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Posture at work

Poor posture: more damaging than you'd think!

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

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Stretch for SCM

Following chiropractic care and assisted muscle stretching, this is a simple stretch easily done at home to maintain optimal length of the muscle. The tight muscle contributes to upper crossed syndrome. Hold the stretch for 15-30 seconds, repeating 3 times per side,

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Stretch at Your Desk – Brügger's Relief Position

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.

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Lumbar Stabilization – Side Lying Track

The side lying track strengthens weak abdominal obliques, erector spinae, multifidi, and quadratus lumborum. It is important to maintain a neutral pelvis and not to arch the back. Perform the movements in a slow and controlled manner. You will want to

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Stretch for Upper Trapezius

Following chiropractic care and assisted muscle stretching, this is a simple stretch easily done at home to maintain optimal length of the muscle. The tight muscle contributes to upper crossed syndrome. Hold the stretch for 15-30 seconds, repeating 3 times per side,

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IASTM – Coming Soon!

IASTM, or Instrument-Assisted Soft-Tissue Mobilization, is a technique using a hand-held tool to diagnose and treat soft tissue dysfunction. It is evolved from a technique in Traditional Chinese Medicine called Gua Sha, and has become increasingly popular recently due to

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Lumbar Stabilization – Dead Bug

The dead bug track is an excellent alternative for anyone that is unable to perform abdominal curls due to pain or other conditions. It also works to stabilize the lumbar spine. You will want to work up to maintaining activity

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Will I Need X-Rays?

This is a common question we are asked when a new patient calls in for an appointment. If you’ve called other chiropractic offices, you may have been told x-rays would be required in the first visit. This is not an

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Stretch for Levator Scapulae

    Following chiropractic care and assisted muscle stretching, this is a simple stretch easily done at home to maintain optimal length of the muscle. The tight muscle contributes to upper crossed syndrome. Hold the stretch for 15-30 seconds, repeating 3 times

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Lumbar Stabilization – Neutral Pelvis

The first step in lumbar stabilization and core strengthening programs is the neutral pelvis track, which is important in improving proper biomechanical motion and pelvic stability. When the pelvis is tilted, it changes the curvature of the back, which causes

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