Category Archives: Health

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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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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16 Feb

On the road

Family Day long weekend is upon us. Traveling is great but sitting hours in a car is not! After sitting for a long time, the joints and muscles of your body stiffen up leaving you more susceptible to injury. For example for the low back, after being idle for hours the ligaments of the low

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02 Oct

Not your ordinary brain-teaser.

For years, neurophysiologists have been researching the effects of the chiropractic adjustment on the brain. Research has shown that there are changes in how the brain processes proprioceptive information. Basically this means that it changes how the brain processes information from the arms and legs.  This is extremely interesting that chiropractic adjustments can affect the brain! For more info go

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