Keeping Up With Your Kids

Some of you may know that I have two young rippers on the mountain. It brings me such joy seeing them improve over the years. Not only two years ago, my youngest son was tethered to a harness. Now he is seeking his own tracks along the little tree runs. As their skiing ability trajectory is only up, I strive to keep up and often fail at doing so. Whether it is my own skill or the aches and pains in my own body that prevent me from keeping up with my kids, I often have to succumb and let them win our races.

This presents me with the question of how to slow down the aging process to have some hope in skiing alongside the younger generation.

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Patellofemoral Syndrome

An all too common cause of knee pain, especially in runners, is due to patellofemoral pain syndrome. The high frequency of this syndrome in runner's is signified by it's coined name "Runner's Knee". This is caused by patella tracking problems during flexion and extension. The patella is also known as the knee cap. Over time damage can occur to the undersurface of the patella and lead to chondromalacia patella if left untreated. 

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Pain in the Head

Headaches can be a nuisance to down right debilitating. Those of you who suffer from headaches I can imagine can attest to the wish to be rid of these burdens.

Patients seek help from naturopathic doctors for a variety of reasons — they want off their current medication, their medication is no longer that magic bullet or they haven’t found a medication that works for their particular headache.

Whatever the source of your headaches, my aim is to get to the bottom of it and bring you relief.

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Prolotherapy for Osteoarthritis

Some of us can predict the weather without looking at the barometer. It’s when the joints start talking – cracking, achy, and stiff – as the weather turns to the damp wet coast that we all know well.

These joint symptoms are the signature of arthritis. This inflammatory condition of the joints can bring with it cartilage deterioration. But more importantly to the person affected – pain and subsequent reduction in activity.

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