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

Headaches? 3 Questions You Must Ask Yourself

2020-12-08T13:30:58-05:00

There’s no two ways about it – headaches suck. I meet a variety of headache sufferers in my practice. For some, when a headache or migraine strikes, life comes to a complete HALT and they run for cover in a dark room. For others, they may notice a dull headache that lasts up to ten days or more, which they manage with over-the-counter pain meds. Neither is to be scoffed at. If you’ve ever struggled with this problem, here are three questions you must ask yourself first: 1. Are You Hydrated Enough? One of the simplest causes of headaches is dehydration. [...]

Headaches? 3 Questions You Must Ask Yourself2020-12-08T13:30:58-05:00

3 Simple Tips For Dealing With Neck Pain

2021-06-25T02:40:43-04:00

With many folks working from home (and often with a makeshift home office setup) I have seen more neck and upper back pain complaints this year than in previous years. When you add the healthy dose of underlying stress we’ve all been dealt, it’s not hard to see why there are some tight neck muscles out there! Here are three keys to dealing with a – literal – pain in the neck: Stretch often. Frequent stretch breaks are the name of the game here.  Hit pause at regular intervals (every 30 to 60 minutes or so) to change positions and stop [...]

3 Simple Tips For Dealing With Neck Pain2021-06-25T02:40:43-04:00

Try This Simple Rule For Better Sleep

2020-10-13T16:09:46-04:00

Perhaps the #2 complaint I hear – from new patients anyway – is “I don’t have enough energy”. (COVID work-from-home scenarios have increased spine & body pain complaints up to #1) Well, it might not surprise you to know that the foundation for energy is none other than consistently getting a better quality of sleep. And while some people claim they’re good with six hours or so, research would suggest otherwise. According to most studies on cognition, 7-8 hours is mandatory. Researchers have also found that the effect of not enough sleep builds up! This is true even if subjects don’t [...]

Try This Simple Rule For Better Sleep2020-10-13T16:09:46-04:00

Meet The Accustim: A New Tool For “Wow” Adjustments

2020-09-22T13:19:37-04:00

Say hello to my little friend! (I couldn’t resist the reference!) The Accustim is a new adjusting tool I’ve recently added to my toolbox. I’ve already received MANY positive comments on its results and two patients have coined it the “woodpecker”. 😊 What’s it all about? Glad you asked. This simple device uses a series of tiny thrusts to help us chiropractors produce “wow” adjustments and potentially huge improvements in range of motion. And since it feels almost somewhat like a massage, it’s perfect for patients who find traditional adjustments too forceful…it jives with my “gentle” approach…AND it allows me to easily modulate [...]

Meet The Accustim: A New Tool For “Wow” Adjustments2020-09-22T13:19:37-04:00

7 Reasons Why People In Pain Need Movement

2020-08-25T21:39:17-04:00

Straight to it, here they are: Strength Strong muscles act as a support structure.  One common example is how strengthening your core can help with low back pain.  When your core functions as it should, it can “prop up” and take stress away from a sore low back. Note, the “core” is much broader than some people realize, it’s as high as your pectorals and shoulders, and as low as your gluteus and hamstring muscles. Natural pain relief Exercise has a proven pain-inhibiting effect.  One way it does this is by releasing “feel-good” brain chemicals (e.g. endorphins) that dim pain signals. [...]

7 Reasons Why People In Pain Need Movement2020-08-25T21:39:17-04:00

The Amazing Health Secret That Works Better Than Any Drug

2020-07-14T18:06:51-04:00

Last week we covered a few easy-to-do health tips you can use as soon as today to take back control of your immune system. This week, I want to share with you what is likely the simplest and most powerful health idea ever conceived.   Yet, it takes just 30 minutes a day, is easy to do, and there almost isn’t anything in existence that rivals its impact. What is this “magic” fix? None other than a DAILY 30-minute walk. Here is just the SHORT list of the proven benefits of a daily 30-minute walk (kudos to my colleague Dr. James Chestnut for [...]

The Amazing Health Secret That Works Better Than Any Drug2020-07-14T18:06:51-04:00

Top 4 Biggest Pain Myths

2020-06-17T15:01:01-04:00

Today I’m laying down a trail of bread crumbs that, if you follow it, might just lead you (or anyone you care about) to be pain-free, or far closer to it. So without further suspense, here are my Top 4 Biggest Pain MYTHS: “It’s better just to lie in bed.” It’s a common misbelief that the answer to pain is simply to rest it.  This one’s been debunked for a while actually - research shows that most painful conditions need some sort of movement in order to heal.  Movement helps blood flow, preserves muscle strength, and prevents fear that inhibits recovery. What type [...]

Top 4 Biggest Pain Myths2020-06-17T15:01:01-04:00

Why I Chose My Primary Adjusting Technique

2020-06-09T14:26:13-04:00

Here’s a little back story on how I came to do adjustments the Dr. Josh signature way: My preferred method is known as the Thompson Drop-Table Technique. Basically, while the patient is lying face down, the cushions on the table drop slightly when a thrust is applied to the spine.  I find subluxations, weak/stress points, distressed areas, and where to adjust you by checking (and comparing) leg length. I’ve honed this technique for the better part of my career.  More recently though, I’ve reintroduced a few spare techniques and tools when we aren’t achieving the best results – and it may involve a [...]

Why I Chose My Primary Adjusting Technique2020-06-09T14:26:13-04:00

The Heart Health Secret Discovered Almost By Accident

2020-02-11T13:17:51-05:00

February is Heart Month. As a chiropractor, I feel a special connection to the cause of heart health.  Let me explain: more than a hundred years ago one of the pioneers of chiropractic, D.D. Palmer had come across a patient with heart troubles that weren’t getting better.  When he examined his spine he noticed a displaced vertebrae pressing against the nerves connected to the heart. And when he adjusted it, the man instantly felt better. This was one of the first cases of a chiropractic adjustment.  From there, the science of chiropractic was developed. In the mid 90’s, Dr.'s Jarmel and [...]

The Heart Health Secret Discovered Almost By Accident2020-02-11T13:17:51-05:00

5 Reasons To Take A Break From Alcohol

2020-02-04T13:26:08-05:00

“Good actions give strength to ourselves, and inspire good actions in others.” -- Samuel Smiles   You may not know this. But many people are participating in a campaign called Dry Feb this month. Check it out here: https://www.dryfeb.ca/about The short version is you agree to give up alcohol for the month of February to help raise funds for cancer research.  What a great idea.  Do something for your health and contribute to a cause while you’re at it! It’s win-win. Any type or amount of alcohol increases your cancer risk. According to the website, in 2017, an estimated 8,000 cancers [...]

5 Reasons To Take A Break From Alcohol2020-02-04T13:26:08-05:00
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