Collaborative Care for All – Particularly Young Professionals

2021-04-29T16:23:48-04:00October 1st, 2021|Adults, Back Health at Work, Health, Healthy Lifestyle, Wellness|

By Dr. Nardine Bekhit | Some people think you don’t need a chiropractor until you have an injury or reach middle age years. Young professionals sometimes believe they can get away with pushing past their physical limits in order to meet the demands of their busy schedules, but eventually this catches up to them. Supporting Young [...]

Tom and Colleen are aging well with the right exercise program and care

2020-06-23T19:57:44-04:00May 15th, 2021|Back Health at Home, General, Health, Healthy Lifestyle, Seniors, Sports & Fitness, Wellness|

Tom Kellar and his wife, Colleen Fraser, from Sudbury, Ont., have always tried to stay active by going to the gym, walking, or hitting the trails on snowshoes or skis during the winter. But in recent years, pain made exercise a challenge for them both. For Tom, the pain was particularly bad in his left [...]

With manual therapy, strengthening and stretching exercises, Brian stood up to spinal stenosis

2020-06-23T19:57:51-04:00April 15th, 2021|Back Health at Home, General, Health, Healthy Lifestyle, Overall Back Health, Seniors, Sports & Fitness, Wellness|

Brian Mandelker had experienced low back pain before. “Mostly standing around coaching kids’ baseball and hockey teams,” says the 64-year-old entrepreneur from Thornhill, Ontario. But nothing like the constant, searing pressure that hit him in the autumn of 2017. Fortunately, a chiropractor’s manual therapy helped treat his lumbar spinal stenosis. “I couldn’t sit through dinner, [...]

How Leroy got his life back after a knee injury had a domino effect on his body

2020-06-23T19:54:33-04:00March 15th, 2021|Back Health at Home, Back Health at Work, General, Health, Healthy Lifestyle, Overall Back Health|

After suffering a knee injury, chiropractic care helped Leroy Gallagher return to work as an electrician. Seven years ago, a knee injury started a domino effect in Leroy Gallagher’s body that would leave him off work for years. “It happened back in 2011,” recalls the 36-year-old electrician from Cambridge, Ontario. “I busted up my knee [...]

Brent’s recovery from an industrial work-related back injury

2020-06-23T19:53:17-04:00February 15th, 2021|Back Health at Work, General, Health, Healthy Lifestyle, Overall Back Health|

After a work-related back injury added to Brent’s ongoing low back pain, leaving him with severe pain, numbness in both legs and unable to work, he turned to chiropractic care for help. As a heavy-equipment operator, 45-year-old Brent Pataki needs to regularly lift heavy loads for his job at a paving company in Sudbury. After [...]

How chiropractic care helped Lisa quit opioids

2020-06-23T19:48:27-04:00October 15th, 2020|General, Health, Healthy Lifestyle|

In the past, Lisa Morris self-medicated to help numb her pain. With help from Belleville’s Primary Care Low Back Pain program, Lisa’s life has done a 180: she’s self-employed as an artist, sleeping well and has given up pain pills. When Lisa describes her first visit to the Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic (NPLC) in Belleville, Ont., [...]

Treating Sharon’s whiplash and boosting her overall health

2020-06-23T19:48:20-04:00September 15th, 2020|General, Health, Healthy Lifestyle, Overall Back Health|

When Sharon Pike was involved in a car accident a few years ago, she needed a chiropractor — and discovered that reaching one was easier than she thought. “I started going to see Dr. Christopher Morgan at TAIBU Community Health Centre in 2016,” says Sharon, a Toronto medical technician who sustained whiplash and other injuries [...]

Inflammation 101

2018-12-01T16:38:53-05:00December 1st, 2018|Healthy Lifestyle|

What is inflammation? Inflammation is a natural process that your body activates to respond to foreign substances. This process is in place to protect our bodies from threats such as toxins, viruses, and bacteria. It’s the reason why you might experience swelling or bruising after an injury. Sometimes inflammation persists despite the absence of foreign [...]

3 Easy Core Exercises to Support Your Low Back

2018-11-01T16:36:06-04:00November 1st, 2018|Healthy Lifestyle|

Your core muscles are essential for supporting your back, stabilizing nearby joints, and reducing the risk  of injury.1 A stable core helps to maintain the integrity of the spinal column and if it isn’t stable, you may experience low back pain.2 The good news is that there are a few exercises you can do to help reduce [...]

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