Sciatica Sucks!

Sciatica SUCKS! It can cause pain in your back, hip, hamstring, calf, and even your foot! It’s likely that you, or someone close to you has experienced sciatic nerve pain in their lifetime. Some sources suggest that lifetime incidence of sciatic nerve pain is as high as 40%! In this blog I will outline a few ways you can identify if the cause of your lower back pain or leg pain is from your sciatic nerve. Then I will give you some tips on how you can kick your sciatica so you can return to living your best life! 

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Jordan Peterson
3 Highly Effective Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis 

One of the main conditions we treat at Foundation is “plantar fasciitis” or heel pain. It is an incredibly common (and annoying) issue for active people who participate in a variety of activities/sports. If your heel pain is preventing you from living your best life or hitting that PR, don’t waste anymore time and get evaluated today to see if these strategies will work for you!

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Jordan Peterson
What is K-tape?

Kinesiology tape began gaining popularity following the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. After viewers noticed some of the athletes, like beach volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh, sporting what looked like a tattoo everyone began wondering what is kinesiotape? How does it work? What is it used for? Is it only for professional athletes? Well, today we are going to get to the bottom of some of those questions.

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Jordan Peterson
Dynamic Warm-up for Runners

With the Okanagan Marathon just around the corner, we at Foundation Chiropractic and Sports Therapy have been spending some extra time at the Kelowna Running Room! We have been helping runners with all experience levels with injury prevention and stretching routines. For this weeks blog post we thought we would share some dynamic warm up/stretching tips based off Chris Johnson’s excellent book “Running on Resistance”. Keep reading below to stay feeling good no matter what distance you are running!

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Jordan Peterson
3 Strategies to Reduce Shoulder Pain with Overhead Activities

A very common complaint many people have is some form of shoulder pain when lifting their arms overhead. This motion is involved in many activities and can hold you back from performing at your best, or completing the activity without pain ex) throwing, racket sports, volleyball, golf, weight-lifting, rock climbing, etc.

Regardless of the location of your shoulder pain (upper trap, front/back of shoulder, shoulder blade, or chest) there are a few simple strategies you can try to reduce your pain FAST! Below are 3 excellent strategies to start reducing your shoulder pain today!

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Jordan Peterson
5 Questions to Identify a Lumbar Disc Injury

Have you or anyone you know ever suffered from a severe, or recurrent episode of lower back pain? Chances are you have. Do not worry you are not alone. Some research has suggested that 80% of people experience back pain in their lives, 50% have had back pain in the last year, and 33% of people have had back pain in the last 3 months! 

That’s a whole lot of people with back pain! DO NOT WORRY! Most back pain is mild, self limiting and resolves on its own. HOWEVER, if you are a person who regularly has their back go “out”, OR you have been treated consistently for back pain without lasting results, it maybe time to reexamine your injury/treatment.  

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Jordan Peterson
Is Your Shoulder Pain Coming From Your Neck?

At Foundation Chiropractic and Sports Therapy we see A LOT of shoulder pain. The number one thing I do for when a patient tells me that they have new or old shoulder pain is rule out THE NECK as the source of their pain! 

Many people have come to me after suffering from shoulder pain for months to years and have spent piles of money on a variety of interventions looking for relief. The frustrating part for the patient and practitioner is that several of these treatments are amazing for reducing shoulder pain (ex, shockwave, PRP/Prolo-therapy injection, active release techniques, chiropractic manipulation).

But there’s just one MAJOR problem!

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