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RUNNING ANALYSIS IN DOWNTOWN TORONTO Whether you are just getting into running or someone who has been racing for years, your running mechanics is something that everyone can improve. Having someone assess your running biomechanics, and then guide you through the process of re-training your running gait, has the potential to reduce running related injuries, improve running performance and running economy, and optimize running kinematic variables. At Back In Balance Clinic, we can do a running gait analysis, conveniently in downtown Toronto, to help you with your running goals. Due to the highly repetitive nature of running, most running related injuries [...]

By |2022-01-17T21:02:57+00:00January 17, 2022|Alternative Medicine Toronto Blog|0 Comments

The Backpack Guide

The Backpack Guide: What to look for and how to wear them! Back to school season is upon us, and you might be in the search for a new backpack for yourself or for your children. We would like to share this Backpack Guide to help you make better choices for backpacks to help keep your spine and joints healthy and pain-free. Backpack Guide: Backpacks are great if used correctly Backpacks are a practical way for students to carry books and supplies.  They are designed to redistribute load through some of the bigger and stronger muscles of the body. But, more [...]

How to Reduce Pain at Work

We get this question often: How do I reduce pain at work? Most people spend their workday sitting at their desk all day. Unfortunately, this sedentary lifestyle is not good for the back. This is why a whopping 85% of working Canadians can expect some form of back pain during their lifetime. Even worse, once the pain starts, it can make it difficult to concentrate on the task at hand. The good news is that by learning to listen to your body and by paying attention to you your posture, you can easily prevent back pain, and many more serious elements, [...]

By |2022-04-11T17:24:24+00:00January 15, 2019|Alternative Medicine Toronto Blog|0 Comments

4 Ways to Strengthen Your Back

Many underestimate how essential back muscles are for basic everyday movement. As part of the core of the body’s muscular system, your back muscles are literally involved in every move that you make. They help bear the stress of standing and walking upright, as well as turning, bending, and twisting your body. Back muscles are also key players when it comes to protecting the spine. This means that maintaining a strong and healthy back is essential in preventing serious injury. If you suffer from back pain, there’s a good chance that your back muscles are imbalanced. Strengthening your muscles will help to [...]

3 Signs that You Need More than Yoga to Cure Back Pain

Signs that You Need More than Yoga to Cure Back Pain It is important to pay attention to signs that you need more than yoga to cure back pain. There are a number of ways for someone dealing with recurring back pain to treat themselves. A daily regimen of focused stretching and exercise is probably the most common self-care treatment. Performing daily back stretches is a convenient way to ease muscular tension, which often forms in the lower back, shoulders, and neck region. A popular self-care treatment is yoga. Yoga is a full-body stretching exercise that promotes muscle relaxation and gives [...]

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