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 [...]
Now that you’re a new mom, you may have more important things to worry about than your newfound backache but ignoring it will make your mommy duties harder. The already demanding tasks of bending, carrying and feeding are even more challenging when back ache holds you back. While carrying your bundle of joy for nine months, your abdominal muscles have stretched to make room for delivery. This is a common cause of back pain in [...]
Now that your little one is born, you’re learning what putting baby first means to your body. While that’s normal, taking care of your health is equally important.
Carrying a heavy load that is unevenly or improperly distributed can result in poor posture and even distort your spinal column. This impact can throw your spine out of alignment, causing muscle strain, headaches, back, neck, arm pain, and even nerve damage. Prevention is key - Teach your child how to properly use their backpacks and help them avoid an injury. Choose the right backpack Go for lightweight vinyl or canvas material. Pick a pack [...]
Click/tap the download button below for a fun two-page PDF activity sheet to help kids learn how to pack it light and wear it right. To find a chiropractor near you, use the chiropractor locator on our website. In Ontario, you can visit a chiropractor without a referral from a doctor, nurse practitioner or other health care professional. If you already have a chiropractor and/or another health care professional, join our Partnership4BetterHealth online patient advisory community. Then, you [...]