We’re so used to tracking all sorts of information which tell us all sorts of health information – like blood pressure, number of steps, calories, heart rate, blood sugar. What if we could have data which tells us about our resiliency, behavioral flexibility, stress, anxiety and depression? Well Heart Rate Variability does just that, and…

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The quick answer is yes. Read on to learn why! During pregnancy, your body undergoes many physical and hormonal changes as the baby (or babies) grow. At your sessions, we can address: Pelvic floor and core muscle strength and function and see how it changes throughout the pregnancy Muscle relaxation techniques, which can help during…

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When it comes to mental health practitioners, there is usually a bit more confusion from patients and practitioners alike with respect to how they all integrate into healthcare, and how you can access these services and which practitioner may be best suited for the needs of the patient. Although there is significant overlap between the…

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The specific term is Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), but it’s commonly referred to as shockwave. It was developed in the 1980’s – and over time has been heavily researched in animals and humans to be a mainstay in the modern treatment of various conditions. WHAT IS A SHOCKWAVE? Shockwaves are sound waves, which have physical…

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Bone spurs can be painful outgrowths of bone, which may associate with plantar fasciitis. If you suffer from bone spurs, shockwave therapy may be helpful for you! What are Bone Spurs? Bone spurs are smooth, bony growths that form over a long period of time. It’s believed about 1 in 10 people have bone spurs,…

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What is Tennis Elbow? The formal term is Lateral epicondylitis, it’s known as tennis elbow simply because it is common in tennis players. It usually affects people aged 30-60. Although it’s called tennis elbow, it isn’t only influenced by physical strains. Lateral epicondylitis is partly related to hereditary, chemical, vascular and hormonal factors, as well…

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Achilles tendinopathy is a very common condition and may become chronic in some patients. Shockwave therapy is a cutting-edge treatment technique which may do the trick for you! What is The Achilles Tendon? The Achilles tendon is a thick, fibrous tissue that connects the calf muscles (gastrocnemius and soleus) to the heel bone (calcaneus). The…

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Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. It’s often seen in middle aged and elderly people, and associated with pain, difficulty in walking and performing activities of daily living. Shockwave Therapy is a specialized form of treatment which shows promise in the treatment of Plantar Fasciitis. What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is…

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At Absolute Health we can help manage your plantar fasciitis through various techniques, including physiotherapy, massage, chiro, naturopathy and acupuncture. What is Plantar Fascia? The plantar fascia is connective tissue which originates at the calcaneus (your heel) and extends towards your toes. The plantar fascia is at the bottom of your foot. The plantar Fascia…

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Chromium is an essential trace element. It is important in human physiology as it enhances the effects of insulin. We call this an insulin sensitizer, which would consequently reduce glucose levels. There is a lot of research on chromium, some showing benefit and others showing no effect. The most significant thing when looking at efficacy…

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