Category Archives: Prevention & Treatment

18 Jan

Get High Quality Care.

Evidence shows that 90% of low back pain is not caused by an underlying injury or disease. The new Health Quality Ontario Standards for low back pain can help reduce unnecessary MRIs, CT scans, surgery referrals and opioid prescriptions for better care. These guides are written to help patients understand what ‘high quality care’ looks like. Acute

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04 Dec

Connecting the dots.

There is a long-held adage in healthcare about mind-body connections. More and more research comes out to highlight how a person’s ability to move positively impacts their mental health and mood. And more and more research is coming out to highlight how anxiety, depression, and stress adversely affect the way you feel physically. To be

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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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03 Oct

You have great options.

Great strategies exist to manage an acute episode of low back pain – if ever you’ve sought help from our North York clinic you’ve likely received some combination of manual therapy, exercise recommendations, and behavior modification advice that was tailored to your specific needs. This strategy is known as ‘multimodal care’, and is considered a

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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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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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25 Jul

But… it was just a pencil…

BC News profiled leading Canadian chiropractic research: “looking at whether or not sitting for long periods of time, in this case, two hours, if that changes how the muscles turn on and function normally in the back” or “if sitting too long stops the muscles in the back from working”.http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/study-back-pain-memorial-research-science-1.4682383 The back muscles are used

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