Benefits of Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation

Low back pain is one of the most common reasons for seeking medical care. People often go straight to their GPs who can only offer “traditional therapies” such as medications to stop the pain or suggest expensive surgeries. Basically, spinal manipulation offers an alternative treatment for patients with back, neck, shoulder and even head pain. So why then is there this controversy underlying the administration of chiropractic spinal manipulations? Well, people fall into two categories: those who swear by it and those who are more skeptical and believe it’s ineffective and dangerous. While there has been a lot of successful clinical [...]

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How to Achieve and Maintain Scapular Stability

What is Scapular Stability? Scapular Stability refers to the ability of the shoulder blade (scapula) to maintain its position and movement during shoulder movements. The scapula is a crucial component of shoulder function as it serves as the anchor point for many of the muscles that control movement and stability in the shoulder joint. The muscles surrounding the scapula which include the rhomboids, serratus anterior, and trapezius, work together to maintain scapular stability.  It is important to maintain proper shoulder mechanics, to prevent injuries and improve performance in physical activities. Scapular dysfunction is one of the many issues that can lead [...]

The VOMS?

Did you know CT scans are not the best or the only way to diagnose a concussion? Most functional brain injuries from a concussion do not show anything significant with brain imaging technologies such as CT scans. So how do we test for signs and symptoms of concussions? Experts have developed a screening tool called VOMS to do exactly that.  What is The VOMS? Well, for one, it stands for Vestibular Ocular Motor Screen. It is a screening tool used by trained healthcare professionals to determine the extent of a patient's concussion symptoms after a head injury.  The VOMS is made [...]

Fueling Your Workout: Basics of Pre-workout Nutrition

Fueling Your Workout: Basics of Pre-workout Nutrition Ever been in the middle of an intense training session and all of a sudden hit a wall like BAM! Or maybe you have this sudden onset of not so pleasant digestive symptoms? To be honest, we’ve all been there at least once in our training lives. This can be a reflection of what you put into your body prior to training. Yes, that cheese and egg sandwich you scarfed down on route to the gym, or that heavy dinner you had “to give you energy” before an evening session are doing more harm [...]

What You Need to Know About Sciatica

What is Sciatica and What Causes Sciatic Pain? Sciatica is a symptom of a number of different conditions. Despite what you may think, it is actually not its own condition. Sciatic pain typically occurs when the sciatic nerve becomes compressed or irritated. Compression of the sciatic nerve can be caused by a number of things, including herniated discs, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, and more. The sciatic nerves, being the longest nerves in the human body, runs from the lower back through the buttocks and down the back of each leg. The pain is usually characterized by a shooting or burning [...]

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