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 [...]

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 [...]

Benefits of Going to a Chiropractor

Benefits of Going to a Chiropractor Living with pain is tough. On some days, you feel like you’re in control and can handle whatever your body throws your way. Then some days all you want to do is stay in bed. You may try to alleviate these issues with medications, but these can have undesirable side effects. In an attempt to get your life back, you look for any answers. Maybe you thought about seeing a chiropractor before, but were unsure of how it could benefit you. The benefits of going to a chiropractor can help you more than you might [...]

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