How Can I Improve My Sleep?

Improve Sleep: Getting The Most Out Of A Night's Rest We can often take sleep and rest for granted. At times, everyone could do some things to improve sleep. Sleep plays a vital role in our mental and physical health and is necessary for overall well-being. Contrary to many beliefs, the body is not resting while you are sleeping. The body and brain are quite active during sleep trying to restore itself and maintain good health. Deficiencies in sleep can lead to increased risk of mental health problems, obesity, heart disease, and more. Improving sleep by getting enough sleep and quality [...]

Why Do I Need A Chiropractic Re-Evaluation?

The Re-Evaluation Appointment  What is a Re-Evaluation?  A chiropractic re-evaluation for existing patients, also known as a re-examination, is an examination to determine the progress of your condition or to assess a new concern. It includes a detailed history, physical examination including a neurological, functional, and orthopedic assessment, and a treatment if clinically indicated. The re-evaluation is 45-60 minutes in length.  What is the Purpose of a Chiropractic Re-evaluation?  The purpose of a re-evaluation is to determine if the treatment plan is meeting your goals and if progress is being made. This allows the chiropractor to make any necessary changes to [...]

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 [...]

Exercises to Help With Your Back Pain: The McGill BIG 3!

Exercises to Help With Your Back Pain: The McGill BIG 3!  Did you know that athletes still get back pain? A strong muscular back does not mean you no longer get back pain. Often training for performance can lead to an overload on your tissues, which can lead to a risk of injury. There are some key, evidence-based exercises to help with your back pain.  This is why it is important to train for back health. Whether you spend time in the gym or not. It has been shown that muscular endurance is far more important than muscular strength when preventing [...]

Office Ergonomics: A Summary of Design Considerations

I am often asked how to properly set up an office space so that it is ergonomically better. Here is a list of things to consider when setting up your office space to make the office ergonomics better. Computer workstations: The monitor & keyboard positions, lighting and seating are especially important in preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders & eye discomfort. These aspects should be taken into consideration to prevent discomfort &/or injury. - Neutral posture at the keyboard & mouse-arms comfortably at the sides, elbows approximately at 90 degrees, forearms parallel to floor, knees slightly below hips & wrists straight - Chairs [...]

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