Category Archives: Prevention & Treatment

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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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 Mar

Is it ok to squat deep?

Physio Network recently made an amazing post on squatting and what’s a safe depth for the knees.  Here are the key takeaways:  – Optimal squat depth for injury prevention/management is HIGHLY dependent on your individual mobility and injury history. A depth that is appropriate for one person may not be for another, so DON’T APPLY

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