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Pillow talk: How to choose the best pillow

Now that Dr. Kangarloo has educated you on the most optimal sleeping positions, I thought it would be great to follow up with some advice on how to choose the best pillow.   Picking a pillow can be a daunting task and that is because we are all made/shaped differently. It always surprises me why…

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What is Cupping?

Cupping is probably the most topical and viral treatment option in medicine right now, period! Thanks to those characteristic circular bruises Olympic legend Michael Phelps has been sporting it seems as if every media outlet is covering stories surrounding this treatment option.   The technique of cupping can be dated as far back as 3000…

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Pokemon Induced Neck Pain (PINP)

Pokemon Induced Neck Pain (PINP)

The Pokemon catch phrase is “Gotta catch em all” but I don’t believe that includes neck pain! Pokemon Go is a fun game designed to get you outdoors and moving but there are some important factors you must consider to ensure your long-term health and safety.   The main injury associated with excessive cell phone…

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Do I need an X-Ray?

Do I need an x-ray??? Nine times out of ten the answer is NO!!!   This is easily one of the most common questions I have encountered in my practice. Over time, we have been lead to believe that an x-ray is an important and vital tool when it comes to the diagnosis of injuries.…

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What does my pain mean?

Most people develop pain the same way; like constant sitting, lifting, silly mistake or by maybe trying to ‘keep up with the Kardashians’ too much. When, where and why someone has pain is usually a strong indicator as to what caused the pain. In most cases pain is predictable which can make it easier to identify and…

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"Nobody puts baby in a corner"

Top 3 predictors for developing a injury

Why do we get injured? Are there steps we can take to avoid injury? Will I ever get better? Well to answer these questions: depends, yes and kind of. Thanks for reading! Bye. As if that is it! Although it seems as most injuries are either of random origin (ie. Drunkenly lifting up your buddy…

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What’s in our logo

Now let me tell you about this logo which was painstakingly crafted over dozens upon dozens of doodles. Once Shereen and I decided on a name for the clinic, which let me tell you was not an easy task, the madness ensued. We dabbled with the token chiropractic logo ideas such as the spine and…

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Posture: The structure of health

Let me start off by telling you a little story about the birds and the bees…actually on second thought, lets just skip to birth!  As infants, we are born as wee little C-shaped babies; think fetal position.  This shape/position is the first posture we assume in life and we call it the ‘primary curve’ which forms a…

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Postural Deconditioning: Adaptation from repetitive strain injuries

Ooooh, sounds fancy and complicated but in reality, it isn’t! So what is Postural Deconditioning and how does Repetitive Strain factor in? I left off my last entry by introducing the thought: imagine that you used your body and its bones and muscles with a poor posture. What would happen?   Now in this scenario,…

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