Tag: Low back

October Newsletter

Happy Thanksgiving! Our newsletter include Family Fridays, Buddhify App, Bunion Treatments and Prevention, and Joint Mobilization for Back Pain Relief. Please note that we are closed on Monday, October 9th, 2017 for Thanksgiving.

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…
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Loosening Your Joints

“Don’t my joints get really loose if I see you a lot?” “I don’t want to become hypermobile,  so I don’t want to see a chiropractor” These are some worries with ongoing,  preventative chiropractic care.   However, the purpose of chiropractic is to restore the neuro-musculoskeletal balance in the body,  and to allow the body to…
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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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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…
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Biking Tips for Neck & Back Health

The weather is warming up, the sun is here a little more often, and people are starting to take out their bikes for daily commuting and for weekend fun.  However, biking after a long break may cause many people to start developing pain in their neck, back, and hands. In many of these cases, poor…
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Back Pain: Myths and Facts

It is easy to confuse myths and facts when it comes to back pain. Back pain is one of the most common health complaints today, with 80 percent of people experiencing problems at some point in their lives. Knowing what to do when you have back pain is important. A sedentary lifestyle, as well as…
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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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