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Check Your Bike Helmet | by Dr. Hilary Hart

With the weather getting warmer and more people getting out on bikes, scooters, and skateboards, I’ve seen a many people of all ages not wearing helmets around the city. So I want to remind you to wear your helmet! Growing up, I remember helmets always having the stigma of being…

Dr. Hilary and Pandemic Self-Care

To say life is a little bit strange right now would be the understatement of the century! After over a month of social lockdown, you may notice people coping differently. It is inevitable that you will have good days and bad days. Productivity, creativity, and positivity will ebb and flow…

The Quiet Power of Mindful Movement – By Mark Austin, PT

Take a quiet moment for yourself. Check in with your body. Are you sitting or standing tall, awake and in high spirits? Or are you slouched, hunched forward, groggy and distracted? How is your breathing? Do you feel your diaphragm in your belly as it moves to contract and expand…

Take a Deep Breath – By Mark Austin, PT

‘The world around us has changed dramatically in just a few weeks. Most of us find ourselves at home, some off work, with more free time on our hands than ever before. We don’t know how long this is going to last. Fear and uncertainty are huge triggers for anxiety….

Complimentary Virtual Appointments

While we are all practicing social distancing you can try one of our free virtual appointment with our chiropractors and physiotherapist. Your practitioner will check in with how you are doing and offer a combination of self-care tips, exercise programs, along with a personalized assessment to help fulfill your goals…

COVID-19 Response / Temporarily Closed For In-Person Apts

Effective 6PM March 17, 2020  we have made the decision to temporarily close our doors for hands on patient care to help prevent the spread of this virus. We believe this is the best decision to make for the safety of our patients, team and the broader community. For urgent…

RECIPE: EASY & CUSTOMIZABLE OVERNIGHT OATS FOR BREAKFAST

Overnight oats are one of my go-to-favourites for the perfect hearty, fast, and nutritious breakfast idea. It is so easy to make (literally takes 5 minutes), requires minimal effort and no cooking experience, and the flavour combinations are endless! PREP TIME: 5 mins SERVINGS: 1 BASE INGREDIENTS: ½ cup oats:…

How to Resolve Hikers Knee Pain – Mark Austin | PT

Hiking is a great pastime for many, especially in Calgary where there are countless beautiful trails to explore and discover. It’s a great way to get physical activity in, connect with others, and to spend some time in the outdoors. However, many people are plagued with knee pain that gradually…


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