Back to Basics

Healthy workplaces

Sep 4, 2015 / 5:00 am

A significant number of the working population that lives in the Okanagan actually works in either northern Alberta or British Columbia working in one of the...

Accidents & chiropractic

Jul 5, 2015 / 5:00 am

Roughly three years ago the BC Chiropractic Association and ICBC entered into a joint program that allowed for quick access to much needed care for people...

Collaborating on your health

Jun 2, 2015 / 5:00 am

A well-known expression in approaches to patient care is “if all you have is a hammer, all you see is a nail”. Surely this is also prevalent in...

Managing acute pain

Apr 2, 2015 / 5:00 am

Among the most common complaints that are treated in Chiropractic practice are acute low back and neck pain. These are often idiopathic (which means no specific...

Selling fear

Feb 20, 2015 / 5:00 am

Communication is an often overlooked, but very important aspect of either doctor-patient or therapist-patient interaction. When patients refer friends and...

Ability to squat and lifespan

Nov 6, 2014 / 5:00 am

In my daily Chiropractic practice when helping patients with low back pain, one of the first movements I assess is the patient’s ability to squat...

Is the 'W' sit bad for kids?

Oct 9, 2014 / 5:00 am

You know when you were growing up and your mom or dad told you not to crack your knuckles because they would grow uncontrollably (not true) or not to stare into...

Strength & Conditioning Conference

Jul 17, 2014 / 5:00 am

This week’s column of ‘Back to Basics’ is presented by Chris Collins, MSc. CSCS, who is the owner of Okanagan Peak Performance Inc. and along...

Fixing your shoulder

Jun 26, 2014 / 5:00 am

Following an aggressive game of water polo at a nameless all-inclusive resort in Mexico this past winter I have been troubled by a nagging shoulder injury. It...

The truth about Spinal Discs

May 1, 2014 / 5:00 am

THEY DO NOT SLIP! They bulge, they herniate, they sequester or extrude, they degenerate, but they most definitely do not slip no matter how many times people...

Roll to better golf

Apr 3, 2014 / 5:00 am

Thank you for the responses and questions regarding my column four weeks ago about rolling exercises. Many of my patients have been using these as well as part...

What is your passion?

Mar 20, 2014 / 5:00 am

For the Back to Basics column this week, I enlisted the help of Dr. Greg duManoir, PhD, CSEP-CEP who is an instructor in the School of Health & Exercise...

Why rolling over is important

Mar 6, 2014 / 5:00 am

A few weeks ago I was able to take the Selected Functional Movement Assessment (www.sfma.com SFMA) course along with some other great local practitioners of...

Chiropractic & sciatica symptoms

Jan 23, 2014 / 5:00 am

Part of my everyday practice is to see patients with low back pain who are also experiencing related sciatic symptoms. In the course of the initial assessment...

Is Paleo right for you?

Jan 9, 2014 / 5:00 am

At this time of year, our bodies tend to be toxic wastelands due to all the holiday celebrating that we have been doing over the last month and we are using...

Supplements for pain management

Nov 28, 2013 / 5:00 am

When a person gets injured or has chronic pain there are many traditional treatments and self-help strategies that are employed to help speed up recovery and...

Core exercises you are better off without

Nov 14, 2013 / 5:00 am

One of the most frequent questions that I get in my office on a day to day basis is, “what exercises can I do to strengthen my back?” For me that...

Why your back hurts

Oct 31, 2013 / 5:00 am

Most patients that I see with complaints of back pain have no idea what is causing their pain. The facts are that back pain is not something that comes one day...

Choosing a personal trainer

Oct 17, 2013 / 5:00 am

Thanksgiving is over, the days are shorter and colder, and winter is definitely on its way. Although we are blessed in the Okanagan to be able to pursue outdoor...

The problem with "making good time"

Oct 3, 2013 / 5:00 am

This past weekend I drove to Banff from Kelowna to participate in a half marathon. It’s about a six hour drive; depending on traffic, construction (which...