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Wellness

Glute Bridge Exercise for Lower Back Pain

Another great exercise I recommend to help manage and prevent lower back pain is the glute bridge. Simple lie on your back lift your pelvis up. Remember to keep your back nice and neutral. Perform 10 repetitions and 3 sets. Remember performing these exercises once in a blue moon will not have the same effect [...]

Glute Bridge Exercise for Lower Back Pain2019-07-31T10:30:51-04:00

Core Exercise: Dead Bug

Dead Bug Exercise: Lie on your back on a flat surface. Position your arms and legs as shown. Gradually lower your right leg and left arm. Slowly bring your right leg and left arm back in starting position. Then lower your left leg and right arm. Repeat for 8-10 repetitions, 2-3x per day. This is [...]

Core Exercise: Dead Bug2019-07-15T20:16:09-04:00

Flat feet. What’s that?

Flat feet (pes planus) is a very common condition that many people have. It simply refers to the collapse of the arch in our foot.    Interesting fact - most sprinters have high arches (except Usain Bolt - he doesn’t need them). High arches gives a biomechanical advantage with respect to force production. Most of [...]

Flat feet. What’s that?2019-07-07T14:57:33-04:00

Is Pain always Bad?

Pain = Bad ?  Is pain always bad? This is a common question I get asked a lot and for many, the answer would depend on each unique situation. Pain is by itself a (neutral) signal. It is a signal that gets processed by the brain that there is something going on and that you [...]

Is Pain always Bad?2019-06-26T16:21:35-04:00

Big toe pain? Could be bunions.

Bunions aka Hallux Valgus A bunion is basically a bump on the inside of the foot, which eventually causes the big toe to point towards your second toe. Bunions may be hereditary, as they often run in families. In addition, footwear that does not fit properly may cause bunions, especially shoes with tight toe boxes [...]

Big toe pain? Could be bunions.2019-06-17T12:17:22-04:00

Which pillow is good?

What pillow should I sleep on? I get asked this question a lot and the answer is ... it depends! Everyone has a different sleeping preference and there is no one size fits all. However, the pillow that I sleep on - is this one. It is good because it can accommodate both side and [...]

Which pillow is good?2019-06-04T21:16:11-04:00

Prevention

Who here brushes their teeth? Twice a day? Floss? See the dentist once a year? Why do we all do this? Is it because we have pain, that is why we perform these habits?   Most of us who do these habits - don’t do it because of pain. We do it because we want [...]

Prevention2019-05-14T23:23:40-04:00

I don’t believe in Chiropractic, until it got me better…

“I don’t believe in chiropractic … until it got my better …”   I often hear this too and I wonder what their belief stems from. From prior experience? Hearing it from other people? And what do they mean by believe? Like they used to believe in Santa Claus or they don’t believe in the [...]

I don’t believe in Chiropractic, until it got me better…2019-05-08T19:40:07-04:00

What is wellness?

What is wellness? Is it to do with our Physical state? Mental state? Emotional state? Financial state? Occupational state? Social state? Spiritual state? If one of these states gets affected, would you think it will affect another state? How so? Just because you are not ‘sick’ does that mean you are well. Wellness is a [...]

What is wellness?2019-04-26T13:52:24-04:00

“I should’ve come earlier had I known you could help me”

For many of my patients and patients of manual therapy (chiropractor, physiotherapy, massage therapy), this is a rather common realisation after they begin treatment.  Benefits are experienced both subtly and compellingly. Oftentimes, patients come in with stiff neck, back pain; over time and over a few sessions, not only do they report less pain, but [...]

“I should’ve come earlier had I known you could help me”2019-04-21T09:47:54-04:00