Reprinted with permission from the Ontario Chiropractic Association. Gardening is a great way to stay active and have fun in the sun. But many people sustain injuries that could easily have been prevented with a little know-how. S-t-r-e-t-c-h before you start To plant and rake without the ache, do each of these stretches five times. Don’t [...]
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Reprinted with permission from the Ontario Chiropractic Association. Some women carry the whole world in their handbag, but a heavy bag or purse can cause pain and injury to your back, neck and shoulders. Overstuffed bags can also cause poor posture by encouraging the carrier to lean to one side. The good news is pain and [...]
Have you ever heard someone mention sciatica as a reason for why they’re feeling uncomfortable or experiencing pain? If you have; but were left with more questions than answers, you’re not alone. While sciatica is a common condition, it can be challenging to understand exactly what it means. Sherwood Park chiropractor, Dr. Shawn King breaks [...]
Reprinted with permission from the Ontario Chiropractic Association. Did you know that at least half of pregnant women experience back pain? And 10% of those report discomfort severe enough to disrupt their daily routines. The good news is that there are steps you can take to protect your back during pregnancy. What causes pregnancy-related back pain [...]
Chiropractors have a role to play in their patient’s general well being and self care. One way that chiropractors do this is through maintenance care. Most people associate a visit to the chiropractor with injuries like whiplash, thrown backs and other kinds of pain that require immediate treatment. That is only one part of a [...]
Written in partnership with The Sleep Help Institute. Age, an old injury, and a failing mattress are only a few of the many sources of sleep-disrupting pain. But no matter the cause, the result is the same: sleep deprivation. Any time you find yourself getting fewer than seven hours of sleep, your body changes the [...]
Let’s be honest; no matter what our commitments to keeping active are, the weather outside can have some powerful vetoing powers on those plans. In fact, it’s not uncommon for people to find themselves passing up their regular walk around the block in favour of avoiding cold or nasty weather. Unfortunately, trading out activity for [...]
Nothing chases the chill out of the bones and warms the heart during the winter months quite like kindness. For many people, this is the time they begin looking at ways of spreading a little cheer. At the beginning of fall, chiropractors, their clinics and their patients collected new sock donations from Lethbridge to Grand [...]
When is the last time you said, “I love my spine”? Usually, declarations of endearment like that would follow something unique, like an extraordinary feat of strength. On October 16, Canadians across the country are invited to say just that and celebrate World Spine Day by embracing the skeletal system that’s had their back throughout their lives. [...]
Across the province, clinics have opened their doors to patients, colleagues and community members alike in a shared goal: helping Albertans who are experiencing homelessness and joblessness to stay warm during the frigid winter season. How are they doing this? Through collecting warm, new socks. Socks are easy to take for granted. They are often [...]