Aerial silk, tumbling mats… Dr. Martin Lai has a few more tools of the trade beyond the table!
Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) – Association Chiropratique Canadienne Blog
by CCA
1y ago
Chiropractors are well-known for their training in a variety of techniques and tools like adjustments and joint manipulations, soft-tissue therapy and Graston instruments and kinesiology tape. But these aren’t the only tools that chiropractors might use. As you step into Dr. Martin Lai’s clinic, The Hip Joint, tucked away in the east end of Toronto and just minutes from major media production studios, you’ll notice even more equipment like aerial silks and poles, tumbling mats, and gymnastic blocks. With most of his patients coming from the performing arts, having this equipment available gi ..read more
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Can Long COVID affect your musculoskeletal system?
Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) – Association Chiropratique Canadienne Blog
by CCA
1y ago
Long COVID is an umbrella term used to describe both the acute COVID-19 infection and any residual post-COVID-19 symptoms that last longer than 4 weeks1 and are not explained by an alternative diagnosis. Just like the infectious period of COVID-19, the signs and symptoms of Long COVID are on a spectrum, ranging from a mild residual cough, to more severe symptoms like difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, and nerve or muscle damage. On this spectrum, up to 65% of patients may experience musculoskeletal (MSK)-related symptoms1. such as muscle fatigue (49.1%), myalgia or muscle pain (34.8 ..read more
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Chiropractic tips to manage your arthritis
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by CCA
1y ago
Arthritis is one of the most common conditions affecting the joints worldwide.1 Here in Canada, arthritis is one of the most common chronic diseases impacting the lives of 1 in 5 Canadians (that’s about 6 million). [reference https://arthritis.ca/about-arthritis/what-is-arthritis/arthritis-facts-and-figures] In Latin, arthro- means joint and –itis means inflammation, so together arthritis means inflammation of a joint. Two common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. While they might sound similar, they have very different causes and symptoms. Osteoarthritis What is ..read more
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Emergency brain surgery and a cancer diagnosis won’t stop this BC chiropractor from helping patients get better
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by CCA
1y ago
When she got the call to join the medical team for Team Canada’s track and field squad at the Commonwealth Games this summer, there was no hesitation for B.C. chiropractor Dr. Elna Johnson to pack her bags. It was quite an opportunity to be a part of Team Canada, especially as they brought home serious hardware from Birmingham, England with 26 gold, 32 silver, and 34 bronze medals, finishing third overall. She spent her days providing ‘round-the-clock support to athletes, attending training camps, working with the track and field squad through morning, afternoon, and evening track practice, p ..read more
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Chiropractic tips to manage your arthritis
Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) – Association Chiropratique Canadienne Blog
by CCA
1y ago
Arthritis is one of the most common conditions affecting the joints worldwide.1 Here in Canada, arthritis is one of the most common chronic diseases impacting the lives of 1 in 5 Canadians (that’s about 6 million). [reference https://arthritis.ca/about-arthritis/what-is-arthritis/arthritis-facts-and-figures] In Latin, arthro- means joint and –itis means inflammation, so together arthritis means inflammation of a joint. Two common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. While they might sound similar, they have very different causes and symptoms. OSTEOARTHRITIS What is ..read more
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How Chiropractic Care Promotes Healthy Aging
Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) – Association Chiropratique Canadienne Blog
by CCA
1y ago
In Canada, the average life expectancy is increasing and is reported as 80 for males and 84 for females1; however, are Canadians living full, active and healthy lives as they age? In reality, active living is crucial for healthy aging, maintenance of quality of life and independence. Preserving fitness and mobility can help prevent and manage chronic conditions that too frequently impact seniors. In fact, even a moderate level of physical activity can improve balance, endurance and bone strength. As we age we are generally more susceptible to develop injuries, aches and pain. Canada’s ch ..read more
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6 ways to manage tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow
Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) – Association Chiropratique Canadienne Blog
by CCA
1y ago
Many Canadians are deep into their favourite sports and recreational activities this summer. A common result of recreational sports is repetitive strain or injury due to overuse. Two of the most popular injuries that occur are tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow. Even if you don’t play tennis or golf, these injuries can easily happen to you over time. Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow are different types of injuries that both involve forearm muscles, but impact where the muscles connect to the joint on opposite sides of the elbow. They both relate to inflammation and damage in the elbow and involve ..read more
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4 Easy Stretches For Golfers
Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) – Association Chiropratique Canadienne Blog
by CCA
1y ago
Stretching can offer a variety of benefits for golfers. Golf stretches prevent shoulder, knee or back pain is essential to continue to enjoy the game. Try these chiropractor recommended stretches below: Stretch 1: Hip Flexor Lunge Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Step one foot forward into a lunge position. Keep your body upright and back straight. Bend both knees so that you feel the stretch. Do not let your forward knee pass over the ankle of your front foot. Use a golf club to keep your balance. Hold 15 seconds. Repeat twice on each side. Stretch 2: Side Bending Stretc ..read more
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5 Key Stretches For Runners
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by CCA
1y ago
If you’re looking to take advantage of the great weather we’ve been having in Canada this summer, and you’re looking to stay active through running, you may benefit from our 5 key stretches for runners. Stretch 1: Upper Calf Stretch your arms in front of you and place both hands on a sturdy object. Stand with feet comfortably apart, toes pointing towards the wall. Put one leg back about 12 inches from the other, keeping the knee straight and your foot flat on the ground. Bend the knee of the front leg so your hips move forward and lean into your hands. Stretch 2: Lower Calf Adopt t ..read more
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Concussion: It Gets Better
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by CCA
1y ago
One patient’s journey to a pain-free life The first time Trent sustained a concussion, it was the result of a kick to the head playing rugby. Just twenty-two, Trent took three weeks off from playing while the headaches subsided, getting back on the field as soon as he could. Five months later while on a ski trip Trent suffered a fall, cracking his helmet in half. This time Trent’s symptoms were more acute; the headaches became constant, and the dizziness confused him, fogging his thoughts.   Coaching rugby, his job installing HVAC in Calgary’s downtown, spending time with his girl ..read more
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