Category Archives: Disability

29 Oct

Survey Says…

Patients of chiropractors and physical therapists are more likely to report that their provider often provided convenient and quick access to care, listened to them, demonstrated care and compassion, and explained things well. Lucky for you… we have 3 of the top 4!  At Downsview Chiropractic, all of our team works hard to earn that top

Read More
22 Oct

Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance More than ever before, Canadians play many different roles in their lives. They are workers, parents, spouses, friends, caregivers of elderly relatives and volunteers in their communities. Who doesn’t find balancing it all a struggle at some point in their lives.  This overload can be heightened by new technologies that were actually intended

Read More
29 Sep

Unbearable.

Your body is aching and the pain feels unbearable. The last thing you want to hear is, “it’s all in your head.” For people with chronic pain, the discomfort is very real, and they know all too well they feel it in their bodies. Enter cognitive behavioral therapy as a method of pain management. Cognitive behavioural therapy

Read More
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

Read More
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

Read More
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

Read More
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

Read More
18 Jul

A satisfying six weeks…

Whats the latest news on low back pain? For addressing pain levels and disability, this trial Published in the Journal of the Americal Medical Association, supports the use of procedures commonly delivered by chiropractors: https://www.chiropractic.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Goertz_2018-Effect-of-Usual-Medical-Care-Plus-Chiropractic-Care-vs-Usual-Medical.pdf In the study involving 750 participants, investigators looked at the impact of adding chiropractic care to usual medical care for

Read More
14 Jul

Pain changes everything!

The Canadian Chiropractic Association recently came out with an excellent video that summaries what chiropractic is all about.  So why see a chiropractor? “Because a chiropractor sees you. The whole You. Chiropractic care changes pain” A chiropractor is a spine, muscle, and nervous system expert trained to diagnose the cause of the pain, recommend the

Read More
Loading Quotes...