Stretch Your Way to Better Health

Suffering from Lower Back Pain? Give Yoga a Try!

If you suffer from lower back pain, the relief you’ve been looking for may be a little farther than the medicine cabinet, but as close as your local community centre. With so many of us spending an increasing amount of time hunched over a computer keyboard, it’s not surprising that… Read More

Too Much Time at Your Desk? Try This Stretch to Combat Neck and Shoulder Pain

If you’re stuck sitting at your desk for hours at a time this summer, you may find that the neck and shoulder pain you’re experiencing from your day job is affecting your extracurricular activities. In our previous post, we discussed how poor desk posture often increases your risk of developing… 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

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

Try These Activities to Minimize Stress and Help Prevent Back Pain

It’s no secret that staying active is a great way to help keep your body — and your spine — healthy. In fact, going for a brisk 10-minute walk each day is enough to help improve your health and prevent conditions of the spine, joints and supporting structures of the… Read More

Strengthen Your Core to Reduce Back Pain

Approximately 85% of Canadians can expect to experience low back pain at some point in their life. A large part of this is due to weak core muscles. What is the Core? The “core” consists of a group of muscles including abdominal, hip and back muscles that stabilize the spine,… 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

Try These Stretches and Exercises for Better Posture

Over the years, the importance of maintaining correct posture is a topic that the chiropractors and registered massage therapists at Pickering Village Chiropractic & Massage have discussed daily with their patients. And while providing guidance on correct posture has always been a priority, the increased use of digital devices has… Read More

Tips for Managing Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow

Are you feeling the effects of hours spent on the tennis court or golf course this past summer? Repetitive strain or injury due to overuse is common in recreational sports. In fact, two of the most popular injuries are tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow. Even if you don’t play tennis… Read More

Four Easy Stretches to Avoid Injury on the Golf Course

It’s a beautiful day and you’re excited to get on the course. Don’t underestimate the strain and effort required to play golf. To avoid injury, be sure to spend a least five minutes stretching before you start swinging! Here are a few quick and easy golf stretches to help you… Read More