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Archive for September, 2010

8 Reasons to Get your Spine Checked on a Regular Basis:

More Energy Clearer thinking, concentration and memory. Less Stress More sleep. Greater value from your exercise. More balance body chemistry. Improved performance. Better digestion. Regular maintenance chiropractic care will not only prevent injuries but will also help in maximizing your optimal health potential.  Your body will thank you for keeping it out of a “crisis” situation!!

Stretching Pectoral Muscles Helps Reduce Mid-back Discomfort.

Sitting in a slouched position in front of your computer/television or driving will inadvertently force your shoulders forward, shorten your pectoral muscles and overstretch the muscles between your spine and shoulder blades (rhomboid and levator scapulae muscles). A great stretch to remedy this problem:  clasp your hands behind your back and pull your elbows together widening the front of your chest.  Hold this position for 3-5 deep breaths. Chiropractic adjustments are also helpful in reducing the tension between the shoulder blades as well as stretching the associated tight muscles.

Do You Need Orthotics?

Many people are not sure if they do. Orthotics are custom made for your foot to fit into your dress shoes, running shoes,cross trainers, or boots. In 1993 Moraros and Hodge conducted a prospective study on 523 people receiving foot orthotics. They found that 83% were satisfied with their orthotic inserts. Further, at 14 weeks post-issue, 95% reported their problem to be completely resolved or partially resolved (63% completely resolved). Indicators for needing orthotics: Knee pain Low back pain Ankle, Shin or Hip pain Plantar Fascitis (pain in your arch/heel) Please call King West Chiropractic Health Centre to make an appointment for a Gait Scan and Foot Analysis to see if YOU NEED ORTHOTICS!

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