Tag: physiotherapy

The Power of the Blair Technique for Upper Cervical Subluxation

At Natural Way Chiropractic, our doctors employ a variety of specialized techniques to help you achieve peak health and well-being, including the Blair Technique for upper cervical subluxation. Your spine is a feat of engineering, providing support, flexibility, and protection for your nervous system. However, it is not invincible. Modern stresses, such as poor posture […]

Exploring the Blair Upper Cervical Technique

The Blair Upper Cervical Technique, a chiropractic care method used to treat various health problems and promote overall well-being, is gaining popularity due to its effectiveness and precision. Dr. William Blair developed this specialized approach in the mid-twentieth century, focusing on the complex relationship between the central nervous system and the upper cervical spine. This […]

Navigating Health: Physiotherapist vs. Chiropractor in Calgary

Individuals seeking holistic health and wellness frequently consider both physiotherapists and chiropractors’ services. When evaluating the key differences between Physiotherapist vs Chiropractor approaches, each profession contributes significantly to overall well-being. Let us explore how Calgary residents can benefit from chiropractic and physiotherapy treatments. Understanding Physiotherapy: Physiotherapy is a dynamic healthcare profession dedicated to restoring and […]

Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

Tennis Elbow, also known as Lateral Epicondylitis, is a tendinopathy of the muscles at the outside of the elbow.  Although the name suggests that it is caused by tennis, only 5% of all tennis elbow cases are related to tennis!  The most common causes of this condition include computer use, heavy lifting, repetitive twisting of […]

What to do About Rotator Cuff Pain

The rotator cuff is the name for a group of 4 muscles that provide strength and stability to the shoulder complex.  The muscles originate at the scapula (shoulder blade) and attach to the humerus (upper arm bone).  These muscles participate in almost every shoulder movement and also provide stability to the shoulder joint. Common injuries […]

What to Know About “Text Neck”

Text neck is defined as an overuse syndrome, causing excessive strain on the neck from looking down at mobile devices or from sitting at desks on computers. It can lead to headaches, neck, shoulder and arm pain and stiffness. A contributing factor is the head forward position. This leads to excessive strain on the posterior […]

Best Exercises for Gluteal Tendinopathy

Gluteal tendinopathy is characterized by lateral (outside) hip pain and tenderness.  The pain can refer down the outside of the thigh.  It is often misdiagnosed as trochanteric bursitis, however, recent research has found that the pain is due to a breakdown in collagen of the gluteus medius and/or gluteus minimus tendons. These muscles perform the […]

Anterior Knee Pain

Anterior knee pain may also be called patella femoral syndrome and is characterized by pain at the front of the knee, around the kneecap.  It is a chronic condition that worsens with activities such as squatting, climbing stairs especially going downstairs, running and prolonged sitting ( also called movie goers knee).  It is usually due […]

Dry Needling: A Way to Treat Muscle Pain

Dry needling is an invasive procedure where a fine needle, such as an acupuncture needle, is inserted into a trigger point in a muscle. Trigger points are irritable spots in muscles that can be tender and feel like little knots or lumps in the muscle. Hyperactive trigger points can cause both local and referred pain […]

Chiro vs. Physio: The Power of Holistic Care

When it comes to managing musculoskeletal conditions and promoting overall well-being, chiropractic care and physiotherapy are two popular approaches that often come to mind. Both modalities focus on improving physical function and reducing pain, but they differ in their philosophies and techniques. While each has its strengths, combining chiropractic care and physiotherapy can create a […]