Massage. Not Just a Luxury

Massage therapy is an ever-booming industry providing treatment for individuals with many unique reasons for seeking treatment. This form of treatment, that was viewed as an indulgence by some, is now being recognized an essential aspect of the healing process. Through the manual manipulation of soft tissues, which include muscles, tendons and ligaments, massage works to increase blood and lymph…

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Back Pain

  ABOUT BACK PAIN   The human back is composed of a complex structure of muscles, ligaments, tendons, disks and bones – the segments of our spine are cushioned with cartilage-like pads. Problems with any of these components can lead to back pain. In some cases of back pain, the cause is never found. Back pain includes lower back pain, middle…

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All in The Hips

All in The Hips

    The hip flexors, or psoas, are a group of muscles that are responsible for lifting your knees and hinging at the waist. They are located deep in the abdomen and are some of the strongest muscles in the body. This can be a major source of pain after running. Because this muscle group is used constantly with daily…

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Posture

  We’ve all heard it: Stand up straight! Sure, standing up straight makes you appear taller and thinner, but a neutral spine can also improve organ function and decrease chronic pain. Benefits of Good Posture Slouching forward causes the rib cage to push down on your internal organs. This pressure can cause digestive problems. By standing or sitting up straight,…

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Common Hockey Injuries

  Hockey Injuries For some the season has officially started, some teams have been playing preseason games for weeks. During these games, some players have endured painful injuries. Some of these injuries will keep players out for weeks, and some players will be sidelined the entire season. Injuries During the 2013 season, NHL players sustained more than 1,000 injuries. The most…

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Chiropractic Care and Concussions

A concussion a type of traumatic brain injury that results from a blow to the head – as in contact sports – or when the head or upper body is shaken violently – during a car crash, for example. Symptoms of a concussion can include: temporary loss of consciousness,  headaches, dizziness, nausea, slurred speech, memory loss, problems concentrating, sensitivity to…

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Why Athletes Should Seek Chiropractic Care

Why Athletes Should Seek Chiropractic Care

Athletes, whether they are professionals or amateurs, have different demands on their bodies that average folk, and therefore require specialized chiropractic care. Because athletes are far more active than the general population and put significantly more strain on their bodies, especially susceptible to injury. Often when athletes are injured, they don’t have the luxury of sitting on the sidelines –…

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When to Use Compression

When to Use Compression

Compression can help sooth and heal many injuries, including sprained or strained ligaments and tendons. While it’s easy to tell if you have a sprained ankle or an inflamed tendon – a feeling of warmth, swelling, and pain are the usual signs – it’s hard to know what’s the right course of action. In some cases, it’s compression. What is…

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