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Prevent Falls at Home

2021-11-20T15:39:04-05:00

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

2022-06-09T10:24:04-04:00

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

2021-01-11T16:24:17-05:00

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

2021-01-11T16:22:42-05:00

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

2022-10-19T14:58:37-04:00

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

2021-06-29T15:16:12-04:00

Best Tips for Home Office Ergonomics and Hazards to Avoid COVID-19 has led to a drastic shift in the way we work. Companies and organizations across the globe are 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 [...]

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Support for Ontario nurses to help prevent back pain and injury

2021-06-29T15:18:32-04:00

Support for Ontario nurses to help prevent back pain and injury Across the globe, COVID-19 has put frontline health-care workers at the centre of response and care around the clock. These include 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 [...]

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Top tips for exercising safely outside and at home

2021-06-29T15:17:18-04:00

Top tips for exercising safely outside and at home For over a year, COVID-19 has continued to force fitness centres and studios to be shut down across the province, leaving people to find alternative ways to stay active. With the warmer months around the corner, many are already or will be taking advantage of the outdoors to practice yoga, run, cycle, weight lift, and perform other exercises to stay mentally and physically fit. [...]

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Aging: How to stay active when it hurts to do so

2021-06-28T17:39:50-04:00

To help manage osteoarthritis pain, Tom Kellar and Colleen Fraser stay active while aging, including taking regular walks near their Sudbury home. Tom Kellar and his wife, Colleen Fraser, from Sudbury, Ontario, have always tried to stay active while aging by going to the gym, walking, or hitting the trails on snowshoes or skis during the winter. But in recent years, the pain made exercise a challenge for both of them. For Kellar, the pain [...]

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