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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7 ways to Relieve Muscle Soreness

An article from Active.com has some great tips on preventing muscle soreness after physical work or sports activities. These are the top 7 tips they outline. 1. Move more. A gentle cool down throughout the day prevents muscles from tightening up. 2. Stretch. A gentle stretch improves blood flow and even has been show to improve mood! 3. Hydrate. Plenty of water, while also keeping caffeine and alcohol low helps recovery. 4. Feel kneaded. Do self massage with trigger point...

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Chiropractic Care for an Easier Pregnancy & Safer Birth

Excerpt from an article by Dr. Jeanne Ohm in Pathways, December 2009 Issue #24   Hormonal and structural changes can lead to spinal and pelvic misalignment and the lower back pain many women experience during pregnancy. Lower back pain, in and of itself, is a burden to a woman’s daily function and quality of life. However, the misalignment of the spine and pelvis have a far more crucial consequence to a mother and her developing baby. These misalignments cause stress...

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Plant and Rake without the Ache

Every spring and fall, many individuals take part in raking, lifting, digging, kneeling, and planting activities that lead to aches and pains. Improper gardening techniques can cause repetitive strain injuries that lead to degenerative joint and disc problems, cause sprain and strain injuries to muscles throughout the body, and wear and tear to joints and muscles. To help you enjoy your gardening season, keep these tips in mind. Stretch out before you head out Take the time to prepare your...

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Upcoming Baby Massage Class with Kristin Waddell, RMT

BABY MASSAGE CLASS AT POMEGRANATE MIDWIVES Massage is an excellent way of bonding in a close and loving way with your child. Join us for a 1.5 hour class and learn different massage techniques you can include in your routine at home! Benefits include: •    Improves quality of sleep by soothing the nervous system •    Tones digestive system to relieve constipation and colic •    Strengthens the immune system through relaxation •    Stimulates circulatory and lymphatic systems •    Raises infant’s stimulation threshold and gradually builds tolerance •    Reduces muscle...

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