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Think Twice, Lift Once

The Chiropractors’ Association of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board partnered to raise awareness of safe lifting techniques to prevent injuries at work through the Think Twice, Lift Once campaign.

Chiropractic Care and You

WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC HEALTH CARE? The word “chiropractic” comes from ancient Greek and means “done by hand.” Adjustment of the joints of the body has been used in the healing arts for many centuries and is at the heart of modern chiropractic care. Chiropractors are specialists in manual adjustment of the vertebrae of the spine […]

Chiropractic Care and Repetitive Strain

WHAT IS REPETITIVE STRAIN? Repetitive strain injury is typically caused by rapid, repeated use of muscles and joints. Numbness, tingling and burning sensations, swelling and aching pain are among the most common symptoms. It affects a broad variety of people from athletes such as tennis players and golfers to trades people like jackhammer operators and […]

Neck Pain

CAUSES OF NECK PAIN Neck pain is a common problem with many possible causes. Poor posture, hunching over a computer, arthritis, whiplash, and muscle strain from simple things like reading in bed or grinding your teeth can all trigger neck pain. When your neck muscles become tired and strained, pain is usually the first symptom. […]

Headaches

DIFFERENT TYPES OF HEADACHE Many people have occasional headaches, but frequent headaches that affect your ability to sleep or get on with your day can be disabling. Common types of headaches are tension, migraine and cervicogenic headaches. Tension-type headaches commonly present as band-like tension around the head, whereas migraine headaches usually result in pain on […]

Back Pain

CAUSES OF BACK PAIN Back pain. It’s a problem that affects millions of Canadians. When your back hurts, many other things suffer too. Simple everyday tasks like getting in and out of a car, putting on a coat, picking up a child, sitting at a desk or standing for periods of time may become unmanageable. […]

Golf Stretches

FOUR EASY STRETCHES FOR GOLFERS #1 HIP FLEXOR LUNGE Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Step one foot forward into a lunge position. Keep your body upright and back straight. Bend both knees so that you feel the stretch. Do not let your forward knee pass over the ankle of your front foot. Use […]

Hockey Stretches

If you are new to the game, get checked by a health professional such as a chiropractor to make sure it’s an appropriate fitness activity for you. If you are a regular player, routine chiropractic check-ups can help optimize your muscle and joint function and deal with stiffness and soreness before they sideline you.   […]

Running Stretches

YOUR GUIDE TO FIVE EASY STRETCHES FOR RUNNERS   Get checked by a health professional such as a chiropractor before starting a running program to make sure it is an appropriate fitness activity for you. Then start-out slowly to allow your body to warm-up and stretch-out after you stop. If you suffer an injury or […]

Gardening Tips

Gardening is a great outdoor activity anyone can enjoy. But, like any other location in the home, the garden is also a place where injury can occur. These helpful tips will keep your back in check and your garden in bloom.   WARM UP BEFORE YOU START Before you get going, warm up your muscles […]