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Oct, 2016

My Mother’s Stroke

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Our webinar this month is all about traumatic brain injuries. Dr. Jenkins just returned from a multi-day seminar and we are super excited to pass the learning on to all of you. TBIs refer to a variety of conditions such concussions, strokes, or really any injury that occurs to the brain after birth. I, however, would like to focus my blog on strokes though. As this is something that has affected my own life. I don’t talk about it much because it still brings me to tears and if my […]

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Jul, 2016

Go Barefoot!

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“Shoes do no more for the foot than a hat does for the brain.” Dr. Mercer Rang (renowned orthopedic surgeon and researcher in pediatric development). I played football in university for 3 years and during that time I don’t remember when I wasn’t nursing an ankle injury, calf strain or shin pain. This had become my “normal”. Going down the usual path In my second year I discovered custom orthotics. I initially thought that this was the magic bullet.  I thought the orthotics worked because they reduced my chronic shin […]

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Mar, 2016

How up to date chiropractic works with your brain to beat your pain.

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Chiropractic works with your brain to relieve pain I had a great conversation with a patient this week about the brain. I’ll just share with you a bit of her history so you have a some background for our conversation. Chronic pain for several years She has suffered with panic attacks and chronic pain for several years. And before we met she had tried to get help. . .she tried all kinds of medications, even opioids. . . she’s been to several massage therapists, a couple of physiotherapists, tried acupuncture […]

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Feb, 2016

Heart Disease Strategies that Actually Work

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What would a chiropractor know about heart disease? More than you think I would know. And more than I want to know. Strategies for Heart Disease from a Concerned Chiropractor It all started last year with a phone call from my mom. My dad was playing hockey with his old timer’s hockey team and suddenly dropped dead of a heart attack. Fortunately the team acted fast, used a defibrillator, and brought him back to life. I got to the hospital as fast as I could and the next few day’s were […]

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Dec, 2015

How much life (and money) is your back and neck pain stealing from you?

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I recently had a conversation with a friend whose significant other was at home because of back pain. They determined that for every day she was “off work” it was costing the family budget $200. Last night I adjusted a friend who’s lower back pain spiked the day before and he’ll be off work for at least one day, likely more, because the work he does requires him to be up and moving all day long. That will cost his family several hundred dollars. It is estimated health care costs […]

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May, 2015

The Pain of Change

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Today’s chiropractic can have some challenging starts depending on how much degeneration we are working to correct. From the first 2 weeks to the first 2 months a new patient can struggle with pain. In this blog I’m going to share the story of 2 people that I had to really encourage to stay the course because of the “pain of change”. A positive but always a frustration. It’s a simple enough concept. The same spinal area that is causing the problem, is the area we are targeting for correction. […]

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May, 2015

Blood Pressure and Cholesterol in Light of Today’s Chiropractic

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This week I am responding to a question one of my clients asked my assistant. Our client is currently being treated for high blood pressure by her physician and is not doing very well. We haven’t seen her for a while but today she accompanied her daugher and grandson in for their adjustments. This post is for her, and hopefully encourages her to start getting adjusted again:) And for everyone else out there that is looking for a natural solution to blood pressure and cholesterol issues. Before I get into […]

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May, 2015

Chronic Pain Syndrome and Todays Chiropractic

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Two years ago I was at at a seminar in Toronto and the keynote speaker was a doctor by the name of Dr. Dan Murphy. He was brilliant. His speciality is neurology. During his talk he presented a research study on chronic pain. The study was comparing people under medical care, they were given medication; a second group was undergoing needle acupuncture and the third group was under the care of a chiropractor and recieved chiropractic adjustments. The results showed that the highest recovery in the chiropractic group (27.3%), secondly […]

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