Chiropractic

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Rocks in Your Head

Rocks in your head: the treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo Clinically we see a lot of clients that suffer from vertigo and/or dizziness, and one of the most common causes of vertigo is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo or BPPV for short.  BPPV is the most common cause of sudden vertigo symptoms, and it can be very debilitating for clients to wake up one morning with vertigo symptoms associated with BPPV. Client’s often describe vertigo as a feeling

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Pain Science in Practical Terms

As both our patients and clinicians know, pain can be a complicated and frustrating phenomenon. Pain can prevent us from doing the activities we want to do, interfere with our sleep, and generally put us in a worse mood.  Pain always differs from patient to patient, whether it is in the intensity of pain, the type of pain patients experience (eg. Burning vs. Shooting pain; sharp vs dull pain, etc.), and how pain affects our daily lives.

Back Pain and Imaging

Oftentimes clients wonder if they should get imaging (eg. MRI or X-ray) for their recurring low back pain. The answer is that for the majority of clients who suffer from lower back pain, imaging is not needed to effectively treat their lower back pain! Previous studies have shown that over 50% of patients (aged 30-39) without any type of low back pain, have shown some type of disc degeneration when imaged with MRI. This percentage only increases

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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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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