Preventing Injuries

9 Tips for Lifting and Carrying Your Luggage

March is almost here and with it comes the mass exodus of families heading off to sunny destinations. In the excitement of packing for a vacation or family visit, it’s easy to get carried away and pack more than you need into your suitcase and carry-on. “Over-packed luggage and improper… Read More

5 Tips for Avoiding “Text Neck”

If you’re reading this blog post from your phone, there’s a good chance you’re engaging in a serious but harmful position referred to as “text neck.” What is text neck? Text neck is a repetitive stress injury to the neck caused by holding your head in a forward and downward… Read More

How Cold Weather Affects Our Bodies

We’re halfway through January and Southern Ontario is experiencing its first long stretch of really cold weather. Have you ever noticed that as the weather gets colder you experience more aches and pains and your muscles feel stiffer? More Aches and Pains? “Cold weather causes muscles to lose more heat… Read More

10 Ways to Maintain Your Good Health in 2024

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions to start 2024? As we work our way through the often long and dreary month of January, we thought it would be a good time to review some goals for the year. Here are our top 10 chiropractor-approved resolutions to help you stay… Read More

Walk Like a Penguin This Winter to Avoid Slipping on the Ice

Winter has officially arrived in Southern Ontario! Once the temperature drops, what starts as a wet sidewalk or driveway can quickly turn into a sheet of ice. Whether you’re going outside for some exercise, running an errand, or simply getting to and from your car, winter walking can be hazardous. “Each… Read More

Winter is Coming: Follow These Tips to Avoid Injury While Shovelling

Winter is just a few weeks away, and you know what that means: snow! No matter where you live in Southern Ontario, snow is virtually guaranteed. And while that means more chaos on the road for drivers, it also means more homeowners suffering from sore backs because of improper snow… Read More

Five Ways to Avoid Back Pain Over the Holidays

December is just a few days away and with it, the season for eating great food, spending quality time with loved ones and sharing cherished traditions. Unfortunately, all of the hustle and bustle can also bring you an unwelcome gift — back pain. Holiday activities such as shopping, wrapping gifts… Read More

Five Tips for Raking Without the Ache

Chances are your posture is the last thing you’ll be thinking about as you head out to rake your leaves this month. But you should because 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

Practical Daily Strategies to Avoid Back Pain

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

Concussion Warning Signs and Symptoms

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that occurs when your brain is shaken inside your skull. All it takes is a hard tumble on the basketball court or a blow to your head, neck or body. That’s right, you don’t necessarily have to hit your head. It can happen… Read More