Karmen’s New Years Resolution!

Happy New Year Backfit community!

Karmen’s focus for 2016? Healthy eating through better meal planning! Watch as Karmen shows you how she prepares lunches for the week. Quick and healthy… what could be better?

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Great Expectations

I love the Christmas season… the twinkling lights, the carols, the decorations, the special family traditions and holiday parties. I love it all!

It’s also the season that I find myself creating great expectations. Wanting the perfect tree, finding the perfect gift, creating a beautiful holiday table with the perfect Christmas dinner. Packing in every special holiday event, party, and Christmas movie before December 25th!

The reality? Creating these lofty expectations can often lead to frustration and disappointment when things don’t turn out exactly the way you envisioned them. The endless lists and sleepless nights. Is this really the experience I want to have? Is this the experience I want to create for my family?

I pause to reflect on my greatest desire this Christmas. It’s simple really… to experience joy and gratitude. So how do I create this?

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Let go of expectations. Be in the moment. Create the kind of connection that nourishes the soul.

One of my favourite quotes from Mother Teresa comes to mind…

“Do small things with great love.”

When we are truly present to the people we are with, we demonstrate this kind of love. When we let go of our great expectations and embrace the beautiful, imperfect nature of each moment, this is when we find our greatest joy.

~ Dr. Marissa Bentham

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Why Yoga?


Why is yoga important?

How can it help me?

Do I have to be super flexible?

Dr. Marissa Bentham chats with a yoga instructor about the health and wellness benefits of yoga.


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Pillow Talk with Jim & Karmen!


“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”   -Benjamin Franklin

Ah, yes. So true!

Backfit team member, Karmen, shows you how she puts this philosophy to work in her life. Well done, Jim & Karmen. You’ve inspired us!

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Snack Easy, Snack Healthy


Hey Backfit community! When it comes to healthy eating, we know that taking the time to plan ahead makes all the difference.

Even when we’re eating nutrient-rich meals, we can easily get off track by eating snacks loaded in sugar. Here’s a little inspiration from Dr. Doyle to show you how he prepares for the week ahead!


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Meet Brick!


We’d love for you to meet Brick – one of our very satisfied Backfit patients. Brick’s story is a testament to the power of an educated patient. Brick came into Backfit just 8 weeks ago with a problem in his lower back that was causing him a great deal of pain and keeping him from the activities he loves.

Through our new BackScore system, we were able to clearly identify Brick’s problem areas and focus on solutions.

So… what exactly is BackScore?

Backscore is a comprehensive assessment that will provide you with the ultimate report card for your spinal health. We analyze your clinical findings in combination with lifestyle factors that also impact your spinal health. This gives you a complete picture and a way to actually measure your health!

In his BackScore report, Brick could clearly see where his problem was, and he was provided with the right tools to dramatically improve his score.

An improved BackScore means less pain, higher function and a better quality of life. Just ask Brick!

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Does Exercise Cause You Back Pain?


At Backfit, we want to help you get back to doing the things you love! Whether it’s running, hiking, golf or hockey – many people come to see us feeling frustrated, because they can no longer do the activities they love without aggravating their back.

Listen in as Dr. Bartlett opens up about his personal experience with exercise and back pain, and provides you with some tips for getting back to an active lifestyle. As you’ll see in this video, the key is starting with the right low-impact activities. As your spine heals, and your core becomes stronger, you can advance to more intense forms of exercise and perform better than ever!



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