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How a lack of sunshine in the winter can impact your bone health - CCA

How a lack of sunshine in the winter can impact your bone health

December 21, 2016

Vitamin D, often known as the sunshine vitamin, plays an important role in your bone health.1 It is mostly made by the body through exposure to sunlight. This is unique to vitamin D since most vitamins come from the foods you eat.1 Having too much or too little vitamin D in your body can affect

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How sitting is the new smoking - CCA

How sitting is the new smoking

December 07, 2016

There’s no sugar-coating it: North Americans sit a lot. Two-thirds of the North American workforce sits for all or part of their workday.1 When you don’t adjust your posture frequently enough, you’re more likely to experience discomfort while sitting—and you’re inviting a whole host of other musculoskeletal problems along with it.1 Today, on average, sitting

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8 ways to put your best foot forward this month - CCA

8 ways to put your best foot forward this month

November 23, 2016

The holiday season is fast approaching. People tend to fall out of their typical routines and their time turns more towards vacation days and time off from work. Whether you are travelling or staying at home for the season, you can still remain active, healthy, and safe. Things can get hectic this time of year,

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Beyond adjustments: when do chiropractors use acupuncture? - CCA

Beyond adjustments: when do chiropractors use acupuncture?

November 16, 2016

Acupuncture can be used to treat musculoskeletal (MSK)-related pain—an area where your chiropractor is an expert. Doctors of chiropractic assess conditions related to the muscular, skeletal and nervous systems, and they are qualified to diagnose, treat, and prevent disorders and dysfunctions related to the musculoskeletal system. Acupuncture is just one of the modalities that your

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Veteran spotlight | a look into polytrauma - CCA

Veteran spotlight | a look into polytrauma

November 09, 2016

A 73-year-old Canadian Armed Forces Veteran walked into his chiropractor’s office with low back pain and chronic pain in his left knee and hip and his right shoulder. He developed these from long hours spent in a military helicopter. Just like this patient’s story, musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries among military personnel are very common. It is

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