Thank you for reading our monthly newsletter. In each issue, we will explore a variety of health and wellness topics that are of interest to our patients. This includes informative videos, in-depth blogs, wellness facts and tidbits, and introductions to our teammates.
Getting through spring and avoiding a fall
The seasons are changing and so must our habits. Walking during spring can be different than in fall and winter. Walking on snow can be challenge but when we head into a spring melt, the ice and slush can make it difficult for some people to navigate.
Take your time, and wear foot cleats especially when there is freezing rain, and frequent freezing and thawing.
VIDEO: 5 EASY STRETCHES FOR YOUR WORK-FROM-HOME DAY
Stretched out on the couch with feet on the coffee table. Reclined on a chair in the backyard. Laid out in bed with a computer on the lap.
With so many people working from home during the pandemic, it’s led to new office spaces popping up in homes all over the world. While there is always a lot of emphasis on the proper way to sit at a traditional desk, the reality is that not everybody is seated the way they would be in an office.
It’s important to remember the body needs to move and stretch no matter how comfortable your new working posture.
Foot flexes are ideal for keeping your leg moving when otherwise you might be sitting motionless for a long stretch. It’s as simple as putting your foot down and then raising it or flexing it up for 30 seconds. Alternating this stretches your calf muscles and keeps the blood flowing to avoid discomfort.
Up to the midsection where posture is everything. It might look ridiculous – who can see you, anyway? – but sitting up straight with your shoulders back is a great way to strengthen stomach muscles and keep everything aligned. If you have bad posture (like many people who sit at a desk all day) it might be painful to start this exercise but over time you will find that you naturally sit up straight because it is actually more comfortable.
Put your arm against the wall and lean into it. This stretches out the muscles that are locked in place when your hands are planted on the keyboard for a long typing session. Do this on each side for 30 seconds.
Moving up to the head and neck – you might not feel the tension as you look straight ahead, but over time you know you find yourself rubbing your neck or doing head rolls to try to make it feel better. Again, the way to ease the pain is to keep moving.
Slight head tilts to the left and right, holding the position for 10 seconds before moving to the next side, will keep the blood flowing and the muscles active. Even tilting your chin up and to the left, and up and to the right while you look straight ahead is great to stretch out the neck.
In addition to your chiropractic and massage therapy appointments, there are little exercises you can do to keep the body in top shape while boosting your productivity. Watch this video for some examples of safe stretches.
New Physiotherapist: Welcome Kim!
We’re proud to introduce, Kim Szajkowski, a physiotherapist that has just joined our interdisciplinary team at the clinic!
Kim is a highly skilled physiotherapist, and she has an incredible ability to connect with people. Once you meet her, you’ll see why we are so excited about her joining our team.
Kim is a lifelong athlete who has competed for Manitoba at the national level many times throughout her career.
She knows brings that amazing love of sport into her work, focusing on mindfulness-based techniques to help you be more in tune with your body, as well as some other important treatments.
In her 18 years of physiotherapy expertise, her education and certification include:
- Soft tissue and joint mobilization
- Cranial Sacral Therapy
- Visceral manipulation
And she’s certified in:
- Pelvic floor therapy
- Therapeutic Yoga
She’s available for booking right now and can’t wait to meet new faces and help you feel better and do more!
Ease your mind – literally
Chiropractic care is one way to treat headaches. Really.
Many people think a chiropractor simply eases back discomfort. In addition to treating someone with back pain, a chiropractor has a wide-ranging ability to treat people with varying ailments. Headaches or pain to the head can be caused or referred from muscles, joints, ligaments or nerves. These are all areas a chiropractor specializes in.