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Fear has 2 meanings

F. E. A.R. has 2 meanings: “Forget  Everything And Run“ OR “ Fear Everything And Rise” The choice is yours!      

Activator Methods

  Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique was founded on the principles of clinical research in 1967 by Arlan W. Fuhr, D.C. It is a low-force adjusting instrument that is the second most common chiropractic technique following manual adjusting. Here are some more fun facts about Activator: – Activator Methods is based on finding spinal restrictions/subluxations that are causing misalignment in the body, thus causing one leg to look shorter than the other. Once you adjust the restricted spinal joint properly, there is balance restored to the spine resulting in more even leg lengths. – Dr. Chan and Lyons started switching to Activator Methods 10 years ago and it is now their primary method of delivering chiropractic adjustments. – Dr. Chan and…

Chiropractic Tip of the Month: SHOVEL SAFE!

  To help keep your back in shape and your driveway clear, King West Chiropractic offers the following preventive tips: 1. Warm up. Before beginning any snow removal, warm up for five to 10 minutes to get the joints moving and increase blood circulation. To do this, march on the spot, climb the stairs, or go for a quick walk around the block. Follow this with some gentle stretches for the back (knee to chest), arms and shoulders (body hug), and legs (forward bends from a sitting position). This will ensure that your body is ready for action. 2. Don’t let the snow pile up. Removing small amounts of snow on a frequent basis is less strenuous in the long…

Vertebrae of the Day: Cervical Vertebrae 5 (C5)

  Body Parts Affected: Vocal cords, Pharynx, Neck Glands, Nerve to Lower Neck and Upper Shoulder Possible Symptoms: Sore Throat, Laryngitis, Diabetes, Hypoglycemia, Referral pain from neck to upper shoulder

Quote of the Day

“We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends and living our lives” Maya Angelou    

Quote of the day!

The distinction between the past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” – Albert Einstein

FIVE HEALTH HACKS FOR PAIN RELIEF

  Let’s face it. Between dropping the kids off to soccer practice and being swamped with work assignments, it can be difficult to find time to manage lingering aches and pain. If you’d like to avoid a trip to the doctor’s office or spending money on workout equipment, here is a low cost approach to solving discomfort using items lying around your house. Golf Balls It turns out that these petite dimpled balls can be used for more than a game-winning putt. Just roll the ball under your foot while seated to help relieve tension in sore feet. Tennis Balls Standing against a wall, place a tennis ball between your back and the wall. Slowly move up and down or…

Kamboucha

Kombucha seems to be everywhere. Majority of grocery stores and markets carry multiple brands and numerous flavors. Restaurants and bars are now offering kombucha on tap. You can even go to some weddings and see kombucha being offered to guests in addition or lieu of alcohol. So, is the popularization of this beverage worth all the hype? I am nodding my head in an enthusiastic yes! In a culture where caffeinated, sugar-laden and alcoholic drinks have been monopolizing the market it is refreshing to see a healthy, low-sugar, probiotic-rich powerhouse beverage gaining popularity among the masses. From energy drinks to coffee-latte-cold-brews, to high sugar sodas and the never-ending plethora of alcoholic beverages, it is time that we see these beverages…

Yes, Texting can lead to Neck Pain

As you read this article, more than likely on your phone or tablet, take a moment to notice your posture. There’s a good chance that your back is hunched, your head is tilted forward and your shoulders are rounded. Many of us spend a large portion of our day looking at a screen as we text friends, scroll through social media and respond to emails. Be sure to keep an eye on your posture during these activities. Your back and neck will thank you.   Did you know that bending your head to look at your phone can put up to 60 pounds of pressure on your spine? A 2014 study in Surgical Technology International showed that even a 15-degree…

7 Tips to Keep Kids’ Backs Healthy

We all worry about our kids’ health. Cold and flu, cuts and bruises are all normal parts of childhood that we stay on top of. But how often do you think about your child’s back health? Research shows that more than half of younger Canadians experience at least one episode of low back pain by their teenage years. (I remember once in high school carrying the vacuum cleaner down the stairs and experiencing such terrible and sudden back pain that it took an hour before I could even stand up again. I wish I had listened to what I had been taught about proper lifting!) There are a number of factors that can affect children’s back health, and fortunately we…

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