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Back To Health Chiropractic Centre’s Run Walk Club In Maple Vaughan

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Today is the first meet-up of 2011 Run Walk Club at our wellness Centre.  Come join us for either a 3 km walk or a 4 km run through our neighbourhood.  Walk or run at your pace. 

We are now in our 4th season of Run Walk Club at Back To Health Chiropractic Centre and we have had enthusiastic participation since the start. 

Here is what others have said:

“It was very nice participating in the run/walk.  Haven’t done anything active that didn’t involve work/chores in a long time.  It was a good breath of fresh air. Helped me feel good as well.”

“Excellent participation by all.  I really enjoyed the run and lecture by Dr. Walter.  I look forward to doing this again in Sept.”

“Looking forward to the next one.  Going to commit myself to training in the meantime.  The walk / run club is a fantastic idea.  I’m going to use this as a stepping stone to my journey to being a runner.  Thank you for having me.”

Come join us for.  Walk or run and have fun! We meet every 4th Wednesday of the month, starting today until October.

http://backtohealthchiropracticcentre.com/run-walk-club/

The Webster Technique In The Chiropractic Care For Pregnancy

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Many expecting moms seek chiropractic care during their pregnancy.  More then low back pain relief, chiropractic care during pregnancy prepares the mom and the baby for an easier birth.

Chiropractic care during pregnancy helps improve nervous system function, providing greater health potential for both the mother and the baby.  Also, chiropractic care during pregnancy help correct pelvic and spinal imbalances through the correction of spinal and sacral misalignments (subluxations).

Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic adjustment that helps correct sacral subluxations and balance pelvic bones, muscles and ligaments.

Chiropractic care and the specific use of Webster Technique may help facilitate easier, safer births for both baby and mother.
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Dr. Walter Salubro is a family wellness chiropractor who provides chiropractic care for pregnancy.  He is certified in Webster Technique, certified and recognized by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA).

Upcoming Family Wellness Workshop …

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

Our first wellness workshop in 2011 is part of the Family Wellness Lecture Series.  The topic is The Beverage Dilemma. Click on the hyperlink to learn more.

New Year Resolutions or New Year Goals?

Friday, January 7th, 2011

One will lead to disappointment … the other results, success, and happiness.

This is usually the time of year that most people start making new year resolutions for themselves. 

Although very popular, resolutions don’t work.  What happens with people who make new year resolutions?  By the time February comes around, most people who make resolutions stop or quit.  The strange thing is that the very next year, they will make the exact same resolution, and yet by the time that February comes around, they stop or quit again.  Does this sound familiar? It’s like a vicious cycle, year after year.  Which leads to one thing … disappointment.

Why don’t resolutions work?  Well, to start, they are usually declared without careful consideration and without the backing of a serious commitment. They are often unrealistic and they lack planning.  In fact, Webster’s Online Dictionary defines “resolution” as follows:

     “a decision to do something or to behave in a certain manner.”

And this is why resolutions don’t work.  Because at best, a resolution in only a “decision to do something” and nothing more.  There is no end in mind and no means to get to the end.

Goals, on the other hand, are way more powerful then resolutions.  In contrast, Webster’s Online Dictionary defines “goal” as follows: 

                       “the end toward which effort is directed.”

Instead of making resolutions this new year, set some powerful goals for yourself.  When setting goals, choose specific areas of your life that are important to you:  Health, Family, Work, Finances, Recreation, Spirituality. 

Make your goal Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-bound (S.M.A.R.T. Goals).  You must always set a timeline to when you want your goals achieved by. 

Also keep your goals positive, stated in the present tense, and always, always, WRITE THEM DOWN ON PAPER.  Carry that paper with you everywhere you go as a constant reminder of your goals.  You must plan accordingly and take all the necessary action steps. 

 Goals without action are dead.

Here are some examples of effective goal statements:

  1. “I am releasing 15 lbs in 90 days.”
  2. “I am eating whole, healthy, nutritious food 3 times a day.”
  3. “I am working out 3 times a week.”
  4. “I am walking every day for 30 minutes.”
  5. “I am running and completing a 10k race by May 15, 2011.”

 Always keep your goals WRITTEN.  It makes them concrete!

Your goals tend to materialize easily and effortlessly when you follow these simple steps.  However, nothing happens without ACTION.  Plan your action steps and follow-through.

 One more thing to keep in mind when working your goals …

 COMMITMENT

Your commitment to your success is perhaps the single most important factor to seeing your goals materialize.  You must be 100% committed to yourself and to your goal.  The following quote says it best:

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back.  Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans:  that the moment one definitely commits oneself, the providence moves too.  All sorts of things occur to help that would never otherwise have occurred.  A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all the manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed have come his way.” – Scottish mountaineer, William Hutchinson Murray

You see, the moment you commit yourself, your goal is certain to materialize.  Commit to your health, your well-being, your happiness, and your success.  And take action.  You must do something.  You must plan your work and work your plan.   

 “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it” – German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 Make this year the best year ever for your self and your life.

Wishing you an abundant, healthy,  joyous and peaceful 2011.

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“Re-commit to your health in 2011.”

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

The holidays are over…now what?  January should not be a time of “starts”.  Such as… “I’m going start going to the gym and exercise”, or “I’m going to eat less  and choose better quality foods” or “I’m going to start a detox and cleanse program” or “I’m going to start going to the chiropractor again”, etc…

Instead, January should be a continuum of your overall commitment to your health and well-being.  It should be a time where you are building upon the momementum you created in the previous months.

Many people make new year resolutions only to give up and quit by the first week of February.  What is lacking is commitment.  When it comes to values and choices for your health, nothing is more important then your commitment to yourself, your health and your wellbeing. 

Once you are committed, the rest falls into place.  You begin to create a plan for ongoing fitness and exercise, you create a habit of eating well and choosing nutritious foods, you begin to find ways to get healthy and stay healthy, whether it be with chiropractic care or other holistic therapies or dropping bad health habits. Eventually, health and wellness becomes a ongoing choice and lifestyle. All this is driven by your commitment.

So whether its January, March,  June or October, you are always on the path of a healthy lifestyle because of choice and because of the ongoing commitment to your health, for now and for longevity.

Your health is your most precious asset. Re-commit to your health in 2011.

“CHIROPRACTIC FIRST” – A Book Review

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Today, I am writing a short book review of “Chiropractic First: The Fastest Growing Healthcare Choice … Before Drugs Or Surgery”, by Terry A. Rondberg, DC.  Dr. Rondberg is the CEO and founder of the World Chiropractic Alliance (WCA). 

If you are looking for a simple, yet thorough review and understanding of chiropractic, the chiropractic profession and how chiropractic works to help people get healthy and stay healthy, then “Chiropractic First” is a must read.  We keep a copy of this book in our reception area for our patients to read and we often give it away as a gift to patients.

“Chiropractic First” is a nice, easy-to-read and thorough review of what chiropractic is and how chiropractic helps people. The author does a super job of explaining the essence and purpose of chiropractic care, which is, the correction of nerve interference caused by subluxations (spinal misalignments).

When it comes to the human body, many people are curious to how organs and body systems work.  Well, this book goes on to describe the major organ systems of the body (like the heart, lungs, stomach), giving a simple explanation of their overall function. 

Of importance to people seeking a chiropractor for chiropractic care, the author explains what to expect during a typical chiropractic consultation, examination and the report of findings. This section is of great importance, especially for someone who is first visiting a chiropractor.

There is a nice overiew of the benefits of chirorpactic care for children and as well for the elderly. 

Dr. Rondberg also goes on to show some of the latest chiropractic research that was available at the time of publication. 

“Chiropractic First” is an easy read and I highly recommend it to anyone who has never been to a chiropractor.  It is also a very enlightening read for anyone who has or is currently seeing a chiropractor. Be sure to ask your family chiropractor about “Chiropractic First”, by Dr. Terry Rondberg.
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From the back cover …

“Chiropractic First teaches why everyone needs, wants and ultimately loves Chiropractic. Totally recommended.” – Mark Victor Hansen, Co-author, Chicken Soup for the Soul

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Another book review by Dr. Walter, family chiropractor at Back To Health Chiropractic Centre… a town of Maple chiropractic clinic (and a City of Vaughan chiropractic clinic).

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Chiropractic patients share stories of hope, healing and inspiration.

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Check out Back To Health Chiropractic Centre’s testimonial page.  Patients share their chiropractic success stories. Keep coming back as this page will be updated regularly. You will see that chiropractic care is more then just treatment for pain relief.  People’s lives change for the  better on many levels.

Enjoy the stories and come back for more.

http://backtohealthchiropracticcentre.com/testimonials/

If you would like to know how chiropractic care can help you or someone else you know, call us today at (905) 303-1009.

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.

Something to ponder …

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Smile.
Get in shape.
Exercise.
Drink more water.
Speak positively.
Have gratitude.
Get checked by a chiropractor and get adjusted.

My question is this …

How would your life look if you followed this advice consistently? And, how would you feel? Just something to ponder.

Wishing you best health today and always.

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.