Author: Dr. Malik

A recent discussion with a patient had us talking about the health benefits of olive oil. Olive oil drizzled over a salad not only makes you feel full faster, it is a great source of energy, and has many added health benefits too. In this month’s newsletter, we will explore the health benefits of olive…

With the gyms closed, it may seem impossible to get a good workout in. The good news is that a simple flight of stairs can help you perform some of the same exercises you would do at the gym. In this video, Dr Malik illustrates six of his favourite stair workouts.  1. Decline Push-up: The…

We have been waiting a long-time to share this milestone with our community. March 31st, 2021 will mark our ten year anniversary serving our patients! It has been an incredible journey, and we hope to continue serving for many years to come! Originally we had planned to celebrate this milestone in person with our neighbourhood,…

I had a patient come in to the clinic a few weeks ago, and we started discussing about the challenges with maintaining a work/life balance while working from home. She mentioned how her work has taken over her home, with boxes of files now accenting her furniture. Her work area transitions between the dining table,…

https://youtu.be/UuLq00BoZeg Working at a computer for long periods of time can cause neck, shoulder and upper back pain. Here are six simple exercises you can do at your computer right now!  1. Shoulder Rolls: Roll your shoulders in a circle, pulling them forwards, up, back and down. Imagine you are moving them around a clock…

A recent study in the January 2021 edition of Foot and Ankle International investigated the effect of exercises and shockwave therapy on the reduction in pain from non-insertional achilles tendinopathy. The full study can be found here. Abdelkader NA, Helmy MNK, Fayaz NA, et al. Short- and Intermediate-Term Results of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Noninsertional Achilles…

A recent study in the November 2020 edition of Pain Medicine investigated the benefits of dry needing with a four week exercise for the management of low back pain, compared to exercise-only pain management. The study found that acupuncture (dry-needling) in combination with exercises helped alleviate back pain signifanctly compared to exercises only. Fore more…

A recent study in the 2021 edition of Journal of Clinic Research compared the use of manual therapy and exercises to exercise alone for the management of knee osteoarthritis. The study found that the group that received manual therapy and exercise had a better improvement in pain and functional improvement over participants who only received…

You will never want to eat frozen veggie burgers again. These are so easy, and you’ll be proud to have created such a vegetarian delight. Prep:15 mins Cook:20 mins Total:35 mins Servings:4 Yield:4 patties Ingredients 1 (16 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed  ½ green bell pepper, cut into 2 inch pieces  ½ onion,…

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