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Mind and Body: The link between chronic pain and mental health

2021-06-28T17:39:36-04:00

As an advocate for improved pain management in Canada, Lynn Cooper advises patients to access a multidisciplinary team of health practitioners. It’s an approach she also takes to help manage the physical and emotional challenges of her own chronic pain. You likely know that many people deal with chronic pain or mental illness. But you may not know how often the two go together. If you have chronic pain, it impacts your mood and can [...]

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Dance Health: Better Knee and Ankle Alignment to Prevent Injuries

2022-04-01T23:23:06-04:00

Better Knee and Ankle Alignment to Prevent Dance Injuries A dancer's jumps, turns, and forward pushing movement all begin with a bent knee. Dr. Blessyl Buan, an Ontario chiropractor, dance artist and movement specialist, says "a key way to prevent dance injuries is to ensure you understand your joint positioning during these transitional movements. This positioning includes controlling your knee and ankle alignment to prevent injuries." Training in Parallel with Balls You can train in [...]

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Dance Health: Protecting Your Ankles and Knees in a Turnout

2022-04-01T23:22:54-04:00

Protecting Your Ankles and Knees in a Dance Turnout Turnout is the position dancers often take, where their hips are externally rotated, like first position in ballet.  Often dancers will use their feet to cheat this movement in order to create the desired shape on the floor. This cheat is called “cranking turnout.” Using floor sliders Dr. Blessyl Buan, an Ontario chiropractor, dance artist and movement specialist, recommends a healthier pattern. She recommends dancers use [...]

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Sweet Dreams

2021-01-11T16:28:41-05:00

Lack of sleep is no joke and getting a good night’s rest is important. We spend about one third of our lives sleeping, so getting the most out of it is important. Preventing stress or worries that keep you up at night may be difficult, but a few simple lifestyle and nutritional changes can help you wake up feeling refreshed. For a good night’s rest  When choosing a mattress, look for one that is comfortably [...]

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Pack it Light, Wear it Right: Luggage

2021-01-11T16:41:45-05:00

Your flights, hotels and activities are booked, and your bags are read to be packed. As you begin grabbing your trip essentials, remember to pick, pack and lift your luggage properly to ensure a safe and relaxing trip. Here are some tip on how to prepare your luggage for your trip: Choosing Luggage Look for sturdy, light, high-quality and transportable pieces. Avoid purchasing luggage that is already too heavy when empty. Choose a bag with [...]

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Pack it Light, Wear it Right: Handbags

2021-06-28T04:07:23-04:00

While worrying about the stresses of your daily schedule, back, neck or shoulder pain is the last thing you need. Whether it’s a fashionable new purse or a briefcase bursting with documents, knowing how to choose, pack and lift your bag can prevent them from becoming a pain in the back. Common-sense tips to help spare your back: Choosing a Handbag/Shoulder Bag Whether your bag is a purse or home to your laptop, choose one [...]

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Your daily routine can be a pain

2021-06-28T02:27:54-04:00

We live in a world where we’re constantly in a hurry, juggling multiple tasks and carrying our belongings with us everywhere. And this can have serious consequences on your back health. In fact, back pain sends more patients to doctors than any condition other than the common cold.1 Here are some common activities that negatively impact back health and how you can fix them. Commuting Just like sitting at your desk, hunching over your steering [...]

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Five Ways to Avoid Backache while with Your Newborn

2021-06-28T00:18:13-04:00

You were up all night. Your baby is crying. The telephone is ringing and the kettle is boiling. For most parents, this is a daily scenario. Parents are also continually faced with strenuous physical demands, such as lifting, feeding, comforting and chasing after children. As a parent, you may be lifting a seven to ten-pound baby 50 times a day. By 12 months, your baby weighs approximately 17 pounds, and at two years, that child [...]

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Living with Arthritis: How Chiropractic Care Helps Alleviate Arthritis Symptoms

2021-01-11T16:25:28-05:00

Arthritis affects about one in five Canadians or more than six million people. Many people living with this condition say they need help to complete daily tasks because arthritis limits their abilities. With symptoms like stiffness and often painful inflammation, arthritis limits your mobility and how well you can move your joints. Chiropractic care helps alleviate arthritis symptoms, so you can move through your day with less pain. Although symptoms are more likely to show [...]

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