The Health Practitioners of The Live Well Centre will be contributing on a regular basis to the Live Well blog. In these posts, we will be giving news, tips and views to help yourself get healthier and stay well. Check back often for the latest updates, and if you have any questions, please call our office in Kingston at 613-549-0866.
Winter has finally graced us with her presence! As we get ourselves active and prepared to tackle shovelling that first snowfall, it is important to think about using safe techniques to prevent hurting ourselves. It is common for us to see as chiropractors or massage therapists, patients coming to ourLive Well Centre with new or re-aggravated back injuries. This can include pulled and spastic muscles, lumba
If you suffer from tension headaches and migraines, you are likely aware that they can be exacerbated by tense and stiff muscles. One of the major muscle groups that can contribute to this problem are overworked suboccipitals. These are postural muscles at the base of the skull, which means that they control fine head movements and basically hold your head in the proper position on top of your neck! Because
Unfortunately, most people do work at a desk most of the day. This will often lead to muscular imbalances in the upper back, neck, shoulders and torso, creating what is known as “Upper Cross Syndrome”. If left imbalanced, this poor posture will eventually lead to a painful adaptation in biomechanics, earlier degeneration of joints, muscle tension or an injury. I often see this condition in my office, as patients present to our clinic with upper back p
Thanks goodness it is January! You might be saying, “The coldest month of the year – is that something to be thankful for?” For those who struggle with winter blues, being outdoors on the sunny frigid days can be one way which helps in making it through this time of year. The days are slowly starting to lengthen, which is another sign that spring is on the horizon! Still, many people need some extra help to make it through this time of year.