Hot, Cold, Warm, Cool

We naturally think of ice in the winter and heat in the summer. That usually applies to the weather, but it’s a different concept when it comes to treating injuries. When I see patients with a chronic type of injury, I’ll make home care suggestions to apply heat before they stretch (which increases the blood flow to …

Your First Visit

After you have found us in the neighbourhood — by word-of-mouth referral (friend or Medical Doctor) or the internet (Google is the number one search engine for a reason) — there is an intake form to complete which will help us determine the best course of care. For Massage Therapy or Physiotherapy we have a …

Massage Highlights

In Massage Therapy news, there was a discussion on the benefits of massage for horses. Make sure that the therapist is a trained professional. They should take a specialized program and is a graduate of an accredited school: International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork / Association of Canine Water Therapy (IAAMB/ACWT) …

New Direction

I’m taking the blog into a new direction, from an ad-hoc style of writing to one that will be more informative. I will be writing three days a week on the following platform: MONDAY: Patient Education, where we will discuss the partnership between the therapist and the patient. Topics will range from showing up for …

Pro-Active

There are times when I feel that we should change our name from Active Healing Centre to Pro-Active Healing Centre. I would add in the word PRO, because we are health care professionals with a wide variety of experience and expertise. We are also pro-active when it comes to suggesting other forms of …

Restorative Exercise

Last night I attended a webinar at The World Massage Conference on kyphosis. It was presented by Katy Bowman, who is world-renowned for her expertise on the topic of postural realignment. I was told about the webinar by our Pilates instructor –Carol Robbins, as she is a Restorative Exercise Specialist. …

March Break

With long-awaited anticipation for students and teachers alike, March Break is finally here! For one week, there will not be any thoughts of reading nor studying for tests of any kind. It will be just one week of harmony, bliss and relaxation, with lots of sleeping in. This will soon be replaced with …