A few tips for staying pain free during and after the Christmas Holidays

It is not uncommon to see people at our clinic either during or soon after the Christmas holidays. In most cases, people are off work and are very busy with shopping, cleaning, cooking and socializing. Some of us travel a distance to see family and friends, and others are preparing their homes for visitors. This means, you are either sitting …

Five exercises to prevent back pain from shoveling

It sure feels like winter is here. The temperature has fallen to below zero these past couple days. I hate to say it, but it just might snow soon. Gearing up for the winter should mean body preparation. If you live in a house and aren’t so lucky to have a snow-blower, you or your spouse probably spend several hours …

Recommended exercises for people taking care of an aging loved one

Whether you are in healthcare or taking care of a loved one, many of us are subjected to the demands of caring for the aging population. As we all know, the baby boomers are aging rapidly. This means that someone will have to care for them. Whether you are a trained healthcare professional, or a caring family member, you may …

How to avoid getting injured during fall activities

We are into fall full throttle now. With the change of the seasons, we tend to notice a change in activities. Some of the most popular fall activities include yard work (raking and lawn maintenance), going apple picking, getting out for a hike, playing a game of football or putting a bit of mileage on those legs before taking the …

Exercise recommendations to help with repetitive strain injuries

The majority of society does some sort of clerical or computer work for extended periods throughout the day. In our practice we are constantly educating our clients on ways to improve posture and maintain mobility in people who have physically less demanding jobs that require sustained static postures. As our motto suggests, “Life Requires Movement”. Therefore, stagnation in any form …