There’s no better time to get a chiropractic adjustment than during pregnancy. Chiropractic care is a natural, gentle and non-invasive way to support a woman’s body in multiple ways. 4 ways that chiropractic can help women throughout their pregnancy and labor Improved nervous system function Optimized pelvis mechanics/alignment Helps set up the structure for an easier labor Relief of discomfort Pregnancy is no easy task! As the baby grows, the mother’s body must change with it; their center of mass shifts anteriorly, the lower back curve increases and the round ligament becomes stretched and tight. These changes cause instability in the [...]
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How is chiropractic different than physiotherapy or osteopathic manipulations? This is a frequently Googled question that I wanted to address. First, these fields can all be very complimentary. Second, chiropractic could be the missing part of the puzzle for you! So why are chiropractic, physiotherapy, and osteopathy different fields? Let’s define these, as manual practitioners certainly have some similarities and overlap in what they practice. Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs) offer a wide spectrum of care, looking at the body on a cellular level. In some places, DOs may be considered primary care physicians. Osteopathic manipulation is a hands-on treatment, which [...]
If you’re like me and you love a lifestyle of wellness, you have various health goals. Is your brain health at the top of the list? That may seem like a silly question; of course, we know the brain is important! While we can survive having an appendix or gallbladder removed, or even have a heart or lung transplant, our brain remains absolutely essential. However, we may be spending more time caring for and maintaining the parts of our body that call for attention urgently, rather than focusing on what is overall vital to our existence. For example, we brush our [...]
You stand up, rubbing your lower back, leaning back slightly trying to stretch it. But the ache of lower back pain continues throughout your day and into the night. An estimated 4%-25% of adults worldwide suffer from chronic low back pain. Understanding the possible causes can help you take steps to find relief naturally. Causes of Lower Back Pain: A variety of elements may come together, increasing the likelihood of discomfort in the lower back. Your genetics could be a factor, combined with posture and trauma. As you can see in the list below, your career can also be a factor [...]
Headaches are a part of life for far too many people. Headaches may keep us from doing our jobs or doing them effectively. They may hinder our relationships as our emotional fuse shortens with this discomfort. They may also slow us down from being active and reaching other health goals. So WHY do people get headaches, and what can we do about them when we want to live a vibrant, natural life? (There are many more possible causes and triggers, but let’s focus on these six.) Common Causes & Triggers of Headaches Chemical - You may have heard someone say that [...]
During the winter, it’s all too easy to settle into a more sedentary lifestyle. As a Toronto chiropractor, I want to give you some tips and encouragement. Let’s talk about simple ways to stay active and counteract busy school or work schedules or extreme weather. Get Moving It doesn’t have to be a complicated workout, but get your body moving often. Staying active during this season has multiple benefits: Improves mood with endorphins Improves or maintains flexibility Improves heart health Increases or maintains muscle strength Stimulates brain function Movement is vital for us physically and mentally! “90% of the stimulation [...]
Our minds and bodies affect each other in a beautiful cycle that sometimes gets unbalanced. Chiropractic care and other natural self-care can positively affect both mental and physical health at the same time. As life gets busy with activities and holidays, we want to take a moment to remind you to take care of yourself, and share practical tips on how you can do that! Parasympathetic State and Mental Health Your autonomic nervous system has a big effect on your mental health. It has two main responses, sympathetic and parasympathetic. Let me explain why that’s important. The parasympathetic response is also [...]
Time and Repetition can build us up or tear us down! We can let repeated stressors, postures and movements wear down our bodies. OR... We can harness the power of Time and Repetition with positive action, like getting adjusted regularly, eating well daily, practicing self-care and exercising/moving often. Let’s dig into some frequently asked questions about chiropractic care and how this regular wellness care can serve you and your family! Can I get results from one adjustment? If we had a magic adjustment, there’d be a line down the street of folks coming to get it! Some people do feel an [...]
As an avid runner and Chiropractor in Toronto, I am constantly observing the human form, mechanically and neurologically. I watch runners, I know my body, and I choose to empower myself and others to have the best potential in their running careers. I encounter many people who have balance and tension issues in their bodies. Imbalances deriving from minor and major physical disturbances from the past (sports injuries, the bumps and tumbles of childhood, adolescent or teenage surgeries etc…), and moderate to severe levels of tension deriving from emotional or biochemical trauma buildup (negative life events, the overwhelming stress of school, jobs, careers; excess levels of medications, both over-the-counter and prescription strength, [...]
What is Chiropractic? Chiropractic is based on four basic principles: The body is a self-healing and self-regulating organism The nervous system is the master control system of the body. Nervous system interference caused by misalignment of the spine (subluxation) can result in malfunction in the body and possible symptoms like pain. Removal of subluxations by the Chiropractic adjustment allows the body to heal, control, regulate and function optimally. How does Chiropractic work? Chiropractic works by locating vertebral subluxations or misalignments through a comprehensive examination and deducing the gentlest way to correct those subluxations using the Chiropractic Adjustment. This correction ultimately restores [...]