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Category: Chiropractic Tips

More people seek chiropractic care: Utilization is up

Over the past 12 months, 26% of Ontarians received treatment or services from a chiropractor; this is an increase from the 20% found in the 2016 survey. This upward trend in chiropractic usage is apparent across Ontario regions. Congratulations, by providing exceptional care, more people recognize the expertise of chiropractic care.

Pack it Light, Wear it Right

.Kids think it’s “cool” to strap on their backpacks and head out to school. But if they don’t know exactly how to choose, load, lift and wear them – these all-important accessories can be a pain in the back. Literally. Not to mention the neck, head, and shoulders. Backpacks can affect your children’s health. Carrying a heavy load that is unevenly or improperly distributed can result in poor posture; and even distort the spinal column, throwing it out of alignment. This can cause muscle strain, headaches, back, neck and arm pain, and even nerve damage.   Packing it properly:They’re not moving out! Make sure your children’s packs contain only what is needed for that day, and that the weight is…

Yoga for People with Low Back Pain
Posted on July 23rd, 2019

Yoga can be an effective and gentle tool to help manage your low back pain. Its many benefits include relief from pain, stress and anxiety – it’s also fun and challenging!  Yoga can help you reduce muscle tension, increase flexibility and strength while improving your balance. Warm up before trying yoga, as you want to help your back pain, not make it worse.   Here is a list of yoga poses that are great for beginners and can be done at home! Always listen to your body and do not continue a pose if it is painful. If you’re unsure if yoga is right for you or feel pain once you try it, talk to your chiropractor.   Downward Dog   This bending pose strengthens the shoulders, core, back and legs while promoting back flexibility.  

7 camping tips that will save your back this summer
Posted on July 9th, 2019

Summer weather is here! This means there are more opportunities to go outdoors and have fun. One activity that many of us look forward to in the summer months is camping. The fresh air, a well-lit campfire and a dip in the lake are difficult to resist. But preparing for camping is just as important as enjoying it. Be ready for the unexpected. Camp grounds and parks allow us to enjoy a large variety of recreational activities, which is what makes it a summer favorite. Preparing and organizing packing ahead of time can help you manage the unexpected and tackle challenges as they arise. We want to help out all our campers this summer with some useful tips to follow…

Cruciferous vegetables
Posted on June 25th, 2019

They include: Broccoli Cauliflower Kale Collard greens Mustard greens Arugula Radishes (all sorts) Bok choy Watercress What’s amazing about them: Support liver detoxification Clear “dirty” estrogens (that cause the symptoms) High in fiber (will help with BM – key in managing ED!) Anti-inflammatory (excess estrogen is inflammatory – so this helps) High in nutrient density (switch them for lettuce, zucchini or cucumbers) Safe for the thyroid!

Avocado Health Benefits: The Skinny on This Healthy Fat Fruit
Posted on May 28th, 2019

Avocados offer an abundance of fiber, potassium (more than a banana!), and vitamins B6 and C. They’re also rich in folate, which can boost your mood! But any way you slice it, the nutrient avocados offer the most of is fat. In fact, one cup of avocado provides 21 grams of fat. The type of fat found in avocado, therefore, matters a great deal. And it’s mostly a mixture of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Polyunsaturated fats are essential. This means they’re necessary for your body to function, but it can’t make them itself. Your body uses these fats to build cell membranes and the covering of nerves. And they’re also needed for blood clotting and muscle movement. Monounsaturated fats are…

Heart Health Facts Woman Should Know.

      Nearly every minute, a woman dies from heart disease in the USA/Canada- it is the number 1 killer of woman.   Woman are more likely to die from heart disease then men according to the AHA.   Women are less inclined to call 911 when they believe they may be experiencing hear attack symptoms.   When it comes to heart disease, woman experience unique causers, symptoms and outcomes compared to men.In addition, certain conditions appear to increase heart disease risk in woman including pre-eclampsia and eclampsia, gestational diabetes, migraine headaches with aura, early onset menopause and autoimmune diseases such as Lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.   Woman’s heart attack symptoms are often different from men’s. Woman experience shortness…

Heart Healthy Foods

Raspberries and Blueberries Leafy Greens Avacado Nuts and Seeds Dark Chocolate Beans/Legumes Tomatoes Apples Garlic Turmeric, Ginger,Cinnamon, Black Pepper

Let’s Exhale…

  Now that we’ve all survived another holiday season, let’s exhale and welcome the new year. Here are the top 10 benefits to practicing deep breathing on a regular basis: 1. Detoxify and release toxins. 2. Release tension. 3. Improve posture. 4. Improve energy. 5. Improve stamina. 6. Can assist with weight control. 7. Elevate mood. 8. Deepen relaxation. 9. Deepen meditation. 10. Free to do and very costly not to do.

our daily routine can be a pain … literally

We live in a world where we’re constantly in a hurry, juggling multiple tasks and carrying our belongings with us everywhere. And, believe it or not, this can have serious consequences on your back health. In fact, back pain sends more patients to doctors than any condition other than the common cold.1 Here are some common activities that negatively impact Canadian’s back health: Scenario How to fix it Commuting1: just like sitting at your desk, hunching over your steering wheel can cause your muscles to tighten, curving your back.  Over time this can result in long-term lower back problems. This is important for the 15.4 million Canadians who commute to keep in mind2. How to fix it: be sure to…

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