Three weeks after Jeff MacKinnon got married, he suffered a mild heart attack. He fell, hit his head, dislocated his left shoulder and herniated a disc in his neck. Chores around the house like sweeping, mopping, and lifting became impossible. The chronic pain from this and other injuries brought him to the Hamilton Urban Core
In Quebec, there is a little-known project that has been more than seven years in the making. It’s a chiropractic clinic integrated into Montreal’s largest service organization, Accueil Bonneau, which is dedicated to helping homeless and under-housed men in the city re-integrate into society. In 2011, the ACQ, along with some of their members, initiated
Participating in sports is a great way to stay active and in some sports, a level of physical contact is required. However, this physical contact can sometimes result in injury. Although we hope that you are able to play safely, concussions are a common traumatic brain injury that can occur in high-contact sports. This injury
Dr. Alban Merepeza has worked with many elite athletes, including Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse, a triple-medal winner at the 2016 Olympics. But his community knows him for his work at the Port Hope Health Centre, a privately owned healthcare clinic that he built from the ground up. The clinic boasts a wide range of
Arthritis is one of the most common conditions affecting the joints worldwide.1 In Latin, arthro- means joint and –itis means inflammation, so together arthritis means inflammation of a joint. Two common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. While they might sound similar, they have very different causes and symptoms. OSTEOARTHRITIS What is it?
Chiropractic in Canada is becoming increasingly popular, both as a career choice and as an integral part of every Canadian’s healthcare team. Chiropractic utilization rates between 1980 and 2015 have increased in Canada from 10%-11.7% and 7.2% to 10.7% in the US.. Enrolment in Chiropractic educational institutions has also been increasing and has resulted in
Now that it’s summer, many people are deep into their favourite sports and recreational activities. A common result of recreational sports is repetitive strain or injury due to overuse. Two of the most popular injuries that occur are tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow. Even if you don’t play tennis or golf, these injuries can easily
3 different types of activities recommended by the Physical Activity Guidelines of Canada Do you ever question whether or not your children are meeting the minimum recommended level of activity? It’s easy for children to get distracted by all the technology they have at their fingertips, and sometimes they can too hastily dismiss the idea
Summer is well underway and water activities are in full-swing. Whether it’s at a nearby lake, beach, or swimming pool, it’s time to talk about water exercises and why they’re good for you. Here are nine benefits of exercising (particularly swimming) in water: There’s low impact on your joints: Water gives you buoyancy—i.e., you float!
Guest post by Dr. Nardine Bekhit For the past 12 years, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) has organized an Outreach Abroad program for 4th-year students (clinical interns). The program is guided by Dr. Patricia Tavares and Dr. Les Wiltshire who select 12 students to travel with them to underserviced areas of the Dominican Republic and