Low Back Pain and Cycling

A key factor in preventing low back pain is to keep active (regularly raise your heart rate through exercise) and to keep flexible.  Cycling is a great choice!  Follow these tips from your Chiropractor to protect your low back while you are on the move.

Overlooked Causes of Shoulder Pain

Not All Should Pain is the Same Not all shoulder pain is a result of damage to the shoulder muscles (rotator cuff).  Quite often there is a posture issue that evolves over time and can result in improper movement of the shoulder joint leading to rotator cuff injuries. Upper cross syndrome, (shown at left) results … Read more

Preventing Knee Injuries in Young Soccer Players

The Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM) released a position statement recently recommending the FIFA 11+ Injury Prevention Program for preventing ACL injury in youth soccer players. Soccer Injuries Unwrapped Soccer is one of the top three sports contributing to injuries in Canadian youth (ages 11-18) and accounts for more than 10% of … Read more

Strengthening Your Core

Improve Your Core Strength We have been saying it for years: to strengthen your back and decrease your back pain you need to improve your core strength. According to  Dr. Perry Nickelston, if you don’t own your abdominal oblique muscles you don’t own walking, and if you don’t own walking, you don’t own movement. If … Read more

What To Do About Scar Pain

If you’ve had surgery (minor or major), and have been given the okay to start moving again, you may feel tightness, pins and needles near the scar, and sometimes muscle weakness and scar pain. Non-invasive therapy is available to help. Post-Surgery Scar Therapy Scar tissue and fascial* restrictions can be detected and broken down using … Read more

It’s Just a Headache

Ever had a headache? Most people have. In fact 45 million Americans suffer from chronic and recurrent headaches. When is a headache just that and when is it a “medical emergency”? To start, lets be clear… there is no such thing as a normal “ache in your head”. According to the National Headache Foundation there … Read more

Foot Pain: Oh My Aching Feet

Do you have sharp pain in your foot as soon as you step down getting out of bed?  Even if you have never had foot pain prior to this moment, you could be experiencing the onset of Plantar Fasciitis. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Plantar fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) involves pain and inflammation of a thick … Read more

Shoulder Pain: When Should I See a Chiropractor?

Eight out of ten Canadians will experience pain at some point in their life, and at least one third of people in Ontario will have back pain at any given time. For many people, the pain can keep them away from work, school or even their day to day activities. If back pain, shoulder pain, … Read more

What is PAIN Stopping You From Doing?

We are frequently asked, “Why would someone see a Chiropractor?” You might think the answer would be headache, migraine, back, shoulder or knee pain (and more) when in fact, people are far more specific. People often come into the office with pain that is STOPPING them from doing something they enjoy. Perhaps the knee pain … Read more

Do You Have Problems With Hip Pain at Night?

It is not uncommon to experience pain while trying to find a comfortable position to sleep in at night. Often times, hip pain can even wake you from your sleep. Hip Pain Problems in the hip area can refer pain or tenderness over the side of the hip, especially when lying on your side. Technically … Read more

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