Pandemic Living – How To Get More From Life At Home
Modern Mississauga

The pandemic has impacted everyone. Working from home, higher stress levels, changes in family dynamics, have only added to the complexity of COVID-19. This places an even higher priority on the importance of practicing daily habits that promote your health and well-being.

As Mississauga’s leading health and wellness clinic, High Point Wellness Centre (HPWC) is committed to working with you to care for, educate, and inspire their patients in their journey towards optimal health. With nearly 50 years of serving the community, they offer clinical services in chiropractic, physiotherapy, massage therapy, naturopathic medicine, nutrition, fitness, and virtual ergonomic assessments.

April 15, 2021
People-centeredness championed by the Ontario Chiropractic Association
World Federation of Chiropractic Quarterly World Report

At OCA people-centred care, as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), begins with our Partnership4BetterHealth online patient and family advisory community. Thanks to the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) for featuring the Partnership in its April 2021 publication.

April 1, 2021
From bed to laptop to couch: How to help your body survive working from home
CBC News (Hamilton)

For much of the past year, many of us have been in a constant rotation between our beds, our makeshift workspaces, and our couches; and some of us are working right from the bed or couch. It may seem cozy in the moment, but it’s doing a number on our bodies, say some experts.

“Most people who are working from home are finding any flat surface they can put their computer on and working,” says chiropractor Dr. Ashor Sworesho, of Hamilton Chiropractic and Wellness. “Sometimes it’s their own laps, and the worst is the people who are in bed with their laptop on their chest and working away.”

Dr. Sworesho says he and his colleagues at the clinic have seen an increase in patients with upper back, mid-back and neck pain issues.

March 15, 2021
Some Bradford residents opt for in-home workouts throughout pandemic
Bradford Today

Now almost a year into the pandemic, some Bradford residents have frozen or cancelled their unused gym memberships and have invested in fitness equipment to keep fit at home.

Dr. Leeann Ng, owner of Be Well Chiropractic Clinic in Bradford has been doing her workouts at home. Dr. Ng has been an active member of the Bradford West Gwillimbury Leisure Centre for years. In order to maintain the level of exertion needed to perform her duties as a chiropractor, Ng must be in top physical shape, she says. Since the lockdowns, she has had to find alternate resources to retain her muscle mass.

Dr. Ng plans on requesting a refund for her gym membership, as she hasn’t been to the leisure centre in almost a year.

March 3, 2021
Canada’s Binstock elected to the international federation Athletes’ Commission
International Sports News

Dr. Josh Binstock, OCA member and two-time beach volleyball Olympian (2012, 2016) has been elected to the FIVB Athletes’ Commission. Dr. Binstock was among the five members selected by more than 400 eligible voters from all over the world. “I am incredibly grateful and honoured to be elected for the FIVB Athletes’ Commission and bring Canadian representation to the council,” said Binstock, now a practicing chiropractor in Toronto.

“I plan to promote the values of volleyball and beach volleyball as a clean and fair sport. … As a Doctor of Chiropractic, I will also be focused on studying proposals for the athletes’ post-career opportunities since I believe engaging the FIVB athletes in the decision-making process through athlete consultation is paramount to a successful future and global growth of volleyball, all while keeping their health and safety at the forefront.”

February 8, 2021
How to fix your posture: Expert tips on creating a healthier workspace
Global News

As Canadians continue to work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, creating a healthy workstation has become imperative. Chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Nekessa Remy, who is based in Mississauga, shares some tips on how you can improve your posture and create a better workspace. Dr. Remy provides advice on how to avoid eye fatigue, neck strain and headaches when working from home.

January 26, 2021
Pillows, posture and pain.
CHCH

Chiropractor and OCA member, Dr. Nekessa Remy,  provides advice on buying a pillow to help aching backs and other body parts.

January 19, 2021
Ontario chiropractors supported by provincial association during Covid-19 pandemic
World Federation of Chiropractic Quarterly World Report

This World Federation of Chiropractic’s (WFC) Quarterly World Report features stories from around the world, including what we did to support our members during the COVID-19 pandemic’s early months (on pg. 64).

This feature highlights our efforts through the eyes of Linda Baldasio, our Member Support Lead.

January 7, 2021
Dickson’s epic moustache raises $4,000 for Movember
Tillsonburg News

Dr. Mark Dickson’s Movember moustache this year was truly epic. Epic enough to win second overall in the 2020 Global Movember Awards, ‘The Epic One’ category. Mark first joined the Movember cause (ca.movember.com) in 2015, raising awareness and funds for men’s health, which includes prostate cancer research, testicular cancer research and suicide prevention. This year he raised $4,000, bringing his six-year total to $13,928. It was the most he raised in a single year, topping $2,500 from 2019 and just over $3,000 in 2018.

December 7, 2020
Neck and back hurting? Try these stretches to sooth aches and pains
Global News

Chiropractor and OCA Member Dr. Nekkesa Remy joins The Morning Show with simple stretches to combat muscle pain during winter months.

December 2, 2020
‘A blessing to be able to help out at this time’: Orillia chiropractor
Simcoe County News

Dr. Kevin Matheson and his wife Lee Anne couldn’t have imagined that they would be marking the 10th anniversary of their Orillia chiropractic practice in the midst of a global pandemic. And yet, there is nothing the couple would rather be doing than helping work out their clients’ tensions at Matheson Chiropractic Clinic during this difficult moment in our collective history. “It’s a blessing to be able to help out at this time,” Matheson told Simcoe.com.

November 24, 2020
How to Keep Moving When Working From Home
SOOTODAY

With many employees still working from home due to COVID-19, it’s important to keep your back health in mind while sitting in one place for extended periods of time. Chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Ted Luck has some tips to share with those working remotely, and how it can actually be beneficial. “Personally, I think the current reality of people working from home can provide some excellent benefits especially when it comes to your spine and all the sitting we do now, especially at work,” Dr. Luck said.

October 30, 2020
Working from home? Here’s how to avoid the negative side effects
CTVNews (Kitchener)

Bad posture, back pain and sitting too long are just a few side effects of working from home. With many offices closing because of COVID-19 restrictions, more people are working in settings that are not as ergonomically correct, causing people to suffer from pain. “From spending more time in their home offices versus their regular workplace, they are getting more chronic postural issues,” explained chiropractor and OCA member Jason Price.

October 27, 2020
Running Drills to Improve Speed and Power
Running News

OCA member Dr. Kris Sheppard, owner of The Runner’s Academy in Toronto, which specializes in helping runners move well, shows four drills that only add about five minutes to your warm up and make a world of difference in your performance.

October 23, 2020
Choosing the right shoes online
CHCH Hamilton

Chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Nekessa Remy joined CHCH to talk about at-home workouts and buying the right running shoes online.

September 30, 2020
A chiropractor’s stretching circuit to complete every morning
Cityline

Want to ward off the effects of sitting all day? Chiropractor and OCA member Stacy Irvine has the simple stretches that will bring relief to your back!

September 29, 2020
Back-to-school tips to help improve physical health
EPIC GENERATION TV

Back-to-school tips to help improve physical health

As part of its back-to-school episode, EPIC Generation TV – an educational program that aims to help kids (ages seven to thirteen) become empowered, positive, inspirational and creative – reached out to the OCA for posture tips and advice for kids as they prepare to return back to the classroom.

Dr. Patrick Welsh, a sports specialist chiropractor at High Point Wellness Centre shares a few of his back-to-school tips for kids to help improve physical health, and a challenge to make homework and studying easier.

September 16, 2020
How to find the most comfortable backpack for back to school
Global News

Chiropractor Nekessa Remy, a member of the OCA, joins The Morning Show to share tips on which back to school backpacks to buy in order to avoid muscle aches and make sitting all day comfortable.

September 2, 2020
10 Stretches That Can Help Strengthen Your Back
MSN Canada (Best Health)
August 31, 2020
Docs Groups Say ’No’ to First-Line Opioids for Sprains and Pains
Physicians Weekly | Doctors Post

Article discusses guideline from the American College of Physicians (ACP) and American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) that states opioids should not be a first-line treatment option for non-low back, musculoskeletal injuries. It includes findings from opioid-use review by John J. Riva, DC, MSc, of McMaster University in Hamilton, an OCA member.

August 18, 2020
Orillia girl, 12, to undergo surgery in Germany for scoliosis
Orillia Matters

In June, the Orillia girl was diagnosed with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. The journey to finding out what was wrong began in the winter when Sienna was taking swimming lessons. Her grandmother noticed one of Sienna’s shoulders was slightly more elevated than the other. A chiropractor asked Sienna to bend over and touch her toes, and that’s when the curving in her spine became immediately noticeable.

August 18, 2020
What’s the most common cause of back and neck pain during warm weather season? Well according to the Ontario chiropractic Association, it’s gardening.
Zoomer Radio (7:27:54)
August 12, 2020
Working from home can be a pain in the neck, chiropractor warns
Barrie Today | Collingwood Today | Newmarket Today

Dr. Leah Lawson, chiropractor at Bayside Wellness in Collingwood and Vitality Health in Barrie, speaks about how improper at-home workstations can cause neck and back pain

August 11, 2020
Tips for buying running shoes online
Global News (online)

Chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Nekessa Remy shares her tips on how to find the best running shoes online to fit your foot type and shoe size.

July 23, 2020
COVID-19 brings new challenges for health care workers
CTV News Toronto

CTV News health journalist Paulina Chan speaks with Monica Huci, an operating room nurse at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, and Dr. Amy Brown, and Ontario chiropractor, on the health-related challenges health care workers are experiencing in the face of COVID-19.

July 20, 2020
Adjusting to the new normal in Burlington
CHCH TV - Morning Live

Dr. Maja Edgar, from Edgar Family Chiropractic, discusses how her clinic is adapting to the ‘new normal.’

July 15, 2020
‘Working out the kinks’: Wasaga chiropractors adjust as they reopen during COVID-19 pandemic
Simcoe.com

While chiropractors and massage therapists have been given the green light to reopen, it’s not business as usual.

June 12, 2020
Kingston chiropractors reopen, adapt to new measures amid COVID-19
Global News

As of June 1, several regulated health professionals in Ontario are now allowed to open their doors again amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Dentists, optometrists, psychologists, dietitians and denturists are just some of the professions on the province’s reopening list as it moves forward with easing restrictions.

June 2, 2020
Healthcare providers get the go-ahead to book non-emergency appointments
CTV News - Kitchener

Caroline Brereton, CEO, Ontario Chiropractic Association, discusses steps chiropractors are taking so they can return to practice and keep their patients, staff and colleagues safe.

May 27, 2020
Mental Health Consequences of COVID-19 with Dr. Luigi (Lou) Nalli
Pinpoint Health Show | Global New 640 Radio

Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, Michael Tibollo, joins Dr. Luigi Nalli, DC, on his PinPoint Health Show to speak about the potential mental health consequences of COVID-19.

April 25, 2020
Hamilton chiropractor interviewed about CERB and her clinic during COVID-19
CBC News

CBC journalist Rosemary Barton spoke with Dr. Marissa Verdone, a chiropractor based in Hamilton and sole proprietor, who recently applied for the CERB. Dr. Verdone shared her experiences with the application process and how COVID-19 has affected her professionally.

April 6, 2020
Chiropractic Emergency and Acute Care Amid COVID-19
Global 640 AM News Interview with Kelly Cutrara and Dr. Luigi (Lou) Nalli

Interview Transcript

April 2, 2020
Animal chiropractic becoming more common place with Canadian pet owners
CTV Northern Ontario
January 21, 2020
What you need to know before taking your kid to a chiropractor
Today's Parent
November 5, 2019
Chiropractic care for back pain tied to lower odds of opioid use
National Post
October 24, 2019
Pilot project connects people on Ontario Works with chiropractic care
The Record
March 27, 2019
Cambridge’s Langs health centre helps launch chiropractic care in back-to-work program
Cambridge Times
March 26, 2019
Despite the tired narratives, chiropractic is backed by evidence
Globe and Mail
February 16, 2019
What to understand about chronic pain
Globe and Mail
November 27, 2018
Collaborative care helps stem the tide of Canada’s opioid crisis
Globe and Mail
November 13, 2018
Aging: how to stay active when it hurts to do so
Globe and Mail
October 30, 2018
Mind and body: The link between chronic pain and mental health
Globe and Mail
October 30, 2018
Getting back to work and back to your life
Globe and Mail
October 17, 2018
Chiropractors team up with community health centres to care for those in need
Globe and Mail
October 16, 2018
The Pain Problem
Globe and Mail
October 11, 2018
Impact of diabetes: What you didn’t know
Globe and Mail
October 4, 2018
CEO sees chiropractors as key to solving opioid crisis
Globe and Mail
September 27, 2018
“It’s like a winter wonderland”: Snow storm hits Windsor
CBC Windsor
December 13, 2017
Snow shovelling 101: What you need to know
Global News
December 12, 2017
Report urges Canada to seek opioid alternatives to cut down on addiction
The Globe and Mail
November 14, 2017
Back pain project wins award
The Belleville Intelligencer
November 14, 2017
5 great tips to fight text neck
Mississauga News
September 17, 2017
How “weekend warriors” can avoid common summer sports injuries
CBC News
July 4, 2017
How to treat chronic pain without turning to opioids
The Globe and Mail
July 4, 2017
Sore back? 5 tips to help you enjoy a pain-free summer of gardening
Chatelaine
June 26, 2017
Avoiding back and neck pain while gardening
Rogers Daytime TV
May 23, 2017
Preventing some of those gardening aches
Toronto Sun
May 20, 2017
Baby Got Back: Why babies bring the (back) pain and what you can do to stop it
City Parent
April 1, 2017
Treating Back Pain While Pregnant
CTV Toronto
January 16, 2017
Woman of Steele: Tennis elbow, runner’s knee… now… text neck
Windsor Star
October 10, 2016
Constant use of smart phone causes neck pain, Ontario chiropractors warn consumers
Mississauga News
October 2, 2016
Injuries from mobile-device overuse ‘debilitating’
Radio Canada International
September 30, 2016
Staring at mobile phones strains necks, chiropractors warn
CBC News
September 28, 2016
Ten ways to reduce injuries from excessive smartphone use
The Globe and Mail
September 26, 2016
Avid runner Meghan Young describes 5 simple stretches for runners in this video collaboration with the OCA.
www.MeghanYoung.ca
August 11, 2016
Dr. Katherine Tibor is featured in this article on how to avoid injury while gardening.
Toronto Star
July 9, 2016
Neuromuscular warm-ups for kids with Dr. Stacy Irvine
Breakfast Television
June 24, 2016
Are flip flops bad for your feet? Here’s what happens when you wear the flimsy sandal
Global News
June 11, 2016
Dr. Krista Revenberg discusses how to avoid injury while gardening
Afternoon Drive - CBC Radio Windsor
June 8, 2016
Back pain myths debunked with Dr. Stacy Irvine
Breakfast Television
June 8, 2016
Dr. Stacy Irvine on seniors health and mobility
Breakfast Television
May 24, 2016
On Purses, Backaches And Heavy Lifting! Giveaway
How to Survive Life in the Suburbs
May 13, 2016
Stretches and Exercises for Knitting Pain & Strains
Knitted Bliss
May 11, 2016
Dr. Stacy Irvine talks about concussions and the importance of baseline testing
Breakfast Television
March 9, 2016