Friday, June 18, 2021

7 Reasons Why to Consider Seeing a Naturopath


As health care practitioners, naturopathic doctors have extensive training in illness prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. With this training, they can help manage a wide variety of diseases and health concerns. 👨‍⚕️

A naturopathic doctor may also be able to help with illness prevention by teaching you about healthy diet choices and lifestyle habits. 🍎

Here, we highlight 7 reasons why you should consider seeing a naturopath for the maintenance of your health and well-being:

1. Holistic Approach
Naturopaths use a holistic approach to health to address the causes of your health concern. Their treatment modality takes into account diet, stress levels and personal history. 📝

2. Diet And Lifestyle Modification
The types of food you eat should reflect on your individual needs without neglecting the importance of physical activity. 🥦

3. Disease Prevention
Improving your health and preventing illnesses may occur through a wide range of methods, such as diet, lifestyle modification, supplements (if necessary), and naturopathic medicine. 💧

4. Chronic Diseases Management
In order to practice disease management, naturopaths may conduct the following: a naturopathic medical history interview, physical examination, diagnosis of illness (lab testing), and a treatment plan. This plan may include diagnostic procedures with nutraceutical (herbs, vitamins, supplements ) for acute or chronic health conditions. 🌿

5. Integrative Functional Medicine
When naturopaths also practice functional medicine, patients and naturopaths work hand-in-hand in planning and adhering to a natural treatment and lifestyle changes. Consequently, a patient’s participation empowers them to consider how their everyday life choices have an impact on health. 👍

6. Detoxification
Detoxification may encourage the elimination of toxins, replenish nutrients, and foster disease prevention. A naturopathic doctor may offer a natural detox program to patients as a naturopathic solution. There are many ways to detoxify the body and a naturopath can help you understand how your body responds. ✅

7. Food Sensitivities
Some food sensitivities may not be accurately identified through traditional medical skin allergy tests; instead, they may manifest as other symptoms such as skin rashes, stomach cramps, etc. A naturopathic doctor will analyze the foods that might cause these reactions and recommend avoiding allergenic substances if possible. This may be accomplished with an IgG food antibody assessment lab test. 🔬

For more information on naturopathic medicine, visit https://www.nhwc.ca/so_naturopathic.html

To schedule an appointment with our Naturopathic Doctor, please call 519-662-4441.

New patients welcome, no referral required.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Tidying Up Without The Strain

 

If you are reading this blog post, you may have pain in your spine, muscles, tendons, or joints. Now think about your daily activities over the past few months: have you been sitting for longer periods of time? Or maybe perhaps you have been doing more household tasks that require bending and lifting.

 

11 million Canadians suffer from disorders of the musculoskeletal system, including injuries such as sprains and strains, chronic or acute low back and neck pain, arthritis, as well as other congenital or acquired disorders.

 

When we overuse our joints, muscles, and tendons, injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome can develop. But there are things you can do to reduce the risk and strengthen your body while you tidy up around the house.

 

Warm up

With any type of physical activity, it is very important to warm up. Before you start cleaning or organizing, walk around the house or do some simple stretches to help prevent injury.


Break up heavy loads

Think back to the last time you did groceries. Did you carry all the bags into the house at once instead of taking multiple trips to the car? We know how tempting it is to make fewer trips, but you may be risking an injury. Take the extra few minutes and only carry a few bags at once. Don’t drive? Consider investing in a cart or buggy rather than carrying heavy bags.

 

Divide and conquer

Do you save chores for your day off and power through your list? Dedicating 30 minutes every day to your household tasks can decrease your stress and risk of injury or fatigue.

Plus, getting a little bit done each day allows you to have more time on the weekends to spend with family and friends.

 

Maintain proper posture

Vacuuming and mopping the floors often require excessive bending, reaching, and twisting. Avoid stretching out your arms and bending at the waist. Instead, hold the vacuum or mop handle close to your body and walk back and forth with it. Keep your spine relaxed and neutral while doing these chores. Your back will thank you!

 

Switch it up

Prevent unwanted strain on your shoulders, neck, and back and use both sides of your body when cleaning. Occasionally, consider cleaning the bathroom tiles or washing dishes with your non-dominant hand.

 

Bonus Tip: Use proper lumbar supports if you find yourself sitting for long spells. Every 20-30 minutes stand up and stretch out your spine.

 

With these tips, you can feel confident in tackling your to-do list safely and effectively. However, if an injury does occur, visit one of our Chiropractors to get your spine back in working order.

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Chiropractic Care For Arthritis

Arthritis flare-up due to the hot weather? Chiropractic care can help!



Chiropractors see many patients who present with various forms of arthritis.

Chiropractors can treat your arthritis whether it’s in your back or not. 

It’s a common misconception that chiropractic treatments are only for neck and back conditions. Your chiropractor will work with you to create an appropriate plan for each area of the body arthritis is affecting. 

It is safe to see a chiropractor if you have arthritis.

Chiropractors have the expertise and knowledge to be able to assist patients with all kinds of new or pre-existing conditions. Chiropractors are trained to differentiate the various forms of arthritis, with joint problems being one component of health management by chiropractors.  

Chiropractors will assist patients with mobility and other health challenges at many different stages of their life. The care for patients may span from education to lifestyle modifications to hands-on body work.  

If it hurts, see a Chiropractor.
Our Chiropractors are highly educated and specially trained musculoskeletal experts. We can treat aches and pains, as well as build customized stretching routines and whole-body wellness strategies in conjunction with your chiropractic treatment.


Book your visit now:

📞 519-662-4441

📧 info.nhwc@bellnet.ca

💻 www.nhwc.ca

 

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Monday, June 7, 2021

Four Easy Stretches For Golfers

Stretching before playing golf can help improve your performance and help prevent injury or pain. Here are 4 easy but effective stretches to try. 🏌️‍♀️🏌️‍♂️













1. Hip Flexor Lunge ⛳
Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Step one foot forward into a lunge position. Keep your body upright and back straight. Bend both knees so that you feel the stretch. Do not let your forward knee pass over the ankle of your front foot. Use a golf club to keep your balance. Hold 15 seconds. Repeat twice on each side.

2. Seated Twist ⛳
Sit on a bench or golf cart with your knees together and feet flat, pointing forward. Reach across the front of your body and grasp the back of the bench or cart. You should experience a stretch in your spinal muscles. Hold 15 seconds. Repeat twice on each side.

3. Seated Forward Bend ⛳
Sit on a bench or golf cart, knees bent and feet flat. Place one ankle onto your opposite knee, and relax this leg so that your knee falls out to the side. Slowly bend forward, keeping your back straight. You may gently pull on your bent knee to generate a deeper stretch. You should feel a stretch in your buttock area. Hold 15 seconds. Repeat twice on each side.

4. Side Bending Stretch ⛳
Stand with feet shoulder width apart. Hold the golf club above your head with your arms straight. Slowly bend to one side, without rotating, until you feel a stretch along the side of your back. Hold 15 seconds. Repeat twice on each side.

If you’re experiencing pain, visit one of our Chiropractors to assess your specific needs and identify a course of action that’s right for you. 👍

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Thursday, June 3, 2021

Please Vote!

2021 RECORD READER AWARDS NOMINATIONS


It's time to start nominating for this year's Record Readers' Choice Awards!

Please take a minute to vote for the New Hamburg Wellness Centre under the following Health/Wellness/Fitness/Beauty categories:

 

1.    Favourite Chiropractic Clinichttps://www.therecord.com/readerschoice/categories/health-wellness-fitness-beauty/subcategories/chiropractic-clinic

 

2.    Favourite Massage Clinichttps://www.therecord.com/readerschoice/categories/health-wellness-fitness-beauty/subcategories/massage-therapy

3.    Favourite Physiotherapy Clinic: https://www.therecord.com/readerschoice/categories/health-wellness-fitness-beauty/subcategories/physiotherapy-clinic-services

 

4.    Favourite Alternative Medicine Clinichttps://www.therecord.com/readerschoice/categories/health-wellness-fitness-beauty/subcategories/alternative-medicine-healing

 

5.    Favourite Acupuncture Clinic:

https://www.therecord.com/readerschoice/categories/health-wellness-fitness-beauty/subcategories/acupuncture

 

6.    Favourite Naturopathic Clinic:

https://www.therecord.com/readerschoice/categories/health-wellness-fitness-beauty/subcategories/naturopathic-clinic-services

 

7.    Favourite Foot Care Clinic

https://www.therecord.com/readerschoice/categories/health-wellness-fitness-beauty/subcategories/foot-care-clinic

 

8.    Favourite Massage & Wellness Centre:

https://www.therecord.com/readerschoice/categories/health-wellness-fitness-beauty/subcategories/massage-and-wellness-centre

 

Simply look for New Hamburg Wellness Centre and select Nominate for each category.

Vote now and vote often! The nomination period will be open from Friday July 24 at 12:00 am to Monday August 31 at 12:59 pm.

Thank you for your support!
Simply look for New Hamburg Wellness Centre and select Nominate for each category.

 

You can also nominate your Favourite Health Professional in the 'People/Professionals' category.

 

Vote now and vote often!  The nomination period will be open until Sunday July 11, 2021.

 

Thank you for your support!

 


 

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Five Stretches For Runners

 Take advantage of the warmer weather by taking your workout outside and going for a run. Running is a great way to get fit and have fun.

Among many other benefits, running improves:

  • The health of your heart and lungs
  • Your energy and stress levels
  • The tone and strength of your leg and hip muscles
  • Your bone density (reduces the risk of osteoporosis)

Stretches are an essential part of your running routine to avoid injuries.

Here are five recommended stretches you can do after every run to target the major muscle groups:

 Upper calf
Stretch your arms in front of you and place both hands on a sturdy object. Stand with feet comfortably apart with toes pointing towards the wall. Put one leg back about 12 inches from the other, keeping the knee straight and your foot flat on the ground. Bend the knee of the front leg so your hips move forward and lean into your hands. You should feel this stretch along the back of the leg below the knee.
 Lower calf
Adopt the same position as for the upper calf stretch. Shift the foot of your back leg forward until the toes are just behind the heel of the front leg. Keep both heels on the ground with toes pointing forward. Lower your hips by bending both knees. You should feel this stretch through the back of the ankle.
 Front of thigh
Stand near a wall, bench or a post and put one hand on it for balance. Grasp your ankle or foot with the other hand. Keep your upper body straight and pull your heel up towards your buttock. The knee of the leg you are bending should point towards the ground. If you are able to touch your buttock with the heel of the foot, gently extend the hip by moving the knee backwards. You should feel this stretch through the front of the leg above the knee.
 Back of thigh
Place one foot up on a low surface about knee high with your hands on the thigh. Keep the knee of this leg straight with the toes pointing forward. Bend forward from the hips—not the waist. Keep your lower back flat by bringing your chest towards your knee rather than your head. You should feel this stretch along the back of the front leg above the knee.
 Hips/Buttocks
From the back thigh stretch position, bend your front knee so that foot is now on the edge of the surface. Hands on hips, lean slightly forward over the bent leg. Keep the leg you are standing on straight. You should feel this stretch in the back of the hips and buttocks.

If you have other questions or concerns, talk to your local chiropractor about how to improve your running and prevent and manage injuries.

Monday, May 17, 2021

10 Tips For A Healthy Back






1. Exercise regularly

2. Follow a healthy diet

3. Maintain good posture

4. Warm up and cool down before and after physical activity

5. Don't overload your backpack or shoulder bag

6. Stretch your legs and back after each hour of sitting

7. Never cradle the phone between your neck and shoulder

8. Sleep on your back or side, not on your stomach

9. Invest in a good chair, pillow and mattress

10. Have regular spinal checkups

 

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