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Stretch your knowledge about muscles

It used to be common knowledge that you were supposed to stretch before and after your workouts. That was how you “warmed up your muscles” and prepared them for activity.

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The good news about back pain

Lumbar disc bulges and herniations are without a doubt one of the more challenging conditions I see in my office.

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Exercise is simpler than you think!

I usually introduce myself as a exercise-based chiropractor, but what does that really mean?

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Head and shoulders, knees and toes. As well as backs!

Are you not sure what to do about the shoulder injury you have? Or the recurrent sprained ankle?

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It's never too late to feel better!

Let's see how many people this next sentence resonates with:“I'm ___ years old now, there's no way I can _______”.

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Medicine and Chiropractic can get along

There is a long history of animosity between the Chiropractic and Medical professions.

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Stop the pain from "snowmageddon"

If you were out in the snowmageddon blitz the other week, and are finding yourself with low back pain, there is some good news.

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"Are you going to X-ray my back?"

You have been shovelling this endless January snow for hours and your back hurts. You ask: Are you going to X-ray my back?

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Backache may not be the end of the world!

The sciatic nerve starts from several branches of your spinal cord, comes together to run down the back of your leg, and splits at the knee, then runs down the rest of your leg.

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Massage or chiropractic - or both?

Have you ever wondered, if you have had a massage, whether Chiropractic can still help? Or if there's any point in going to both? The answer is yes. Chiropractic and therapeutic massage can be very complementary to one another. When your joints have become dysfunctional it can be a “chicken or the egg” scenario — as your joints become dysfunctional, then your muscles go into spasm, which creates more dysfunction in the joints. As a Chiropractor, I do a fair amount of work on the soft tissues surrounding the joints, so that when I manipulate the joints they are not being held so tightly by muscles in spasm. If you have been to a massage therapist before I manipulate your joints, this allows me to get into the joints even better, as the focus of the treatment is relieving the spasm. Some conditions are purely muscular. However, if you go for a massage and the joint is still not moving the way that it should, chances are the spasm in the muscle is going to come back. In the long term, the weak muscles should be strengthened to prevent reoccurrence!

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Buying shoes for holiday parties!

One thing I find myself talking about often these days is footwear. It seems as though with winter here, many people are buying new boots and are sometimes developing pain as a result of it. It is so important to get a good quality shoe that is well made and fits your foot.

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Keep moving and you'll soon feel better

Hello friends! This week's post is dedicated to anyone who has been given rehabilitative exercises and thought: “I'm in a lot of pain and doing these hurt, so I'm just going to wait until the pain goes away to get stronger”.

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Risks and Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment

As any patient who has walked into my office knows, before starting treatment I discuss the risks and benefits of treatment with you.

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