Muscle and Joint Blog

October 30, 2017

Recipe Of The Month! – Homemade Granola Squares

There are really good, I should know it’s my wife’s receipt 🙂 To learn more click here
October 30, 2017

Welcome Our New RMTs – Nicole and Jaroslaw!

We would like to welcome the addition of two new Registered Massage Therapists to our team! Nicole Barrington Registered Massage Therapist Nicole is a Registered Massage Therapist and graduated with honours from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2017. She is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and is a member of the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario. Through personal experience, Nicole understands how […]
October 30, 2017

Bursitis Could Be Causing Your Knee Pain

Knee pain can be the cause of much concern and confusion, especially if you have no idea what’s going on. To help give you a better understanding of pain and swelling in the knee, let’s explain a common condition affecting the area called: knee bursitis. Often, any swelling of the knee joint is called ‘water on the knee.’ However, there is a difference between fluid accumulation within a bursa specifically, […]
October 30, 2017


Low back pain is a major health issue. It affects 84 per cent of the working population at some point in their life and is second only to the common cold as a cause of lost work time. But back pain doesn’t have to hijack your sick days. Here are some universal ‘back facts’ to keep in mind if you catch yourself suffering from this pesky problem: Rest vs. Staying […]
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 […]