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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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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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CCGI Low Back Pain Exercise Video

2021-01-11T16:21:48-05:00

CCGI Evidence-based Low Back Pain Exercises This video provides preliminary exercises and introduces you to the low back pain video series. This series is designed to help reduce your pain and improve your spine, muscle and joint strength, flexibility and other functions.  This series is based on recommendations from the Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Low Back Pain. It is produced by the Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative (CCGI). Low Back Pain Videos in [...]

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Yoga Exercises for Back Pain

2022-06-16T13:34:07-04:00

Chiropractors encourage patients to take an active role in their care. Yoga, among chiropractic and other therapies, is a great tool for low back pain. The practice of yoga is known to have several health benefits, including improved posture, strength, and increased range of motion. However, to fully benefit from yoga, it is helpful to learn some basic yoga exercises. Irina Andreea is a trainer and yoga teacher from Toronto. In this video, you will [...]

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