clinic and was greeted by Robyn and Dr Malik.  Little did I know at that time that they would not only become my long term coworkers but also my family. As of Sept 30th I will be leaving to work full time at a […]
September 29, 2017

Psyllium – The Super Food

Psyllium is a form of fiber made from the husks of the Plantago ovata plant’s seeds. It sometimes goes by the name ispaghula. It’s most commonly known as a laxative. However, research shows that taking psyllium is beneficial to many parts of the human body, including the heart and the pancreas. Health benefits of psyllium includes: Cholesterol Reduction As is the case for other types of dietary fiber, psyllium can […]
September 29, 2017

Office Ergonomics

Over 80% of the working population will experience low back pain at least once in their lifetime. Many people sit all day at work, often with poor posture, and this can increase the risk of developing low back pain. Sitting down for long periods of time, repetitive movements and awkward work positions may lead to pain and discomfort. Here are five tips that will make your work station more comfortable. […]
September 29, 2017

9 Pregnancy Stretches For The Whole Body

Many women expect to experience low back pain at some point in their pregnancy, but some of the other musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions associated with pregnancy can come as more of a surprise. The hormonal changes that can affect your joints, as well as the additional weight being carried in pregnancy can lead to aches, pains or discomfort. These changes can affect other areas of the body including the pelvic area, hands, wrists, feet and […]
August 29, 2017

Recipe Of The Month: Two Step Hummus

Here’s the scoop: this addictive chickpea dip is worlds better than what you get at the store. Though the recipe calls for adding two tablespoons of water, we like using chickpea water from the can for an extra boost of flavor. When your hummus is smooth and ready for serving, pour it into a bowl and grab a large spoon. Then, press the back of the spoon into the center […]
August 29, 2017

5 Things Your Chiropractor Wishes You Would Stop Doing!

We all do simple, everyday things that drive chiropractors crazy! Here’s why you should stop doing them and what you can do instead. Improper Lifting Improper lifting is a main trigger for back pain. Before lifting something heavy at work or in the yard, follow these tips to avoid strain. Position yourself close to the object. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart with your feet and body pointing in the […]
August 29, 2017

Playing action video games may be bad for your brain, study finds

The debate has lingered for many years, but it appears that playing action video games can cause long-term health risks to the brain. A recent CBC article investigated the role these games played on the part of the brain known as grey matter. The part of the grey matter they focused on is responsible for memory of past events and experiences. Click the link below to read more:
August 29, 2017

How To Recover From A Tough Workout

August 29, 2017

Sleep Hygiene

This is a topic I came across after the birth of our second child. With two children under the age of two, sleep has become a precious commodity in our household. Not only is the quantity of sleep affected, but the quality of sleep has also taken quite a setback. Making the most of the precious few hours of sleep you finally get after a long day is important. This […]