Youth Sports & Low back pain as Adults

Physical activity is essential to growing bodies. It helps develop muscle strength, coordination, balance, and helps prevent chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and osteoporosis. It also helps develop a lifelong habit of physical activity. It is generally recommended that all people, including kids and youth are active for a minimum of 30 minutes each day. But how much is too much? What are the effects of "too much"? (more…)

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Flat Feet in my Family

If your grandparents had flatter feet, does that mean you will too? A recent article in the Canadian Chiropractor, a magazine that discusses current chiropractic trends and research, talked about how a young researcher in Ontario has found preliminary results that say, "yes, foot and gait patterns may be hereditary". (Canadian Chiropractor, July/Aug 2010, pg 24-26) Why is this important? Knowing a family's predisposition to a particular gait and foot pattern will better allow their chiropractor to conservatively intervene, if...

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Asthma & Chiropractic

An article published in the February 2010 Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association reviewed all the research to date about the effects of chiropractic care on asthma (Kaminskyj et al. 2010. JCCA. 54(1): 24-32).  They concluded that “chiropractic care showed improvements in subjective measures” and that may be “used as an adjunct, not a replacement, to traditional medical therapy”. What does this mean for the average asthmatic person? It means that chiropractic, through the treatment of spinal and other joint...

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Why should my baby see a chiropractor?

Babies are naturally healthy, happy and active.  But the birth process can put a great deal of pressure on the spinal nerves and muscles in an infant’s neck.  In a difficult delivery, damage to these delicate tissues may occur through the use of forceps, vacuum, or even just the doctor’s pulling. As children grow and develop, they often fall and tumble while learning to crawl, walk, climb, and run.  Such everyday childhood activities can cause problems in the spine and...

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