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Many women in our practice have asked if they can benefit from chiropractic care during pregnancy.  The answer is YES!  Throughout the pregnancy your body will be placed under stress from a growing baby and also additional
weight gain.  This will ultimately cause changes in posture, place stress on spinal joints and the nervous system.
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What Can Be Done To Alleviate Arthritic Pain?

It’s a common belief that arthritis is inevitable as you grow older and that there are no actions that can prevent a terrible future of achy joints, hunched backs and four wheel walkers. Although it is not possible to completely prevent arthritis, there are many simple actions that people of all ages can undertake NOW..
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Is Your Job Hurting Your Back?

Low back pain, more commonly associated with jobs involving physical labor, is now striking an increasing number of white-collar workers. Usually associated with heavy lifting, turning, bending and repetitive motions, back pain is becoming a plague among those who lift nothing heavier than a stapler..
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high and low impactHigh- and Low- Impact Activities for Everyone

Investing time to do activities or sports that you enjoy is key to healthy aging and an active lifestyle. Being physically active is often a good way to prevent and manage musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries as well as helping maintain strength and mobility. Varying your routine between high- and low-impact activities is a great way to modify your workouts and challenge the body. We’ve outlined some great suggestions for both so you can get up and get moving!

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backpack8 Tips for Choosing the Right Backpack for Your Kids

Every year in August, as children prepare to return to school, we are reminded of the importance of choosing and wearing a proper backpack. Believe it or not, backpacks can have an important health impact on the growing and developing bodies of children. More so, a heavy or poorly fitted backpack can affect a child’s musculoskeletal (MSK) health—both today and in the future. It’s time to review a few guiding principles to prepare your child for school, keeping their MSK health in mind.

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kneeUnderstanding Osteoarthritis: Learn more about the risks

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. In fact, it is a growing epidemic in Canada which is only expected to rise as the population ages. Osteoarthritis is described as the “degeneration of joint cartilage and underlying bone” often resulting in pain and stiffness. Even though osteoarthritis can affect any joint in the body,

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Veteran Spotlight: A Look at Polytrama

A 73-year-old Canadian Armed Forces Veteran walked into his chiropractor’s office with low back pain and chronic pain in his left knee and hip and his right shoulder. He developed these from long hours spent in a military helicopter. Just like this patient’s story, musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries among military personnel are very common. It is

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Date: Oct. 4 2016


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Going Beyond the Adjustment | Soft Tissue Therapy

When you think about going to the chiropractor, you might envision a chiropractic adjustment. In addition to the adjustment, your chiropractor can do much more to help relieve specific types of pain or conditions while also improving how you move and function. One common tool is soft tissue therapy, which can help you with your…

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Date: Nov. 14 2016

 


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Beyond Adjustments: When Do Chiropractors Use Acupuncture?

Acupuncture can be used to treat musculoskeletal (MSK)-related pain—an area where your chiropractor is an expert. Doctors of chiropractic assess conditions related to the muscular, skeletal and nervous systems, and they are qualified to diagnose, treat, and prevent disorders and dysfunctions related to the musculoskeletal system. Acupuncture is just one of the modalities that your…

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Date: Nov. 21 2016


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How chiropractic care can help frequent headaches

Headaches are very common among Canadians and can be very complex to diagnose. For some, they can seemingly strike at any time. There are many types of headaches including tension-type, cervicogenic, migraines, and cluster headaches. One of the most common types is tension-type headaches. In fact, nearly 90 percent of women and about 70 percent…

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Date: Nov. 28 2016


holiday MSK Health Tips for the Holiday Season

This is the season to enjoy time with family and friends, mingle at holiday parties, or to simply relax at home. It surely is a bustling time of year where we need to be mindful of our health and wellbeing. In particular, your musculoskeletal (MSK) health shouldn’t be ignored even when you’re enjoying the holiday festivities…

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Date: Dec. 13 2016


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7 Ways to Make Your Snow Shovelling Safer for Your Back

As the seasons start to turn, we sometimes forget things from the year before. In winter, we may underestimate the preparation needed to tackle the snow and ice. We might forget our mittens, we might forget the proper footwear for damp and slushy streets, or we might forget our posture when it comes to maintaining

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Date: Dec. 20 2016


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Tips for Setting SMART Goals for the New Year!

Happy New Year! Do you set goals for yourself at the start of every year? We all have aspirations that drive us forward, and January is a popular time to reflect on the last year and re-evaluate our plans moving forward. Setting goals is the first step to getting yourself to where you want to…

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Date: Jan. 10 2017


minfulness_web-400x2677 Tips to Add Mindfulness to Your Routine and Reduce Stress

Mindfulness; it’s become a popular topic for mental health and well-being, but what does it actually mean, and where does it come from? Mindfulness, a form of meditation, has its roots in Buddhism. It is one group of many meditation techniques that originated in Eastern religious or spiritual traditions. Today, it is often practised to…

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Date: Feb. 6 2017


 

kidshealthyhearts_web-400x267Keeping Our Youth Heart-Healthy Through Movement

Exercising the heart makes it stronger. It’s a lesson we all know in adulthood, and it begins with good habits that are ingrained within us over time. If we want to make the general population more heart healthy, it’s important to start the lesson early. The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP), a voluntary organization…

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Date: Feb. 13 2017


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How Sitting Is The New Smoking

There’s no sugar-coating it: North Americans sit a lot. Two-thirds of the North American workforce sits for all or part of their workday.1 When you don’t adjust your posture frequently enough, you’re more likely to experience discomfort while sitting—and you’re inviting a whole host of other musculoskeletal problems along with it.1 Today, on average, sitting…

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Date: Mar. 6th 2017


 

posturestretching5 Stretches and Exercises for Better Posture

How many hours a day do you spend looking at a screen with your head tilted forward? Think about it. Chances are if you own a cell phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer, you’ve spent hours viewing these devices. Other instances where you might tilt your head forward include watching television, driving and even reading…

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Date: Mar. 13th 2017


movementThe Synergy of Movement and Posture

The body is a complex myriad of structures and systems that work synergistically to allow function and movement, and ultimately allows us to do the activities that we love. Everything in our bodies is interconnected – including the musculoskeletal (MSK) and related neurological systems that are comprised of bones, muscles, joints, nerves, and connective tissue…

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Date: Mar. 30th 2017


SpringCleaning_web-400x26713 Ways to Turn Spring Cleaning onto a Workout

Whenever Spring rolls around, warmer weather and increased sunshine is a big mood booster. It’s also traditionally the time we try to reset our living space and start our annual Spring cleaning routine. It doesn’t have to be a chore, though. Whether you’re a fan of Marie Kondo’s minimalism or good old-fashioned seasonal elbow grease…

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Date: Apr. 13th 2017

 


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5 Ways Exercise Can Help Your Chiropractic Treatment

When you visit your chiropractor, do you ever think of the full array of skills and knowledge your chiropractor can offer? Chiropractors are extensively trained in the assessment, diagnosis, prevention, and management of MSK conditions. To help relieve pain and dysfunction, joint manipulation is only one of many tools chiropractors are trained to perform effectively…

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Date: Apr. 27th 2017


 

TMJ_web-400x2673 Things You Need to Know About TMJ Pain

TMJ pain: if you’ve suffered from it, you probably already know what it is. If you haven’t, it may require a bit of visualization to make the connection. Some might say TMJ is jaw pain, or something that causes a clicking in your jaw when you open and close your mouth widely. There’s a lot…

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Date: May 4th 2017


 

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Recreational Activities to Minimize Stress and Prevent Back Pain

Going to the chiropractor can help relieve pain and prevent injuries, but in addition to that, being active is also a great way to help keep your spine healthy. Just going for a brisk 10 minute walk each day is enough time to help improve the health of your spine and prevent musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions.

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Date: May 25th 2017