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Behind the wheel: posture check! - CCA

Behind the wheel: posture check!

Author: Ashish Malik Date: Apr 15, 2015 Category: Back Care Tips, Blog

Last week, we discussed the stresses that driving can place on the musculoskeletal system. In fact, studies have been conducted, particularly with bus and truck drivers, that show a higher risk of developing MSK conditions associated with these occupations. Vehicle vibrations, bumpy roads and sitting in a constrained position with improper lumbar support may contribute

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Five back saving tips for drivers - CCA

Five back saving tips for drivers

Author: Ashish Malik Date: Apr 8, 2015 Category: Blog

Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions are prevalent among habitual drivers. Whether you work in your vehicle or commute to work through rush-hour traffic, you may have experienced some level of back or neck pain. In fact, studies have shown a high incidence of work-related musculoskeletal injuries among people who drive for a living, and, according to the

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The synergy of movement and posture - CCA

The synergy of movement and posture

Author: Ashish Malik Date: Apr 1, 2015 Category: Blog

The body is a complex myriad of structures and systems that work synergistically to allow function and movement, and ultimately allows us to do the activities that we love. Everything in our bodies is interconnected – including the musculoskeletal (MSK) and related neurological systems that are comprised of bones, muscles, joints, nerves, and connective tissue.

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Tips for optimizing MSK health in your later years - CCA

Tips for optimizing MSK health in your later years

Author: Ashish Malik Date: Mar 25, 2015 Category: Blog, Healthy Aging

As the baby boomer generation reaches the age of retirement, seniors now make up the fastest-growing age group in Canada. By 2030, it is expected that 23.6% of Canadians will be age 65 or older. To give some perspective, in 2013 a mere 15.3% of the Canadian population was 65 or above. How Aging Affects

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Three more reasons to quit smoking - CCA

Three more reasons to quit smoking

Author: Ashish Malik Date: Mar 11, 2015 Category: Blog

Sitting May be the New Smoking, but Smoking is Still Smoking We’ve all heard by now that “sitting is the new smoking”. There is no question that excessive sitting and a sedentary lifestyle certainly have their share of health risks, which we will discuss later in this series. However, it’s important not to let a

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The five most common triggers for back pain - CCA

The five most common triggers for back pain

Author: Ashish Malik Date: Mar 4, 2015 Category: Back Care Tips, Blog

Back pain and other musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions affect a staggering number of people in Canada and around the world, so many that it can be considered an epidemic. In Canada alone, these statistics from a 2009 report published by the Work Foundation are attention getting: 1 in 8 Canadians report having chronic back problems 12% of Canadians

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An MSK strategy for Canada - CCA

An MSK strategy for Canada

Author: Ashish Malik Date: Feb 25, 2015 Category: Blog, Low Back Pain Tags:

Generally, Canadians are proud of our healthcare system and grateful that we can access it when we need it. But for some, accessing the care they need continues to be a struggle. This is particularly true for Canadians who suffer from musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions, including back and neck pain. It can be very difficult to

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MSK health matters - CCA

MSK health matters

If you follow us on Twitter, you already know that an estimated 11 million Canadians over the age of 12 suffer from musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions each year. Even more surprising however, is how much that number is expected to increase as the population ages. By 2031, over 15 million Canadians are likely to experience MSK

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Putting the patient at the centre - CCA

Putting the patient at the centre

Author: Ashish Malik Date: Feb 11, 2015 Category: Back Care Tips, Blog

For the past couple of weeks, we have been examining a model of care that treats the patient as a partner within the healthcare team. In this model, the patient is seen as a whole person rather than focusing on the illness alone, which ultimately places the patient rather than the symptoms at the centre

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