Chiropractic

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Pregnancy and Chiropractic – The Webster Technique

Pregnancy and Chiropractic – The Webster Technique Musculoskeletal pain is common during pregnancy, especially low back pain. Studies have shown that at least 50% of pregnant women will experience back pain. There are many factors that contribute to back pain during pregnancy including weight gain, altered biomechanics, and hormonal changes. Many women do not want to take medications and are unsure if it is safe to see a chiropractor while pregnant and therefore end up living with the pain. Webster Technique is a

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8 Tips To Help Minimize or Prevent Injuries While You Garden

Gardening Season is here! For most, it is an exciting time to get your front and backyard gardens looking great for sitting outside with your favourite beverage enjoying the fruits of your labour. For others, it means many aches and pains after all the gardening. So, unfortunately, instead of sitting outside with ice in their glass they’re inside lying down with ice on their back. When we garden we bend, twist, lift, pull, and dig while

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Top 5 Common Myths About Chiropractic Treatment

Millions of people visit a chiropractor every year, yet many people have questions and misconceptions about chiropractic care. Today we are discussing five of the common myths we come across in the clinic.  Once you see a chiropractor you have to keep going back This is false. A chiropractor will perform an assessment including a history and physical examination to determine the cause of your pain and/or dysfunction. A diagnosis will be made with a treatment plan

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PUNCTURING MYTHS ABOUT ACUPUNCTURE

Once seen as alternative medicine, acupuncture is now an accepted therapy offered at major hospitals and covered by most extended benefit plans. Despite mainstream adoption and scientific verification, several misconceptions remain surrounding the treatment. Here are a few popular myths dispelled: Acupuncture is painful. The thought of being pricked by sharp needles sounds painful, but it actually doesn’t hurt at all. Patients often describe sessions as relaxing and sometimes fall asleep. Acupuncture is an Eastern practice. Various forms of acupuncture have been performed throughout

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Back-saving Home Office

As a result of the current pandemic many of us have to work from home. This might mean you have to work more from home than you have in the past or this may be your first time. Making the shift from work to home can be challenging. Poor ergonomics over a long period of time, repetitive motions, and prolonged sitting can leave you feeling stiff and/or sore. Many workplaces bring people in to make sure proper ergonomics are set

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PELVIC FLOOR THERAPY

WHAT IS PELVIC FLOOR THERAPY? Our chiropractor uses external techniques to retrain or release the muscles that support your organs (pelvic floor). Signs and symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction Pelvic pain Tailbone pain Chronic low back pain To Kegel or NOT to Kegel Kegels are commonly prescribed after childbirth; however, they are not beneficial to everyone. In fact, Kegels may be detrimental to some women based on how their pelvic floor presents to their physiotherapist.Hypertonicity – Pelvic floor muscles are tightHypotonicity – Pelvic floor muscles are weak If

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HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR DESK’S ERGONOMICS

At Guelph Rehab, we treat many different conditions every day. Some are motor vehicle accident related, some are sports related, and some are work related. And when it comes to these work-related injuries, we often find that the majority of them are caused by lousy workplace ergonomics— specifically a patient’s desk and chair positioning. That is why we’ve focused this month’s blog post on providing tips for making your workspace as ergonomic as possible. By creating an ergonomic workspace, you’ll

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5 TIPS FOR A HEALTHIER 2019

Every new year brings a fresh start. And typically, many of us greet this new beginning by challenging ourselves to complete various resolutions before the year comes to a close again. And while we’re all for achieving your goals, these resolutions can put a lot of stress on people, relationships and families. They can make things tense and unenjoyable and get us away from making 2019 the best and most enjoyable year yet. So rather than provide you with a

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THE PAINFUL SIDE OF SLEEPING ON YOUR STOMACH

Sleeping on your stomach is a position that often gets backlashed by therapists and the general public. However, if you’re a stomach sleeper and you wake up feeling well rested and without back or neck pain, then don’t hesitate to keep sleeping in this position. This post is mainly for those individuals that get lower back and neck pain from sleeping on their stomach. LOWER BACK PAIN Discomfort and pain in your lower back are caused by laying on your stomach with

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5 TIPS TO AVOIDING BACK PAIN

Most of us (about 4 out of 5) at some point in our lives will unfortunately experience back pain. The pain can vary by being a constant deep dull ache to a sharp pain that seems to just appear out of the blue. The causes of which can also vary by resulting from a strain or sprain, traumatic incident such as a fracture, or from a disc herniation or nerve impingement, just to name a few. The most common causes