Choice Health Centre Blog

The Importance of Baseline Concussion Testing

As summer winds down and we settle back into our fall routines for many people that means a return to sports. Whether it be an adult recreational league or getting your kids geared up for another year of school sports its time to be thinking about preparing for the upcoming season. Sports can be a […] Read More

Backpack Safety: How To Choose, Wear & Pack Smart

With back-to-school season in full swing, I thought it would be a good idea to remind students and parents about proper ways to wear a backpack in order to reduce injury. In any given day, children and adolescents carry textbooks, laptops, binders, and school lunches; and the weight can add up. Overly heavy backpacks can […] Read More

An Inside Look at Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Being diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) can be very overwhelming, especially when it is impacting your ability to do your job or favourite past time. The tingling, pain or numbness in your fingers can make it difficult to use your computer, write or finish that painting project you’ve been trying to complete. Our first […] Read More

A Quick Guide On Foot Pain & How To Fix It!

With summer upon us, many people are ramping up their activity levels. Warmer weather often encourages people to get out and start moving. Oftentimes people are fairly inactive over the winter and once they start increasing their physical activity, they are feeling some aches and pains that they didn’t feel before. One of the most […] Read More

Physiotherapy: Health Promotion, Injury Recovery & Prevention

Who We Are: May is National Physiotherapy Month. Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals that combine their extensive knowledge of the body and its mechanics, along with assessment of joint movements, strength, and flexibility in order to assess, diagnose and treat patients (1). Physiotherapists work to restore, maintain, and maximize people’s strength, function, well-being, and […] Read More

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

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