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    What are those round hickeys on Michael Phelps & Roberto Osuna? Athletes swear by “Cupping Therapy”.

    Posted on October 18, 2016 by in Blog

      What is Cupping Therapy? Cupping is an ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment tool used to improve circulation of the blood, thereby reducing muscle soreness, increasing speed of healing and decreasing pain. According to Dr. Houman Danesh, a pain management specialist at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, cupping helps “jumpstart the body’s natural healing […]

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  • Acupuncture

    Posted on November 6, 2015 by in Blog

    The practice of inserting needles into the body as a treatment was invented  by the Chinese thousands of years ago and remains relatively unchanged except for the introduction of single use sterile needles which stopped the spreading of disease from person to person (kind of important). The Chinese believe that inserting needles at specific points […]

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  • Rotator Cuff Strain/Tendinitis

    Posted on March 23, 2015 by in Blog

    It is FINALLY spring! With the warm weather approaching, it is time to dust off our tennis rackets, golf clubs and garden shears for some fun outdoor activities. In addition to dusting off the equipments, we also have to make sure our joints are ready for the increased physical activity. Particularly, the rotator cuff muscle-tendon […]

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  • What is Craniosacral Therapy?

    Posted on March 12, 2015 by in Blog

    By Jodie Cara Lindley – Registered Massage Therapist, Reiki Master at Armata Health Centre   There are two “modes” to bodywork: active and passive. The active mode of bodywork is more direct and involves a manipulation of the tissues, to work out kinks and knots in the muscles. This is the therapy we all enjoy, […]

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  • Arthritis

    Posted on October 14, 2014 by in Blog

    With last month being arthritis awareness month and now that we are perhaps more aware, this month’s blog is about arthritis. Arthritis in its simplest definition is inflammation of one or more of your joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are chronic joint pain, stiffness and swelling, which can result in significant disability and poor […]

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  • Back to School: Pack it light, Wear it right

    Posted on August 27, 2014 by in Blog

    Summer is almost over and it is time for back to school! Yay!!! (Even though some of you might say “nay”…hehe). Whether you are in elementary or high school, or at college or university, a backpack is likely a “must-have” school supply. Research has shown that >50% of young people experience at least one episode […]

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  • Plantar Fasciitis

    Posted on July 31, 2014 by in Blog

    The plantar fascia is a flat band of connective tissue on the bottom of our feet that connects from the heel to the toes and supports the arch of the foot. It usually does a great of job of doing its job on a day to day basis but occasionally the fascia can break down […]

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  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS) aka Neurogenic Claudication

    Posted on April 24, 2014 by in Blog

    As the weather warms up, a lot of us are looking forward to taking a nice walk & gardening outside.  But what if you notice some low back & leg pain when you walk, but feel better when you stop?  What is going on? Lumbar stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal (where your […]

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    Posted on March 26, 2014 by in Blog

    As the sun and warmer temperatures (we hope) begin to approach so do our outdoor activities. This is also the time that a condition known as lateral epicondylosis (tennis elbow to most of us) may be more prone to develop. Tennis elbow is a condition involving the forearm extensor muscles and tendons (responsible for bending […]

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  • The 4 Most Common Types of Headache

    Posted on February 26, 2014 by in Blog

    Most of us have had a headache at some point in our lives, whether due to everyday stresses, playing Warcraft on the computer for too long, seasonal/food allergies, cold weather (when is this winter going to end?) or after a whiplash injury…We can all agree that headaches can be quite disabling. The Chiropractors at Armata […]

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