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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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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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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Stefan Chang Now Offering TCM Services

Stefan is expanding his services to include his designation as a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner. This means that in addition to treating patients with acupuncture and cupping, he is now fully certified to offer herbal formulas, dietary and lifestyle recommendations to improve the efficacy of treatments. In an appointment, a Chinese Medicine Doctor observes the signs and symptoms of the patient first, and based on the findings from both patient’s description and a physical examination they determine if there...

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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 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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