Winter Baby Wearing

Babywearing is great for both parent and child. If you  are new to babywearing, I'd suggest having a look at my Top 5 Babywearing Takeaways post from earlier this year. Now that it is November, I'm seeing parents have concerns about how to comfortably babywear with the cold or rainy weather that has set in. Some solutions that I have come across are: Use fitted sheet clips to secure your coat around your baby. Some maternity coats that you used...

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Examining the Foot: Hallux Valgus

Hallux valgus, or a bunion, is a bump one gets on the side of the base of the big toe when the big toe deviates inward. Yes, that is the classic explanation but what is really happening to the big toe? Besides the three bones that make up the big toe (metatarsals, proximal and distal phalanges) there are also four muscles and two small bones (sesamoids) that support the big toe. When these bones and muscles shift from their anatomical...

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Dr. Anne Stacey offers Babywearing Workshops at Circus Play Cafe

Dr. Anne Stacey is partnering with Circus Play Cafe to offer a series of babywearing classes starting from September 11 - October 2,2017. There are so many reasons to 'Wear your Baby':  Its natural for a baby to be close to its mother and so baby wearing promotes bonding between baby and its mother or father. Baby Wearing is great for baby's physical and mental development as it allows baby to be in tune with the rhythm of their parents...

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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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Pelvic Floor & Core Strengthening Workshop

An in-clinic workshop provided by Kristy Ware from Strength and Soul Wellness Friday June 9, 2017 - 2:30 - 4pm Friday July 14, 2017 - 2:30 - 4pm Do you pee when you cough, laugh, sneeze or exercise? Do you suffer from low back or pelvic pain? Do you have pain during intercourse? Are you eager to get your pre-baby body back? If you answered yes to any of the above questions then please join Kristy Ware with us at Eastpoint Natural...

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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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Top 5 Tips For Selecting an Office Chair

Adapted from the OCA's Your Back Health June 11, 2013 article.   If you have to be inside while the weather is so nice this summer, make sure you have the best ergonomic office chair you can!  Getting a chair that fits your unique needs should be the top priority. Not every chair labeled “ergonomic” has all the adjustment features necessary to truly be ergonomic. The top 5 things you need to consider when selecting an office chair are listed below:...

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Loosening Your Joints

"Don't my joints get really loose if I see you a lot?" "I don't want to become hypermobile,  so I don't want to see a chiropractor" These are some worries with ongoing,  preventative chiropractic care.   However, the purpose of chiropractic is to restore the neuro-musculoskeletal balance in the body,  and to allow the body to best function, adapt, and heal on it's own.  It's purpose is to increase your physical resiliency,  so you are best able to do the things...

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Does Your Workspace Cause Your Aches and Pains?

Have you ever had a sore or stiff neck and shoulders after a long day of work, but were just sitting at your desk all day? Sustained postures are stressful on the body and do not allow the muscles that hold your body upright a chance to rest, even in a sitting position. Many work-related injuries every year come from poor posture, long hours, and few breaks. Common Sitting Postures When most people are sitting, they allow their muscles to...

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Biking Tips for Neck & Back Health

The weather is warming up, the sun is here a little more often, and people are starting to take out their bikes for daily commuting and for weekend fun.  However, biking after a long break may cause many people to start developing pain in their neck, back, and hands. In many of these cases, poor bike ergonomics plays a huge role. Like any other sports equipment, a proper fit is essential to ensuring a positive, pain-free experience. Many bike shops,...

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