Chiropractic for Runners

Training for some big runs and races this season? You may want to book in some chiropractic treatments as you train. Running is one of the most effective, affordable, and fun activities available for people worldwide to achieve optimal health and wellness.  For many people, as chiropractor Dr. Van Dyke writes in his article,"[e]verything with running is fabulous, right up until the time you hear a snap, crack, or pop. The downside of all the wonderful benefits is that running...

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Frozen Shoulder

Written by Dr. Marina Liarsky, Chiropractor What is Frozen Shoulder? Frozen shoulder, also called Adhesive Capsulitis, is still not a fully understood condition. Sometimes shoulders just tighten up, painfully and without warning, for several months. Certain individuals may be more prone to developing frozen shoulder than others, for example: individuals with other diseases, such as diabetes, traumas with periods of immobilization, or wear-and-tear jobs/sports involving repetitive use of the upper body/shoulders muscles and joints. The literature shows us that frozen...

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A New Mom, a New Identity

As we continue our mother's day promotion until the end of May, we wanted to shed some light on some important mental health components of motherhood. This article, titled "The Birth of a Mother" written by Dr. Alexandra Sacks, looks at the significant shifts in identity that new mothers experience.  This article summarizes that main points of what psychiatrist Daniel Stern identifies as "matrescence," which is what some anthropologists call this "shift into being a mother." The main shifts include: Changing...

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What is a Consultation? What should I expect?

Did you know that we offer complimentary  consultations?  We offer free 10 minute consultations for our chiropractors Dr. Anne Stacey and Dr. Liarsky. Additionally, 20 minute consultations are available with Anika Cornish, Registered Clinical Counselor, and Stefan Chang, Registered Acupuncturist. We offer free consultations with each of our practitioners here at Eastpoint knowing patients have three main questions in mind:  WHAT DO YOU DO? Consultations allow us to educate our client or patient on our approach, practice style, and clinic...

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A 2-minute Stress Buster

  "When stress hits, you can feel it in your body. You might notice tightness in your chest, shallow breathing, holding the breath, tension in the shoulders or neck, or a nervous stomach. You might also notice a foggy mind or difficulty concentrating. What does your body feel like when it's stressed?" Anika Cornish, Eastpoint's Registered Clinical Counsellor, offers some simple and quick ways to help the body relax and soothe the mind with breath. Read her most recent article titled "A 2 Minute...

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Top 5 Babywearing Take-Aways

Early in April, I attended a course with the Center for Babywearing Studies, the first step in becoming a Certified Babywearing Consultant. It was a thought provoking and wonderful experience that was led by this organization's President and Founder, Joanna McNeilly. Coming from New York, Joanna shared her experiences working with family from diverse backgrounds, family composition, and income levels- each with the same goal of providing education about how caregivers can provide affordable, practical, ergonomic, and nurturing ways to care for...

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Dr. Stacey’s Babywearing Certification

Last year there was a celebrity image circulating where a well-meaning father was wearing his baby proudly in a front position carried with the baby's feet poking out the bottom of the carrier, proffering chuckles from many experienced parents. Here at Eastpoint, we definitely aren't in the business of shaming parents, but it is worth mentioning this particular image because it sparked a conversation online and with our patients inquiring about the best and safest methods to carry one's child. From...

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Postpartum Core Strength Recovery

We work with a lot of new moms in our clinic, many of whom have specific concerns about post-partum care and recovery. Chiropractic care is an important element to recovery, but gentle postpartum exercise can be helpful to regain muscle tone.  Before beginning any exercise routine, especially after birth, we recommend consulting with your doctor or chiropractor to see if it would be suitable for you. Here is an excerpt from a new E-book published by Kristy Ware, a local...

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Direct Billing Services Expanded

As of April 1, Great-West Life is allowing  BC Public Service claims to be billed directly through our clinic. Please let us know if you would like to arrange direct billing services for your chiropractic and acupuncture visits. Our office provides direct billing through Telus E-Health to Chamber of Commerce, Cowan, Desjardins Insurance, Great West Life, Industrial Alliance, Johnston Inc., Manulife, Johnston Group, Maximum Benefit, Standard Life, Sun Life Financial. We also perform direct billing to Pacific Blue Cross. Please...

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