Preventing Injuries

Learn How to Lift Your Luggage Properly to Avoid Injury — and Disappointment! — on Your Next Vacation

The holiday season is upon us and for many, that means heading out of town to visit friends and family, or perhaps hopping on a plane to a sunny destination. In the flurry of packing for a vacation or family visit, it’s easy to get carried away and pack every­thing but… Read More

Help Prevent Back Pain with These Five Exercises

Earlier this month in our post Five Myths About How to Manage Back Pain, we discussed the importance of staying active and ensuring exercise is part of your daily routine. We all have different pain triggers affecting our low back. Improper spinal movements, a fall, sports injuries and other muscle strains… Read More

Tips for Avoiding Slips and Falls this Winter

Baby, it’s cold outside! And as we know, what starts off 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 year around this… Read More

Follow These Tips for Proper Snow Shovelling and Avoid Injury this Winter

There’s snow in the forecast for Southern Ontario and while that means more chaos on the road for drivers, it also means more homeowners suffering from sore backs, as a result of improper snow shovelling. “Shovelling out after a storm doesn’t have to leave you stiff and sore,” says Ajax… Read More

One in Every Three Canadians Over the Age of 65 Will Experience a Fall

Falls are all too common in our aging population, with 1 in every 3 Canadians over the age of 65 experiencing a fall. The most common injuries from those falls include fractures to the hips, wrists and pelvis. Falls can swiftly take away the sense of independence and confidence that… Read More

How to Take the Pain Out of Your Daily Routine

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

Here’s How 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

Five Things Your Chiropractor Wishes You’d Stop Doing

At Pickering Village Chiropractic & Massage, we understand that poor habits can lead to pain that can restrict your ability to work or enjoy your leisure time. We provide patients with more than just chiropractic and massage services, but also the know-how to build better personal wellness habits so that… Read More

Back-to-School Tips for Choosing the Right Backpack for Your Child

Does your child know the proper way to carry a backpack? Each fall, Ajax chiropractors Dr. John Noble and Dr. Mark Fera encourage students — and their parents — to use common sense when choosing a new backpack for the school year. Backpacks can affect your children’s health. Carrying a… Read More

Save Your Back This Summer with These 7 Camping Tips

Summer weather is here! This means there are more opportunities to go outdoors and have fun. One activity that many of us look forward to in the summer months is camping. The fresh air, a well-lit campfire and a dip in the lake are difficult to resist. But preparing for… Read More