Preventing Injuries

Five Tips for Transitioning from the Treadmill to the Sidewalk

With spring just over a week away, many runners are gearing up to take their cardio routine from the treadmill to the sidewalk. While it’s exciting to “hit the road,” you may be a bit wary about transitioning your routine outdoors. But with a good pair of running shoes and… Read More

How to Treat Post-Workout Muscle Soreness

  If getting in shape or intensifying your workout routine was one of your resolutions for 2020, you’ve likely had your fair share of time at the gym these past few months. Have you ever wondered why your muscles feel so sore after a workout? One reason may be delayed… 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

Don’t Let Back Pain Ruin Your Holidays: Pack and Carry Your Luggage with Care

Follow these tips and help take the pain out of your next vacation.

Walk Like a Penguin? That’s Just One of the Ways You Can Keep from Slipping on the Ice This Winter!

Winter weather has officially arrived in Southern Ontario! Once the temperature drops, 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… Read More

How to Choose the Right Backpack for Your Child

As you prepare to send your children off to school over the next few weeks, Ajax chiropractors Dr. John Noble and Dr. Mark Fera encourage you to use common sense when choosing your child’s new backpack for the school year. Backpacks can affect your children’s health. Carrying a heavy load… 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

8 Simple Stretches to Keep You in the Game Without Pain

Don’t let your eagerness to get to the first tee keep you from warming up before each game. Forgetting to warm up can cause unnecessary injuries and more time spent in the clubhouse than on the course. Take five minutes before you start to do these easy golf stretches so… Read More

Spring Cleaning This Weekend? Follow These Tips to Avoid Injury

With the Easter long weekend behind us — and hopefully most of the rain — you may be ready to tackle your long list of household chores, some of which require a great deal of bending, reaching and twisting that may increase the risk of injuries. We’ve pulled together some… Read More

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