Muscle and Joint Blog

March 29, 2020

Five Of The Best Ways To Spend Your New Found Time

In a world where time is scarce, we now find ourselves in a new reality with an abundance of time. The situation we are in is unique, the last time we faced a similar situation was 102 years ago during the Spanish Flu (When the Spanish Flu came to Ontario). Being confined to our home during this pandemic is not all bad. To help make the most of this time, […]
March 29, 2020

What Is A Virus?

I remember back in 2005 I took a virology class at the University of Manitoba, and it was during the first lecture the professor said something that has always remained with me. He said that viruses can not be classified as living or dead given their simplistic structure. I found this statement to be profound, as a microbe so simplistic it cannot be considered alive can cause so much damage […]
March 29, 2020

Steps Our Clinic Is Taking During The Covid19 Pandemic

Pain can arise anytime, whether it be neck or back pain, knee pain or TMJ pain. This is why our clinic is open to help patients with acute and emergency cases.            To help protect you and our health team during this pandemic, our clinic has implemented the following steps: All non-essential therapy and treatment has been suspended in accordance with Public Health Directive. This means […]
March 19, 2020

Clinic Open For Acute/Emergency Visits

If You Have Muscle Or Joint Pain And Need Help, Our Clinic Will Be Open To Serve You!     Our clinic will be opening for limited hours/days per week to serve you. Please DO NOT book an appointment if: You have a fever, new onset of cough or difficulty breathing and in the 14 days before symptom onset you have: been to a COVID19 impacted area or have been […]
February 26, 2020

Kidney Bean Curry

Kidney Bean Curry is comfort food at its best. Cheap, nutritious, and comforting. What is not to like? Ingredients 2 cups dry red kidney beans 1 large onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 (2 inch) piece fresh ginger root, chopped 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 teaspoons ghee (clarified butter) 2 dried red chile peppers, broken into pieces 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 6 whole cloves 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 […]
February 26, 2020

How To Boost Your Immune System Naturally

By Dr. Tanvi Tijoriwala, ND   When it comes to infections, having a strong immune system is key to protect us from disease-causing microorganisms. Typically, our immune system does a phenomenal job at fighting away bacteria, fungi and viruses. However, due to several reasons, our immune defenses can be weakened, causing us to get sick more often or be susceptible to certain infections. While seeking treatment when sick is important, […]
February 25, 2020

New Baby And Back Pain

Studies suggest that up to 90 percent of pregnant women will experience low back and/or pelvic pain related to their pregnancy. The weight gain during pregnancy can also place additional stress on the hips, feet, ankles and knees. The pain also contributes to other problems, such as sleep disturbances, use of pain medication and disruption of activities of daily living — sometimes just standing for half an hour can prove […]
February 25, 2020

The 8 Fitness Myths That Need To Be Debunked

The 8 Fitness Myths That Need To be Debunked It seems like everyday a new diet fad or a new workout routine is being shared across social media. Unfortunately, some of the information that is widely shared is incorrect. This month we will highlight eight of the top workout myths, so you can be better informed so you can focus on an exercise routine that works for you.   Soreness […]
February 25, 2020

Are Posture Correctors Safe?

You might have seen these devices on a television ad or on These are straps that claim to help correct posture if worn throughout the day. Here are some examples:   Besides putting a smile on your face, they provide very little value. Let me explain. We are born with natural posture correctors which include many muscles such as the rhomboids, paraspinal and trapezius muscles, as shown below: These […]
January 30, 2020

Sweet Dreams

Lack of sleep is no joke and getting a good night’s rest is important. We spend about one-third of our lives sleeping, so getting the most out of it is important. Preventing stress or worries that keep you up at night may be difficult, but a few simple lifestyle and nutritional changes can help you wake-up feeling refreshed. Tips For A Good-Night’s Sleep When choosing a mattress look for one […]
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