February 2015

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Message From Dr. Hasick  

The Value of Personal Healthcare

Since 1980, it has been our goal to help correct foundational postural problems and restore the natural balance and harmony to the physiology of each patient we have seen.  In addition to that service provided through our care protocols, we have always offered tools and practices to support your ongoing sustained well-being. 


These practices include the daily stretching program, water, sleep, nutrition, movement practices, and the conversation around, "what is a most meaningful life". We have consistently observed that the patients who take on these practices, lead a better quality of life and have fewer health challenges. The benefits can be truly great if we all take on the commitment to wholeheartedly practice daily.


Periodically, obstacles and barriers present challenges to our commitment and practice. As we move well into this New Year and look forward to what would be most meaningful for ourselves, perhaps consider revisiting and recommitting to these practices that support your natural health and well-being.  Although they are low tech and simple in nature, they are the foundations for good health and a better quality of life.


Since winter is a time of hibernating for many animals, in this newsletter we want to share some information regarding the importance of sleep. Technology and other distractions can cause a disruption in this habit and perhaps this is a good reminder for you to recommit to this part of the practice.  We know from our migraine headache research that the proper alignment of the upper neck with a NUCCA correction helps the flow patterns of cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF) optimize. This can help in the proper cleansing of our brains at night when we sleep.  From clinical observation, with thousands of patients, we see how sleep improves after a NUCCA correction.  (Another reason to keep your head on straight.)


We also believe in sustainable healthcare solutions that emphasize prevention and self-healthcare practices to support each person. We believe that ultimately this approach results in a more sustained quality of life with reduced practitioner dependency. The time and cost savings are also a significant part of this equation and worth considering. 


Please feel free to contact us at the clinic for additional materials to

review the core foundational habits for your personal healthcare practice.


We all join in wishing you good health always. 



Dr. D. Gordon Hasick 
Clinic Director    

Clinic FAQ's

Q. Are you accepting new patients and do you accept referrals?
A. Absolutely! Our central goal of restoring balance, providing self care tools and reducing practitioner dependency has proven very successful so we always have room for new patients in our practice. We consider it a compliment when a patient has the confidence in our office to recommend a friend or a family member to us.  

Q. What makes you different than any other office I can visit?
A. Our office has been serving Calgary and the surrounding communities since 1980. We like to take the time needed with each patient to ensure quality treatment and to involve you in making decisions about your health and well-being.  We always take the time to explain in detail your treatment options so that you can make an informed decision. We spend extra time providing health creation tools to help you help yourself.  Our hope is that you feel completely comfortable and at home in our practice. 

Q. Do you take same day appointments?
A. We will always do our best to make room for your emergency needs and attempt to work with your schedule to find an appointment time that is convenient for you.  Please let us know in advance if you have had any accidents, falls or surgeries since your last visit.

"O sleep, O gentle sleep, Nature's soft nurse"
-William Shakespeare
The Britannia Clinic
#201-5005 Elbow Dr. SW, Calgary AB T2S 2T6
ph: 403-243-0155 toll free: 1-866-342-4476