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How many people really listen to what their body is telling them? Since no part of the body is immune to stress, it can affect the entire body, taking a heavy toll on the nervous and digestive systems. If you don’t want stress to become part of your norm, here’s what to look for... Learn More
About 80% of the population will experience back pain at some point in their lives. But how can you tell if it is serious or not? Most low back strain and sprain injuries will resolve themselves with a little help within a week or so. To determine if your injury is more serious, look for the following symptoms: pain in other body areas, numbness, and loss of strength or co-ordination are all signs to seek professional help sooner rather than later. Try these tips to help yourself recover. Learn More
Kids and backpacks just seem to go together. Whether you are heading out on holiday with the kids or sending them off to school, chances are they’ll be packing a backpack. You have your own load too, whether it’s a fashionable new purse or a suitcase packed to bursting. Knowing how to choose, pack and lift backpacks, shoulder bags and luggage can prevent them from becoming a pain in the back. Learn More
Stress can get the best of us for many reasons whether it’s positive stress such as starting a new job or negative stress such as moving a household. Stressful situations often lead to changes in sleep, exercise and dietary habits all of which affect your health. But there are easy things you can do to take some of the stress out of any situation. Learn More
How do you find time for fitness when so many things are competing for your attention? It’s a common problem. The good news is that as little as 15 minutes a day can start a fitness habit – and deliver health benefits! Learn More
Questions & Answers
“When should I consider chiropractic care?”
If you experience pain that lasts more than a few days, consult a chiropractor for an assessment. A chiropractor will recommend a course of treatment specific to you which may include spinal adjustments, joint mobilization, muscle release techniques, muscle stimulation or therapeutic exercises. Most people respond well to treatment and get back to their regular activities faster than waiting it out. To find a chiropractor near you, visit Locate a Chiropractor on the Canadian Chiropractic Association website.