172020Sep
Benefits of Diaphragmatic Breathing

Benefits of Diaphragmatic Breathing

Diaphragmatic breathing is a form of breathing exercise meant to strengthen your diaphragm, a large dome-like muscle just under your lungs and above your abdomen. It can be done by placing one hand on your belly, and one hand on your chest; when slowly breathing in, allow your abdomen to expand out while keeping your…

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152020Aug
How Active Living Inspires Me

How Active Living Inspires Me

A few years ago, after a massage from our RMT Jon, he told me that I should consider putting on as much muscle mass as possible to help with my hypermobility. We joked about me becoming a bodybuilder but he goes “it wouldn’t be a bad idea”. Fast forward to now- I’ve been lifting consistently…

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152020Jul
Kelowna in July

Kelowna in July

Hello Everyone, It’s blog post time again and we all know what that means… write about something politically correct. So here it goes. Summer is a wonderful time of ice cream and boating. Camping is in full swing and at night the stars light up the darkness. Families play in the park and at the…

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242020Jun
Trigger Points and Tension Headaches

Trigger Points and Tension Headaches

“A trigger point is a hyperirritable spot, usually within a taut band of skeletal muscle or its fascia (Travell, Simons, 1983). It is point tender on site, often exhibits a predictable pain referral pattern and causes a shortening of the affected muscle” (Rattray & Ludwig, 2000). In other words, if you feel like you have…

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152020May
Yoga Poses for Releasing Low Back Tension

Yoga Poses for Releasing Low Back Tension

Here are a few poses that can aid in releasing lower back tension. 1. cat/cow These flexions and extensions help to gently mobilize the spine. Position on all 4’s, wrists under shoulders, knees under hips. Inhale for cow, exhale for cat. 2. Spinal twist w/ both legs This restorative pose also helps to increase mobility…

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242020Apr
Watch Your Back! Household Hip-Hinging

Watch Your Back! Household Hip-Hinging

Hi Everyone, I just wanted to start by saying I hope everyone is staying healthy and safe out there and that all of us at Active Living cannot wait to get back to work and start seeing you again! Today’s post is a follow up of sorts to my last blog post, which was about…

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202020Mar
Pain BC: A resource for those suffering with chronic pain

Pain BC: A resource for those suffering with chronic pain

Chronic pain is a leading cause of disability in Canada. Being in pain on such a persistent basis can have debilitating effects on one’s physical, emotional and practical aspects of life. These effects can also create stress on the loved ones of those who suffer. If you are suffering chronic pain, Pain BC has developed…

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272020Jan
AcuYoga – Tell Me More!

AcuYoga – Tell Me More!

You may have heard about the AcuYoga classes we have been hosting right here at the clinic. It sounds awesome! but what is it exactly? The 1 hour yoga class is lead by Chiropractor and Yoga Instructor, Dr. Stephanie Beveridge. This is followed by a 30-minute Acupuncture assisted Savasana with Registered Acupuncturist, Nicole Albertson. There…

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152019Nov
Biodynamic Craniosacral 

Biodynamic Craniosacral 

Some of you reading this have already heard of craniosacral massage, and some have not. In this month’s blog post I’m giving a quick primer on craniosacral massage and some of its indications or reasons for possibly choosing this type of treatment. Craniosacral has been around for as long as there has been people. When…

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182019Oct
A Night Out at the West Jet Fall Wine Festival!

A Night Out at the West Jet Fall Wine Festival!

Last weekend was the annual West Jet Fall Wine Festival.  Held at the Kelowna airport’s Carson Air hanger, this event gives you the opportunity to taste your way through a variety of the Okanagan’s delicious wines. If you have a love for wine this is the perfect night out.  Personally I prefer a white wine;…

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