Stretch Your Way to Better Health

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

How to Stay Healthy and Injury-Free as We Head into Spring

Once we “spring ahead” an hour this weekend and start enjoying extended hours of daylight, our urge to spend more time outside increases. Unless you’ve spent your spare time on a ski hill all winter, you’ve probably spent a good chunk of your working and free time indoors. Now that… Read More

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