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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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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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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Taking Care of Mothers

This May, in honour of Mothers Day on Sunday, May 14th, Dr. Stacey and Dr. Liarsky will be giving our patients who are either mothers or mothers-to-be a 10% discount on any chiropractic service (excluding orthotics). Ensure the women that care for us all have the opportunity for healing this month!

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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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Team Diabetes BMO Fundraiser

At Eastpoint we get to know our patients well, and often are inspired and motivated by their commitment to their health and wellness. Stephen Witiuk is one of those people who is consistently working towards ambitious health goals, and inspires those around him to do the same.  15 years ago he was diagnosed with diabetes, but has been able to manage his disease through diet and exercise. Through his journey as a diabetic, he had discovered the joy of running...

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