Chiropractic for Runners

Training for some big runs and races this season? You may want to book in some chiropractic treatments as you train. Running is one of the most effective, affordable, and fun activities available for people worldwide to achieve optimal health and wellness.  For many people, as chiropractor Dr. Van Dyke writes in his article,"[e]verything with running is fabulous, right up until the time you hear a snap, crack, or pop. The downside of all the wonderful benefits is that running...

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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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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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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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How to Choose a Counsellor?

Many patients are tentative about booking in with a new practitioner. We believed that it is especially important to be conscientious about selecting a counselor or therapist to work with, because of the sensitive nature of the work that they will be doing with you. It's important to find the right fit for you. This article by Psychology Today outlines some of the main considerations when choosing a counselor. However, all these points are applicable to your other healthcare providers....

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Getting back to routine?

September is a great time to set some healthy habits for both body and mind. September marks the return to routines for many of us. For families, back to school means busy mornings getting kids ready and out the door, a return to afterschool activities, and to the busy-ness of life. As we get back to a bit of a quicker, more scheduled pace, it’s a great time to instill some habits that will help adults and kids feel more...

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Booking Tips

Since Dr. Stacey's schedule changed in February, we have received some feedback about booking.  Below are some tips for current clients to ensure you can make an appointment when you need one. Q: I went online to book, and there wasn't anything available for 3 weeks!!! Because of the schedule change, there seems to be a somewhat reduced availability.  However, be reassured that the number of hours that Dr. Stacey is in the office with patients has actually not changed....

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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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Myths about Back Strength

This is a great video featuring the University of Waterloo kinesiology professor, Dr. Stuart McGill.  Dr. McGill is one of the world's foremost experts on spine biomechanics. Here, he discusses several pervasive myths about back injury, exercise, proper lifting, and strengthening the core. Plenty of exercise and movement demonstrations teach you better ways to keep your back healthy for a lifetime!    

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