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Orthotics, chiropractic combo significantly reduced low back pain: study

Shoe orthotics alone or combined with chiropractic care can significantly improve low back pain experienced by millions of Americans, according to a new study conducted by National University of Health Sciences. The research, published online in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, is said to be the first large-scale study to assess the effectiveness of shoe orthotics for back pain, instead of just foot pain, according to a statement from the NUHS.

Winnipeg university study to look at garlic's effect on blood pressure

It's great for pasta sauce and for repelling vampires, but the jury's still out on how effective garlic is at lowering blood pressure. Dr. Peter Jones is the principal investigator in a new study taking place at the University of Manitoba's Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals.

Reducing carbs, not fat, lowers risk of premature death: study

A large Canadian study has found that contrary to popular belief, a diet that contains a moderate amount of fat is linked to a reduced risk of premature death compared to the much-touted low-fat diet. The study by researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton also found that eating a high-carbohydrate diet is associated with an increased risk of dying early.

Webinar with Stu McGill is a week away

University of Waterlook professor emeritus of spine biomechanics and evidence-based back care expert Stuart McGill will be hosting a webinar entitled, Working with the Back-Pained Patient, on Sept. 13 at 12 noon. The webinar has been approved for CC credit in Alberta, and can also be used for CE credit in other provinces.
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WEBINAR: Working with the back-pain client, with Back Mechanic author and University of Waterloo Professor Emeritus Stuart McGill

This one-hour webinar will describe an evidence-based process of interpreting patient history followed by “pain provocation” assessment to isolate the mechanism that causes back pain. Eliminating the pain-causing mechanism is the first step. Exercise prescription is the second step, based on the assessment, and involves a blend of strategic mobility and stability. These variables together with movement patterns assist in winding down pain sensitivity. Then, the program shifts to build the foundation for a pain-free body using the “knowledge of mechanism”.

About the Speaker: Stuart McGill is a “University Professor Emeritus” of spine biomechanics, University of Waterloo. His advice is often sought by governments, corporations, legal experts and elite athletes and teams from around the world. Difficult back cases are regularly referred to him for consultation.

When: Sept. 13, 2017, 12:00 PM to 1:00PM EDT
Registration: $25 » Register Today!
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Montreal scientists embark on world's first 'open science' movement

Montreal's world-famous brain research centre is in the middle of conducting an experiment on what could be its most ambitious subject: itself. Since 2016, McGill University's Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital has been transforming into what is touted as the first research centre of its kind in the world dedicated to the principles of open science. » Read more...