Neck Pain

Summer Fun…Sore Muscles?

Portable TENS machine for summertime aches and pains
After weathering the long Canadian winter, most of us leap into summertime activities with both feet. That’s why it is during the summer months that people are most likely to suffer from muscle related aches and pains. Your regular chiropractic care prevents injuries by keeping your spine […]

By |July 6th, 2014|Back Pain, Gardening, Knee Pain, Leg and foot health, Neck Pain|Comments Off

Sleep Hygiene- Habits to ensure a good night’s sleep

Improve your sleep by improving your Sleep Hygiene
Do you have trouble falling or staying asleep? The solution may be simpler than you think. Sleep hygiene refers to your habits surrounding when, where, what time and other rituals related to your sleeping habits. Problems with sleeping can often be traced to poor sleep hygiene […]

By |April 23rd, 2013|Back Pain, Neck Pain, Posture And Sleep|Comments Off

Driving and Posture

Our posture affects us in so many ways and as we perform so many activities. I recently read an article in Dynamic Chiropractic that discussed the important issue of driving posture that I want to share with you in this post.
Are you aware of your car-seat-posture? Most people are not and since we […]

By |August 20th, 2012|Back Pain, Driving posture, Ergonomics, Neck Pain|0 Comments

Laptop Ergonomics- Study smart!!

 
Student laptops are a pain in the neck!
If you have a desk job and work at a computer 40 hours a week, you have likely evaluated the ergonomics of your workspace. You have made sure your chair, desk, and monitor are at the correct height and may even have had someone else ensure that […]

By |April 26th, 2012|Ergonomics, Neck Pain|0 Comments

Immunity Boost

Actively correcting forward head posture may also serve to boost your immunity.
Now that it is flu season, a fully functioning immune system is essential for optimal health.  The immune system is comprised of defensive cells located in our white blood cells that fight off infections and potential disease.  Common factors that affect immunity are […]

By |December 6th, 2010|Back Pain, immunity, Immunity Boost, Neck Pain, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is becoming a lot more common now.  Defined as pauses or short stops in breathing during sleep, obstructive apnea can pose serious health threats such as increase in blood pressure, heart attacks and even stroke.  It is estimated that 26.8% of the Canadian population either has sleep apnea or is at risk […]

Is your child carrying their backpack the correct way???

 
 
Now that the kids are back in school and you’ve made your trip to Home Depot while chanting “it’s the most wonderful time of the year” it’s time to consider a few things. 
How are the kids managing with their text books?
Recent studies have shown, the average backpacks are being loaded with 18.5lbs of […]

By |October 4th, 2010|Back Pain, Kids and Posture, Neck Pain, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Backpack Safety for kids

Well, the summer is over and the familiar commercials are back on TV advertising "Back to School".
Before you run out to stock up on school supplies, watch this video where I demonstrate how to choose, wear and load a backpack safely.
Let me know if you think the young lady assisting me in this one […]

By |September 22nd, 2010|Back Pain, Kids and Posture, Neck Pain|0 Comments

Gardening without the pain

Every year we look forward to spring and summer and to getting out in our gardens to get our hands dirty. Besides providing a creative outlet and adding to the curb appeal of our properties, gardening is actually an excellent source of exercise. After all, gardening is hard work. With various projects consuming hours […]

By |June 21st, 2010|Back Pain, Gardening, Neck Pain|0 Comments

Gardening and Your Posture- What’s the connection?

Posture and Gardening
There is an important connection between proper posture and gardening. It will help to prevent gardening injuries and is also the key to obtaining good leverage when lifting soil, planting flowers, raking leaves or weeding. The more you reach, the more you strain. It is a simple rule, but one that may […]

By |June 14th, 2010|Back Pain, Gardening, Neck Pain|0 Comments