Tuesday, June 29, 2021

How 'Weekend Warriors' Can Avoid Common Summer Sports Injuries 😎

It’s not uncommon to hurt yourself playing summer sports, but it’s also avoidable. ☀

It might happen during a pick-up game of basketball, your weekly slo-pitch game or while out on the golf course — sports injuries are common in the summer, particularly for people who go hard and fast as soon as they can. 🏀 🏌️‍♀️ ⚾

Included below are some tips for sports enthusiasts to ensure they'll be playing all summer long.

Warm up — seriously
🌞 The warm summer sun might have you sweating before you hit the field, but that doesn't mean your muscles are ready to go.
🚶‍♂️Go for a brisk 10-15 minute walk before activity.
✅ Then do some light or dynamic stretching, depending on your activity. Warm muscles will perform tasks better and it will give you an edge over your rival.

Little things add up
📅 Keeping up regular, daily activity can be hard with work and life schedules. But doing a little bit during the week can make a big difference and decrease the likelihood of injury.

Learn proper form
✅ Always ensure you are using proper form when participating in any fitness activities.
🏌️‍♂️ Take some lessons and get feedback on proper posture.
👟 Also make sure you are wearing the correct footwear, and always stay hydrated!

Don't shrug off an injury
🤷‍♀️ Soft tissue can take up to three months to heal from a strain. A tear can take even longer and may require rehab.
📱 If an injury isn't getting better after four to seven days, it's time to see a qualified health professional.

Push, don't pull
🎾 Whenever possible, push - don't pull items such as golf carts.
❌ Pulling means you're twisting and you could torque your spine, leaving it more vulnerable to injury.

In the event that you suffer a muscle or joint injury that does not subside, contact our office for an appointment.

📞 519-662-4441
📧 info.nhwc@bellnet.ca
💻 www.nhwc.ca

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

The Best Sleeping Positions for Lower Back Pain 😴

Back pain is a thief—it can rob you of your all-important zzz's. Whatever the cause, low back pain can make it hard to get comfy at night. And there are times when your pain will wake you—especially if you don't snooze in the best sleeping position for lower back pain.
This lack of sleep makes the pain worse. Sleep loss may impair healing or affect your mood, heightening pain sensitivity, or disrupting chemicals in the brain that are known to be involved in pain. 😫

Finding the best sleep position for lower back pain may help you get a better night's rest and relieve your pain.

This takes some trial and error. In general, it is best to try to keep the normal curvature of your back when you sleep. ✅

That said, there is no one-size-fits-all sleeping position for lower back pain. The best sleeping position is one that feels most comfortable for you.

Here are the best sleeping positions for lower back pain.

When sleeping on your back, try placing a pillow under your knees or a small pillow under your lower back. This will support the natural curve of your spine and reduce pressure on your lower back.

When sleeping on your side, try putting a pillow between your legs. Keeping your knees bent will reduce pressure on your lower spine, too.

Finding the best sleeping position for low back pain can help you get a better night's sleep, resulting in spillover effects on your pain. Experiment with different positions and pillow placements to find one that works for you. ✅

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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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