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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