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Sail through Cold & Flu Season – Free Talk hosted by Annika Ek

Cold & Flu Free Talk

Come to the Free talk at the Wellness House and learn how you can prepare for health during the Season ahead. Presented by Annika Ek, Functional Nutritionist on Tuesday December 6 at 7 pm at the Wellness House.

To register click this link or call 613 722 7799.

Act quick, there is limited…

Improve your Golf Game with These 6 Exercises and Stretches

Because we couldn’t have said it any better ourselves, we asked Lydia from Fit and Healthy 365 to Guest Blog for us this week! You may recognize Lydia from CTV Morning Live as she has been a exercise specialist Guest several times.

Flexibility is one of the most important factors in making a successful golfer. Stiff shoulders, tight hips, and stubborn hamstrings inhibit achieving the idea…

Tylenol (Acetaminophen) VS Spinal care (Chiropractic) & Exercise?

Recent research out of Sydney, Australia has looked at the effectiveness of Acetaminophen (Tylenol) for people suffering from acute low back pain and osteoarthritis. It was published in February 2015 in the prestigious British Medical Journal (BMJ). Here is what they found….

Researchers underwent a detailed systematic review of all available research and found that there is no evidence to…

Let’s Garden!!!

Gardening is the number one cause of back injury in the spring and summer, follow these simple tips to reduce your risk!
Stretch
• Before you start
• Stretch frequently throughout the time in the garden
• To cool down when you’re finished

Bend at the Knees and Pivot those Hips!
• Get close to the load
• Bend knees and keep back straight
• Keep load close to your body,…

Food For Thought

Nutrition has become a huge industry in the last few years and the messages are getting more confusing than ever

Do you have a picky eater at home? Do you struggle to try and get your child to eat all their vegetables? Do you struggle with which choices you should make when it comes to eating?

Nutrition has become a huge industry in the last few years and the messages are getting more confusing than ever! If you are looking for a place to start look at the Canadian Food Guide. The food guide emphasizes…

What is an inversion sprain of the ankle?

The most common mechanism for spraining your ankle is to “roll over” on it. This causes the foot to “invert” with the sole turning in and under the shin, spraining the ligaments on the outside of the ankle. These are graded from 1-3.

Grade 1: The tearing of the ligament is minimal, sort of like if I grabbed your T-Shirt and yanked it. You’ll hear some fibers parting but there won’t be an…

Jump for Your Adjustment!

Looking to increase athletic performance? Wondering what more Chiropractic can do?

A small blinded trial was conducted in young female athletes who were suffering from ankle joint dysfunction to see if an adjustment to the joint could affect their vertical jump height. The ankle joint, more technically referred to as the talocrural joint, is the joint formed from the ends of the lower leg…

Why Are my Toes Numb?

Frequently patients suspect they have sciatica, because the toes on one or both feet are numb. Occasionally after examining the back, hips, legs and feet we conclude they are correct. A nerve in the lower back is pinched and causing a sensory change (numbness or tingling) in the feet. But much more commonly the transverse arch of the foot (the arch that crossed the front of the foot just behind…

Does Everyone Need Custom Arch Supports?

In practice you see many trends come and go. Patients learn about these in the media and often ask if they need that too… One of our most frequently asked questions is; Do I need arch supports?

At Wellness House we have manufactured orthotics for 20 years and used other manufacturing services for 30+ years. So obviously we believe some folks do need custom orthotics. An orthotic gives you…

I Love Feet!!!

Down at the end of your legs are these little pods we call feet. They bear up to 10x (or more!) of your body weight when running. They carry us from place to place and seldom get the respect they deserve. There are 25 bones arranged in an arc (one quarter of the total number of bones in your body are in your feet!), 33 joints and 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments! Wow, I’m tired just thinking…

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