Category Archives: Chronic Pain

22 Sep

This recently-updated information note from Harvard Medical School acknowledges the value of chiropractic in general and spinal manipulation in particular. Endorsement doesn’t come much better than this. The article highlights that while the mainstay of chiropractic is spinal manipulation, chiropractic care may also include other treatments, including manual or manipulative therapies, postural and exercise education,

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12 Sep

Pain. Pain. Go Away…

Know someone suffering from an old injury? Fibromyalgia? Chronic pain? Did you know Physiotherapy can make a difference in the well being of people suffering chronic pains? Our physiotherapist will use a variety of approaches, some at the same time, some in progression as a person shows improvements. Gentle manual therapy Therapeutic taping or Kinesiotape

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05 Sep

Baby… I’m a STAR(MAT)

Ever wonder about the bulls-eye poster in the room of our Physiotherapist, Manuel? It’s called The Starmat.  For neck and shoulder problems, a patient can follow the spokes and circles of the wall target with a laser device attached either to the forehead (for neck mobility issues) or to the wrist (for shoulder pain and

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24 Aug

It’s kinda.. sorta… like…

Every go to the mechanic and try to describe that click, clunk or squeak…? Not easy to do if you are not a mechanic yourself.  Our team of clinicians know that describing what you feel can be much the same experience. You know something’s not right, or there is something that you can’t do the

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22 Aug

The tech of the neck.

Tech can be a real pain in the neck. Seriously…. Every inch you crane your head forward can increase the weight of your head on your spine by an additional 10 pounds! Let’s get real – the tech isn’t going away. The keys to avoiding injury from sustained and awkward posture are simple: Improve the

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22 Aug

I said TWEAK not twerk…!

A recent article from the Globe and Mail brought attention to the question of lifelong fitness. We all know the importance of keeping active – but what if you can’t do the things you used to? Not just the weekend warriors, but that weekly hockey game… a trip to the gym… or even a home

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13 Aug

When chiropractic is covered, everyone benefits.

It’s a common misconception that chiropractic is too pricey to consider for acute or chronic pains. Not only is chiropractic care an effective way to manage pains and problems, it’s an affordable one as well.  Low back pain is second only to the common cold as a cause for lost work time. Several studies have

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02 Aug

Making your home a functional space.

Knowing about your condition, and knowing about how to function with a condition, is a cornerstone of reducing disability. Particularly in the healthcare of physical conditions like neck pain or back pain, patient education and behavior modification is one of three key components to a strategy called ‘multi-modal care’ – broadly embraced as the preferred

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23 Jul

Managing independence… by yourself!

If you’ve been by our clinic at all in the past year or so, you must have heard us talk with a lot of enthusiasm about offering a program aimed to help people self-manage their lumbar spinal stenosis. Called the Stenosis “Boot Camp”, it was developed right here at the Mt. Sinai Hospital. It is

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06 Jul

Everyone can help someone.

What are we up to? Our North York clinic is 1 of only 20 clinics in this research network. It is hoped the knowledge gained may improve healthcare for people with chronic conditions like neck pain or back pain. Want to help? Visit us in the next 2 weeks. Want to know more about Practice

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