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 …

Health Literacy Taking Control Health

Health Literacy – Taking Control of Your Health

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

Health literacy is your ability to understand and use information to make appropriate decisions about our health. However, at times it can be difficult to sort and understand the overwhelming information. Here are some tips: 1) Ask questions! If you do not understand the information, do not hesitate to ask your healthcare provider to clarify. We will be happy to …

Lifting Safety Techniques

Lifting Safety and Techniques

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

Many patients seeking physiotherapy are suffering from lower back pain. This is commonly caused by improper form while lifting.  Improper lifting may lead to injuries to the spine or soft structures of the lower back area such as, muscles, ligaments or discs. This could be prevented by learning proper lifting techniques. Squat Lifting Squat lifting should be done for objects …

Shovel Snow Correctly

How to Shovel Snow Correctly

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

Whether you are new to the cold climate or have previously experienced the heavy snow fall of a typical Canadian winter, you may be shoveling snow incorrectly without even realizing it. From years of experience, we often see an influx of patients who suffer from Back, Neck, Shoulder, Elbow and  Wrist pain due to shoveling snow improperly. Listed below are …