3 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 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. Another popular self-care treatment is yoga, a full-body stretching exercise that promotes muscle relaxation and gives the spine some added support.   Yoga is an excellent practice to for keeping a healthy back. In a lot of cases where the back pain is not severe or recurring, a regular [...]

By |2018-11-27T17:57:00+00:00November 1, 2018|Alternative Medicine Toronto Blog|0 Comments

Back to School: 5 simple ways to take care of yourself

September can be a lovely time of year, the days feel cooler and the leaves start to change. As we begin to settle down after the festivities of summer, we are looking to get back into a solid routine. September can also be a hectic time of year as we prepare for the chaos that is the school year. Whether you are struggling to get your children ready every morning, or fighting for a spot in the perfect university course, I think everyone feels the shift in lifestyle once school arrives. Here are a few tips to keep your diet, physical [...]

By |2017-09-22T22:46:12+00:00September 22, 2017|Downtown Toronto Chiropractor Blog|0 Comments

Plantar Fascitis

Plantar fascitis is a common condition that causes pain on the bottom of the foot. The plantar fascia is a fibrous band that extends from the heel of the foot to the toes and is responsible for supporting the arch of the foot. The most common symptom is pain in the foot, usually at the inside border of the heel, and is felt usually in the morning as the first steps are taken to get out out bed. The condition usually improves with rest. However, excessive tension on the plantar fascia can lead to chronic irritation, and eventually traction (heel) spurs [...]

By |2017-02-23T21:43:48+00:00June 6, 2016|Downtown Toronto Chiropractor Blog|0 Comments

3 Steps to Choosing the Perfect Pillow

3 Steps for Choosing the Perfect Pillow The right pillow can start your day off right by allowing you to get a good night’s sleep. We’ve all woken up with a ‘kink’ in the neck that really gets us off to a bad start. The wrong pillow can also worsen headaches, shoulder and arm numbness, and negatively impact quality of sleep. But what pillow is right for you? Read on to find out how to choose a pillow that will provide ultimate comfort and ensure you’ll wake up feeling refreshed and ready for your day. Step 1: Determine Your Sleep Position [...]

By |2017-02-23T17:26:50+00:00November 25, 2015|Downtown Toronto Chiropractor Blog|0 Comments

Stretching and Your Health

Stretching: things to consider for your health and wellness 1) What are some health benefits of stretching? - Improved muscle tone - stretching can help relieve symptoms of muscle tightness. For example tightness in the neck that occurs after a long day working at the computer can be relieved. - Improved mobility - stretching can help increase the range of motion of your body and can help increase flexibility. Adequate range of motion and flexibility is needed to perform a variety of every day tasks, from getting dressed, driving your car or bicycle, or reaching for something on a high shelf - Improved posture - Poor posture results from [...]

By |2017-02-23T21:48:45+00:00September 11, 2015|Downtown Toronto Chiropractor Blog|0 Comments
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