July 20, 2013
What is Upper Cross Syndrome?
Upper Cross Syndrome is a common pattern of muscular imbalance that often develops from prolonged office/computer work or sitting with poor posture. The presentation is rounded shoulders and a forward-head position. The large muscle groups become sore and overactive/irritated, while the smaller “core” muscles are inhibited or turned off. Consequently, ...read more ›
July 6, 2013
What is High Blood Sugar?
Glucose is the sugar that is found in your blood and comes from two sources (1) the food you eat and (2) your body making it in the liver or breaking it down from glycogen stored in your muscles. Your body needs to have glucose in the blood as a source of energy for your cells, but the glucose needs to be at specific levels. When the glucose level is higher ...read more ›
June 28, 2013
Dopamine is associated with the brain’s reward, pleasure and addiction centre and is released in the eye in response to light. Dopamine is also believed to be involved in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) which is often treated with medications such as methylphenidate (Ritalin®).
OVERVIEW OF THE STUDY
In a small study of nine overweight patients without ...read more ›
June 25, 2013
What is ART®?
Active Release Technique®, or ART®, was developed in the mid 1980’s by Dr. Michael Leahy, a Colorado
based Chiropractor and aeronautical engineer. It is a state of the art, hands-on soft tissue technique designed specifically to find scar tissue in damaged tissues and release the adhesions that are resulting.
This scar tissue is primarily caused by repetitive use or overuse of ...read more ›