• Post-Workout Muscle Soreness

    Almost everyone has experienced some muscle soreness as a result of vigorous activities, whether it is after lifting weights at the gym, or after your first time doing gardening work in the spring. The technical term for this muscle soreness is DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness).   Why do we experience DOMS? Vigorous use of […]

  • Dr. Irma’s Thoughts on Baby Wearing

    Baby wearing has gained popularity in more recent years. Lots of parents enjoy the benefits of having their child close by without the inconvenience of a stroller or car seat. There are many different types of carriers to choose from, including slings, wraps, and soft structured carriers. Preferences differ from parent to parent. As chiropractor, […]

  • Avoid Back Pain While Gardening

    Now that spring is here and the weather is finally cooperating, it opens up a world of opportunities for outdoor activities. A favourite activity for many is gardening. Whether it’s planting vegetables or beautiful flower beds, cleaning up the yard or mowing the lawn, it’s nice to be busy outside and have something to show […]

  • 4 Tips for Spine-Friendly Road Trips

    Road trips are an awesome way to see our country and visit new destinations. Who doesn’t love being in cramped spaces for prolonged periods of time with close friends or family?! The road trip adventure can take a toll on your body, especially your spine. Sitting in general puts tension on the low back, and […]

  • Tips To Prevent Back Pain on an Airplane

    Travelling can be a wonderfully exciting experience. However, it is often also accompanied by stress and discomfort. Often, you are sitting for long periods of time and carrying heavy luggage around. You may experience increased levels of stress from being in an unfamiliar place, trying to meet connections, etc. Travelling can also bring on new […]

  • 6 Tips to Shovel Safe

    It’s that time of year again – we may not get outside or exercise as much in the winter, but when we do, it’s to shovel snow! We’ve had a few good dumpings already, and I’m sure there will be plenty more before spring rolls around. I often see patients come in after a snowfall […]

  • Active living tips for you and your children

    Active living has so many known benefits for the young and old: it improves self-esteem, the health of the cardiovascular system, bones and muscles, as well as posture; it also encourages healthy growth and development. Outdoor activities are also a great way to get children to socialize and meet new friends. Children aged 5–11 should participate […]

  • Scoliosis

    Everyone has probably heard of the term scoliosis before. Most people also realize that it has something to do with the curves in your spine. But why is it important? And what can you do about it? Scoliosis refers to an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine. The spine may have either a C-shaped or […]