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Why Your Posture Matters (& how to improve it)

2022-10-07T11:31:01-04:00

Posture and Spinal Health Imagine this: It’s been a long day of work and you’ve been hunched over, staring at a computer for hours. After sitting at a desk all day (for years!) you find that you have a sore back and neck.  Over time, you find that not only does the discomfort stay with you, but other issues have crept in to lower your quality of life. This is because posture is important in maintaining your muscular system, nervous system, and overall spinal health!  Poor posture puts the body in abnormal positions that the body has to hold by compensating. [...]

Why Your Posture Matters (& how to improve it)2022-10-07T11:31:01-04:00

Are Standing Desks A Good Idea?

2020-05-26T14:07:23-04:00

My email a while back about neck pain from working at home turned out to be prophetic. Last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that members of The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) have been flooded by calls from patients hit with neck or back pain since working remotely. Since this is an obvious problem right now… I thought it would be good to “unpack” the idea of a standing desk a bit more. Sitting for long periods has proven to be very detrimental to your health. Not only can it be the culprit for weight gain, chronic pain, indigestion, fatigue, and even cancer, but [...]

Are Standing Desks A Good Idea?2020-05-26T14:07:23-04:00

How To Prevent Neck Or Back Pain From A Poor Home Work Setup

2020-04-28T14:00:32-04:00

Several of my patients/subscribers have replied in recent weeks with familiar complaints like: *Migraines that prevent sleep (Likely sourced from neck and shoulder tension from the home work environment.) *Upper back tension or distress from a coffee table “desk” – (KJ, this one’s for you!) *Hip pain from sitting more and moving less (6’ tall Ed told me he was spending lots of desk time, mixed with playtime with his 18-ish month old on the floor, with only weekend walk times – ouch) Well, the people have spoken. :-) If you’re one of many who have been forced to adapt to [...]

How To Prevent Neck Or Back Pain From A Poor Home Work Setup2020-04-28T14:00:32-04:00

New Study: The True Power Of Exercise

2020-04-07T13:06:54-04:00

I hope you’re managing – I’m just about to head to the clinic for Tuesday’s emergency /acute care adjustment hours, and wanted to share this. A new study out of The University Of Sydney is proving the effects of exercise on metabolism might be even more profound than we thought. The researchers set out to turn down the “noise” of hard-to-control factors like age, gender, work environment, diet, and stress. So what they did is examine the metabolic profiles of 52 healthy young men who’d just joined the Australian military.  They were tested before and after 80 days of “basic training”.  The soldiers [...]

New Study: The True Power Of Exercise2020-04-07T13:06:54-04:00

Prevent “Tech Neck” With This Simple Exercise

2019-12-03T14:00:10-05:00

“Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” - Edward Smith-Stanley Hi all, Today I’ve got another great resource for you. A big shout out goes out to my patient Jackie for sharing this site with me: www.nutritiousmovement.com Its creator, Katy Bowman, is a biomechanist and best-selling author. Here’s a quote from her I found interesting: ==== “I propose that movement, like food, is not optional; that ailments you may be experiencing are simply (and complexly) symptoms of movement hunger in response to a movement diet that is dangerously [...]

Prevent “Tech Neck” With This Simple Exercise2019-12-03T14:00:10-05:00

Try This Little-Known Harvey Specter Success Secret

2019-11-26T13:48:37-05:00

Let me share something personal. One of my favourite shows is Suits. I just love all the witty back and forth, the intense personal and courtroom drama, and well…I’ve got two words for you…Harvey Specter. I admit: I’m a fan. As a chiropractor, one of the things I appreciate about Gabriel Macht (the actor who plays Harvey) is how well he portrays the character’s posture and body language. If you haven’t seen the show, Harvey is a high-powered corporate attorney, known as “New York’s best closer”.  And from the moment he enters a scene, you don’t have a shred of doubt [...]

Try This Little-Known Harvey Specter Success Secret2019-11-26T13:48:37-05:00

Prevent Slips And Falls This Winter

2019-11-19T14:14:35-05:00

In my last blog post I highlighted some of the lovely benefits of chiropractic for seniors. Building on that theme, I’d like to send a big shout out to my patient Sonya who shared with me a resource I didn’t previously know about.  It’s a website that’s crucial for seniors but relevant to everyone, as slips and falls can happen at any age. The website is called Rate My Treads. Check it out here: http://www.ratemytreads.com/ Its stated goal is to help you “test” your winter footwear. (And prevent slips so you stay safe on the streets.) From the website: ==== “Slips [...]

Prevent Slips And Falls This Winter2019-11-19T14:14:35-05:00

83-Yr-Old Gets Her Groove Back

2019-11-11T13:38:30-05:00

Meet my patient Doreen. We started working together when she was 82, after we met at a retired persons association meeting where I’d given a talk. Like most people her age, she had several health concerns.  But with regular adjustments she soon found herself with an extra spring in her step.  Most notably, the stiff neck she’d suffered with for years had regained almost full range of motion. Watch this brief video to hear Doreen tell the story in her own words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edQX7zo7frw&feature=youtu.be Here’s what I love about this… Her body, at her age, still has the power to heal! Over [...]

83-Yr-Old Gets Her Groove Back2019-11-11T13:38:30-05:00

How would YOU help these people?

2019-11-05T12:37:39-05:00

Take a minute and look at the picture below.                 Now let me ask you a question: How would you help these people? The man covering his ears probably can’t hear that well, would you give him a hearing aid? Should the woman in the middle get glasses? What about the man on the right?  A microphone?  Maybe some meds? What drugs would you prescribe for these folks to help them hear, see and speak? You’re right. These are ridiculous suggestions to fix obvious problems. If they’d just remove the interference (i.e. their hands [...]

How would YOU help these people?2019-11-05T12:37:39-05:00

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
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