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Back to School - Backpack Safety for Your Children

Back to School - Backpack Safety for Your Children

August 8, 2016 • Ryan Spiteri

The Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors has long been a huge proponent of backpack safety for children.  

That’s why, as the pencils are sharpened, the smell of fresh Velcro litters the air, and your kids come to the realization their summer is coming to an end, we like to highlight the importance of protecting childrens' bodies when it comes to what is considered an essential back-to-school purchase.  

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Chiropractic for Treating Vertigo

Chiropractic for Treating Vertigo

July 18, 2016 • Ryan Spiteri

How many of us loved the sensation of spinning around in a circle to make ourselves dizzy as children? We spun and spun and spun, were dizzy for a few seconds and laughed it off. Vertigo sufferers feel this dizzy sensation constantly and it can last for hours or even days and can come out of nowhere.

 

Chiropractic has been found to be an effective treatment for certain types of vertigo, which can be very frustrating for suffers. 

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Sitting Properly: Decrease Pain and Improve Productivity

Sitting Properly: Decrease Pain and Improve Productivity

July 4, 2016 • Ryan Spiteri

Research has shown, sitting at work accounts for one-third to one-half of sitting time. Sitting at your desk, in meetings and in your car to and from work, are common for most people. You’re likely sitting while reading this blog.

 

Sitting for prolonged periods can cause back, neck and shoulder pain.

 

Most think you’re more likely to injure yourself during activities like golfing or gardening, but sitting for extended periods of time while at work can produce chronic pain and can limit range of motion for many people. There are ways however, to ensure your office job doesn’t mean more pain than productivity.

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Frequent Headaches: How Chiropractic Can Help

Frequent Headaches: How Chiropractic Can Help

June 23, 2016 • Ryan Spiteri

Headaches are a common inconvenience for many Albertans. They can seemingly strike at any time.

 

Nearly 90 per cent of women and about 70 per cent of men will get a tension headache during their lifetime, while 37 per cent of women and 21 per cent of men experience them regularly. 

 

Most believe the only cure for a pounding headache is simply to just grin, bear it and let it pass. The good news is there are ways to both prevent and treat frequent headaches. 

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How to Protect Your Body While Cycling

How to Protect Your Body While Cycling

June 6, 2016 • Ryan Spiteri

Cycling in Alberta has seen a spike in popularity, trading in the car for a bicycle has become more commonplace than ever. Some cyclists strap on their helmets and ride for exercise or enjoyment while others view cycling as a way to protect the environment from unnecessary emissions.

 

Although cycling has many benefits, cyclists can be at risk of injury from their sport. The repetitive nature of riding a bike can cause problems with both muscles and joints due to overtraining, poor form, poorly fit bike, or many other factors.

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Parenting Without Injury: How to Prevent Injuries for New Parents

Parenting Without Injury: How to Prevent Injuries for New Parents

May 16, 2016 • Ryan Spiteri

Having a young child is hard. This isn’t exactly breaking news to any parent. Most new parents can foresee the mental exhaustion that comes with the gig; long days, sleepless nights, forever being on your new, tiny boss’ schedule.

 

What most new parents don’t realize is the physical toll of having a young child.

 

The constant bending over, lifting and carrying can wreak havoc on your body.

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