LIFTING RIGHT – 10 tips to lift properly and avoid disc herniation

What are the causes and symptoms of disc herniation? A disc herniation can put pressure and irritate the nearby nerves that originate from the spinal cord and exit the spine Symptoms can include neck pain or low back pain with pain referring down the arm or leg (depending on the location of the disc [...]

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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 [...]

15 Professional tips for a healthier body behind a desk

Sitting behind a work station and desk has become a modern 21st century problem in western societies responsible for many of the commonly seen issues at the chiropractic and family doctors' offices. Sitting all day long might seem harmless without any real negative consequences on the body, especially with all the fancy modern expensive chairs [...]

CHIROPRACTIC & PREGNANCY (Part II): “Help my sore back, I’m pregnant!” – Does evidence-based chiropractic therapy help with pregnancy pain?

Having treated many pregnant patients in my clinic in North Vancouver, I see firsthand the amount of pain and discomfort many pregnant women endure. It is not hard to imagine the amount of stress a women's body goes through during the 9 months of pregnancy. These changes place tremendous loads on the body. Hence, pregnant [...]

By | July 30th, 2014|Active Release Technique - ART, Back Pain, CHIROPRACTIC & PREGNANCY, Chiropractic care, Chronic Injuries, Exercises & Stretches, Graston soft tissue Technique, Joint manipulation, Kinesio Taping, Neck Pain, Postural syndrome|Comments Off on CHIROPRACTIC & PREGNANCY (Part II): “Help my sore back, I’m pregnant!” – Does evidence-based chiropractic therapy help with pregnancy pain?

CHIROPRACTIC & PREGNANCY (Part I): Post-Pregnancy Issues – “What a pain in the neck!”

Pregnancy puts an enormous physiological demand on the female body. The body goes through so many sudden changes that can put a lot of stress on certain parts of it more than the others. In addition, these changes are so rapid that the body does not have adequate time to adapt properly. As a result, [...]

By | February 2nd, 2013|Active Release Technique - ART, Back Pain, CHIROPRACTIC & PREGNANCY, Chiropractic care, Exercises & Stretches, Kinesio Taping, Neck Pain|Comments Off on CHIROPRACTIC & PREGNANCY (Part I): Post-Pregnancy Issues – “What a pain in the neck!”

Postural Syndrome – A Modern Biomechanical Phenomenon

How does poor posture lead to neck pain and low back pain? One of the most common causes of neck pain and low back pain has to do with poor posture. Because the majority of conditions in the neck and low back fall under the category of chronic repetitive overuse injuries, having a poor posture [...]

By | May 1st, 2012|Active Release Technique - ART, Back Pain, Chiropractic care, Exercises & Stretches, Lower X-Syndrome, Neck Pain, Upper X-Syndrome|Comments Off on Postural Syndrome – A Modern Biomechanical Phenomenon