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Chronic Pain

Chronic or persistent pain is pain that carries on for longer than 12 weeks.  The pain may feel sharp or dull, causing a burning or aching sensation in the affected area.  It may be continuous or intermittent and can come and go without any apparent reason.  It can occur in nearly any part of your…

pilates

Pilates Power!

As the new year begins many of us are thinking about new fitness regimes.  Did you know that Pilates can actually help improve your back condition and help relieve pain!  To better understand this we first need to know what Pilates is and how it works! What is Pilates? Pilates is a form of low-impact…

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Christmas facts you may or may not know!

The holidays are drawing closer, and that means it’s time to finish up your shopping and trim your tree. It’s been another long year, so you may need an extra dose of  festive spirit this season. If that’s the case, read on for five fun Christmas facts that’ll fill you—and anyone you’re chatting with—with the magic…

Avocado

‘Ave an avocado

An avocado may have a range of health benefits, including improving digestion, decreasing the risk of depression,  protecting against cancer. and may even help prevent osteoporosis. What is an avocado and where is it from? The popularity of  this fruit is down to its rich, creamy texture and mild flavour. The avocado, or Persea Americana, is…

sleep

Sleep – it’s important for your health!

Sleep is an essential function that allows your body and mind to recharge, leaving you refreshed and alert when you wake up. It also helps the body remain healthy and stave off diseases. Without enough sleep, the brain cannot function properly. This can impair your ability to concentrate, think clearly, and process memories. Most of us need…

acl

ACL – what the heck?

ACL stands for Anterior Cruciate Ligament and is one of the most common knee injuries and certainly one of the most well known. The ACL is a major ligament in the knee and connects the thighbone (femur) to the shinbone (tibia) via the knee joint and provides stability for the knee.  Lots of people think this type of…

superfoods

What makes superfoods super?

As more and more research is done on foods and the nutrients that they contain, certain foods are emerging as extraordinary sources of nutrients. These foods– some traditional, others exotic– are packed full of vitamins, minerals, and specialized nutrients with exciting health benefits. It’s becoming popular to call these – superfoods. They can potentially help…

exercises

Exercises for flexibility

Yesterday we talked about shoulder pain, but what if your shoulders are just stiff and you need to stretch them out?  Shoulder tightness is very common, affecting approximately 18 to 26% of adults.  However you can take steps to relieve the tightness in your shoulders by doing a few simple exercises. These  five lengthening and…

mood

Mood boosting foods!

Not only does a healthy diet help control your waistline, but smarter food choices may also help ward off symptoms of depression.   Since there is no single food or nutrient that can boost your mood, the best nutritional plan to prevent depression is likely to be a varied diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole…

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Warm up for winter

The winter season is fast approaching so it’s even more essential to warm up for winter. Though some places get far more snow than others, our chiropractors still have some suggestions for anyone dealing with snow and possible icy pavements and streets. They’re dangerous and need to be treated as such, even when the snow…