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Archive for October, 2014

Introducing the Straighten Up Canada App

Improved posture is a gateway to so many health benefits from pain prevention to increased core strength and flexibility. Until now there have been limited ways to encourage patients to practise good posture as part of their daily lives. Enter the Straighten Up Canada app. Developed by the CCA in collaboration with the OCA and other provincial associations, this free, public service offers an easy-to-perform posture program that can be incorporated into everyday life in just three minutes a day. For more information about the app visit: www.straightenupcanada.ca.

Chiropractic Tip of the Month:

According to the American Chiropractic Association, back pain is the second most common reason after colds for seeking medical help. Simply maintaining good posture can help alleviate the problem. Having good posture is when your body is aligned for maximum efficiency and function. Here are a few tips to help improve your posture: 1.Start your day by stretching. All it takes are a few simple moves. Stand up tall and stretch your arms above your head. Then “hug your best friend” by wrapping your arms around your body and turn as far as you can to the left, then to the right. 2.Exercise regularly to keep the abdominal muscles strong to help support the spine. 3.Avoid wearing high-heeled shoes. Choose…

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