The Blog

16 Oct

Love Your Spine

October 16, 2018 is World Spine Day With an estimated one billion people worldwide suffering from back pain, it affects all age groups, from children to the elderly. It is the biggest single cause of disability on the planet, with one in four adults estimated to suffer from back pain during their lives. Prevention is

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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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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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12 Sep

Pain. Pain. Go Away…

Know someone suffering from an old injury? Fibromyalgia? Chronic pain? Did you know Physiotherapy can make a difference in the well being of people suffering chronic pains? Our physiotherapist will use a variety of approaches, some at the same time, some in progression as a person shows improvements. Gentle manual therapy Therapeutic taping or Kinesiotape

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05 Sep

Baby… I’m a STAR(MAT)

Ever wonder about the bulls-eye poster in the room of our Physiotherapist, Manuel? It’s called The Starmat.  For neck and shoulder problems, a patient can follow the spokes and circles of the wall target with a laser device attached either to the forehead (for neck mobility issues) or to the wrist (for shoulder pain and

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24 Aug

It’s kinda.. sorta… like…

Every go to the mechanic and try to describe that click, clunk or squeak…? Not easy to do if you are not a mechanic yourself.  Our team of clinicians know that describing what you feel can be much the same experience. You know something’s not right, or there is something that you can’t do the

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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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