How to: Rolling Thoracic Spinal Stretch for Flexibility & Mobility [Video]


Step-by-Step: How to do Rolling Thoracic Spinal Stretches Your thoracic spinal region is in the upper part of your back around the same height as your chest area. This part of your spine is connected to your ribcage which protects your internal organs; it consists of 12 different vertebrae. Tight ligaments and muscles in your thoracic region can cause discomfort in your upper and lower back,...

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3 Common Myths about Chiropractic Care


Common Myths about Chiropractors Explained Many Canadians wonder what kind of benefits are associated with receiving chiropractic care on a regular basis. After becoming a doctor of chiropractic, every practitioner may specialize in certain areas or treatment methods, which is why you’ll have to ask your local chiropractor just exactly what it is that they can do for you. But regardles...

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Common Causes of Herniated Discs: Degeneration & Injury


3 Most Common Causes of Herniated Discs A herniated disc can be extremely painful and ultimately debilitating, preventing you from living a normal life day-to-day when seeking out treatment. While there are many causes of a herniated disc, it mostly boils down to three common causes, of which if we are aware of we can make better choices to help us avoid such complications later in life...

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5 Steps to Interactive Metronome Training [Infographic]


5 Simple Steps to Interactive Metronome Training Step #1 – the client performs a suite of physical movements to a computer-generated metronome beat Step #2 – Interactive Metronome’s guide sounds and visual cues provide the client with real-time millisecond feedback, indicating an early – in-sync – or late hit with the beat Step #3 – the client processes IM’s feedback while fine-t...

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How Do You Know if You Have a Concussion?


You May Have Suffered a Concussion and Not Realize It! Just recently, you may have been hit on the head, suffered a jolt to the body or experienced some other type of mild to moderate physical stress - but you didn't lose consciousness and don't have a headache. Does this mean you are concussion free? Not always! Concussions can and do go unnoticed and in some instances will have an effect o...

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Chiropractic & Preventative Treatments: What You Need to Know


What You Should Know About Chiropractic, Preventative Treatments and the Benefits of Such So, you’ve been seeing your chiropractor for the past while and finally have no more pain which was being caused by the issue you sought treatment for in the first place. That’s great! Then why is your chiropractor asking you to come in again? If you don’t have any more symptoms and feel fine, why sh...

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What Vertebrae Are Responsible for What? Ask a Chiropractor!


Vertebral Column – Reflexology Chart As specialists of the nervous system, chiropractors have undertaken rigorous training to be able to know what part of the spine affects what part of your body. If a vertebra in your spine experiences a subluxation (misalignment) due to trauma, stress or other influences, it will reduce function in the corresponding parts of the body associated with that ...

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Concussions


Calgary Chiropractor Explains 5 Not So Well Known Concussion Facts Concussions are a type of brain injury that most people are somewhat familiar with in this day and age. However, there are several characteristics of concussions that many don’t know, ones that could be important for someone engaged in physical activity on a regular basis and prone to such injury. If you or a loved one ...

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How Long Should You See Your Chiropractor For?


How Long Should You See Your Chiropractor For? It’s an age-old question that many people ask. So, just how long should you be seeing your chiropractor for? It depends, based on a variety of factors as seen below: problem, age, discipline, attitude and goal. Also check out these Top 5 Reasons to See a Chiropractor on a Regular Basis today. Your problem First and foremost, the ty...

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10 Examples of Sports Concussions & their Effect on Athletes


Sports Concussions Can Be a Life-Changing Event Concussions can and do happen when playing sports. Some people think that its just the physical contact games in which players are prone to concussions, although that’s not entirely true. Even snowboarders, divers and soccer players sustain concussions during competitive play – and that goes for athletes of all skill levels, from beginner to...

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