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Eating better for Stress Relief

Even when everything is going right and we aren’t in the midst of a global pandemic life can be stressful. That said, many people report turning to comfort food as a coping mechanism. The problem is, you may actually be making the problem worse by that very action. Refined carbs (those cookies and potato chips […]

Staying Active During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The Coronavirus, or COVID-19 is a pneumonia like respiratory disease which is easily spread. Based on what we know about how the virus is transmitted from one person to the next, it is recommended to avoid public gatherings and keep a social distance of six feet or more. Coupled with the recent mandated closure of […]

The Science Behind Hand Sanitizer

According to the CDC washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds is still the most effective way to clean your hands and prevent the spread of germs and illness. But what happens when soap and water are not readily available? According to the CDC hand sanitizer is most […]

How Long Should You Ice An Injury For?

In light of the current frigid conditions, we thought we would write a little bit about something we have all had just about enough of… Ice. We’ve all heard it before, if you are injured, ice it. But did you know that icing for too long could actually be counter productive and lead to an […]

Pro Tips for Staying Safe from Shred to Bed

The fresh powder here and ski and snowboard season is well under way! Dr. Karmali has some #protips for you to heed from shred to bed: 1] A dynamic warm up is key – before strapping on your boots, hold on to a bar or rail and perform 30 forward-to-backward leg swings, followed by 30 side-to-side […]

The Core Principles of Evidence Based Medicine

EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE The core principles of evidence-based medicine dictate that relevant research, the practitioner’s clinical experience, and the patient’s values all need to be considered when determining the best course of action in any given clinical scenario. Because clinical experience and a patient’s values are considered subjective variables, clear communication and understanding between the practitioner […]

What does it mean to be a Chiropractic Sport Specialist?

By definition “chiropractic is an evidence-based, non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the musculoskeletal system.” – Ontario Chiropractic Association Chiropractors treat a large range of maladies related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints. After a thorough patient history and physical exam, a chiropractor may use a combination of treatments, manipulations, hands […]

Strength Training and Knee Pain

With Strength comes stability and with stability always comes less knee pain. If you have spent any amount of time in our clinic, this is something you have more than likely heard. Dr Karmali shares a little on what makes stability so important to the health of our joints. “When it comes to maintaining the […]

Why Manual Therapy could be just what the Doctor Ordered

At Elite Sport Performance and the Knee Clinic, the key to successful outcomes is our three-pronged approach to treatment: treat the problem, strengthen the area, and avoid or modify offending activities. These three components are broad and can encompass a wide variety of decisions and actions. If we zoom in on the first component, ‘treat […]

A Guide to Custom Knee Braces

Knee braces are used for a plethora of different clinical indications.  Being that we are the only private knee clinic in Alberta, we are intimately knowledgeable on these different braces and their appropriateness for various clinical conditions.   Patellar Stabilization Knee Braces Knee braces can range from off the shelf to fully custom, can range […]