The Best Sleeping Positions for Your Spine

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We know we could all definitely get more sleep in our lives. Sleeping is important for our bodies to heal, rest and be ready for the day ahead. But did you know that your sleeping positions could be doing more harm than good?  According to the National Centre on Sleep, humans spend 33% of their lives sleeping, that’s one-third of … Read More

Glutes Part 2: Muscles That Are Impacted by a Weak Gluteus Maximus

Glutes Part 2: Muscles That Are Impacted by a Weak Gluteus Maximus As I wrote about previously, the gluteus maximus has a tendency to become inhibited. Any time a muscle starts to fire less, other muscles have to work harder to make up for the loss of power in the first muscle. This is true for all muscles of the … Read More

Why Does Everyone Have Weak Glutes & What Can You Do About It?

Why Does Everyone Have Weak Glutes & What Can You Do About It? A common problem I encounter with my patients is weakness or inhibition of the large glute max (gluteus maximum) muscle. The glute max is the most powerful muscle in the body, used to create power and propulsion during the gait cycle. It also provides stability to the … Read More

Should I See a Female Chiropractor?

Should I See a Female Chiropractor? We understand that looking for a new chiropractor can be a difficult decision. You want to find someone who makes you feel comfortable and works in a way that your body responds well to. A lot of people also make the decision about which chiropractor to go based on if they are most comfortable … Read More

Back Cracking

Is Back Cracking Safe? When you visit a chiropractor you may receive an adjustment to your spine that results in your back cracking, which causes a clicking or popping noise. Many people are interested to know what causes this noise during a chiropractic adjustment. The popping noise is completely normal and completely safe. When some people begin seeing a chiropractor … Read More

Do You Get Lower Back Pain When You Exercise?

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A common complaint I come across is people experiencing lower back pain mainly when they exercise. For example, patients state that the experience lower back pain when lifting a dumbbell off the weights rack or they get sore after running on the treadmill but when they do lower impact activities like walking or sitting they don’t have any pain. This … Read More

What is the Difference Between a Chiropractor and Physiotherapist?

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I often get asked what is the difference between chiropractors and physiotherapists and it is certainly a good question. Chiropractors and physios will often treat similar injuries but use quite different approaches. Obviously, it is difficult to generalise how all chiropractors and physios treat the body as each practitioner will have their own unique set of skills and treatment techniques. … Read More

What Is Sciatica & How Can You Get Sciatica Relief?

What Is Sciatica? Sciatica is a common condition with some experts predicting that up to 40% of people will experience it at some point in their life. Sciatica is the name given to any condition that causes irritation of the long sciatic nerve that runs down the back of your leg. When this nerve becomes inflamed or impinged, a range … Read More

Good Questions To Ask a Chiropractor (AKA Chiropractic FAQS)

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Chiropractic care is not a one size fits all healthcare option. Chiropractors carefully assess each patient individually and tailor their care accordingly. By using a variety of non-surgical techniques, such as specific spinal and chiropractic adjustments, manual therapy and low-force intervention, chiropractors offer a drug-free, hands-on approach to spinal healthcare. Here are some good questions to ask a chiropractor – … Read More

Standing Desk Posture Tips

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Standing desks are all the rage at the moment and for good reason. They allow office workers an opportunity to stand during their 9-5 work day and prevent areas of tension associated with long hours of sitting from building up. Many people notice an immediate reduction in back and neck pain when correctly implementing a standing desk at their work … Read More