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How My Nephews and I Avoided “Text Neck” for at Least One Day

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Vaughan Chiropractor Gives Public Awareness Announcement About Posture and “Text Neck”

Maple, ON – Yesterday I had the pleasure of taking my nephews out on what I call an Adventure Fun Day with Uncle Walter. We went on a nature walk, observed birds with our binoculars, connected with Mother Nature, and discovered abandoned farm ruins. That was in the morning. In the afternoon we played bowling. And, when we got home, we topped it off with some tree climbing.

These are the types of days I recall when I was a child; spending eight hours a day outdoors, only coming in for lunch and dinner.

Today, too many kids are spending their time indoors, sitting, playing with their handheld devices, like smartphones and tablets.

This problem today has been called “Text Neck”.

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Image courtesy of yingyo at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Text Neck is a term that describes the effect of constant, progressive flexion (bending forward) of the head and neck due to the excessive use of media devices like smartphones, tablets, and other handheld devices. Yes it can affect adults too but it’s has a more detrimental affect on youngsters because they are still growing and their spines are more flexible, therefore more susceptible to the early development of posture problems.

Bad posture, especially a forward head position, causes a tremendous amount of increased weight and pressure on the neck joints, muscles, and nerves. As well, it tensions the spinal cord, the main pipeline that feeds life from your brain to your body systems. This can lead to a whole array of health issues because the nervous system is the master system that controls all functions, healing, and repair in the body.

Children should be spending more time doing activities that require motion versus spending time sitting with an electronic device. Sitting has also been called the “new smoking” because a prolonged sedentary lifestyle has been linked to increase occurrence of heart disease, obesity, cancer, and other detrimental diseases.

The amazing thing about our Adventure Fun Day yesterday…not once did my nephews ask for their iPad.

The whole point here…one day of avoiding text next is not enough!

As a public awareness message, restrict your child’s use of handheld, electronic media devices to one to two hours A WEEK. Yes, A WEEK. And have them be more engaged in other activities that get’s their body and muscles in motion.

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By: Dr. Walter Salubro
Maple’s Family Wellness Chiropractor

Dr. Walter Salubro_1Dr. Walter Salubro is a family wellness chiropractor who has been serving the Maple and Vaughan community for over 13 years.
Dr. Salubro provides chiropractic care to people all age groups. He has completed many post-graduate courses in techniques applicable to both children and adults. In addition to offering specific spinal adjustments and posture corrective techniques,
Dr. Salubro offers an extensive line-up of health and wellness workshops, exercise classes and a run-walk club to his patients.

Dr. Salubro is a fitness enthusiast and an avid runner, having completed four half-marathons, a 30k road race and three marathons. Whether it is in his day-to-day interactions with his patients or through one of his health classes, Dr. Salubro motivates people to be the best they can be, the healthiest they can be and the happiest they can be so they can fulfill the life of their vision and dreams.

Dr. Walter Salubro is dedicated to providing the highest quality chiropractic care for all of his patients. He is a 1999 graduate of the National College of Chiropractic and certified from the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice and the Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics (C.A.C.C.P.). Dr. Walter Salubro is Webster Technique Certified, certified and recognized by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). Dr. Salubro caters to the specialized care of infants and pregnant mothers.

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Leading you to better health the chiropractic way.”

Maple & Vaughan’s Family Wellness Chiropractic Centre
(905) 303-1009

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How To Have Healthy, Summer Fun in Maple, Ontario

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

5 Healthy, Fun Things to Do in the Summer in Maple, Ontario (and the Surrounding Areas) – By: Dr. Walter Salubro, Chiropractor in Maple, Ontario

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Maple, ON— I’ve lived in Maple, Ontario, a hamlet in the City of Vaughan, for 27 years and I love this town! I have seen Maple and Vaughan grow year after year since my high school days. It’s a town filled with awesome, friendly people and families.

I have been practicing as a chiropractor in Maple, Ontario since 2004. Over the years as a chiropractor, I have had the privilege of meeting and helping lots of people form our community and from the surrounding communities (Woodbridge, Concord, King City, Kleinburg and Thornhill).

Many people are seekers of the healthy lifestyle. Like many other communities in Ontario, Maple and the surrounding areas offer lots of great opportunities to get active, fit and healthy.

In this article, I want to give you 5 healthy, fun things you can do in Maple, Ontario (and the surrounding Areas).

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The #1 Reason to Go See A Chiropractor…Not Only for Back Pain Relief, Neck Pain Relief, or Treatment for Headaches

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Back To Health Chiropractic Centre is located in Maple, Ontario (City Of Vaughan). The office of chiropractor, Dr. Walter Salubro. Call (905) 303-1009.

Is there a decline in your physical strength, energy or health? Do you know if vertebral subluxations are the…

Posted by Dr. Walter Salubro – Back To Health Chiropractic Centre on Thursday, May 14, 2015

Is It Good To Sleep Without A Pillow??

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Chiropractor in Maple, Vaughan Answers A Frequently Asked Question About Sleeping Positions And Pillows

Reduce, Relieve And Release The Stress In Your Life

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Chiropractor In Maple, Vaughan Ontario Discusses The Connection Between Stress And Disease And How To Manage Stress

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Maple, ON – It is widely known that stress causes health problems.

Ongoing stress can even lead to chronic diseases. Stress is so common in people’s lives that it almost seems inescapable some weeks. 

But all is not lost when it comes to combating and conquering stress. The key is to feel in control even when the stressful situation arises out of nowhere. That is what an effective stress management system is for.

A good stress management system that is personalized to you and your life situations is key to reversing the devastating effects of stress on your body and on your health.

Find out more about creating your own personalized stress management system by watching this new video here: http://www.ibthcc.com/stress-management-lp/

 

10 Backpack Safety Tips That Every Parent Needs To Know For Their School-Aged Child

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Chiropractor In Maple, Vaughan Discusses Essential Backpack Safety Awareness Tips

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Image courtesy of Stockimages at FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

Back in the day when I was in grade school (we ‘re talking about the 80’s) kids didn’t carry or use backpacks. It wasn’t the norm as it is today and so it didn’t pose a common risk to the backs and spines of school-aged children. The most we carried to school was a lunch box and one or two books. Today, I see children with backpacks that are filled to the max and super heavy for their petite body size.

 

 

 

 

Here are 10 essential backpack safety awareness tips that every parent should know:

  1. Avoid choosing a backpack for the fashionable look. Backpacks are needed for their functionality and not for their looks. Choose a good backpack for your child that has evenly distributed compartments, a padded back side and padded shoulder straps.
  2. The backpack size should be proportional to your child body size. A common mistake I see is that the child is carrying a backpack that is too big for them. The danger is that the backpack gets overloaded and heavy.
  3. The weight of the backpack should be 10% of the child body weight. So, an 60 lb child should be carrying a backpack that is 6 lbs. A 60 lb child should NOT be carrying a backpack that is 15 lbs for example. To an adult that may not seem too heavy, but it represents 25% of the child’s body weight (in this example). Imagine an adult with a body weight of 180 lbs carrying a weight on their back that is 25% of their body weight. That equals 45 lbs of weight. I don’t think you would find that appealing nor comforting. The same goes for a child. In fact, a heavy backpack places a tremendous amount of load on the child’s spine which can lead to strains.
  4. All heavy books (like text books) should be stored in the backside of the backpack, closest to the child’s back. Lighter books and items should be stored in the front of the backpack. This allows the heavier items to be closer to the child’s center of mass when standing and walking thereby minimizing strain on their back and neck.
  5. Use the side pockets and compartments evenly. These compartments should be used to store smaller items like water bottles, pencil cases etc.
  6. Teach your child to wear BOTH shoulder straps. This gets the weight of the backpack evenly distributed throughout the child’s body and prevents overloading to one side of the shoulder.
  7. The backpack should never hang low on the child’s back. This will cause slouching and a poor posture to develop. Show your child how to tighten the backpack so it rests right up on the child’s back by tugging on the pull straps located on the shoulder straps.
  8. Leave non-essential items at home, like handheld gaming devices etc. Items that are not essential for schooling needs will increase the weight and bulkiness of the backpack.
  9. Binders add more bulk to the backpack. Minimize the number of binders used and consolidate homework sheets into one smaller folder or binder.
  10. Lunches can add weight and bulk to the backpack. Consider a light reusable lunch bag and have the child carry it by hand to avoid added load to the back.

Parents, by following these 10 backpack safety tips, you can help minimized the weight and load of the child’s backpack and prevent strain and poor posture from developing. 

 

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Dr. Walter Salubro_1Dr. Walter Salubro is a family wellness chiropractor who has been serving the Maple and Vaughan community for over 13 years.
Dr. Salubro provides chiropractic care to people all age groups. He has completed many post-graduate courses in techniques applicable to both children and adults. In addition to offering specific spinal adjustments and posture corrective techniques,
Dr. Salubro offers an extensive line-up of health and wellness workshops, exercise classes and a run-walk club to his patients.

Dr. Salubro is a fitness enthusiast and an avid runner, having completed four half-marathons, a 30k road race and three marathons. Whether it is in his day-to-day interactions with his patients or through one of his health classes, Dr. Salubro motivates people to be the best they can be, the healthiest they can be and the happiest they can be so they can fulfill the life of their vision and dreams.

Dr. Walter Salubro is dedicated to providing the highest quality chiropractic care for all of his patients. He is a 1999 graduate of the National College of Chiropractic and certified from the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice and the Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics (C.A.C.C.P.). Dr. Walter Salubro is Webster Technique Certified, certified and recognized by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Dr. Salubro caters to the specialized care of infants and pregnant mothers.

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Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
Chiropractor in Maple, Vaughan Ontario

Leading You To Better Health The Chiropractic Way

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Chiropractic office in Maple, Vaughan Ontario. Call (905) 303-1009

Looking For A Chiropractor In Maple, Ontario? Call (905) 303-1009.

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Back pain? Neck pain? Headaches? Thinking about seeing a chiropractor?

Dr. Walter Salubro_1Here are some FAQs answered by Dr. Walter Salubro, chiropractor in Maple, Ontario.

Question: “I have had low back pain for many years. Can chiropractic help?”

Dr. Walter’s answer:  Chiropractors have helped many people with low back pain. In most cases, if you have had back pain for many years, chiropractic care is certainly a health care option for you. There are many causes of low back pain. A spinal exam by the chiropractor can help determine if the cause of your back pain is of spinal origin and if it can treated or corrected with chiropractic care.

Question: “When I get neck pain, I also get dizziness. I’ve been told I have vertigo. What can a chiropractor do?” 

Dr. Walter’s answer:  The joints of the upper neck (at the base of the skull) give a lot of information to the brain about your body’s position in space, especially while you are standing. A structural problem with the spine, especially in the upper neck can trigger symptoms of dizziness or loss of balance. A chiropractor will do a thorough spinal exam and assess the neck for any shifts or misalignments to determine if the dizziness comes from the neck region. If it does, the chiropractor will suggest a course of treatment that addresses correcting the underlying spinal problem contributing to the vertigo as well as the neck pain.

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If you have neck pain, back pain or headaches, find out if chiropractic care is right for you. Visit a chiropractor in your community. If you are in Maple or Vaughan Ontario, give us a call or come visit us.  We can help determine what’s causing your pain and if you are a good candidate for chiropractic care.

 

Pregnancy And Low Back Pain…Can Chiropractic Help?

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Chiropractic care during pregnancy is gentle and safe. 

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Image courtesy of adamr / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Recently I had a woman in her 9th month of pregnancy come into our office looking for information about how chiropractic can help with her low back pain.  In just 3 chiropractic visits, she started experiencing less back pain, was walking easier and had improved sleep.  

Chiropractors have been providing gentle chiropractic care for pregnant women for decades. Yet, not many woman realize the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy.

Two of the most common reasons why a mom-to-be will seek prenatal chiropractic care are: (more…)