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, [...]
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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 [...]
If you’d like to know a simple way to self-check your hip, knee, ankle, and arch stability…and strengthen supporting muscles in just minutes a day…then today’s article will show you how. In fact, if you did little else than master this simple move, it could go a long way toward lessening any aches and pains you may be feeling in your lower body. It’s not foam rolling or stretching, it’s more activation-based, & it touches almost every important muscle for mobility and strength from your hips on down. What is this “magic” exercise? None other than the Single Leg Squat. See, [...]
In the “react and respond” health environment we live in, more people are becoming proactive (vs. reactive) about wellness. They’re turning to chiropractic, meditation, nutrition, yoga and exercise to improve their health. Why are they making this shift? Because they intuitively know wellness is more than the absence of disease. Wellness is an expression of your highest potential as a human being. When you’re at your peak mentally, physically, chemically and spiritually, the possibilities are endless! Wellness is more than just reacting to problems and illness. It’s about "right and wrong." Rather than focus on what’s ‘wrong’ with you or what [...]
As we (hopefully) turn the corner toward spring, more and more folks will be gearing up to shed those unwanted winter quarantine pounds. So I challenged a personal trainer friend of mine and asked him: “If you had just a few minutes to transform someone’s fitness forever, and you could never speak to that person again, what advice would you give them?” Here’s the 4 gems he answered with: 1. Try not to do too much too soon. Waiting rooms are full of weekend warriors who injured themselves or fizzled out by going hard when their bodies simply weren’t ready. Sometimes [...]
If you find yourself getting even the teensiest bit antsy (over VERY antsy) because you're stuck working at home, here are a few simple ways to shake things up. I’ve taken some tips I heard about from a productivity coach and spiced them up by adding my own chiropractic spin to them. And a quick reminder that we’ll be closed for the “original” March Break (15th-19th). My wife and I intend to take full advantage of daycare and school to daytrip for some tranquil hikes outside the city! Without further preamble, here they are: 1. Change how you write your to-do [...]
Allow me tell you a quick personal story. On Valentine’s Sunday, my son Hayden made a trip to the hospital for a few chin stitches, after a run-in with a pole during tobogganing. Now don’t worry – Hayden is ok, and enjoying the return to school almost as much as his exhausted parents! Aside from a big band-aid altering his jaw opening “comfort”, he was himself again just a few hours later. (Kids bounce back so fast, don’t they?) But when the dust finally settled after our hectic day, my chiropractor’s brain finished connecting a few dots…and it prompted this note. [...]
With many folks more sedentary these days (and working in ad hoc home office setups), low back pain complaints are all too common.To make matters worse, our first instinct is often to do nothing, and rest. While this may make sense in acute cases or during flare-ups, avoiding exercise can lead to a cycle of weaker muscles and MORE pain in the long run.Here, then, are 4 gentle full-body moves you can do to lessen the pain over time (Note: If you can’t quite picture how any of the above exercises go, each exercise is linked to a YouTube search for [...]
If you’d like to know some simple ways you can have more energy as soon as today, then you’ll want to pay close attention to this list. The following 7 habits are part of the M.O. of almost all the world’s most high-energy people. And, since I’m on this same quest to reduce parental fatigue, I thought it was worth sharing! Enjoy! 1. Go to sleep earlier. Sleep is one of the founding pillars of health. Few things will do more for your energy, mood, and mindset than improving the amount of quality zzz’s you get each night. Try my 30 [...]
You may have once heard of an adventurer called Dr. Livingstone. While in Africa, he was dragged away from his camp in the jaws of a lion and lived to tell the tale. It was strange. Once in the grip of the lion's teeth, he felt a bizarre sense of euphoria, and went completely limp. It was as though he'd given up the fight and resigned himself to his fate. But he never gave up his desire to live. Sure enough, Dr. Livingstone survived his close encounter with the King of the jungle. Today, we are living in the jaws of a [...]