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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…

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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…

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Laptop liabilities

In an effort to stem the number of coronavirus infections, we are being told to wherever possible work from home.  This means popping your laptop on a surface suitable for working, transforming kitchen tables and bedrooms into home offices. Many are working under less-than-ideal ergonomic conditions—a kitchen chair that’s too low, a table that’s too…

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My wallet – a pain in the backside!

Your wallet is one of your most taken-for-granted accessories and it has always lived in your back pocket. When it comes to it, size matters. Carrying a big, fat wad of cash in your pocket can mean major trouble for your back. So what happens exactly? So what happens when you sit on your wallet?…

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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…

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Costochondritis – a thorn in your side!

So what is costochondritis exactly? Costochondritis is an inflammation of the cartilage in the rib cage.  This condition usually affects the cartilage where the upper ribs attach to the breastbone (sternum). This area is known as the costochondral joint or junction. Cartilage is found throughout the body and is a flexible but tough connective tissue…

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Shoulder the problem!

For most people, the shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body. Surrounded by nerves, bursa, tendons, and other tissues that can experience or cause irritation, it’s not surprising that shoulder pain affects millions of people around the world each year. Depending on the cause and specifics of your own shoulder condition, there’s a…

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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…

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Manual Handling Injuries

There is no getting away from the fact that moving and handling plays a part in almost every role, in every industry, making the risk of a workplace injury high if you’re not up to speed with the best practice techniques. However, if you work in an industry that relies heavily on moving and handling,…