Friday, June 18, 2021
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
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.
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
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.
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:
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Monday, June 7, 2021
Stretching before playing golf can help improve your performance and help prevent injury or pain. Here are 4 easy but effective stretches to try. 🏌️♀️🏌️♂️
Thursday, June 3, 2021
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 Clinic: https://www.therecord.com/readerschoice/categories/health-wellness-fitness-beauty/subcategories/chiropractic-clinic
Favourite Massage Clinic: https://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 Clinic: https://www.therecord.com/readerschoice/categories/health-wellness-fitness-beauty/subcategories/alternative-medicine-healing
5. Favourite Acupuncture Clinic:
6. Favourite Naturopathic Clinic:
7. Favourite Foot Care Clinic
8. Favourite Massage & 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
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.
Here are five recommended stretches you can do after every run to target the major muscle groups:
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.
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.
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.
Monday, May 17, 2021
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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