Fueling your athletic potential: a guide for adolescent athletes

We get many questions about how to ensure adolescent athletes are getting the nutrition they need to do their personal best. Here are a few tips from Dr. Carole.

YOUR HEALTH Wellness Centre – November 2023 Clinic Newsletter

Help us celebrate 15 years of treating patients! During the month of November, you can receive entries for our draw to win a fantastic gift bag. Here’s how: We look forward to celebrating with those who made all of this possible……You, our patients! Welcome Caitlin MacLeod and Dr. Nicole Gomes…

YOUR HEALTH Wellness Centre – May 2023 Clinic Newsletter

We think of springtime as a time to review and refresh our homes, but it’s also a great time to make sure your body is refreshed and ready for your summer activities! People of all ages – from babies to adults – can benefit from a health review to make…

Making children feel comfortable during chiropractic care

Although we may see children as smaller versions of adults, there are many differences physically – as well as in the feelings, demands, needs, behaviours, and thoughts of children – that require us to modify our approach to the physical exam of children.

Chiro spring tune up

As the warm weather returns, so do warm weather activities. We tend to feel more motivated and energized and we some times forget that the long and often less active winter has led to some deconditioning and that can lead to injuries and aches and pains. It’s a good idea to book an appointment for a “spring tune up” to see how your body is doing and to go over any stretches or exercises that may need to be added to your routine.

Abdominal massage

Have you ever had abdominal massage? If you haven’t, then you have been missing out. The benefits of abdominal massage can stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, your “rest and digest” response. It can also release physical tension and emotional stress that some people don’t realize they have.

Enjoy your time on the slopes

Winter is the time of year when many consider hitting the slopes for some skiing or snowboarding sessions. We have a few tips to make sure overexertion doesn’t ruin your holiday.

Chiropractic and your child

Many people are surprised to learn that babies, some within hours of birth, have their spines checked by a chiropractor. But having a child’s spine checked can be an important part of their healthcare – from birth through adolescence.

YOUR HEALTH Wellness Centre – December 2022 Clinic Newsletter

December and January holiday hours The clinic is closed on Boxing Day and January 2nd. Please check with your therapist to see what their hours are during the holidays. Do you have unused benefits? Make sure that you maximize your extended health care coverage, including orthotics, as most benefits don’t carry…

Choosing the right bed for you

Chiropractors are often asked for advice on the selection of beds and mattresses and, in truth, there is no one solution that suits all. But, we spend more than a third of our lives in bed, so we should choose our beds carefully.

YOUR HEALTH Wellness Center – May 2022 Clinic Newsletter

Seasonal Allergies: The Naturopathic Approach From a naturopathic viewpoint, allergies are often associated with weak adrenal, immune, and digestive functions. Natural treatments are used to support and improve those functions and to alleviate hay fever symptoms. Diet: identify any food sensitivities that can be contributing to the body’s overactive immune response.  Acupuncture: works to balance…

YOUR HEALTH Wellness Center – April 2022 Newsletter

Please continue to wear a mask for appointments On Monday, March 21, 2022, the Ministry of Health Ontario lifted the mask mandate for most indoor public places. However, YOUR HEALTH Wellness Centre falls under the healthcare directives and we are still required to have masks worn at the clinic. These…

Let’s talk a little about sleep

Getting a good nights sleep is crucial for your health, healing, and recovery. The quality and quantity of sleep impacts your body’s ability to repair and grow tissue, bone, and muscle and affects your immune system. Here are some tips to help you get a better night’s sleep.

YOUR HEALTH Wellness Center – April 2021 Clinic Newsletter

Reusable headrest covers now available To celebrate Earth Month, we are trying to limit our paper use. But, we need YOUR HELP! Starting April 1st, 2021, we will be selling super soft and adorable reusable headrest covers for only $10. Covers are machine washable and easily roll up to keep…

Easter hours
YOUR HEALTH Wellness Center – February 2021 Clinic Newsletter

❄️Snow shovelling tips❄️ It’s that time of year again 🌨☃️ Winter weather comes with its own injuries, especially the all-too-common back, neck, and shoulder pain from improper snow shovelling.  Here’s how to help prevent this:  ❄️ Warm up for 5-10 minutes prior to shovelling to get your joints moving and…

YOUR HEALTH Wellness Centre – January 2021 Clinic Newsletter

We’re still here for you during the province-wide lockdown We will continue to support our patients during the province-wide emergency lockdown. Chiropractic, massage, and naturopathy are not affected. Reflexology, reiki, and yoga are unavailable during this time. Please remember that you must complete a COVID-19 risk assessment questionnaire before each…

YOUR HEALTH Wellness Centre – December 2020 Clinic Newsletter

Winter is here (and, sadly, so is the slush) For those who have in-person visits scheduled at the clinic, please remember to remove your outdoor shoes or boots when you come in the door to ensure our floors remain dry for everyone. Previously we’ve been able to provide slippers for…

YOUR HEALTH Wellness Centre – November 2020 Clinic Newsletter

Missing our yoga classes? While we can’t offer our in-person yoga classes yet, the Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative (CCGI) have created a series of videos demonstrating helpful yoga poses that we can share with you. If you are looking for a gentle way to help maintain flexibility while you are working…

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10 things you need to know about telehealth care

Due to the spread of COVID-19, leaving our homes can feel difficult. It might seem simple, but it can be a tough decision for many. Here are ten things you might want to know before booking your virtual appointment.

YOUR HEALTH Wellness Centre – October 2020 Clinic Newsletter

Please help us welcome Dr. Danielle We’re very happy to be able to share that Dr. Danielle Schiefer has joined the chiropractic team at YOUR HEALTH in the last few months, bringing her expertise and positive energy to our patients! Dr. Danielle graduated with honours from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic…

Combat the work-from-home ache!

With COVID-19, working from home became the new normal for many people. Here are tips on how to combat the work from home ache!

Avoid the ache, know how to rake!

Fall is arguably the most beautiful season of the year. While working in the yard is an activity that many enjoy, it can cause back pain or other potential injuries if not done carefully.

YOUR HEALTH Wellness Centre – June 2020 Clinic Newsletter

As you might have heard, we are carefully restarting offering services at YOUR HEALTH. We are returning on a gradual basis, first prioritizing patients with urgent treatment needs, and will be doing fewer treatments per day than we normally would. This allows us to reopen in a safe and measured…

Neck exercises: shoulder blade

The Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative (CCGI) have created the following series of videos demonstrating ways to help manage neck pain. Extended exercises Before attempting the following exercises, please consult your therapist to ensure that these are right for you.

Neck exercises: posture and stretching

The Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative (CCGI) have created the following series of videos demonstrating ways to help manage neck pain.

Neck exercises: motor control and strengthening

The Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative (CCGI) have created the following series of videos demonstrating ways to help manage neck pain. Caution: The following are not recommended for recent onset neck pain.

Neck exercises: mobility

The Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative (CCGI) have created the following series of videos demonstrating ways to help manage neck pain.

CCGI videos

The Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative (CCGI) have created a series of videos demonstrating ways to help manage shoulder, neck, and low back pain as well as a series to help demonstrate yoga poses. Shoulder exercises: stretching Shoulder exercises: mobility Shoulder exercises: Isometric Shoulder exercises: strength Shoulder exercises: advanced Neck exercises: posture…

Yoga exercises

The Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative (CCGI) have created the following series of videos demonstrating helpful yoga poses.