Category Archives: Exercise

17 Aug

Should you avoid exercise when you have back pain?

Research has shown that keeping active aids recovery. Pain can easily make us think that we’re doing further damage, but in reality moving helps us get better sooner. Our spines are very strong and we’re made to move!  Of course this is a very general statement, but after a proper assessment and diagnosis of your condition,

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23 Jun

60 Second Desk Breaks

We reached out all the way to Hong Kong (Dr. Ian Shaw) to bring you this blog. Dr. Shaw just made a post on simple exercises that can be done at your desk! This is a great sequence and you should definitely check it out. Here’s his post: Video: Everyone is familiar with how horrible it is for

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15 Mar

Question of the week – How important are ergonomics?

We’ve heard this question a lot lately (especially from my office desk workers). The short answer is, yes! The problem with having poor ergonomics at work is that it causes increased tension on muscles and compression of joints. It’s not a problem to have bad posture for a few seconds, but if you have it

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04 Nov

You might want to get up more…

Case of the week from Dr. Cheung: Over the past few weeks I’ve been treating a 60-year-old lady that’s had knee pain for the past 30+ years. Due to a complicated eye condition, she’s now blind and spends most (if not all) of her time sitting and resting at home. After doing a thorough examination on her,

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15 Jul

MLB All Star Game and Chiropractic – Performance Enhancement

Since the 1920s, when the New York Yankees traveled with a chiropractor to their games, many professional baseball players have been taking advantage of the edge that playing pain-free gives them. Many baseball players from the major leagues have attested to the fact that chiropractic care has been instrumental in helping them perform at their

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04 Mar

This week’s case – A new mom with upper back pain

The Latest from Dr. Cheung: Another great week in practice and this week I had the pleasure of seeing a new mom. After the physical marathon of pregnancy, birth, and now taking care of a baby this mom is experiencing quite a bit pain. Because new moms spend most of their time holding their baby

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22 Jan

Why Does My Back Hurt From Running?

Is your lower back pain cramping your running style? If it wasn’t hard enough to get out of the door for a run, back pain will make it seem impossible. We’ve heard your moans, and are here to provide reasons for why this might be happening, and what the best way is to combat this

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09 Jan

Exercise Spotlight: Thoracic Extensions

If you’re like many Canadians, you spend a large portion of your day sitting down in an office chair. This hunched over position takes a toll on your spine over time and leads to poor posture. Good posture isn’t just something your grandma talked about–it’s something that allows all the interconnected parts of our body

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25 Nov

Let the Good Times Roll!

In the last few years, foam rollers have exploded in popularity. While seeing that guy at the gym using one may have had you rolling on the floor laughing, you might want to grab a roller yourself next time you’re down there and reap the benefits. Why Should I Use a Foam Roller? Foam rolling

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