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Five stretches for runners - CCA

Five stretches for runners

Take advantage of the warmer weather by taking your workout outside and going for a run. Running is a great way to get fit and have fun. Among many other benefits, running improves: The health of your heart and lungs Your energy and stress levels The tone and strength of your leg and hip muscles

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4 exercises to avoid if you have back pain (and what to do instead) - CCA

4 exercises to avoid if you have back pain (and what to do instead)

Sometimes, it’s just a simple thing…until it isn’t. You’ve been told exercise is good to prevent/treat back pain, but did you know that some exercises are not recommended if you have a history of back pain? This is because some exercises put too much demand on your back. Here are some examples of what exercises

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Chiropractic care and senior health - CCA

Chiropractic care and senior health

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: May 31, 2018 Category: Healthy Aging

The end of May marks National Senior Health & Fitness Day; a day to ensure that the seniors in your life are getting the care they need. Today on our blog, we are partnering with The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance to discuss healthy aging. A common misconception is that getting older is synonymous with pain, being

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What is the CCRF? - CCA

What is the CCRF?

Since 1976, The Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation (CCRF) has been funding chiropractic research to discover the best, evidence-informed treatments for patients living with pain and disability caused by spinal dysfunction and disease. In 2018, the CCRF launched new, national research priorities to focus research on making a direct impact on current patient needs, contributing to

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Chiropractic care in Canada - CCA

Chiropractic care in Canada

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: May 18, 2018 Category: Blog Tags:

Guest Post from Dr David Peeace   With over 8,000 practicing chiropractors in Canada who help thousands of Canadians live pain-free lives every day, now is an opportune moment to celebrate being a chiropractor. Chiropractors are experts in the musculoskeletal system, with rigorous academic and practical education earning them a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC). As

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Canada’s low back pain epidemic - CCA

Canada’s low back pain epidemic

Involuntary spasms in your lower back? A dull throbbing ache? Shooting pain down your leg? You are most likely suffering from a condition known as low back pain (LBP). If you’ve never had low back pain, chances are you will at some point in your life. Just check these statistics:

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2018 CCA National Convention & Tradeshow - CCA

2018 CCA National Convention & Tradeshow

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: May 4, 2018 Category: Back Care Tips, Blog

Hello and welcome, Wow! Another National Convention and Tradeshow has come and gone. It seems like just yesterday that we were wrapping up NCT’15. Thank you to all that attended NCT’18. It is with your enthusiasm that we had an even bigger and better NCT, and we look forward to continuing to grow in Halifax

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3 things you need to know about TMJ pain - CCA

3 things you need to know about TMJ pain

TMJ pain: if you’ve suffered from it, you probably already know what it is. If you haven’t, it may require a bit of visualization to make the connection. Some might say TMJ is jaw pain, or something that causes a clicking in your jaw when you open and close your mouth widely. There’s a lot

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3 easy core exercises to support your low back - CCA

3 easy core exercises to support your low back

Your core muscles are essential for supporting your back, stabilizing nearby joints, and reducing the risk  of injury.1 A stable core helps to maintain the integrity of the spinal column and if it isn’t stable, you may experience low back pain.2 The good news is that there are a few exercises you can do to

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