Choice Health Centre Blog

Massage Therapy & Tissue Repair: The Value of Parasympathetic Work

Many people seek massage therapy treatments for various medical and musculoskeletal concerns, but did you know that massage therapy can also have a systemic (full body) effect? This article will briefly discuss the benefits of massage therapy and its effect on the parasympathetic nervous system as well as our overall healing and wellness. What Is The Parasympathetic […] Read More

Pilates: What It Is, Is It Right For You & Common Conditions It Can Benefit

I had the opportunity to take a Clinical Pilates with a Pelvic Health Perspective course a few months ago and am excited to begin teaching classes at Choice. Our bodies are made to move and Pilates is a type of exercise that has so many benefits for the body and mind, and is generally safe for most […] Read More

What You Need To Know About Vitamin D3 & COVID-19: The Immune System’s Heavy Hitter

Vitamin D3 is a fat soluble vitamin and pro-hormone. This means that functions as a messenger in the body, controlling and coordinating activities (4). It isn’t naturally present in many foods, it is actually produced by the body when the skin is exposed to ultra violet sunlight (5). There are certain times of the year, […] Read More

A Physiotherapist’s (& Cyclist’s) Tips On How To Properly Fit Your Bike & Prevent Injury

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians all across the country have been looking for alternative means of exercise. Many of us have narrowed our gaze on cycling. Cycling has been introduced to us in many forms, from outdoor road, gravel, or in the spin studio, it always helps us get that much needed sweat. Along with […] Read More

Our Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist’s Favourite (& Most Prescribed) Pelvic Floor Exercises And Release Work

Hello Choice friends! I hope everyone is doing well and taking good care of themselves as we navigate through these difficult times. It is normal to feel a whole wrath of emotions and let’s be honest, a lot has happened, especially here in our home province of Nova Scotia. All that being said, I am […] Read More

How-To: The Best (Chiropractor Approved) Back Saving Tips For Gardening

Gardening can be a great way to get outside and be active, but sometimes those stubborn aches and pains can be an unwanted barrier for us. Here are some chiropractor approved tips to help ease the way into your spring garden clean up while minimizing the risk of muscle and joint pain. Warm up your […] Read More

From Golf Swing To Posture: 3 Simple Stretches That Will Improve Your Flexibility

Spring is here and for me, that usually means heading to the driving range to work on what seems to be my ever unfixable golf swing. Unfortunately, spring 2020 is unlike any spring we’ve seen before. Physical distancing means practicing your swing in your backyard or hitting some putts repetitively in your apartment living room […] Read More

DIY: 3 Of Our Favourite Lacrosse Ball Muscle & Tissue Releases During Self-Isolation

Long hours working at home from desks plus increased activity through home workouts, walking and running have led to many of you reaching out to us for help with lower limb (leg and foot) and upper back complaints. If you are suffering, nothing beats an individualized assessment and specific self-care prescription through a one-on-one telehealth appointment […] Read More

A Real Pain In The… Tailbone: Causes & Treatment of Coccydynia

Coccydynia is defined as pain in the coccyx or tailbone area, often brought on by a fall onto the coccyx or by persistent irritation usually from sitting (1). With winter in full swing I thought it was a good time to talk about this type of injury. This is the time of year for falls […] Read More

An Acupuncturist’s Approach To Unexplained Infertility & How Acupuncture Can Help

Being diagnosed with unexplained infertility can be one of the most frustrating diagnoses a woman can receive. Preparing to bring new life into the world can be an overwhelming decision as it is, but to be told it may not happen for you can be devastating. It is one of those times you feel like […] Read More

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