Preventing Injuries

How to Avoid Injury While Working in the Garden

Before yesterday’s downpour, we had a fabulous day of sunshine and warmer weather in Southern Ontario. Did you spend Saturday cleaning up your yard? If so, did you think of stretching before you pulled on your gloves and got to work? Many homeowners don’t, which is why, according to the… Read More

Five Things to Remember When You’re Transitioning from the Treadmill to Running Outside

The increase of runners on the road — and sidewalks — is a sure sign spring has officially arrived! If you’re one of the many people who has made the decision to take your cardio routine from the treadmill to the sidewalk – congratulations! You’re on your way to reaping… Read More

Long Hours at the Office? Avoid Back Pain with These 7 Tips

As we trudge through the long winter months, do you find yourself spending more and more time at your desk? “People are generally less active in the winter months,” says Ajax chiropractor Dr. John Noble. “And sadly for many, this can mean more time at the office, hunched in front… Read More

How to Treat Strains and Sprains

As Southern Ontario braces for another major snowstorm, chiropractors and other health professionals prepare for the inevitable: more patients with injuries from slipping and falling on the ice. Assuming your injury isn’t serious enough to warrant a trip to the ER, you may be wondering how to treat your new sprain… Read More

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