Chiropractic and Massage Therapy Facts

How to Avoid Back Pain at the Office

If you’ve been fortunate enough to spend some time away from the office this summer with your kids, back-to-school for them probably means back-to-the-office for you! As Pickering chiropractors and massage therapists, we often spend this time of year reviewing the proper way to carry a backpack with parents and… Read More

Head and Neck Pain? Learn How to Manage Your Trigger Points

A trigger point can be described as a spot or point in a muscle that refers a sensation, be it pain or weakness, to another area of the body. For example, a trigger point in your upper trap muscle may cause a referral pattern into the side of the head,… Read More

Busting the Myths Surrounding Chiropractic Care

Many Canadians continue to have questions about the role that chiropractors play in the healthcare team, and what benefit chiropractic care may have to their health. While you can always visit Pickering Village Chiropractic and Massage to discuss your specific needs, today we’ll bust some commonly shared myths about chiropractic… Read More

Goin’ bananas: Researchers say potassium helps promote healthy arteries

Bananas and avocados — foods that are rich in potassium — may help protect against pathogenic vascular calcification, also known as hardening of the arteries. University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) researchers have shown, for the first time, that reduced dietary potassium promotes elevated aortic stiffness in a mouse model,… Read More

Motorcycle crash injuries cost more to treat than car crash: study

Motorcyclists in Ontario are three times more likely to be injured in a collision than people in automobiles, 10 times more likely to suffer serious injuries and those injuries will cost more to treat, a new study suggests. The study from researchers at the University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences… Read More

Giving Back to Our Community

As the holiday season is fast approaching we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your faith in our commitment to your health and well being. This year we are again sponsoring a family in our community to help give them a very Merry Christmas. We have… Read More

What is Magnesium’s fundamental role?

There is a host of scientific studies linking magnesium to many different health conditions, but reviewing these effects one by one is overwhelming and confusing. Instead, it’s more helpful to look at magnesium’s underlying physiological mechanisms. Understanding what magnesium does fundamentally will let us better understand how insufficient magnesium levels… Read More

Tendinopathy or Bursitis?

How to spot – and treat – these troublesome conditions If the human body were a marionette. the tendons would be its strings. These cord-like structures connect your muscles to your bones, letting you move your body when your muscles contract. In popular parlance, painful tendons are called tendinitis (which… Read More

Back to School is Just Around The Corner..

PACK IT LIGHT. WEAR IT RIGHT. Kids think it’s “cool” to strap on their backpacks and head out to school. But if they don’t know exactly how to choose, load, lift and wear them – these all-important accessories can be a pain in the back. Literally. Not to mention the neck, head, and shoulders. Backpacks… Read More

Nearly 8 in 10 Canadians Have Used Alternative Medicine: Survey

Canadians are increasingly utilizing complementary and alternative medicine – such as chiropractic care, massage therapy, yoga and acupuncture – according to a new survey by Frazer Institute. “Alternative treatments are playing an increasingly important role in Canadians’ overall health care, and understanding how all the parts of the health-care system… Read More