Choice Health Centre Blog

10 Habits Of A Successful Massage Therapist

My name is Alyssa LeBlanc, and I am a massage therapist at Choice Health Centre. Being new to the scene and treating during a COVID-19 outbreak, I often get the comment outside the clinic “Aren’t you uncomfortable treating during a global pandemic?! You must be crazy?!” While I fully understand their point of view, we […] Read More

How Can A TINY Needle Produce Such Big Results In Our Bodies?

Acupuncture is a component of Chinese Medicine that can be traced back at least 2500 years. Traditional Chinese Medicine explains that health is a harmonious balance of the complementary extremes “Yin” and “Yang” and the life force that we contain within ourselves known as “Qi,” which translates to “vital energy.” Acupuncture is based on the […] Read More

Shockwave Therapy: What Is It And How Can It Help Me?

Do you experience chronic pain or have an injury that will not seem to heal? If your answer is yes, then shockwave therapy may be for you. Using acoustic waves that carry energy to injured tissue, shockwave therapy can provide fast pain relief and help to restore mobility through non-invasive treatment (1). What is Shockwave […] Read More

How Exercise Affects Your DNA To Keep You Young

Did you know that exercise actually directly affects your DNA to make your cells younger? This is the time of year where we make New Year’s resolutions surrounding healthy habits including exercise. If improved cardiovascular and immune health, better sleep, better mood, improved BMI and metabolism aren’t enough fuel to get you sticking to your […] Read More

What Is Chronic Pain & How Massage Therapy Can Help

Studies show that 1 in 5 Canadians suffer from chronic pain and that 50% of those people have lived with it for at least 10 years (1). But what exactly is chronic pain and how can you manage it?  What is Chronic Pain and Chronic Pain Syndrome?  Chronic pain is consistent or recurrent pain lasting […] Read More

Doc Says I Have Sciatica (And How I Became A Massage Therapist)

A few years ago I sustained a severe injury to my back while I was working in the restaurant industry. I was performing a task I did often, lifting/carrying a tray of glasses to the dishwasher. I turned and felt a pop in my low back, followed by a sharp pain. In the next couple […] Read More

Head, Neck, Eyes & Ears: How Chiropractors Can Assess & Treat This Diagnostic Puzzle

Since we reopened the doors to Choice Health Centre after the COVID-19 closures I have been noticing a LOT more people with certain symptoms during recent chiropractic assessments. It seems most people are surprised that chiropractors can assess and treat these symptoms! Yet it’s one of the areas that we are best at because often […] Read More

Take A Hike: A Chiropractor’s Take On The Benefits Of Walking

We often think of walking as a way to get from point A to point B. We take it for granted most of the time and generally don’t get overly excited about it. I’m here to tell you, walking is considered one of the top exercises to help reduce back pain and promote spinal health! […] Read More

What Is All The Hype About IV Therapy?: How To Boost Your Immune System This Fall

The best way to have our nutritional needs met is through food, but for many people eating the proper, nutrient-dense foods isn’t always possible. This is something I hear often in the clinic because people are busy, sometimes they need to grab lunch on the run or eat something quickly at their desk, or sometimes its […] Read More

What Is Neurofunctional Needling & Common Conditions It Can Treat

Many patients of Choice Health Centre have been needled by practitioners, especially if you have seen one of our chiropractors! But, do you know what it is? What Is Neurofunctional Needling & Contemporary Medical Acupuncture? Neurofunctional needling, or contemporary medical acupuncture, is a form of acupuncture that targets the peripheral nervous system. Through stimulation and […] Read More

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