Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Chiropractic care can assist both mother and child throughout pregnancy, birth, and postnatal recovery. Dr. Stacey has been trained though the The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) in Webster Technique, a specific chiropractic method of supporting and preparing the mother's body in anticipation of the birth of her child. Sacral and pelvic joint dysfunction can make both pregnancy and labor more challenging by straining muscles and ligaments, decreasing uterine functioning, and affecting the intensity and frequency of contraction patterns. Adjusting the...

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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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My Fitness Pal App

We wanted to share some apps and digital health “helpers.”  For many, mobile Apps are an easy and affordable way to keep both physical and mental health practices top of mind. Today we’ll be looking at one food tracker/calorie counter app called “My Fitness Pal.”   First of all, what is it? The app promotes itself as a no-nonsense approach to weight management.  They write: "[L]ose weight the healthy way... We believe — and medical studies prove — that the...

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Massage Contributes to Building Muscle

Sharon Jackson, RMT, frequently works with patients who are recovering from injury, illness, and the elderly. Aside from the more common known benefits of improved mood, lowered cortisol levels, better circulation, and reduction in muscle tension, it is now becoming clinically proven that it can support muscle growth. According to an article by Massage Therapy Canada,  aging, injury, or illness are major factors that limit one's ability to exercise. Resting is key for recovery, but often results in muscle atrophy....

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Buddhify App

We wanted to share some apps and digital health “helpers.”  For many, mobile Apps are an easy, affordable way to keep both physical and mental health practices top of mind. Today we’ll be looking at one mindfulness app called “Buddhify.” Buddhify totes itself as the most convenient, best value and most beautiful meditation app available today. the goal is to improve sleep, and to reduce stress by integrating mindfulness activities into your day. It is thought that increased mindfulness can improve...

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Looking at Thai Massage and Joint Mobilization for Low-Back Pain

Sharon Jackson, the RMT at Eastpoint Natural Health, offers massage and joint mobilization when working with patients.  These techniques are beneficial to resolve low back pain. She also is trained in a variety of other methodologies including deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, myofascial release, and myofascial trigger point release. Read more about Sharon here.  This article is shared to the courtesy of Massage Therapy Canada. Thai massage and joint mobilization are equally effective as short-term treatment for reducing pain and disability...

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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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Family Friday – Children’s Appointments

Starting October 1st, 2017,  Dr. Anne Stacey is allocating Fridays from 3:00-5:00 pm for what we are calling "Family Fridays."  These child-only appointments will be available for both prebooked and drop-in appointments within a kid friendly environment. This appointment block is designed to support families by: offering convenient after-school hours providing treatments after a busy week at daycare or school to "reset" children's nervous systems for the weekend, allowing them to better rest and recharge utilizing both treatment rooms, for...

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Our September Newsletter is now Available

Topics for the September 2017 newsletter include: Babywearing Workshops by Dr. Anne Stacey - read more Practitioner Away Dates - read more Addition of RMT Sharon Jackson to clinic - read more Expansion of Acupuncture Services to now include Traditional Chinese Medicine Useful Health App feature: Mindshift Read Newsletter.  

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