5 Habits for Maintaining a Healthy Spine


Keep Your Spine Healthy By Doing These... Keeping your central nervous system healthy is one of the most important things to do when it comes to maintaining general well-being and longevity. Your spinal cord acts as a highway for messages from your brain to the rest of your body and vice versa, therefore, if something isn’t working right, it should be a cause for concern. An unhealthy ...

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An Open Letter to Traumatic Brain Injury Patients in Canada


Dr. Battershill Speaks to Sufferers of Traumatic Brain Injury in Canada Good day, My name is John Battershill, a Chiropractor and formerly a Canadian Football League (CFL) Linebacker having played seven total seasons, six with the Calgary Stampeders and one with the Toronto Argonauts during the late 70’s and early 80’s. While playing professional football I sustained five concussions, ...

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Nutrition Tips: 15 Foods that Benefit Your Joints & Soft Tissues


15 Food & Drink that Promote Joint & Soft Tissue Health Our health is a result of what we eat and drink on a daily basis in combination with any other chemical, emotional and physical stressors we may experience. If you currently have tender and / or painful joints and want relief, you should consider eating more of the foods and drinks listed below. Changing your diet may just...

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How to Prevent Upper Body Injuries in Hockey [Infographic]


Preventative Play: Avoid Hockey Injury w/ These Simple Tips Hockey in general is a physically demanding sport, especially at higher levels of competitive play where full-contact is allowed. In Calgary (for males), hitting begins in higher tier Midget divisions and is when players should start to consider how to prevent themselves from sustaining injury. Before we take a look at prevent...

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Chiropractic Advice – Episode #3 – Factors in Treating Arthritis


Chiropractor Shares His Experience w/ Treating Arthritis If you have arthritis, it may be affecting only one or a handful of different joints around your body all at once. Such an experience can make your day go by slow and full of agony as you deal with the symptoms. Fortunately, there are ways you can help reduce and eliminate the problems arising from your arthritis. Here are a few th...

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Chiropractic Advice – Episode #2 – Sciatica & the Piriformis Muscle


Chiropractor Shares His Experience w/ Treating Sciatica & the Piriformis Muscle As the longest and thickest nerve in the body, you could say that the sciatic nerve has more of a chance of experiencing injury because of its sheer size and distance it covers. It runs from the lower back through the pelvis and buttocks then down the leg and ends below the kneecap. The sciatic nerve contr...

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Have Tennis Elbow or Golfer Elbow? Chiropractic Care Can Help!


Don't Let Tennis Elbow or Golfer Elbow Take the Fun Out of Your Summer Playtime If you’re a golfer or tennis player in Calgary, summertime brings about the opportunity to play without having to go indoors to hit a ball. Unfortunately, the repetitive muscle movements made in playing such sports can sometimes result in injury such as tennis elbow and golfer elbow. Believe it or not, it’s no...

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King-Devick: Screening for Cognitive Impairment & Alzheimer’s Disease


King-Devick Test Accurately Screens Mild Cognitive Impairment, Dementia and Alzheimer's Did you know that all it takes is a simple number naming test to differentiate between someone who is cognitively healthy, has mild cognitive impairment or is suffering from a degenerative brain disease like Dementia or Alzheimer’s? A study published in the journal Alzheimer’s Disease and Associated Di...

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Chiropractic Advice – Episode #1 – My Experience with Concussions


Chiropractor Shares His Experience w/ Concussions Dr. John Battershill, D.C. at Revelation Health Centre Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic used to play professional football in the Canadian Football League (CFL), first with the Calgary Stampeders (79-83) then the Toronto Argonauts (83-84). During his football career, he suffered six sports concussions, of which he touches on below: ...

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Is Sugar a Villain? Yes, But It Doesn’t Have to Be…


Is Sugar a Villain? My Journey and Experience with Sugar Most of us have seen the information in magazines or on the internet about how sugar is bad for us. You’ve also probably heard a doctor (or two) tell you to reduce your sugar intake at some point in your life. But is sugar really the big bad villain it’s been made out to be? Here's a short story on my personal journey and experience...

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