Contrary to common opinion, you don’t need to have a severe or debilitating injury to take advantage of the benefits of physiotherapy. There are many less dramatic signs, which indicate that you could use a physiotherapy session. Not Sleeping Well When pain affects your sleep it’s time for to see a physiotherapist. Whether you have difficulty falling asleep, are awoken throughout the night by minor pain and discomfort, or just cannot get comfortable during the night, you needn’t suffer in silence. Physiotherapy sessions can make your body less stressed and relaxed. A Pain Problem When you have a pain that simply will not go away or comes and goes, and the pain is interfering with your enjoyment of basic and simple movements, a physiotherapist can help. Physiotherapy can improve your range of motion and overall mobility while helping to alleviate your pain. Pain from Sitting at Your Desk When you Continue reading →

Posture problems have been becoming even more prevalent in today’s society with more and more desk jobs, more slouching, and even bad sleeping habits. Bad posture can account for so many different health issues, but the great thing is that many of these bad posture habits can be broken and reversed. Health Concerns Associated with Bad Posture Besides causing spine disorders such as scoliosis, bad posture can even cause other problems which include headaches, jaw pain, shoulder and back pain, reduced lung function, and even gastrointestinal pains. A bad posture can affect your health negatively in numerous ways which is why it’s so important to practice good posture. However if you already have posture problems, we can help you find out what it is and also how to fix it. Correcting Posture Problems There are many types of posture problems that can happen to your body, but the good thing Continue reading →

Tennis elbow is a painful affliction that affects the tendons in the elbow joint. It can be caused by overuse of the arm, commonly your dominant arm. The damage is focused around the muscles and tendons outside of the elbow joint, causes noticeable pain, and can limit your range of motion. Despite the name you don’t have to play tennis to get tennis elbow. Many other athletes and people who work with their hands can get this ailment. When looking at how to treat tennis elbow there are a multitude of at home and professional options. How to Treat Tennis Elbow: At Home When looking at how to treat tennis elbow you’ll soon discover there are several at home methods you can use to alleviate your pain. These methods should seem very familiar if you’ve ever had any muscle injuries in the past. Basic at home treatment methods include the following. Continue reading →

  According to the journal, Radiology, a single concussion could result in lasting brain damage. With anywhere between 10% and 20% of all athletes suffering a concussion each season, it’s important to have complete concussion management to prevent devastatingly permanent or even fatal brain injuries. The following information explains a concussion, and the steps to go through in order to complete concussion management, reducing its effects. What is a Concussion? A concussion or mild traumatic brain injury is a difficult process affecting the impulse or acceleration forces delivered to the brain. Concussions can cause a myriad of effects. However, concussions most commonly cause temporary dysfunction in the nerves, which results in the athlete’s nerves not working properly, causing symptoms such as: – Head pressure – Headaches – Vomiting or Nausea – Neck pain – Blurred vision – Dizziness – Sensitivity to light or noise – Problems with balance – Feelings Continue reading →

  The name “whiplash” is no accident, although it’s often caused by one. Imagine the motion of somebody cracking a whip; they raise their arm high then bring it forward in a sharp surge, moving it as fast as they can while keeping their body still. Next, they halt the act as abruptly as they can. The sudden cessation of velocity causes – CRACK!!! – the whip to make its sharp, angry noise. In a whiplash injury, the neck is travelling forwards at dangerously fast speeds, while the body is not. The neck surges, and if the motion is halted abruptly, the neck absorbs that sharp, angry interruption. This is not a sequence of events the body is well adapted to accommodate, so injury often results. Why the “Car” Connection? Whiplash, then, is a soft tissue injury of the neck. The sequence of events described above occurs most commonly during Continue reading →

Running. Sports. Accidents. Even sitting. There are a variety of reasons that men, women and children of all ages might develop sore joints and muscles. It’s not just a problem for seniors and the highly active—the reason people need physiotherapy and chiropractic services are as wide ranging as the treatments that are available to relieve the pain. If you or someone you love are experiencing sore joints and muscles, it’s important to know what treatment options and techniques are available to help. At Chiro-Med, we take an integrated approach to physical medicine and provide a range of state-of-the-art solutions for relieving the sore joints and muscles of anyone in the Richmond Hill or Newmarket, Ontario area.

What are natural therapies? Natural therapy refers to a broad range of treatments all of which are aimed at restoring or enhancing both physical and emotional well-being of patients without reverting to medication or conventional drugs. While drugs and medications are impressive and can be trusted to provide effective treatment for even the most serious ailments, many people would agree that they don’t provide all the answers. Some health conditions such as the common cold have caused humans problems for ages, but there are no medical solutions for it yet. One big advantage of natural therapies is that you, the patient will have more control over your treatment. Natural therapies also help relieve stress which is arguably the biggest cause of health issues in the modern age. The philosophy of natural alternatives is to maintaining harmony and balance of the body and mind while discovering and appreciating the complexity of Continue reading →

There are many people who wonder whether or not chiropractors are real doctors. So are chiropractors doctors in Canada? Absolutely! A Doctor of Chiropractic involves a Degree in Chiropractic that all chiropractors in North America, including Canada must obtain in order to practice their skill. Chiropractic medicine is a healthcare profession dealing with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting the neuro-musculoskeletal system. Chiropractic medicine entails manual and manipulative therapy for the treatment of joint dysfunctions and pain. Are chiropractors doctors in Canada? Yes, they are. Chiropractors, like all primary contact health practitioners must complete certain training and education before being licensed to practice chiropractic medicine. Their licensure involves 12 months of clinical internship, as well as a total of three exams in their fourth year of study. Canadian accrediting standards are higher than those in the United States, and requirements for getting admitted into the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree program Continue reading →

Sports injuries require immediate professional assistance and intervention, as well as the implementation of a viable and tailored physiotherapy program. If you live in the Richmond Hill area, and are seeking , here are some very important facts that you should know about physiotherapy and how it can help with your sports-related injury. Physiotherapy is the physical rehabilitation of the body aiming to develop, maintain, and restore maximum function and movement for individuals. Richmond Hill physiotherapy services are available not only for sports injury, but also in circumstances where function and movement are affected by aging, disease, or environmental factors. There is no predetermined period for how long physiotherapy should last since every treatment is made to be unique. Physiotherapy plans emulate one’s specific age, symptoms, complaints, health history, and diagnosis, and so on. Plus, it should be taken into account the fact that each person responds differently to treatment, Continue reading →

Physical rehabilitation to regain your flexibility and alleviate pain. The need for physical rehabilitation may seem obvious when you have sustained a severe wound that requires surgery or other medical treatment, but what do you do when you present no apparent physical injury but you continue to experience pain in different areas of your body? The effects of minor auto injury and whiplash are initially bearable and the pain is not severe enough to be hospitalized. Many people do not even consider seeking professional help in case of such injuries. The question is: do you really need physical rehabilitation at this point? Yes, you do, and it is a big mistake not to inquire about professional help and allow the pain to become chronic. There are people who continue to suffer from pain or dysfunction years after a so called minor accident injury. There are others who face new symptoms in addition to Continue reading →