Preventing Injuries

Five Ways to Avoid a Backache the Next Time You Rake

As you head out to rake your leaves this month, chances are the last thing you’ll be thinking about is your posture. It’s hard to believe, but an hour or so spent tidying your lawn can have long-term consequences if your body isn’t accustomed to the activity. Ajax Chiropractors Dr. John… Read More

Take the Pain Out of Your Daily Routine

Whether you’re a student, work in an office or run your own business from home, your daily routine can be a pain … literally. And often, it’s not the big tasks that take the biggest toll on our bodies. We live in a world where we’re constantly in a hurry,… Read More

Discover the Benefits of Getting Your Exercise in the Water

The heat is on across Southern Ontario. Whether you’re staying cool in a nearby lake, beach, or swimming pool, let’s talk about water exercises and why they’re good for your body. Here are nine benefits of exercising — particularly swimming — in water: There’s low impact on your joints: Water… Read More

Your Back-to-School Guide to Backpack Safety

If you’re preparing to send your children off to school next month, Ajax chiropractors Dr. John Noble and Dr. Mark Fera encourage you to use common sense when choosing their new backpack for the school year. How your children carry their backpacks can affect their health. Carrying a heavy load… Read More

Take Care While Camping This Summer

Have you been camping yet this summer? With so many beautiful campgrounds and provincial parks across Ontario, heading out into the great outdoors with your family or friends is a popular pastime. The fresh air, a well-lit campfire, and a dip in the lake are difficult to resist. But preparing… Read More

Keep Your Back in Mind This Summer

As we head into July this week, we continue to spend more time in the great outdoors with activities, such as hiking, golfing, gardening, and running. Being active can help you maintain your flexibility and good posture, build strong bones, and relieve stress. Recreational activities are a great way to… Read More

Four Easy Stretches to Avoid Injury on the Golf Course

Golf courses are opening up again in Ontario and you’re excited to get back on the course. But don’t let your enthusiasm keep you from understanding the strain and effort required to play golf. To avoid injury, be sure to spend at least five minutes stretching before you start swinging!… Read More

What’s Causing Your Muscle Knots? (And How Can You Get Relief?)

Have you ever experienced the tender, achy feeling of a muscle knot in your back, shoulders or neck? If so, you’re not alone. Research has shown that muscle knots may affect up to 85 per cent of the population, impairing mobility, causing pain, and in some cases, reducing a person’s… Read More

How Exercise Helps to Manage Osteoporosis

Aging, obesity, and chronic health conditions, among other things, can lead to limited mobility and strength. And these issues can in turn contribute to spine, muscle, and joint problems. Starting at age 30, our bones decline in density. And if bone mass gets dangerously low, it’s called osteoporosis. Physical exercise,… Read More

Five Ways to Avoid Injury While Spring Cleaning

With the Easter long weekend behind us and another stay-at-home order in effect, you may be ready to tackle your long list of household chores. Since some of these chores require a great deal of bending, reaching and twisting — all that can increase your risk of injury — we’ve… Read More