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Pain-Free Workouts with Dr. Nekessa Remy

2024-06-19T14:42:38-04:00

Sometimes the most difficult part of a new workout or crossfit regime is getting started. Not only do you need the willpower to commit to frequent and consistent workouts, but you also have to worry about the consequences of doing something wrong. Are these weights too heavy? Am I holding them correctly? How can I get the most out of my workouts without injuring myself? Dr. Nekessa Remy found herself in a similar situation when she [...]

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A Comprehensive Approach to Managing Persistent Headaches and Migraine

2024-06-11T15:38:39-04:00

Headaches and migraine are painful and can affect your everyday activities. No matter where you’re at in life, they can appear seemingly out of nowhere or, in some cases, result from known factors like your family history or an injury. Unfortunately, headaches can also severely impair your ability to focus and function in day-to-day life, with factors such as light and sound making environments unbearable. The good news is that head-related pain is manageable and [...]

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Prevent Falls at Home

2023-02-15T19:06:56-05:00

As we grow older, our risk of falling increases and so does the risk of serious injury from a fall. Most trips, slips, and falls happen in and around the home. Here are some simple things you can do to reduce your risk and help prevent falls at home. To view/download our one-pager on how to prevent falls in your bathroom and kitchen (PDF format) click /tap the thumbnail above. The Bathroom Use [...]

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Loosen Up In Your Golden Years

2023-02-15T19:09:01-05:00

Loosen Up In Your Golden Years Over the years, you can develop habitual ways of using your muscles to move and position yourself. Poor posture and reduced range of motion may be the result of limited stretching, reduced activity levels or improper body alignment. With age, your muscles naturally tighten which can lead to poor posture and back pain. So, if you’re an older adult, it has never been more important to incorporate stretching and [...]

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The Power of Exercise to Help Manage Osteoporosis

2023-02-15T19:12:57-05:00

Aging, obesity and chronic health conditions, among other things, can lead to limited mobility and strength. And these issues can in turn contribute to spine, muscle and joint problems. As we age, our bones decline in density, starting at age 30. And if bone mass gets dangerously low, it’s called osteoporosis. Physical exercise, particularly if it’s weight-bearing, can help you better manage osteoporosis, including its side effects. “The higher you get your bone mass up [...]

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The Pain Problem: Spine, Muscle and Joint Pain

2024-03-14T16:52:54-04:00

Canadians Are No Strangers to Pain According to the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) 2017 report, All Pain, No Gain: Shining a Light on Canada’s Back Pain and Opioid Crisis, almost 90 per cent of Canadians have experienced muscle and/or joint pain in the last year, the most common being back pain and headache. Pain affects the way people work, play and generally live. And a person’s spine, muscles, joints and related nervous system supports every [...]

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Breast Cancer and Chiropractic Care

2023-02-15T19:14:39-05:00

When you have breast cancer, your treatments, such as radiation, surgery and chemotherapy, are physically hard on you. Receiving a cancer diagnosis and managing it is also emotionally stressful. This stress puts even more tension on your body. Odd as it may sound, breast cancer and chiropractic care can go together. While a chiropractor can’t treat cancer, the Canadian Cancer Society advises that chiropractic care may help people living with it cope with some types [...]

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Best Tips for Home Office Ergonomics and Hazards to Avoid

2024-06-19T18:24:36-04:00

COVID-19 led to a drastic shift in the way we work with companies and organizations across the globe adopting flexible hours, providing more options to work from home, and in some cases going fully remote. This has ultimately created a “new normal” where people can now expect to work from home more than they ever did before – and this is not easy for everyone. “Some people may not have access or ability to set [...]

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Support for Ontario Nurses to Help Prevent Back Pain and Injury

2024-06-19T18:52:30-04:00

Across the globe, COVID-19 put frontline health-care workers at the centre of response and care around the clock. These included nurses who have been particularly impacted by the pandemic by working longer hours and being deployed to different units where they may not have previous experience. As result of being in a new environment and working under strenuous conditions, nurses are one population at risk for increased musculoskeletal pain that could cause pain and injury [...]

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