Category: Articles

4 Surprising Ailments Your Vancouver Chiropractor Can Help Your Child With

From it’s roots in Davenport, Iowa to here in Vancouver, Chiropractic medicine has a long and storied tradition of being able to address some problems that are beyond the scope of normal modern medicine. Most doctors aren’t trained in the proper way to realign your spine, so if you have a nerve pinch, muscle spasm,…
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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…
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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…
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How to Avoid Working Yourself to Death!

Here are 5 ways to avoid working yourself to death… 1.  Learn how to get yourself organised so you make time for you. ‘I’m too busy’ or ‘I don’t have the time’ is an excuse. 2.  Find a holistic practitioner who can provide proactive on-going treatment and advice. You can ask people you know who…
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Youth Sports & Low back pain as Adults

Physical activity is essential to growing bodies. It helps develop muscle strength, coordination, balance, and helps prevent chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and osteoporosis. It also helps develop a lifelong habit of physical activity. It is generally recommended that all people, including kids and youth are active for a minimum of 30 minutes…
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Flat Feet in my Family

If your grandparents had flatter feet, does that mean you will too? A recent article in the Canadian Chiropractor, a magazine that discusses current chiropractic trends and research, talked about how a young researcher in Ontario has found preliminary results that say, “yes, foot and gait patterns may be hereditary”. (Canadian Chiropractor, July/Aug 2010, pg…
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Asthma & Chiropractic

An article published in the February 2010 Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association reviewed all the research to date about the effects of chiropractic care on asthma (Kaminskyj et al. 2010. JCCA. 54(1): 24-32).  They concluded that “chiropractic care showed improvements in subjective measures” and that may be “used as an adjunct, not a replacement,…
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Why should my baby see a chiropractor?

Babies are naturally healthy, happy and active.  But the birth process can put a great deal of pressure on the spinal nerves and muscles in an infant’s neck.  In a difficult delivery, damage to these delicate tissues may occur through the use of forceps, vacuum, or even just the doctor’s pulling. As children grow and…
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