Category Archives: Health

05 Nov

All in good time.

If you’ve visited our North York clinic any time over the past several years, you likely would have heard us talk about “multi-modal care”. We didn’t invent the term – turns out it is the gold standard approach for many of the neck pain and associated disorders, and low back pain and associated disorders that

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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

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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

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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

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22 Sep

Better together…

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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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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15 Aug

Just can’t think about doing exercise…

Just can’t think about doing exercise…? Too busy balancing work and home life? Maybe you can’t focus on it right now. Maybe some foggy thinking has you believing that you’ll get around to it. Ironically enough, the times we find it hardest to think about exercise might be the times we need it most. The

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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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