Blog Archive

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


Common Risks to Women’s Health

Date: March 16, 2016

For both women and men, lifestyle plays an important role in reducing risks for certain health conditions and improving overall well-being. However, women in particular are at increased risk for certain diseases and should pay attention to minimizing these risk factors. Learn more about what diseases may impact you orRead More

Are High Heels Worth the Cost to your MSK System?

Date:  March 9, 2016

You may love the look of high heels. However, those sleek heels could cause you physical problems which may not be worth the extra style. In fact, it has been reported that 88% of women are wearing the wrong size shoes – often compromising comfort for style or availability. Unfortunately,Read More

What would better MSK health mean for Canadians?

Date:  March 2, 2016

There is no denying the tremendous burden of musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions on the lives of Canadians. A staggering 11 million Canadians suffer from at least one MSK condition every year1. Beyond the impact on the health and wellbeing of Canadians, MSK conditions are a major health issue that have aRead More

Patients as Partners in Healthcare

Date:  February 24, 2016

We rarely think of the role we want to play in our own healthcare until we find ourselves injured or in crisis – when in fact, we have a critical role to play as a partner in healthcare1. It can be particularly challenging when tasked with such a responsibility asRead More

Heart Health – The Importance of Cardiovascular Health

Date:  January 27, 2016

Having an understanding of your health as a whole is important. We stress the importance of having a healthy MSK system, and do our best to provide you with as much information and tips on how to achieve this. Part of having a healthy MSK system is in the stepsRead More

4 Tips to Quit Smoking in the New Year

Date:  January 20, 2016

You may have heard the expression “New Year, new me”. The start of a New Year is an opportune time to reflect on our health and determine what steps we could take today to improve it for years to come. Quitting smoking remains one of the top resolutions people commitRead More

Health Literacy – Taking Control of Your Health

Date:  January 13, 2016

What is health literacy? “The cognitive and social skills which determine the motivation and ability of individuals to gain access to, understand, and use information in ways which promote and maintain good health1” (WHO, 1998). Essentially, health literacy is our ability to understand and use information to make appropriate decisionsRead More

New Year’s Resolutions – Goal Setting for Your Health

Date:  January 6, 2016

It’s no surprise that the most common New Year’s resolutions relate to health goals such as weight loss, eating better, moving more and reducing stress. Yet, these often are the most likely goals to be broken. Many of us choose to jump on the bandwagon setting lofty goals early inRead More

How to Prepare for a Ski Trip

Date:  December 30, 2015

Skiing is a beloved activity for many Canadians. It’s a chance for us to enjoy the outdoors and have a little fun. Families often go for a variety of hills and terrains that cater to different skill levels and age. If you are skier or have gone skiing before, youRead More

MSK Health Tips for the Holiday Season

Date:  December 23, 2015

This is the season to enjoy time with family and friends, mingle at holiday parties, or to simply relax at home. It surely is a bustling time of year where we need to be mindful of our health and wellbeing. In particular, your musculoskeletal (MSK) health shouldn’t be ignored evenRead More