There are so many health resources on the internet how do you know which one might work best for you?

I wanted to draw your attention to two online resources. One is designed to increase your time in nature which is shown to dramatically increase health outcomes for everyone.

The second is for those challenged by ongoing, persistent, or chronic pain.

PaRx, A Prescription for Nature

PaRx is an initiative of the BC Parks Foundation, driven by health-care professionals who want to improve their patients’ health by connecting them to nature. Featuring practical resources, its goal is to make prescribing time in nature simple, fun and effective.

Article about PaRx launching in Saskatchewan, click here.

Making nature time an essential part of your lifestyle is one of the best choices you can make for your health. Backed by hundreds of scientific studies over several decades, increasing your green time can have a wide range of positive effects, from a healthier heart and immune system and reduced stress in adults, to better eyesight and brain power in kids.

Parks Prescriptions began as a grassroots movement in the United States over a decade ago, and have now spread to countries around the world. We are proud to be Canada’s first national, evidence-based nature prescription program.

Click here for more information: Healthy by Nature, PaRx


Named the #1 Highest Quality App for Persistent Pain in a large scale peer reviewed study evaluating 19 top apps for symptom self-management.

Curable is an online pain psychology program.

Modern research tells us that recurring pain is caused by multiple complex and interconnected factors. Treatments like drugs or chiropractic try to target some of the chemical or structural issues, but these issues are only part of the equation when it comes to recurring pain.

It is now well-accepted by pain researchers that factors in our brain - such as the way we think and behave - play a major role in how physical pain recurs. The brain and nervous system create patterns around these thoughts and behaviors, and the cycle of pain gets programmed in. So even if pain started with a physical injury or illness, if it persists for a long period of time then it's likely that the brain has started to play a more significant role.

Fortunately, the cycle of pain can often be “de-programmed” as well. Curable educates and trains chronic pain sufferers about this.

The entire program takes place online via a personal computer, tablet device, or smartphone and is delivered via a virtual pain coach. Curable is compatible with almost every device - Apple, Android, Windows, and more. 

Click here for Curable Health, Persistent Pain App Information

I hope you find one or both of these resources helpful in suppporing your health goals.

Pam Fichtner

Pam Fichtner

RMT, CST, Oncology Care, Lymph Drainage

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