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Why Chiropractic Care For Children?

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

An Interview With Chiropractor, ICPA’s Dr. Claudia Anrig.

This is a great video that answers many frequently asked questions that, as a mom or dad, you may have about chiropractic care for your child.

I personally met Dr. Claudia Anrig at a chiropractic pediatric seminar she taught in Toronto.  She is one of the foremost experts in chiropractic care for children and also the co-author of the textbook Chiropractic Pediatrics. 

At Back To Health Chiropractic Centre, we receive many calls from parents in our community asking us how chiropractic can help with the care of their children and in promoting health and wellness.  If you are not from the Maple, Vaughan area, be sure to seek out a family wellness chiropractor in your area if you have questions about chiropractic wellness care.

I hope you enjoy watching this brief video clip.  As always, if you have any questions about family wellness, chiropractic pregnancy care or chiropractic care for children, feel free to call us at (905) 303-1009.  

Video By ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Assocition)

Health and wellness education for the worker.

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Many of our patients, their friends and their families enjoy attending our in-office health and wellness workshops.   These are held at Back To Health Chiropractic Centre on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.  Check out some of the topics and feel free to attend any that interest you.

Just like we do in-office wellness workshops, we also deliver cutting edge health and safety workshops for the worker at the place of their employments.   These Corporate Wellness Workshops are delivered on-site, during a lunch break or during a company health and safety day.  

Workers benefit tremendously and so does their company.   Through the various workplace workshops, we teach workers how to lift properly, how set up a computer desk to be ergonomically correct, and how to  strengthen their  core.  One workshop specifically guides workers through a 15 minute stretching routine which helps to relax muscles, ease tension and relieve stress.

Check out our Corporate Wellness  page for more detailed information.  Our Corporate Wellness workshops are catered for factory workers, plant workers and also office workers. 

If you would like to bring one of these Corporate Wellness workshops to your company, give us a call at Back To Health Chiropractic Centre (905) 303-1009 and we will help set this up for your workers.

Chiropractic Wellness Tips For Stree-Free Sleep

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Stress while you’re sleeping?  Is that even possible?  North Americans get on average, 6-8 hours of sleep each night.  And of the most common health complaints I hear from my patients is that they wake up in the morning with a stiff neck or a low back ache after going to sleep the night before feeling totally fine.  How does that happen?  How you sleep, more specifically, your sleeping posture has a lot to do with how well you sleep at night and how well you wake up in the morning.  Considering that you may spend up to one third of your day sleeping, it makes perfect sense to pay extra attention on your sleeping position and improve it if necessary.

 Some of the most common questions I get from patients when they start chiropractic care at our clinic is: 1. What position is best to sleep in? 2. What kind of pillow should I use? 3. What kind of mattress should I buy? All these questions will be addressed in this article.  But first …

 Let me talk about habit.  Human beings are creatures of habit … which means once you do something in a certain way it’s hard to change the way you do it.  It takes awareness and energy and willingness to change a habit.  This is true for sleeping habits or sleeping positions.  Some of my chiropractic patients tell me they sleep on their stomach. This is not the best position to sleep in.  In fact, this position can cause a lot of stress on your neck muscles, joints, and nerves because your neck is usually turned to one side and bent sideways when you sleep on your stomach.

 So what is the best position to sleep without causing much strain or stress on your neck or back? The side position and flat on your back are the two best positions to sleep in.  Sleeping one your side or on your back keeps your spine in a neutral position.   What’s important is to use a pillow that is not too shallow and not too big and fluffy.  While on your side, the pillow should take up enough space between your ear and the mattress to keep your head straight on its side.  On your back, the pillow should support the natural ‘C’ shape curve of your neck.  A good orthopedic pillow can help accommodate this.  Many chiropractors recommend orthopedic pillows to their patients. Orthopedic pillows are specially designed to keep your neck in its optimal natural position whether you sleep on your side or on your back. 

 A couple of more sleeping tips…

 While on your side, you can place a small pillow between your knees. This helps relieve tension or strain in your lower back.  The same can be accomplished while sleeping on your back by placing a pillow under you knees. This is especially helpful when suffering of low back pain

 Now for the mattress …There are many forms to choose from which can sometimes be confusing.  The simplest advice I give to my patients is to sleep on a mattress that is not very soft and not too hard either.  You want it to be firm enough however that it will protect your spine whether you are sleeping on your side or on your back. 

 One of the most common benefits I hear from patients receiving chiropractic care is that their sleeping is improved.  When you wake up in the morning, you should feel restful, relaxed, regenerated and pain free.  Keeping some of these sleeping tips can help you accomplish this regularly.  Get into the habit of protecting your spine even while you sleep with proper sleeping positions.