5 tips to reduce low back pain while cycling

Cycling is a great exercise and activity. It can be fun yet challenging and it has many health benefits. Some of the benefits of cycling include: Aerobic workout which helps increase cardiovascular fitness Helps build muscles and increase bone mass/density Non impact sport - puts less pressure on joints Helps with weight loss Can [...]

5 Tips to make shovelling snow safer and to avoid injuries

During the winter months, shovelling snow is a common contributor to injuries such as low back pain. In most cases, snow falls unexpectedly depending on where you live, and shovelling is something that must be done without delay. The movements involved with shovelling are repetitive and can cause excessive wear and tear. Therefore, it [...]

By | February 9th, 2017|Acute Injury, Back Pain, Healthy back, Healthy Living, Low back pain, Maintenance, MSK conditions, MSK injuries, Neck Pain, Pain, Pain management, Shovelling injury, Shovelling snow, Shovelling tips, Wellness|Comments Off on 5 Tips to make shovelling snow safer and to avoid injuries

Do chiropractors just treat the back and the neck?

N O Chiropractors are extensively trained and are experts in assessing, diagnosing, and treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions and their neurological sequalae. These conditions are not just limited to the neck and the back. In fact, they can treat any joint system and the conditions associated with that area. Chiropractors [...]

Common tennis injuries – Effective treatments

Tennis is one of the top 5 most played sports in the world. It’s a complex physical sport requiring upper and lower body movement mechanics combined with great hand-eye coordination, agility, speed, endurance, flexibility, muscle conditioning, coordination, balance, quick decision making, and mental strategy. Because of its complexity and popularity, the number of injuries [...]

Are you a weekend warrior or a professional athlete? A simple formula for success

There is no doubt that staying active and exercising is good for you. There is overwhelming evidence that engaging in any sport or activity and exercising regularly has many physical, psychological, and emotional benefits. Some of these benefits are listed below: Increase strength, flexibility, endurance Increase bone, joint, and muscle health Decrease fatigue Improve cardiovascular [...]

2015 Pan Am Games – My experience as a treating chiropractic doctor

The journey begins: I had the privilege of being part of the spectacular 2015 Toronto PanAm games as a treating chiropractor. I was selected though an extensive selection process to be a part of the medical team treating athletes alongside other doctors and medical practitioners. The position was completely volunteer based, as was the case [...]

By | September 24th, 2015|Active Release Technique - ART, Acute Injury, Chiropractic & Sports Medicine, Chiropractic care, Exercises & Stretches, REHAB, Sports, Sports Injuries, Sports medicine, Sports rehab, Volunteering & Community Involvements|Comments Off on 2015 Pan Am Games – My experience as a treating chiropractic doctor

The Shoulder (Part I): Common injuries, signs & symptoms, treatments

The shoulder joint, perhaps the most complicated joint in the body and one of the most commonly injured joints, is made from the articulation of three bones: the humerus (arm bone), the clavicle (collarbone), and scapula (shoulder blade). The joint is a ball-and-socket joint and its anatomical design makes it the most movable joint [...]

ICE Therapy vs. HEAT Therapy – When do you use ice vs heat during an injury?

Every day in my practice, I come across people who ask me about the difference between heat and ice therapy. Many people are not well-informed about the proper application of ice and heat therapy especially when it comes to the timing, duration, and frequency. First, I will go over the different phases of tissue [...]

By | January 5th, 2013|Acute Injury, Chiropractic & Sports Medicine, Chronic Injuries, Heat Therapy, Ice Therapy, REHAB, Sports, Sports Injuries, Sports medicine, Sports rehab|Comments Off on ICE Therapy vs. HEAT Therapy – When do you use ice vs heat during an injury?