I am often surprised at patients surprise when they see or hear of me adjusting infants and babies. Chiropractic care is for CHILDREN!!! Research and clinical experience support chiropractic care for common pediatric conditions such as colic, bed-wetting, ear infections, scoliosis, and common childhood injuries. Chiropractic has been known to be 90% effective at treating infantile colic. Specific spinal adjustments gently realign the baby’s vertebrae to allow the nervous system to be balanced. The same technique is also effective… Read more
The body is a complex myriad of structures and systems that work synergistically to allow function and movement, and ultimately allows us to do the activities that we love. Everything in our bodies is interconnected – including the musculoskeletal (MSK) and related neurological systems that are comprised of bones, muscles, joints, nerves, and connective tissue.
The MSK system works to give humans the ability to move and provides form, support and stability. This system truly plays a pivotal role in everything that we do! However, our day-to-day decisions, such as deciding to exercise and practice good posture, can have an important impact on the MSK system’s ability to function as it should.
One of the key components of a healthy MSK system is movement. In fact, exercise has been shown to have a positive effect on pain perception as well as function in people suffering from chronic pain. Moderate exercise has also been related to the prevention of MSK conditions and related risk factors like obesity. Generally, if one or more elements of our MSK system are dysfunctional, we may be more susceptible to cumulative stress, fatigue, injury and pain… Read more
Becoming a parent brings joy like no other, but it also brings a host of new challenges that test the most patient and nurturing among us. It’s no secret that childbirth and the general sleep deprivation that typically accompanies caring for a baby have a profound impact on the body. In fact, musculoskeletal (MSK) complaints like back, neck and shoulder injuries are common among new parents, in part due to extra physical demands on the body. If you’re currently pregnant and experiencing back pain, consider chiropractic care to help manage symptoms and improve function so that you are ready for your new arrival. Once you bring your baby home, consider the following tips, as well as talking to your chiropractor to ensure that you stay healthy, mobile and pain free throughout this huge life transition.
Mindfulness; it’s become a popular topic for mental health and well-being, but what does it actually mean, and where does it come from?
Mindfulness, a form of meditation, has its roots in Buddhism. It is one group of many meditation techniques that originated in Eastern religious or spiritual traditions. Today, it is often practised to help with stress reduction.
Most commonly, mindfulness meditation is used to help modify a person’s response to stress. A growing body of research shows that the practice is effective in reducing stress and improving mood, and may even help to improve cognition in older adults. It has also been shown to improve anxiety, sleep disturbances, stress, and chronic pain.
There are a few other reasons why mindfulness meditation is gaining in popularity: it involves low physical and emotional risk, is easy to implement, is not expensive, and it has the potential to empower people to be more actively engaged in their mental health. Read more
It’s become increasingly common in Spain workplaces to spend more time sitting in front of a computer, including eating lunches at our desks. Let’s give to our bodies a much needed break from being sedentary!
Here are a few ideas to help you “sneak-in” a little more movement into your day:
Walk on your break. If you’re going to get a coffee or grab lunch, make a walk out of it. If you’d rather not spend money on takeout coffee, bring a travel mug to work so you can take your office coffee out for an afternoon stroll.
Choose face-to-face. An easy way to sneak-in a few extra steps is to go visit your coworkers for a chat instead of emailing them. Not only does this get you moving, it makes you more social.