• Deep Belly Breathing

    What Is Deep Belly Breathing? Belly breathing, also known for it’s scientific name “diaphragmatic breathing”, is a breathing exercise that helps to strengthen your diaphragm and is a key component in meditation and yoga techniques. Practicing this type of breathing has many benefits and not only helps to strengthen your diaphragm but also uses less […]

  • What is a Pinched Nerve?

    What is a Pinched Nerve? A pinched nerve is when a nerve is irritated and/or forced against. Pinched nerves can occur in the neck, back, elbows, and wrists. However, it could happen to any part of the body. When you have a pinched nerve, your body sends a warning signal to your brain to indicate […]

  • 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 […]

  • Benefits of pregnancy acupuncture

    ‘Every month has an average of 30 days…except for the last month of pregnancy, which has about 30 000’. Moms approaching their due date know all too well the challenge of waiting for baby to arrive. Every pang in your stomach or ache in your back feels like the one that will start the labour […]

  • 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 […]