The Chiropractic Office Blog

Tips on setting up your workspace ergonomically

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  • On April 17, 2017
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A huge part of my practice is dedicated to treating injuries associated with poor sitting posture. This is why it is so important that my patients learn how to set up their workspace as ergonomically correct as possible, especially since so many of us spend hours a day sitting at our desks on the computer. […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 101

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  • On April 10, 2017
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Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a very common condition that I see in my office every week. The main cause of CTS is increased pressure within the carpal tunnel, which consequently applies compressive force to the median nerve. The increased pressure upon the median nerve causes nerve ischemia (restriction in blood flow to the nerve), […]

Athletes Corner – Achilles Tendonitis

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  • On April 3, 2017
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Did you know that Achilles tendonitis is the most common injury in sports requiring running and jumping? Achilles tendonitis is an inflammatory condition that involves the Achilles tendon and/or its tendon sheath. Achilles tendonitis is the most common overuse injuries reported in distance runners.Although Achilles tendonitis is generally a chronic condition, acute injury may also […]

Car Ergonomics- Keep your back safe during your next road trip

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  • On March 27, 2017
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There are still a couple of weekends left this summer which could mean one more road trip! Whether your the driver or a passenger, sitting in a vehicle  for extended periods can irritate your spine. The question I get alot is how does one keep there back healthy when on long road trips. Here are […]

Are your prescription medications interfering with your fitness goal?

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  • On March 20, 2017
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Thanks to the online blog by Precision Nutrition, I have been provided with a great summary on some of the side effects of  very common medications. These are medications that many of patients are currenlty taking without realizing the effect they may be having on weight loss and overall fitness. If you are currently taking […]

The Impact of Poor Posture- What the research is saying…

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  • On March 13, 2017
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The Impact of Slouched Posture: A Review of the Recent Literature By Jasper Sidhu, BSc, DC We’re sitting more often and in most cases, longer. Whether it’s during leisure or work activities, sitting appears to be a major factor to consider in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions that present to our office. How many times have […]

Ice vs Heat- The Great Debate

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  • On March 6, 2017
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So many of my patients come to my office confused on whether or not ice or heat is best for their injury. Most understand that a sprained ankle needs ice if its swollen but when do injuries benefit from heat? This post should help you make the right decision for your next injury. There are […]

Headaches 101: There’s more than just one type of headache

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  • On February 20, 2017
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Every week patients are walking into my clinic complaining of headaches and most don’t realize that there are many different types of headaches, each of which has a different cause and different symptoms. The International Headache Society has identified 14 different types and sub classifications of headaches. There are 2 basic categories of headaches, primary […]

How Flip Flops may be destroying your feet

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  • On February 13, 2017
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A recent article by Slate writer, Dana Stevens, has gained a lot of attention. No it’s not an article reviewing a movie, which is what she usually writes about, but an article discussing her distaste for the beloved flip flop. There have been numerous studies suggesting that the popular flip flops are bad for our […]

Improve Tennis Elbow with this easy exercise

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  • On January 26, 2017
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My new favorite piece of exercise equipment has got to be the Flex bar. I have  many patients coming into the office complaining of tennis elbow symptoms which are actually the result of  using the ‘mouse’ on a computer. Thera-Band® FlexBar® is a flexible, durable resistance device with a ridged surface for enhanced grip during […]

How to effectively use the foam roller to reduce muscle stiffness

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  • On December 27, 2016
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I am a total believer in giving patients active rehabiliation exercieses to do at home to help maintain muscle function. I have been recommended foam rollers to my patients more and more over the last year. They are great tools, which mimic myofascial release techniques and have been shown to increase range of motion and […]

Chronic Groin Pain? May be a Sports Hernia

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  • On December 21, 2016
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Groin pain is a common complaint in athletics and a source of frustration for many athletes and clinicians alike. The incidence has been reported as high as 5% of all athletic injuries1 and often is poorly understood due to its potential complexity of etiologies. One of the most difficult causes of chronic groin pain to […]

Shin Splints – How to prevent that annoying pain in the legs

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  • On December 12, 2016
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Published studies have shown that shin splints account for 6-16% of all running injuries. Some researches consider shin splints to be the most common cause of leg pain among young athletes. Shin Splints also known as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome, is an overuse or repetitive-stress injury of the shin area. The most common complain of […]

Little League Elbow

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  • On December 5, 2016
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What is Little Leaguer’s Elbow? Little leaguer’s elbow is an overuse condition seen in adolescent baseball player’s, hence the name, that can be a cause of pain located on the inside of the elbow (medial). With too much repetitive throwing of a baseball the growth plate on the inside of the end of the elbow, […]

Are you at risk for developing a ‘hunch back’?

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  • On November 28, 2016
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So many of us sit for long periods of time at a computer and this is not good for your spine, as human beings our bodies are designed to stand and walk. No matter how ergonomic your work station is sitting consecutively for more than 60 minutes can cause a variety of  musculoskeltal issues. These […]

Stress Fractures 101

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  • On November 21, 2016
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One of the most common injuries in sports is a stress fracture. A stress fracture is an overuse injury. It occurs when muscles become fatigued and are unable to absorb added shock. Eventually, the fatigued muscle transfers the overload of stress to the bone causing a tiny crack called a stress fracture. Stress fractures often are […]

Piriformis Syndrome : A serious pain in the butt

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  • On November 14, 2016
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Piriformis syndrome is a condition in which the piriformis muscle, located in the buttock region, spasms and causes buttock pain. It is a very common condition that is often seen in runners, cyclists as well as anyone who may sit for hours a day. The piriformis muscle can also irritate the nearby sciatic nerve and […]

5 mistakes Patients Make that Reduce Supplement Effectiveness

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  • On July 16, 2016
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I recently found this article in Dynamic Chiropractic which I thought was so important to share with my own patients. The original article written by G. Douglas Andersen, DC, DACBSP, CCN can be found in Dynamic Chiropractic Volume 31, Number 14 There are many reasons why nutritional supplements are sometimes ineffective. In some cases, it […]

Rotator Cuff Injuries

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  • On April 25, 2013
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  The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that surround the humeral head (ball of joint). The muscles are referred to as the “SITS” muscles-Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres minor and Subcapularis. The muscles function to provide rotation and elevate the arm and give stability to the shoulder joint (glenohumeral joint). The supraspinatus is most […]

Why young girls should play sports

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  • On February 3, 2013
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  I spent part of last weekend watching my 5-year-old niece play in her first year of soccer. The field was full of 5 year old kids running, kicking, tripping and just having a good time. Aside from the giant smile on my niece’s face, I really enjoyed seeing the amount of young girls playing. […]

Get ready for raking with these safety tips!!

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  • On October 9, 2012
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Raking your lawn involves a number of different activities including: bending twisting, reaching and lifting. Improperly performing these activities can lead to injuries. In 2008 nearly 28,000 people suffered injuries from raking which required treatment (from US Consumer Product Safety Commission). With these simple tips you may decrease your chance of injury: 1.) Dress Appropriately […]

Girl on Top Interview

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  • On September 19, 2012
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Last week I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Ms. Pauleanna Reid for her series “Girl on Top”. This is just a small part of the wonderful work Ms. Reid does to inspire and motivate young women within our community. The interview was a great opportunity for me to reflect on my accomplishments, set […]

Get Ready for Fall Fintess

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  • On September 11, 2012
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Fall, can be a great time to start a fitness program  because for most parents it is the start of a new year and why put things of until January 1st. Start now and create good habits that will carry through the winter months . I found this great article by Barbara Russi-Sarnataro which offers […]

Hot Yoga anyone? My first experience and will I do it again…

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  • On August 30, 2012
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Last night I tried hot yoga for the first time. After years of hearing patients talk about how good it makes them feel, I thought, I better try it for myself. I attended an 8pm class and I have to admit I was actually nervous the entire day. I had done  yoga classes at Carpe […]

Wrist Pain? It may be TFCC…

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  • On July 26, 2012
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Introduction Triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) injuries of the wrist affect the ulnar (little finger) side of the wrist. Mild injuries of the TFCC may be referred to as a wrist sprain. As the name suggests, the soft tissues of the wrist are complex. They work together to stabilize the very mobile wrist joint. Disruption of […]

Heat Stroke and Athletes

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  • On July 19, 2012
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With our record breaking warm weather this summer, it is important to know the signs of heat exhaustion especially in young athletes. Even the most highly conditioned athletes can become victims of heat stroke if they don’t take special precautions when exercising in hot, humid weather. Heat stroke is the most serious of all heat-related […]

The truth about referred pain

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  • On May 30, 2012
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Patients are often confused as to why when they come to my office with arm or shoulder pain do I begin my examination in the neck. The reason is referred pain is a common source of pain. So what exactly is referred pain? Referred pain results when a nerve is irritated or injured. When this […]

Get Ready for the Golf Season!!

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  • On April 23, 2012
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The Chiropractic Office is thrilled to be a part of the upcoming Ultimate Golf Seminar. The expert panel will provide both experienced and non-experienced golfers with tips and tools to improve their game while reducing the risk of injury. Please join us Saturday May 5 from 4 to 6pm at the SweatShop Union 2857 Sherwood […]

Text Neck, Blackberry Thumb, Ipad Elbow? How new technology is hurting us

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  • On April 20, 2012
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There was a recent article published in The Globe and Mail by John Patrick Pullen, outlining some of the more common injuries associated with society’s obssession with technology. All of the injuries mentioned are injuries that I see in my office on a weekly basis. As our parents use to tell us, ‘everything in moderation’. […]

Top 10 Reasons to Stretch

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  • On April 4, 2012
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Most people forget that part of any physical activity includes stretching. Stretching itself is most effective when done after a warmup and after completion of the activity. Stretching pumps irritants and inflammation away from muscles, and increases the blood supply and flow of nutrients to muscles and joints. This is important especially after vigourous activity. […]

Common Upper Extremity Injuries

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  • On March 7, 2012
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CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME Carpal tunnel syndrome is pressure on the median nerve — the nerve in the wrist that supplies feeling and movement to parts of the hand. It can lead to numbness, tingling, weakness, or muscle damage in the hand and fingers. Causes, incidence, and risk factors The median nerve provides feeling and movement […]

Ankle Sprains: Are you at risk for a sprain?

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  • On February 19, 2012
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An ankle sprain is one of the most common sports injuries for athletes who play field or court sports. Researchers found that a simple, inexpensive screening tool can predict which athletes may be more likely to have an ankle injury and developed a simple training routine to help reduce that risk. The study found that […]

Living with Osteoarithits

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  • On January 6, 2012
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For decades, osteoarthritis has been considered a part of aging. But not anymore. Recent research points out that older people don’t have to suffer from osteoarthritic pain. And, surprisingly, people much younger than 65 can develop osteoarthritis.  What Is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis (OA), or degenerative joint disease, affects more than 20 million Americans and is more […]

Stressed this holiday season? Try this relaxing breathing technique.

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  • On December 19, 2011
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Looking for a way to stay relaxed this holiday season, while improving your posture. Learn the importance of diaphragmatic breathing: The diaphragm is the most efficient muscle of breathing. It is a large, dome-shaped muscle located at the base of the lungs. Your abdominal muscles help move the diaphragm and give you more power to […]

Getting to the Core

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  • On December 9, 2011
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What is the Core? The “core” consists of a group of muscles including abdominal, hip and back muscles that stabilize the spine, pelvis and shoulder. The core provides a solid foundation for movement in the extremities. Core conditioning exercise programs need to target all these muscle groups to be effective. The muscles of the core […]

Foot pain and Plantar Fasciitis

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  • On November 7, 2011
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Plantar fasciitis (also referred to as plantar heel pain syndrome, heel spur syndrome, or painful heel syndrome) is by definition, an inflammation of the plantar fascia. It is the most common cause of heel pain, accounting for 11-15% of all foot pain.  The plantar fascia is a band that runs from the heel  (calcaneus)of the […]

Health and Wellness Fair Success!!!

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  • On October 20, 2011
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Thank you to the Economical Insurance for inviting us to their annual Core Wellness Fair. It was a great turnout. The employees were very receptive and we had a great time. Look forward to next year!!

Groin Pain? It could be coming from the hips…

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  • On October 18, 2011
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Most of us assume that pain in the groin is the result injuries like a groin pull or perhaps a hernia. However 22% of athletes with groin pain suffer from what is know as a labral tear. The labrum is a fibrocartilagionous structure that outlines the socket of the hip joint. It has many functions including […]

New GaitScan Technology for Custom Orthotics

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  • On September 30, 2011
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A PICTURE IS WORTH A 1000 WORDS!! This is why we have introduced new GAITSCAN Technology to our custom orthotic prescriptions, in order to provide patients with the best orthotic for their feet!. We all know that lack of proper care, ill-fitting shoes and general foot neglect are responsible for majority of foot problems. It’s […]

September Referral Contest

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  • On August 30, 2011
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As summer comes to an end, it’s time to get back into your health routine, and why not encourage others to do the same. Starting in September, refer a new patient to our office and you can win a $150.00 Best Buy Gift Card. How to win: It’s easy,  once you refer someone to our […]

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

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  • On August 4, 2011
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The Iliotibial band is a muscle which functions to stabilize the knee and hip during flexion of the knee. ITB Syndrome (ITBS) is an overuse injury well recognized as a common cause of knee pain. ITBS is marked by sharp, burning knee pain and may be associated with swelling around the knee. The pain itself […]

Dynamic Stretching for the Runner

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  • On July 5, 2011
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Patients often ask me whether stretching before or after a workout is better for performance. The answer is, it should be done both before and after a workout. The better question is what type of stretching should be done before and after a run. STATIC STRETCHING Static stretches entails holding a muscle in an elongated, […]

3 easy tips to help you find the right running shoe

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  • On June 20, 2011
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In determining how to choose a running shoe, your choice of running shoes can make the difference between having a good or bad experience, running in comfort or pain, and, most importantly, whether you stay  healthy or get injured. The biggest and most common mistake I see novice runners make, is to bargain shop for […]

Acupuncture 101: Can it work for me?

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  • On May 6, 2011
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What’s the deal with Acupuncture? Medical Acupuncture has become a huge part of my practice due to its ability to treat a variety of conditions non-invasively. Over the last 20 years there has been conclusive evidence recognizing the effectiveness of acupuncture. In fact, in the summer of 2000, Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital opened an acupuncture […]

Runners-The importance of cross training

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  • On April 22, 2011
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Cross-training is any sport or exercise that supplements your main sport — in this case, running. Whether you’re a beginner runner or an experienced marathoner, you can benefit from cross-training. Why Cross Train? •It helps balance your muscle groups. Cross-training helps strengthen your non-running muscles and rests your running muscles. You can focus on specific […]

ATTENTION GOLFERS: Reduce your risk of injury while improving your golf swing!

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  • On March 4, 2011
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As golf season nears, it’s time to improve your strength and endurance. Not only will this help your swing it will also help to reduce the chance of injury. How do you minimize injury risk and improve golf swing speed at the same time? There are certain resistance exercises which have been shown to assist […]

Shoveling this winter? Learn how to prevent your back from injury!

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  • On January 20, 2011
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When you consider that a shovelful of snow weighs 5 to 7 pounds, you realize how much weight you have to lift to clear your sidewalk or driveway — on average, several hundred pounds! This can put a serious strain on your spine. These tips will help keep your back safe this winter season. Don’t […]

FLYING FOR THE HOLIDAYS? How to keep your back safe

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  • On December 3, 2010
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As much as many would like to, sometimes it just simply isn’t possible to avoid traveling during peak periods. Over the next month over 30% of us will be flying to visit family and friends or to escape the holiday madness. Comfort is not usually the first word that comes to mind when someone mentions […]

ERGONOMICS – It’s all in the way we sit!

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  • On November 1, 2010
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Proper posture is key in staying healthy and preventing injuries. Some common conditions, which can be linked to poor posture, include:  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome  Low back sprain/strains  Neck sprains/strains  Headaches  Shoulder/rotator cuff injuries  Tennis Elbow What causes these injuries? 2 factors are associated with developing injury: Static Loading Postures […]

BACKPACK SAFETY TIPS

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  • On August 24, 2010
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Did you know that more than 50% of young people experience at least one episode of lower back pain by their teenage years?  Research indicates that these episodes, could be caused by improper use of backpacks. In fact a recent survey found that  89 percent of chiropractors surveyed responded that they have seen patients (ages […]

BACK PAIN 101

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  • On July 15, 2010
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Mississauga Chiropractor, Dr. Nekessa Remy is the expert on back pain!!! I recently read in an article that eight out of ten Canadians will experience back pain at one point in their lifetime. Up to 50% of this population will have more than one episode! Did you know that low back pain is second only […]

How to increase your Running Performance

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  • On June 25, 2010
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On Monday June 28, 2010, Dr. Remy will be speaking at the Mississauga Sheridan Mall Running room. Topics to be discussed include, common running injuries and their prevention and core stability for the runner. Please join us at 7pm!

Welcome to The Chiropractic Office Blog!!!!

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  • On May 29, 2010
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The Chiropractic Office has recently opened in Mississauga, Ontario and as the owner and clinic chiropractor, my goal with this blog is to keep you up to date on current research regarding chiropractic care, rehabilitation and healthy living. As a chiropractor, I pride myself on being an evidence-based practionner. What does that mean? It means […]

Orthotics 101

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  • On May 28, 2010
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People punish their feet daily by wearing ill-fitting shoes or by walking around on feet that do not function properly. In fact, 75% of North Americans will experience foot health issues of varying degrees, at some point in their lives. Educate yourself and start improving the health of your feet today! What are orthotics? Orthotics […]

Healing at the Speed of Light?

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  • On May 28, 2010
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Laser Therapy is on its way to becoming the future of medicine. Currently laser therapy is being used for vision corrections and anti aging procedures. In the rehabilitation field, low level lasers or cold lasers, as they are sometimes referred to, are being used for wound healing, inflammation reduction and pain relief. As a chiropractor […]