Daily Routine Can Be a Pain

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…

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The Truth About Chiropractic X-Rays

Over the last three decades the evidence for diagnosing spinal pain has moved from a static approach (for example, x-rays) to a more dynamic, patient centered approach.   This involves a variety of different factors including looking at how we move, muscle tension, orthopedic testing, stress, ergonomics, etc.  This transition,…

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The Concussion Playbook

Concussions are called an ‘invisible injury’ because its symptoms aren’t always easy to recognize and even MRI imaging isn’t perfect at identifying a concussion. But with this kind of brain trauma, the effects are all too real. According to Scientific American, one blow to the head may increase…

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Energy Boosters

Everyone is familiar with all-out energy drain, those times when no matter how enticing that new movie, fabulous shoe sale, or friendly barbecue, you just can’t psych yourself up to go. What can be harder to recognize is chronic energy drain. In this case, you may not necessarily…

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Text Neck: How to Avoid Strains & Pains

Our modern digital age has brought us many conveniences. BlackBerry devices, iPhones, tablets and e-readers allow us to communicate and be entertained with the push of a button. Technology can improve our quality of life, but it comes with a price: being huddled over devices for long period…

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The Function of a Running Shoe

The function of a running shoe is to protect the foot from the stress of running, while permitting you to achieve your maximum potential. Selecting the right shoe for your foot can be confusing without the proper knowledge.People with low arches, called pronators, will need a shoe that…

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Backpack 101

Kids think it’s “cool” to strap on their backpacks and head out to school. But if they don’t know how to choose, load, lift and wear a pack properly – these all-important accessories can be a pain in the back.Teaching children the importance of properly using their backpacks…

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A Good Pillow

A good pillow for sleeping should be comfortable to lay your head upon, but most importantly it must support your neck keeping it in alignment with the rest of your spine. There are many different pillows on the market today from traditional feather and fiber ones to shaped…

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Summer Fit Tips

In summer our thoughts turn to Canada’s great outdoors, and pursuits such as golfing, running or gardening.Being active can help you maintain a healthy weight, flexibility and good posture, build strong bones, and relieve stress. Recreational activities are a great way to enjoy these benefits while having fun.…

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