October 10, 2016

There seems to be plenty of confusion around the difference between folic acid and folate.

Let me help clear things up a bit.

Folate is a water soluble B-vitamin, also known as B9, naturally found in food.  Folate plays a role in red blood cell synthesis, reduction of ho...

September 19, 2016

I woke up on Sunday of labour day weekend to a request for a chiropractic house call on my phone. My patient had finally gone into the birth process and wanted an adjustment! How exciting!

I jumped out of bed and hurried my way over to her place, I didn't want her to be...

June 15, 2016

Do you bend from your back and not from your hips? Well check yourself before you wreck yourself and stop it already!

If you do not clearly understand what bending your low back under load does to your intervertebral discs and spine, read this right now.

You were given a...

June 3, 2016

Do you do the ankle grab and pull? Don't worry, you are not alone when it comes to using this maneuver to get that smelly mess out of there quickly!

However, did you know that the ankle maneuver places a lot of stress at the thoracolumbar junction of your child's spine?...

May 19, 2016

On-the-go baby cuddles! Who would say no to that!?

Did you read part 1 about carrying your baby? If not, click here.

If you did, continue ahead!

 

 

Don’t:

 

  • Carry baby in car seat

  • Hunch forward, rounding the shoulders

  • Flex your body at your hips

  • Hold baby...

May 10, 2016

Yes, it is convenient...

Baby in the car seat, carried out of the car, plunked into the grocery cart, placed on the bench in a change room, back in the car. Poor static baby! This is exactly like sitting at a desk all day! Your poor baby is too young for a desk job! Not...

March 16, 2016

Didn’t your mom ever tell you to not pick at that scab?

We know, we know. It is so tempting and sometimes the urge is far too strong. However, the more you pick the scab, the longer it will take to heal.

Same concept goes for spinal disc injuries. It will heal more effic...

February 29, 2016

Kinesio tape is a form of athletic therapy tape utilized in the treatment of injury, poor posture, and poor proprioception.

 

Kinesio tape functions by:

- reducing pain

- reducing inflammation

- reducing swelling

- reducing muscular strain on joints

- helping with postural co...

February 24, 2016

Many of you most likely know what a Midwife and an OBGYN is, but do you know what a Doula is? We would love to introduce the amazing Nicole Chambers of the Ridge Meadows Doula Services.



Why should every woman have a doula on their birth team during their pregnancy and...

January 5, 2016

Picking a new mattress. Where to start?

First of all, if you are only getting 4-5 hours (or less) of sleep per night, there is no mattress that 

is going to compensate for this. No matter what you’re sleeping on, you need to sleep enough 

hours per night. “In order to fee...

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