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Archive for October, 2016

Chiropractic Tip of the Month: Finding Your Core Muscles

  Your abdominal, hip and back muscles are at the core of every move you make, whether you are walking, unloading the dishwasher or dancing! These important ‘core’ muscles provide balance and stability, and they also reduce strain on the spine. That means a strong core helps reduce the risk of low back pain and injury as it helps move your body through routine movements! Exercise moves Building a strong core means doing exercises regularly that target the abdominal, hip and back muscles. Here are four exercises that help keep core muscles strong. 1. Abdominal Bracing Abdominal bracing is a helpful exercise to learn how to maintain mild abdominal contraction in order to support the lumbar spine. To correctly brace,…

Texting Neck

Mobile phone and handheld device-related injuries are on the rise as people spend more and more time with their heads buried into their personal devices texting, tweeting, e-mailing and surfing the Internet. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information in the United States, the incidence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) of hand, wrist, forearm, arm and neck has been increasing all over the world because of the prolonged, forceful, low-amplitude, repetitive use of our hand-held devices. “Text neck,” a MSD of the neck and upper back, was virtually unheard of a few years ago. It has now become a common presentation in chiropractic and physiotherapy clinics for people of all ages from Pokemon Go enthusiasts to multitasking professionals. Typically, the…

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