Preventing Injuries

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

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