Preventing Backpacks from Becoming a “Pain in the Back”

Soon parents and kids will fill the stores with long lists of what to buy for the upcoming school year. An important one not to miss is a new backpack! Backpack safety is important in preventing the stress and strain leading to poor posture, headaches, back and neck pain. Here are some helpful tips on what to look for when buying a new backpack and how to load and wear it properly to prevent future aches and pains.   Choosing...

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July Babywearing

Dr. Anne Stacey will be hosting a July “Baby Wearing Meet-Up” at the clinic on July 31st, 2019. As usual, this event is open to anyone who would like a fit check, hands on help with basic carries, or more information about baby carriers. You are not required to be a patient at the clinic to attend.  You also do not need an appointment either.  However, it would be ideal if you could RSVP through the Facebook group Babywearing from the...

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May Babywearing Meetup

Dr. Anne Stacey will be hosting the monthly Baby Wearing Meet-Up at the clinic on May 29th, 2019 from 9-11am.  This event is open to anyone who would like fit checks, help with basic carries, or information about carriers. You are not required to be a patient at the clinic to attend, nor do you need an appointment, however an RSVP to the event in the Facebook group Babywearing from the Valley to Vancouver is strongly recommended, or contact Dr. Stacey to...

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Pack it Light. Wear it Right.

Back to school. Back to Backpacks! Here's an article from the British Columbia Chiropractic Association for tips on how to best pack your backpacks!  Is Your Child’s Backpack Making the Grade? 2017-08-29/in Press Releases / Pack it Light. Wear it Right. VANCOUVER, Aug. 29, 2017 /CNW/ – With back-to-school right around the corner, the British Columbia Chiropractic Association (BCCA) and BC’s Chiropractors would like to remind parents and educators about the long-term health risks associated with wearing poorly designed backpacks and/or carrying too much weight....

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Massage Improves Muscle Tone

  In Massage Therapy Canada, they describe how researchers are exploring massage as a method of building muscle. This may sound unusual for those who receive massage when they are in good health, but it is becoming more clear that massage can be especially helpful for anyone who is recovering, or is experiencing muscle loss and atrophy due to injury, age, or illness. Accident related injury, aging, and illness can definitely limit one's ability to move comfortably and get daily...

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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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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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Dr. Anne Stacey offers Babywearing Workshops at Circus Play Cafe

Dr. Anne Stacey is partnering with Circus Play Cafe to offer a series of babywearing classes starting from September 11 - October 2,2017. There are so many reasons to 'Wear your Baby':  Its natural for a baby to be close to its mother and so baby wearing promotes bonding between baby and its mother or father. Baby Wearing is great for baby's physical and mental development as it allows baby to be in tune with the rhythm of their parents...

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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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Pelvic Floor & Core Strengthening Workshop

An in-clinic workshop provided by Kristy Ware from Strength and Soul Wellness Friday June 9, 2017 - 2:30 - 4pm Friday July 14, 2017 - 2:30 - 4pm Do you pee when you cough, laugh, sneeze or exercise? Do you suffer from low back or pelvic pain? Do you have pain during intercourse? Are you eager to get your pre-baby body back? If you answered yes to any of the above questions then please join Kristy Ware with us at Eastpoint Natural...

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