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Getting back in the ring: Chiropractic care leads to charitable win

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Thirty-four-year-old Kyle Turk was training for a charity boxing match when he injured his back and fell to the floor in excruciating pain. He thought he might need an ambulance but was able to stand after a few minutes. Then he called his chiropractor, Dr. Sasha Hamid, and set up an emergency appointment on the spot. “It was probably the most pain I’ve experienced in my life,” he says. Kyle is no stranger to seeking chiropractic care for sports-related injuries arising from competitive hockey and lacrosse as a teenager, as well as golf, hockey and keeping up with his two young kids today. Something about this injury felt different. “I was in a ton of pain but able to drive to see Dr. Hamid. She looked at me, got me ice, got me to relax.” Dr. Hamid has been practising for 14 years and often tells patients she is a “mechanic for the body.” “When Kyle limped in that day, he reported 10/10 pain and I knew it was a disc issue,” she says. “I assessed him, diagnosed the cause of his pain, adjusted him and got him some ice. Once he was ready, I sent him home with exercises and self-care tips.” What started…

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Member spotlight: Dr. Cassandra Laleye

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

On Tuesday, June 2, companies, organizations and people around the world shared images of black screens on social media with #BlackoutTuesday to reflect on racism and police brutality. The CCA posted on Instagram. But we didn’t expect what happened next: One of our members, a Black chiropractor, urged us to do more. Dr. Cassandra Laleye

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Seven reasons to stay active

Monday, June 29, 2020

For many of us, reducing the spread of COVID-19 has meant long periods of isolation at home. This pandemic has disrupted our routines, shoving exercise to the bottom of our to-do lists. But chiropractors know that keeping your body moving is important. As spine, muscle, and nervous system experts, they have shared a few important

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Tidying up without the strain

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

If you are reading this blog post, you may have pain in your spine, muscles, tendons, or joints. Now think about your daily activities over the past few months: have you been sitting for longer periods of time? Or maybe perhaps you have been doing more household tasks that require bending and lifting. 11 million

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