Osteopathy and Pregnancy

By | 2018-09-06T07:15:35+00:00 September 6th, 2018|Categories: Conditions, Health Education, Therapies|

The women’s body faces huge changes during the pregnancy. That is not a secret! The enlargement of the womb imposes some variations in the posture and the body mechanics, especially in the lower back and pelvis. Some other areas can also be affected while the battle for room between your baby and your bowels, stomach, ...

Back to School: an Assignment in Self Compassion and Understanding

By | 2018-09-06T07:16:02+00:00 September 6th, 2018|Categories: Conditions, Health Education|

It’s that time of the year again when students of all types start or go back to school after a working or time-off break in the lazy hazy days of summer! For some It can be a time of excitement and fun as they look forward to connecting with old friends, making new ones and ...

Important facts you need to know about exercise and fitness

By | 2018-08-16T11:05:58+00:00 August 10th, 2018|Categories: Conditions, Health Education|Tags: , , , |

I think three of the biggest things to understand are: the difference between GENERAL MOVEMENT (i.e. “physical activities”) vs. purposeful EXERCISE, the difference between exercising for HEALTH vs. FITNESS, the difference between HEALTHY MOVEMENT / BALANCE vs. FITNESS. For example, being “fit or being able to compete in a specific sport does not mean you ...

Shifting Gears on the Road to Recovery with Male Pelvic Pain and Erectile Dysfunction

By | 2018-05-26T16:53:25+00:00 May 26th, 2018|Categories: Conditions, Health Education, Therapies, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Male pelvic pain is literally, ahem, a pain in a** and not often discussed or acknowledged for its impact. Men often suffer in silence and shame with pelvic pain and erectile dysfunction, and don’t know where to turn for help with these delicate topics when conventional methods have not provided relief. Treatment protocols have come ...

Do we REALLY need to supplement with Vitamin D?

By | 2018-01-31T15:43:49+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Categories: Conditions, Health Education|Tags: , |

The simple answer for most people is in fact yes. For many reasons, we are experiencing an epidemic of low vitamin D in the northern hemisphere.  Just like me, you must be wondering what could possibly have changed in recent history to cause such a drastic change? A combination of theories exist, and, in truth, all of them have ...

Being Healthy this Winter

By | 2017-12-22T22:39:07+00:00 November 9th, 2016|Categories: Conditions, Therapies|Tags: , |

Acupuncture to get you healthy this winter Common symptoms in winter, sneezing, coughing, sore throat and headaches … does this sound familiar to you? Unfortunately winter isn’t all about Christmas and ski trips. The cold and damp weather brings a variety of colds and flus that can really put a damper on the season. Did you ...

RMT can help with Plantar Fasciitis

By | 2017-12-22T22:41:23+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Categories: Conditions|Tags: , |

Plantar Fasciitis is clearly known by that burning, tearing, hot, painful feeling on the bottom of the foot, typically starting on the heel and sometimes travelling into the arches of the feet. The pain is at its worst in the morning getting out of bed to stand as well as after a long day at work. ...

Massage Therapy helps with Poor Posture

By | 2017-12-22T22:43:46+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Categories: Conditions|Tags: , |

Ask any RMT, Registered Massage Therapist, and hands down the most common type of “issues” we treat are posture related issues, due to poor posture. This type of person typically spends 8 or more hours a day sitting in front of computer, followed by their commute home whether it be sitting down on the bus ...

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

By | 2017-12-22T22:48:28+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Categories: Conditions|Tags: , |

If you ask any sufferers of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, most will agree that this can be quite a nasty and debilitating condition. People who commonly acquire Carpal Tunnel Syndrome typically work in fields which over-use their forearm muscles and wrist: line-work manufacturers, chefs, butchers, sewers, office workers etc. It can also occur during pregnancy due ...

How long does influenza last?

By | 2017-12-22T21:42:22+00:00 September 26th, 2016|Categories: Conditions|Tags: , |

Flu, influenza! Need remedies? Got questions? The Empower Health team can help you. Getting the Flu, also called influenza, we all dread this, and when it happens our first question is: How long is this going to last!? The flu can make you uncomfortable and often bed ridden.  Influenza usually lasts between 7 and 14 ...