Pregnancy Lower Back Pain

Pregnancy and Lower-Back Pain

Mohsen Rafieian B.Sc. PT, M.Sc. Anat. MCPA Blog

It is common, during pregnancy to experience lower back pain to some degree. This can be explained by the biomechanical and physiological changes that occur due to weight gain. The increase of weight around the stomach due to the growing baby, will cause the mothers center of gravity to shift forward. Subsequently, posture will be adjusted to support and maintain …

Proper Positioning While Driving

Proper Positioning While Driving

Mohsen Rafieian B.Sc. PT, M.Sc. Anat. MCPA Blog

Driving in an inappropriate position may cause neck, back and shoulder pain. To best ensure comfort and prevent pain, it is best to consider the following recommendations: Make sure that the distance from the seat to the steering wheel is tailored to your body. You should be able to sit deep in the seat and still have your feet reach …

Safe Gardening

Safe Gardening

Mohsen Rafieian B.Sc. PT, M.Sc. Anat. MCPA Blog

Gardening is a great source of enjoyment and exercise. However, it can be harmful if you do not consider your safety. Gardening safely is important for maintaining overall musculoskeletal health. Tips on safe gardening Change tasks to reduce repeated strain on the same joints. Staying in the same position or repeating the same motion for a long period of time …

Mothers Day Health Tips

Mother’s Day Health Tips

Dr. Edward Chan, DC, R.Ac. Blog

Moms do so much for others, it’s time for mothers to do things for themselves, especially on Mother’s Day and during the month of May. Care for your mind and body: Taking care of you mentally and physically is a lifelong investment. Mental health activities don’t have to be limited to meditation, just as physical health doesn’t have to be …

Pregnancy Sleeping Positions

Pregnancy Sleeping Positions

Mohsen Rafieian B.Sc. PT, M.Sc. Anat. MCPA Blog

During pregnancy, especially in late stages, it is common to experience back pain, swelling of the limbs and dizziness when wakening up. It is suggested that the following recommendations are taken into consideration to ensure a healthy sleep and pregnancy. Sleeping on your back is not recommended. When on your back, the weight of the baby will apply pressure to …