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 …

forward head posture

Forward Head Posture

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

Forward Head Posture is shifting the head forward on the body. It is usually associated with rounding of the shoulders. Prolonged usage of the computer, television and incorrect sleeping positions are common causes of Forward Head Posture. This results in shortness and tightness, of muscles and soft tissues in the front of the neck and the upper chest area. It …

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How to Properly Use a Laptop

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

Operation of a Laptop in awkward positions, commonly leads to neck pain, back pain and mal-alignment of the spine, especially in children. These positions include: lying on your stomach, leaning back on the arm rest of a couch and lying on your side etc. It is very important to maintain proper posture when using a laptop, to avoid injury and …