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Quote if the day

“We think so often that we are helpless, but we are not. We always have the power of our minds….Claim and consciously use YOUR power.” Louise L. Hay

Chiropractic Tip of the Month: How To Get A Restorative Sleep

  Many people would agree that there’s nothing better than a good night’s sleep. Stressful day at the office? Long hours running errands with the kids? All this can be repaired with restorative slumber. On the other hand, not getting the eight to nine hours of sleep that you need may leave you feeling grumpy and tired all day. But here’s something you may not know: you have far more control over the quality of your sleep than you think. Choose a good mattress If you wake up with aches and pains that were not there when you went to bed, it may be time to get a new mattress. A good mattress supports the natural contours of the body,…

Back to Back Health (article written by Health Blogger Megan Yuri Young)

Something odd started happening late last year. My lower back hurt. I used to spend most of my workouts focusing on cardio, specifically running. So when it came to perpetual soreness, I was usually feeling it around my knees and joints. This was a new development…and I was not into it for obvious reasons. So I slowed down. I focused a lot more on yoga and as I began feeling better, I introduced CrossFit workouts more heavily to help strengthen the muscles across my entire body. I knew I wanted to run more again, so I needed to address not only this new back health issue, but also my hamstrings, IT band and hips. I won’t lie, at first my…

Repetitive Strain Injuries

  As your workload at the office increases, so do repetitive actions, such as typing, using your computer mouse and talking on the phone. These routine tasks seem simple, but they can add a level of physical stress to the emotional and mental stress of getting the job done. In fact, repetitive strain injuries have skyrocketed in the last 20 years due to the increasing reliance on workplace technology. Try these tips to reduce the strain: Computer Monitor Position your computer screen directly in front of you. Allow the muscles in your eyes to relax by following the 20/20/20 rule: Take a 20-second break every 20 minutes and focus on an object that is at least 20 feet away from…

4 Exercises to relieve your “new mom” backaches!

While carrying your bundle of joy for nine months, your abdominal muscles have stretched to make room for delivery. This is a common cause of back pain in new moms because your back muscles now have to work overtime to support your spine and keep you upright. Here are 4 core exercises you can do with your little one to help decrease the ache. PELVIC BRIDGES Lie on your back, bend your knees and put your feet flat on the ground. Place your baby on your pelvis with their back against your thighs. While holding your baby in place, slowly push your hips up towards the ceiling. Hold this position for 3 to 5 seconds. Keep your abdominals tight to…

Quote of the day

“When you know that you are in charge of your intentions, then you’ll come to know that you are in charge of your entire world.” Dr Wayne Dyer

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

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