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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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Are you lifting correctly?

A leading cause of back injury at work is lifting or handling objects incorrectly. Manual handling causes over a third of all workplace injuries. Learning and following the correct method for lifting and handling heavy loads can help prevent injury and avoid back pain! The term manual handling covers a wide variety of activities including lifting, lowering,…

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Chiropractic and Chronic Knee Pain!

Are you tired of waking up in the morning with chronic knee pain? Are your bad knees keeping you from your desired level of activity? It is important to note that knee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all ages and most minor or temporary knee pain responds well to self-care measures such…

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Muscle Spasms – What are they?

Otherwise known as muscle cramps, spasms happen when a muscle involuntary and forcibly contracts and cannot relax.  They are extremely common and can affect any muscle in the body. Usually spasms involve part or all of a muscle or several muscles in a group. They are most common in the thighs, foot arches, calves, hands,…

New Year

New Year, New You!!

Don’t let your New Year Resolutions lead to injury!  For a lot of us, our New Year resolutions list tends to include getting fit and losing weight, but don’t overdo is as this can lead to over exercising and ultimately injury! The New Year, it really does feel like we get to re-set the clock…

Heel Pain - Kick it out!

Heel Pain – Kick it out!

Sharp pain near your heel or along the arch of your foot when you walk, particularly when you first get out of bed in the morning, could mean you may be suffering from plantar fasciitis. The pain can get worse in your heel and foot if you stand or sit for extended periods of time…

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Sciatica – a real pain in the Butt!

Most of us have had back trouble of some kind or another, whether it is mild discomfort or terrible pain that knocks you off your feet.  However with sciatica you will likely know right away that something is different. One of the telltale signs of sciatica is pain that starts in your low back and…

Could Running Be Good For Your Knees?

Could Running Be Good For Your Knees?

In the not too distant past, people suffering from Arthritis were advised not to jog as the additional stress could further injure the cartilage in your knees!  However the results of some recent research studies, fly in the face of conventional wisdom – running may actually be good for your knees! Here’s How! A Swedish…

"Slipped Disc"

“Slipped Disc”

We all know someone who has “slipped a disc”!!  The good news is that slipping a disc is not possible! The vertebral discs between each vertebrae cannot “slip out” – so what is actually happening when someone has “slipped a disc”?? The spine is made up of 33 bones called vertebrae with a vertebral disc between…

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Perils of flip flops

Are flip flops the most dangerous shoes you can wear?  As the warmer weather approaches we turn to flip flops as everyday wear, but just stop and think about the possible long-term effects of wearing shoes with so little support! It is easy to understand their appeal, flip flops are super quick to put on…