Toronto Chiropractor: 738 Spadina Ave, Ste. 206, Toronto, ON, M5S 2J8416.967.4466

Toronto Chiropractor: 738 Spadina Ave, Ste. 206

Toronto, ON, M5S 2J8

416.967.4466

How is Chiropractic Different from Osteopathy and Physiotherapy?

2022-04-01T14:26:01-04:00

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 [...]

How is Chiropractic Different from Osteopathy and Physiotherapy?2022-04-01T14:26:01-04:00

4 Gentle Exercises For Low Back Pain

2021-02-09T19:59:53-05:00

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 [...]

4 Gentle Exercises For Low Back Pain2021-02-09T19:59:53-05:00

Why Runners Should Get Stronger

2020-06-23T17:30:26-04:00

I haven’t done a running theme for a while.  Even if you’re not a runner, read on, you may still gain some health knowledge. Chances are you know I love to run.  And while I haven’t been consistently running, it’s a work in progress, as Hayden can’t get enough of it these days, and he’s a great motivator!  And since it seems the lockdown has pushed many more into our ranks, I thought it was time to show a little love to the runners. So for your viewing pleasure today, here is why I strongly feel runners should get stronger (let’s [...]

Why Runners Should Get Stronger2020-06-23T17:30:26-04:00

Stretches That Cause Injuries

2019-12-23T09:21:35-05:00

Here’s a conversation that comes up often when I’m working with patients. When should you stretch, and when should you strengthen? Let’s back up a second. Why should you want better mobility at all? If you have faulty biomechanics (which could also be described as poor movement) you’re fighting against yourself any time you try do any activity. This can mean you’re tense in some muscles, weak in others. Either way, you wind up spending more energy than you should. Fluidity (or ease of movement) makes everything you do easier. And helps prevent injuries. That’s why working on your mobility and [...]

Stretches That Cause Injuries2019-12-23T09:21:35-05:00

3 Biggest Running Mistakes

2019-10-16T12:59:59-04:00

Today’s content is a must-read.  (If not, well, there’s still value in the principles) For me, running is a passion (I sadly can’t remember if I’ve spoken about this passion of mine).  I’m an accomplished half-marathoner at my peak and the main intent of my recent fitness “reboot” has been to go for more runs.  I love the ease of just stepping out the door, it’s literally a no-brainer so long as I’m dressed properly. One caveat: running can be a negative stress on your body as well as all of the positive benefits it procures. Here, for your viewing pleasure, [...]

3 Biggest Running Mistakes2019-10-16T12:59:59-04:00

Why is your Achilles Causing You Pain?

2019-01-12T20:36:02-05:00

Are you suffering from pain in your Achilles? This could be because you engage in physical activities like sports or physical labor in your line of work that requires repetitive motion in the ankle. Repetitive motions could be endurance activities like running or biking in which you are overusing the Achilles tendon, jumping in Volleyball or Basketball, and even occupations that require constant standing; ladies, too much time in 2.5 inch or more heeled shoes can be a culprit as well. Understanding the Achilles Your Achilles tendon is found in the calf area (lower leg) made up of two muscles called [...]

Why is your Achilles Causing You Pain?2019-01-12T20:36:02-05:00

Injury Prevention Guidelines for Runners

2018-11-12T22:18:44-05:00

Some Background After 3 half-marathons in the span of 1.5 years (2006-2007), I felt accomplished.  I had a great running partner, we pushed each other, and it was fun!  Circumstances led to a friendship ending and I was left without the same motivation to run consistently. Fast forward almost 3 years, and I was in search of an anchor/some help to keep up the runs that I always enjoyed, but found difficult to progress with.  Insert medieval trumpet announcement here - through some friendly conversations The Running Room (High Park) presented itself! I ran IN clinics for a few years before being [...]

Injury Prevention Guidelines for Runners2018-11-12T22:18:44-05:00

Create a Stronger Back for Better Healing

2018-11-05T14:28:32-05:00

Have you ever felt like you couldn’t get through a day without experiencing some lower back pain? This is a common problem in America with millions of people suffering from the same pains. With so many of these people visiting their physician to correct the problem, it’s often discovered that leading a sedentary life is the root cause. While this is not always the case and sometimes the pain varies from one patient to another, a sedentary lifestyle that incorporated unexpected activity or improper back use will very likely harm the lower back. Instead, you can use these tips to strength [...]

Create a Stronger Back for Better Healing2018-11-05T14:28:32-05:00

Is Tech Neck Avoidable in Today’s World?

2018-11-03T14:33:51-04:00

Did you know, the average American spends more than 9 hours a day staring at some type of screen? It could be a smartphone, TV or computer, but most Americans are spending more than a normal full-time shift at work staring at a screen. Even young children don't avoid this as they spend at least two hours staring at screens and that number only increased as they get older. How Screen Staring Impacts Your Spine As you're staring down at your phone, tablet or computer, you are putting more weight on the cervical spine. The average human head weighs 12 pounds. [...]

Is Tech Neck Avoidable in Today’s World?2018-11-03T14:33:51-04:00

Chiropractic can help relieve your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

2016-03-16T20:54:00-04:00

Carpal tunnel syndrome is an overuse disorder that is most commonly diagnosed in middle-aged women.  It is characterized by inflammation and irritation of the median nerve at the wrist. Therefore, causing debilitating pain and numbness in the hand and fingers. Murphy and colleagues (2014) reported a case study on the chiropractic care of an American 57 year old woman experiencing pain and discomfort for 8 and 10 months on the left and right hand, respectively. She was unable to work because her hands were not capable of using a mouse and keyboard. The patient had not received medical intervention prior to [...]

Chiropractic can help relieve your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome2016-03-16T20:54:00-04:00
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