Blog Archive

Thoughts on issues affecting the chiropractic practice, patients and profession.


2022 CCA Award Winners

Date: November 2, 2022

With the CCA Awards, the Canadian Chiropractic Association honours those few exceptional individuals whose passion, dedication and hard work have contributed to advancing the success of the chiropractic profession. In keeping with our mission to bring you inspired leadership by building a strong, engaged national chiropractic community, our objective isRead More

Can Long COVID affect your musculoskeletal system?

Date:  October 14, 2022

Long COVID is an umbrella term used to describe both the acute COVID-19 infection and any residual post-COVID-19 symptoms that last longer than 4 weeks1 and are not explained by an alternative diagnosis. Just like the infectious period of COVID-19, the signs and symptoms of Long COVID are on aRead More

Emergency brain surgery and a cancer diagnosis won’t stop this BC chiropractor from helping patients get better

Date:  October 4, 2022

When she got the call to join the medical team for Team Canada’s track and field squad at the Commonwealth Games this summer, there was no hesitation for B.C. chiropractor Dr. Elna Johnson to pack her bags. It was quite an opportunity to be a part of Team Canada, especiallyRead More

Aerial silk, tumbling mats… Dr. Martin Lai has a few more tools of the trade beyond the table!

Date:  September 8, 2022

Chiropractors are well-known for their training in a variety of techniques and tools like adjustments and joint manipulations, soft-tissue therapy and Graston instruments and kinesiology tape. But these aren’t the only tools that chiropractors might use. As you step into Dr. Martin Lai’s clinic, The Hip Joint, tucked away inRead More

Chiropractic tips to manage your arthritis

Date:  September 1, 2022

Arthritis is one of the most common conditions affecting the joints worldwide.1 Here in Canada, arthritis is one of the most common chronic diseases impacting the lives of 1 in 5 Canadians (that’s about 6 million). [reference] In Latin, arthro- means joint and –itis means inflammation, so together arthritisRead More

How Chiropractic Care Promotes Healthy Aging

Date:  September 1, 2022

In Canada, the average life expectancy is increasing and is reported as 80 for males and 84 for females1; however, are Canadians living full, active and healthy lives as they age? In reality, active living is crucial for healthy aging, maintenance of quality of life and independence. Preserving fitness and mobilityRead More

4 Easy Stretches For Golfers

Date:  August 3, 2022

Stretching can offer a variety of benefits for golfers. Golf stretches prevent shoulder, knee or back pain is essential to continue to enjoy the game. Try these chiropractor recommended stretches below: Stretch 1: Hip Flexor Lunge Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Step one foot forward into a lungeRead More

6 ways to manage tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow

Date:  August 3, 2022

Many Canadians are deep into their favourite sports and recreational activities this summer. A common result of recreational sports is repetitive strain or injury due to overuse. Two of the most popular injuries that occur are tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow. Even if you don’t play tennis or golf, theseRead More

5 Key Stretches For Runners

Date:  August 2, 2022

If you’re looking to take advantage of the great weather we’ve been having in Canada this summer, and you’re looking to stay active through running, you may benefit from our 5 key stretches for runners. Stretch 1: Upper Calf Stretch your arms in front of you and place both handsRead More

The Complete Guide For Muscle Knots (Everything you need to know + tips for relief)

Date:  July 1, 2022

Chances are, you’ve experienced the tender, achy feeling of a muscle knot at some point in your life. Research has shown that muscle knots may affect up to 85 per cent of the population. Muscle knots impair mobility, cause pain, and can reduce a person’s quality of life.1 What areRead More