Is your Smartphone giving you a ‘Tech Neck’?

Smartphones and Tech Neck

Most people that are on their smartphones are looking down with their head bent forward. This has created a new syndrome called Tech Neck! On average, a person will spend several hours on their phone. For our Canadian teenagers, this number is even higher.  Resource: Text Neck Syndrome in Children and Adolescents 82% of Canadian […]

Choosing a Backpack for School or Commuting to Work

Ergonomic Backpacks

With the return to school, many parents are concerned about finding the right backpacks. Children and adolescents carry textbooks, binders, laptops, and school lunches – and the weight can add up. When commuting as folks return to working in person, there may also be a need for a backpack to carry laptops, files, lunch etc. […]

Move Your Body for Health

Moving your body towards improved health

  Moving Your Body Towards Improved Health Bottom Line: Being healthy doesn’t mean that you need to spend 20 hours each week in the gym. Even little things like standing at work can make a big improvement in your overall health. On the other hand, a sedentary lifestyle is a significant factor in many chronic […]

The Top Causes of Low Back Pain

Bottom Line: It’s been estimated that over 90% of us will deal with low back pain at some point in our life. So, you may be wondering why. What causes most of us to deal with lower back pain? How we move our body, previous injuries, and the habits we do (or don’t do) each […]

What is Sciatica?

Bottom Line: Nearly everyone will have back pain at some point in their life, but with sciatica, you’ll know something is different right away. Pain that begins in your back travels down to your buttocks, and shoots down your leg is a classic sign of sciatica. The shooting pain down your leg is caused by […]

Posture at work

Did you know that sustained postures and repetitive tasks can be just as debilitating, over time, as more demanding physical labour? This is due to a phenomenon known as hysteresis, or ‘creep’, where sustained or repetitive end-range loading of tissues and ligaments causes temporary tissue deformation. Over time, this can accumulate into micro-trauma of the […]

Stretch at Your Desk – Brügger’s Relief Position

Proper sitting at desk

Brügger’s is a great exercise that can be performed at your desk to break up prolonged periods of sitting. Ideally, you will want to perform this exercise every 20-30 minutes, holding it for 30-60 deep breaths.   Dr Natasha Hayden is a pediatric and prenatal chiropractor that is passionate about helping her community discover just […]

Upper Crossed Syndrome

Let’s talk about Upper Crossed Syndrome, a condition derived from sustained poor posture. This is a condition of muscle imbalances, with typical pairs of tight and weak muscles. What does it look like? In upper crossed syndrome, you will observe rounded shoulders, a forward-drawn head, elevation of shoulders, and shoulder blades that protrude from the […]