• MARCH 5, 2014
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    Naturopathic Care

    Naturopathic care is a system of primary health care that uses natural therapies to safely and effectively address the underlying cause of dysfunction in the body. The philosophies of Naturopathic care include supporting the healing power of the body, treating the whole person and encouraging preventative care.

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    • MARCH 5, 2014
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    Is Your Backpack Safe?

    Schoolbooks and backpacks are a necessary part of a student’s life. When a heavy backpack filled with books is incorrectly placed on the shoulders, the weight can pull you backward. To compensate, you often bend forward at the hips or arch the back, which can cause the spine to compress unnaturally. Putting this kind of stress and strain on your body daily can, over time, lead to shoulder, neck, and back pain.

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    • MARCH 5, 2014
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    Warming up and Stretching (Injury Prevention)

    Warming up prior to exercising or an event is crucial in preventing injuries, as warm muscles are less susceptible to injury. Muscles that have not been used, as a result of sitting at your desk all day for example, are very tight. Combine this with some cold winter weather, and your muscles will be extra tight. If you immediately start playing a sport or working out, your cold, un-stretched muscles are much more likely to tear. This is why it is important to warm up your muscles and stretch them out properly prior to performing your activity or working out.

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    • MARCH 5, 2014
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    Proper Raking Technique

    Proper Raking Technique With Fall upon us, proper raking technique is critical in preventing injury.  Decrease your risk of injury by following these steps: Select a lightweight rake that is the proper height and size. Pace yourself and be careful of your posture.   Raking while hunched over puts extra strain on your lower back which can

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    • MARCH 5, 2014
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    Tips For An Optimal Workout

    Tips for an Optimal Workout Attempt to work out at the same time every day. Do not work out or exercise on an empty stomach.  Your last meal should be 1-1.5 hours prior to the start of your workout. Warm up properly (please refer our Blog on proper warm ups). Your exercise sessions should last

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    • MARCH 5, 2014
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    Pregnancy and Back Pain

    In a study of 170 Canadian women with pregnancy-related back pain, 72% reported back pain during labour. However, the women who received chiropractic care, reported less pain during both pregnancy and labour.

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