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
This series of blogs examines innovative healthcare models that include chiropractic expertise in treating spine, muscle, and nervous system conditions as part of team-based care. Evidence shows that team-based care with integrated chiropractic services can help improve outcomes and patient satisfaction. Several innovative approaches to healthcare delivery have been developed and introduced in Canada, with
This series of blogs examines innovative healthcare models that include chiropractic expertise in treating musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions as part of team-based care. Evidence shows that team-based care with integrated chiropractic services can help improve outcomes and patient satisfaction. Several innovative approaches to healthcare delivery have been developed and introduced in Canada, with many more on the
Musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders are a leading cause of work-related injury and disability in Canadian workplaces causing reduced productivity, absences from work, and disability. In Ontario alone, over 40% of all lost time compensation claims to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) from 1996-2006 were due to MSK disorders – an estimated cost of $19
Often we hear of professional athletes suffering a traumatic, possibly career ending, injury. The public debate on whether or not they can resume play can go on for weeks. However, it isn’t only the professionals that sustain injuries while practising the sport they love. Weekend warriors, amateur athletes and those living active lives also run
Do you remember being nagged as a child to sit up straight at school or the dinner table? Do you still find yourself slouching at your computer or bending your head forward for long periods while using electronic devices? Canada’s chiropractors want you to Straighten Up! Good posture helps to prevent backache and muscular pain,
What is musculoskeletal health? The musculoskeletal system includes the bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints and connective tissues. It supports your weight, provides physical stability, enables you to move your body, and protects your vital organs. When everything is functioning well and working together, your body moves efficiently and without pain. That’s where chiropractors come
Aging can be difficult as one navigates new or existing health needs, or those of loved ones. Chiropractic treatment can help aging Canadians maintain a pain-free and healthy life by providing relief from MSK conditions, including back pain. Such conditions are often associated with increasing age such as arthritis, osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease and spinal
There are two major non-cancer types of chronic pain – musculoskeletal (MSK) pain related to bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles and neuropathic pain often felt as a burning sensation or shooting pain caused by nerve or tissue damage. What is chronic pain? Pain is considered chronic if it lasts for three months or more.
Why am I in pain? Low back, pelvis and hip pain during pregnancy is caused by a perfect storm of mechanical, hormonal and circulatory changes that put stress on your musculoskeletal (MSK) system. Luckily, Canadian chiropractors have the expertise to treat MSK conditions and are uniquely qualified to relieve pregnancy pain and discomfort without the use of medication – (usually a no-no during pregnancy) as well as provide holistic advice to maintain health before, during and after the baby is born.