Back To School – 5 Ideas for a Happy Spine

Fall is in the air, and school is already back in full swing. At any age, wearing heavy backpacks or sitting for extended periods of time can affect spinal health.  Here are 5 simple ideas for the classroom or office, which will improve posture and reduce tension and pain throughout the spine: Carry heavy backpacks Read More…

I Have Pain In My Shoulder – What’s Wrong?

Often I see patients in my clinic at Qi Integrated Health who have suffered from debilitating shoulder pain that has been ignored or inappropriately treated. Desperate for results, some of these people have progressed to the point where something as simple as getting a mug out of an overhead cupboard, or putting on a jacket, Read More…

Quick tips pre lower extremity joint replacement:

It has been some time since my last entry. After being exposed to many post operative joint replacements, there are a few tips that have become quite evident. If you are awaiting a lower extremity joint replacement there are many things you can do to facilitate your recovery. It is often overlooked that arm strength Read More…

Orthotics for relief of foot, knee, hip and back pain.

Did you know that your knee, hip or low back pain could be due to the improper biomechanics of your feet? The average person takes 8,000-10,000 steps per day. Slight changes in the stability and function of the joints within our feet directly effect how our knees, hips and pelvis move. Over time this can Read More…

Acupuncture for Treating Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow (or Lateral Epicondylitis) is a common injury caused by overuse of the muscles that allow us to extend or “bend back” our wrist. Playing tennis is usually the main cause, but any activity involving repetitive use of these muscles can be the culprit. Tennis elbow is often described as soreness or pain on Read More…

Aging wisdom says: It’s wise to walk

Get Active – Older people can prevent heart flutters with light exerciseA recent study in Circulation Journal found that adults over the age of 65 can prevent atrial fibrillation – an irregular heart rythm- by light exercise.Researchers followed 5,400 adults over 12 years, who entered the study without arrythmia in their heart. Those participants who Read More…