Inspired by Olympic Athletes — 3 exercises to try!

The Acupuncture Turning Point collaborates with Nicole and Len, owners of Breathe Fitness, to help our clients be at their best. Go to the Breathe Fitness website to find out more… by Nicole Lark BHK, PTS, TSCC-3 I am writing this blog with great difficulty because I am missing the coverage of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games! Ever since I was a little kid, I become completely enthralled during…

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Blogging! What Have I Gotten Myself Into?

The Acupuncture Turning Point collaborates with Nicole and Len, owners of Breathe Fitness, to help our clients be at their best. Go to the Breathe Fitness website to find out more… by Len Panchuk, MSc, PTS of Breathe Fitness I am not sure what to call myself anymore.  A personal trainer? Well that can sound elitist.  An exercise therapist?  That sounds too medical!  How about an exercise trainer?  Well, whatever…

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We do it for our cars! So, why not for our body?

The Acupuncture Turning Point collaborates with Nicole and Len, owners of Breathe Fitness, to help our clients be at their best. Go to the Breathe Fitness website to find out more… by Nicole Lark BHK, PTS, TSCC-3 I like to use the analogy of our body being similar to a car.  Our heart is the engine, our food is the gas, and we have multiple gears where we can ‘shift’…

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Hidden Gems

The Acupuncture Turning Point collaborates with Nicole and Len, owners of Breathe Fitness, to help our clients be at their best. Go to the Breathe Fitness website to find out more… by Len Panchuk, MSc, PTS of Breathe Fitness Living just a few blocks away from the Mill Creek Ravine affords an access point to our extensive and nearly continuous trail system here in Edmonton.  Staying right in the ravine…

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The Desk Pain Blues

by Crystal King, P.T.S., B.P.E candidate –Preventative and Rehabilitative Exercise Therapist     A recurring theme that I have been seeing with patients at the clinic is a combination of back, shoulder and neck tension resulting in pain and discomfort.  Through my work at the Acupuncture Turning Point I have come to find that a commonality between the complainants is that they tend to be office workers,whose job requires them…

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Could your orthotics and high tech runners be a source of your knee and back pain?

by Gord Grant I used to suffer chronic back and knee problems.  The doctors told me I wouldn’t be running any more. I didn’t want to believe that.  In fact, these problems were what first exposed me to acupuncture.  Acupuncture not only helped me back into running, but it was part of my journey in becoming more aware of what made my pain and performance better or worse.  Along they…

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Our team helps you remove obstacles in finding your shape

by Jennifer Kotowicz, H.H.P, R.Ac. Our team helps you remove obstacles in finding your shape: We help you to monitor your energy, feelings, and body’s responses in relation to your diet and exercise. This information is used to create treatment plans with you, which are tailored to your personal goals and health needs. Being in shape is a matter of opinion. It is not a number on a scale. Your…

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Crystal King, P.T.S., B.P.E candidate – Preventative and Rehabilitative Exercise Therapy

Crystal is a certified personal trainer through Canadian-Fitness-Professionals and is currently completing the final year of her Bachelor of Physical Education. Her education has enabled her to understand the science behind exercise how it effects the structure and functioning of the body. Crystal can help you better understand and respond to your body’s needs as you regain function after an injury. Normal physical activity is often delayed until a certain…

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Fantastic Voyage – The Science Behind Radical Life Extension

We have created a special space for anyone to peruse and enjoy our  eclectic book collection, which we   also loan to our patients.  From  traditional and holistic aspects of   healing and health, inspirational  ideas, various magazines, poetry, to scientific and medical references  on anatomy, physiology,   pharmacology, physical assessment, bodywork, and  acupuncture. Here is one of many recent additions to the library by Gord Grant: Fantastic Voyage – The Science Behind…

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The Pedometer Challenge

by Gord Grant, Ph.D., R.Ac. A pedometer can help motivate you towards a goal of being more active! Our society is experiencing an exercise crisis as much as a diet crisis.   Our bodies were designed to move, but our modern culture does not support or require adequate movement to be healthy.  In our busy lives, each of us is challenged to find both time and motivation to walk instead drive,…

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