Plantar fasciitis is a common problem that many face in their lifetime and costs the U.S. healthcare system $192 – 376 million per year to treat. It accounts for about 15% of foot injuries a year in the U.S. – in 2018, about 1% of the U.S. population reported being diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. The prevalence is higher in the age group of 45 – 64 and the lowest in the age group of 18
Inflammation is the wood that keeps the fire of pain burning strong. But how? Why does inflammation worsen pain? Well, first we have to know how pain is transmitted throughout the body first and what inflammation is – this is key to understanding the pain-inflammation relationship. How is pain transmitted? There are 2 ways for your body to feel/transmit pain: 1. Fast-sharp pain signals Using specific nerve fibres (alpha-delta fibres) to send pain signal for acute pain
Video description: introduction to muscle mechanics, physiology, and muscle testing Muscle pain and injury is a major medical problem that a majority of the population has experienced at least once in their life time (60 – 85%). Unless you’re a baby, the likelihood that you’ve experienced muscle soreness and injury is extremely high. We have yet to determine a clear picture of what causes chronic muscle pain, however much of the research shows that is
Do you have IBS? This may be the reason why! Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that causes abdominal pain, cramping, gas, bloating, constipation/diarrhea or both. There is no definitive reason why we may have this disorder, however research has shown the top 4 reasons are: Food intolerance Leaky Gut Celiac Disease SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) In this video, we will be talking about number 4: SIBO. Watch until the end of
June is Stroke Awareness month! In this short video, I will be discussing how to recognize that you (or someone you love) is having a stroke, the top 3 preventable things you can do to decrease your risk of stroke and heart attacks, and how to naturally reduce your blood pressure! Watch to the end of the video for a fun little segment we did to learn a bit about me!
Detoxification has many health benefits, the biggest is weight loss and eliminating built up toxins in the body. Just like everyone has their own reasons for detoxing their body, there is just as many different approaches to detox as well. There are juice cleanses, water fasting, brown rice fasts…this list goes on. Although there are various ways in which we can detox our bodies, once the toxins move into the bloodstream they all have the