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Chiropractic for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Originally posted by the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors The expression “lending a hand,” has come to mean offering great assistance. We use this expression because we realize how important our hands are in our day-to-day activities. Those who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) understand the key role our hands play better than […]

Chiropractic is Excellent for Stress Relief

Stress knows no season. Although the holidays are well known for being a stressful time of year, modern society delivers plenty of hassle and frustration each and every month. With both work and family issues coming at you every day, it’s very easy to become overwhelmed. Unfortunately, prolonged stress has a profoundly negative impact on […]

Text Neck – A Problem of Our Modern Times

Sometimes it seems that new technology always comes with new problems. The mobile phone and other handheld devices have brought a host of repetitive use and strain injuries with them. Chief among these is text neck, a painful condition caused by flexing your neck at a downward angle for long periods of times.   Causes […]

Chiropractic Neck Pain Treatment

Lower back pain is more common than neck pain, but there are still millions who suffer from neck pain at one time or another. Many times there is no identifiable reason for the neck pain, but it is usually related to something general, like a muscle strain or sprained tendons or ligaments. These types of […]

What to expect from your first chiropractic visit

Originally published: April 2016 It is common to have questions and even trepidations before your first visit to any new healthcare provider. Luckily, chiropractors know that new patients may need extra time to discuss their questions or concerns. You can play a role in your own chiropractic care before your first visit. An effective way […]

High- and low-impact activities for everyone

It is no secret that at the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) we often promote the benefits of regular physical activity as a way to stay healthy and happy. In fact, the CCA thinks it’s so important that we’ve created a free app: Straighten Up Canada! The app is currently available for download via Apple Store, Google Play and Blackberry World. […]

YOGA FOR PEOPLE WITH LOW BACK PAIN

Yoga can be an effective and gentle tool to help manage your low back pain. Its many benefits include relief from pain, stress and anxiety – it’s also fun and challenging!  Yoga can help you reduce muscle tension, increase flexibility and strength while improving your balance. Warm up before trying yoga, as you want to help your back pain, not make it worse.   Here is a list of yoga poses […]

Tidying up without the strain

Originally published: May 2015 When spring arrives, many people start to think about their long list of household chores, some of which require a great deal of bending, reaching and twisting that may increase the risk of injuries. We’ve pulled together some tips to help you stay safe while checking off your to-do lists: 1. […]

A beginner’s guide to outdoor running

Chiropractor-approved tips You’ve made the decision to take your cardio routine from the treadmill to the sidewalk – congratulations! You’re on your way to reaping some amazing benefits. If you’re feeling wary about transitioning your routine to a new location, we’ve got you covered. With a good pair of running shoes and some healthy preparation, […]

Cycling safety tips

The sun is out and the days are long, which makes it the perfect time of year to take your bike out for a spin. In Canada, we’re fortunate to have stunning bike routes from coast-to-coast, like Ontario’s Waterfront Trail, Quebec’s Route Verte, and Nova Scotia’s Cabot Trail (to name a few). But before hitting the trails, it’s important […]