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

6 Key Wellness Habits

2021-09-10T17:21:08-04:00

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 [...]

6 Key Wellness Habits2021-09-10T17:21:08-04:00

This Made Me Think Of You

2021-02-17T20:03:26-05:00

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. [...]

This Made Me Think Of You2021-02-17T20:03:26-05:00

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 Would A Healthy Athlete Use A Chiropractor?

2020-11-10T18:11:51-05:00

Here’s something to think about. With gym closures, so many people are becoming “road warriors” and turning to biking or running for fitness.  Injuries from these types of activities are on the rise. That said, even healthy, top-tier athletes like Tiger Woods and Tom Brady have turned to chiropractic care to give them an edge. Indeed, A study by Anthony Lauro D.C. and Brian Mouch, D.C. showed how athletic ability can be enhanced by chiropractic care. The study looked at healthy athletes who didn’t have any musculoskeletal injuries. The goal for these athletes wasn’t to diagnose disease, but to pinpoint subluxations that could [...]

Why Would A Healthy Athlete Use A Chiropractor?2020-11-10T18:11:51-05:00

Your Most Important Ritual For Working From Home

2020-09-29T15:00:45-04:00

Before we get into today’s content, a correction.In last week’s email I added an image of my new adjusting tool, the Accustim. However, depending on what email provider you’re with, this may have landed in your inbox instead as a description vs an actual image. Oops! Sorry about that. Here is, in fact, what it looks like:   I promise it’s far less intimidating than it appears. 😉  One of the takeaways of that email was how the repetitive woodpecker-like action of the Accustim helps “interrupt” and repeat the manual touch of your chiropractor so the neurologic feedback is more consistent throughout [...]

Your Most Important Ritual For Working From Home2020-09-29T15:00:45-04:00

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

How Your Core Controls Your Stress (New Study)

2020-09-09T21:40:16-04:00

I’ll dive into the results of this fascinating new study in a minute.  But first, some context: The stress response in your body is carried out by your adrenal glands.  Parked on top of the kidneys, these little guys pump out wads of adrenaline when we need it for ‘fight or flight’ – when I describe your HRV (heart rate variability) test results, this is the sympathetic (left side) dominance I refer to.  Critical in life or death situations, there isn’t much in modern life that requires it. Yet most of the time our stress responses are running in the background, keeping [...]

How Your Core Controls Your Stress (New Study)2020-09-09T21:40:16-04:00

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 Truth About Self-Compassion

2020-08-04T21:37:35-04:00

Have you ever tried telling yourself to do just five minutes on the treadmill? What almost always happens? Once you’re there…you keep going! This is partly psychological; it feels silly to get off after five minutes when you’ve already gone through the trouble of hitting the start button.  But it is also physiological; in those five minutes all of your body’s processes wake up. Your muscles and brain are almost instantly better oxygenated as your breathing and your circulation increases.  And as you persist, your movement becomes easier.  Exercise also stimulates production of BDNF, a crucial brain chemical that reshapes the synapses. In [...]

The Truth About Self-Compassion2020-08-04T21:37:35-04:00

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
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