The Basics The Sciatic nerve can be described as a substantially large nerve which runs from the lower back, all the way down to the legs. The most common symptom that is commonly associated with the sciatic nerve being under pressure (impinged or compressed) is usually pain...

Five common mistakes we see with Acute Back Pain: Ignoring your pain for too long - passive approach to pain Relying on your GP for too long Choosing surgery too quickly Remaining inactive Only strengthening core with abdominal exercises Having a passive approach to pain or...

  After a massive week for both of our Health Place clinics, with the GC 2018, we want to reach out to those experiencing desk-related injuries or discomfort and offer you our best plan for managing your pain and get you on that much loved road...

Feeling stressed or moody? It may be time to pick on a culprit other than work, hormones, relationships, or a chaotic schedule! We sat down with our resident Dietitian, Ali, from Apple to Zucchini to find out about the gut-brain axis. The gut-brain axis explains the close connection...

Warming Up – What should you do before physical activity? We’ve always been told that warming up before any kind of physical exercise is important. Although getting straight into a bout of demanding activity is certainly not recommended, there is always some debate on the do’s...

Stress is a formidable emotion that can creep into our lives and dictate our day-to-day mental well-being, often before we even realize. Strictly defined, stress is a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances. It does not manifest...

Some people might ask, “shouldn’t we have posted this sooner?”. You’re probably right, but as January comes to an end, some might be questioning their goal choice or capacity to carry it out. Let this serve as a timely reminder that your resolutions are attainable. As...

As Health Place’s Founder, Pedro, I would like to introduce myself, as well as share my vision for the future of both our therapists and our clients. A little about me...

If you’ve read our last blog, you might ask - what is the difference between post-season and pre-season? During the post-season, you’ve actively rehabilitated your injuries and allowed your body to heal. Whereas pre-season is about building yourself to become resilient to the stressors that...

As the seasons change throughout the year, we see a shift in the competitive sports that fill our stadiums and TV screens. The beginning of some means the ending of others, and while some may have had a successful season, there are always those who...