Wednesday, March 29, 2023

6 Ways Chiropractic Care Can Help Manage Headaches


Being able to think clearly and calmly allows us to make decisions, process emotions, and carry on with our day-to-day lives. That clarity can be easily destroyed with a strong headache. Many people have occasional headaches, but frequent headaches that affect your ability to sleep or get on with your day can be disabling. ๐Ÿคฏ


Chiropractors can assess, diagnose, and manage headaches. Evidence suggests that chiropractic care, including manual therapy, can be effective in treating cervicogenic and tension headaches; and can help decrease the intensity and frequency of migraines. ✅

Chiropractic treatment options may include:

1️⃣  Manual therapy

2️⃣  Soft tissue therapy

3️⃣  Modalities including electrical stimulation, acupuncture, and ultrasound

4️⃣  Rehabilitation

5️⃣  Lifestyle changes and education

6️⃣  Referral and co-management

It’s important to take headaches seriously. Consider consulting a chiropractor if you often have headaches, if you frequently take a pain reliever for your headaches, if your headache pattern changes, or if your headaches are getting worse. 

Seek prompt attention if your headache is sudden and severe, follows a head injury, or is accompanied by fever, stiff neck, weakness, numbness, or difficulty speaking. ⚠

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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Tidying Up Without The Strain


11 million Canadians suffer from disorders of the musculoskeletal system. ๐Ÿ When we overuse our joints, muscles, and tendons, injuries can develop. But there are things you can do to reduce the risk and strengthen your body while you tidy up around the house. ๐Ÿ 


Before you start cleaning or organizing, walk around the house or do some simple stretches to help prevent injury. ๐Ÿšถ‍♂️


Instead of carrying all of the grocery bags into the house at once, 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. ๐Ÿ›’


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. ⏲


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! ๐Ÿงฝ๐Ÿงน


Prevent unwanted strain on your shoulders, neck, and back and use both sides of your body when cleaning. Occasionally, consider cleaning with your non-dominant hand. ๐Ÿ–

✨ 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. ๐Ÿ‘

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Saturday, March 18, 2023

Let's March For A Healthier Back!

Spring is almost officially here! ๐ŸŒท Time to rejuvenate your body and work towards a healthier you❗

Regular exercise is proven to reduce stress levels, improve sleep quality, boost your immune system, and prevent weight gain. ๐Ÿ‘

We’ve provided some high and low impact activities as well as a few tips to help you get your body moving.


These are exercises that often require both feet to come off the ground while working out. These activities are called high impact because once your body leaves the ground, gravity forces you back down. This causes your feet to hit the ground with pressure often similar to carrying twice your bodyweight. ๐Ÿƒ‍♂️

Some of the benefits of high impact exercises include an increased heart rate, improved bone density and cardiovascular strength, better balance and stability, and increased stamina.

High impact activities may not be ideal for those who have pre-existing injuries or joint conditions, or have excess weight.

Some high impact workouts include:

▶ Burpees

▶ Running

▶ Jumping Jacks

▶ Squat Jumps

▶ Jumping Rope


These are exercises that often keep at least one foot on the ground while you are working out. Your joints absorb far less of an impact during these workouts making them ideal for those with pre-existing injuries, chronic inflammatory conditions, or beginners. ๐Ÿšด‍♂️

Some low impact exercises include:

▶ Cycling

▶ Hiking or Walking

▶ Pilates or Yoga

▶ Swimming

▶ Strength Training

By adding a mixture of low and high impact activities to your workout routine, you will be able to strengthen various muscle groups and provide your joints with rest when needed.

There is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to exercising, so it may take time to find the right combination of activities that work for you.

Remember, the key is to sit less and move more so that you can live a healthy life. ☺

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