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 …

Children Screen Time

How much screen time has a negative impact on your child’s development?

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

They are everywhere, smartphones and tablets, being used by people of all ages, especially children. According to the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, children aged 5 to 11 should spend less than 2 hours of daily screen time. For those aged 2 to 4, it’s less than 1 hour. For young babies and toddlers it’s even less: little or no …

Choosing Right Pillow

Choosing the Right Pillow

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

If you experience stiffness and pain in your neck when you wake up, it might be because you are not using the right pillow. Generally, Soft pillows are not suggested.  They do not provide proper support to the Head and Neck while sleeping. Therefore, muscles in the neck will slightly contract to provide support instead. This leads to stiffness and …