September is Arthritis Awareness Month

“Arthritis” is a collection of conditions affecting the joints and tissues. The most common type of arthritis is Osteoarthritis (OA), a progressive and degenerative joint disease. In Osteoarthritis, the cartilage that protects the ends of bones and provides a cushion to the joints wears away leading to pain, swelling, and stiffness.   What exactly CAUSES osteoarthritis arthritis? Throughout our lives we put our body through a lot of stress and strain during our everyday activities at home, work, exercise and...

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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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In Our Community: Bonvita Health

Stay on track with your health goals by nourishing your body with a delicious juice or smoothie at Bonvita Health, located just downstairs (1458 Commercial Drive). Drop by their shop to see their variety of health supplements, organic foods & snacks, & natural body & skin care. Eastpoint patients are now able to receive a 10% Discount at Bonvita Health on the day of their appointment. Show your treatment receipt (electronic or paper) and enjoy healthy options to keep your...

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In Our Community: Twist Performance

As many of our clients know, Dr Stacey is a huge fan of Twist Performance and Wellness. Did you know that they recently moved their Vancouver training centre from Olympic Village into central East Vancouver?  Their new facility is located across the street from the Broadway Tech Centre, located at 2696 Nootka St.  This amazing new training centre hosts 10,000 ft2 of training floor that includes a 40 m sprint track, 21 squat racks, 3 Olympic lifting platforms, cardiovascular training equipment, along with a 3,000 ft2 open...

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Metagenics Nutritional Support Available NOW

As a natural health clinic that uses a holistic approach to care we are happy be providing Metagenics supplements.  Metagenics is a global lifestyle medicine company, offering products and programs exclusively to health care practitioners. They offer a wide range of nutritional products that provide a variety of nutritional support, and have been in the industry for over 30 years. If you have questions about how supplements can help with your pain management, muscle strengthening and overall health and well-being, talk...

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Looking for Practitioners

Eastpoint is looking to grow to continue helping our community move better and feel better! In addition to another Doctor of Chiropractic we are looking for a talented, motivated and compassionate RMT, Acupuncturist, or Naturopath to join our team in proudly offering high-quality, attentive, and individualized care for anyone looking to achieve better health and well-being. If this sounds like someone you know feel free to share the news with them! Click here for more information about our growing team!   

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January Babywearing Meet-up

Dr. Anne Stacey will be hosting the monthly Baby Wearing Meet-Up at the clinic on January 30th, 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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Exercise and Brain Health

In the November Issue of our newsletter we talk about moving physical activity indoors as the weather changes. There are lots of trials and different types of facilities and workouts to try. Whether you are active in the comfort of your living room or going to a group class physical activity is not only key to your physical well being it is also linked to brain health. Check out this Ted Talk by neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki! "What's the most transformative...

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Sweet Dreaming

Endy. Caspar. Serta. Temper-pedic. Inner spring. Pocket Coils. Mattress Toppers. Latex. Memory Foam. Seems that the universe is telling me something through those targeted Facebook and Google ads everytime I pull up a search for something. And then I have a patient, Sarah (of course not her real name!!!) who tells me she is going to be buying a new mattress soon and if I have any thoughts or advice. And then I amaze myself by eloquently and succinctly providing a...

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