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Deadlift – The King of All Exercises?

The conventional deadlift is like coconut oil, chia seed, bulletproof coffee in the realm of exercises. It is widely believed to be a MUST DO exercise, which we widely believe is far from true. Let’s explore why. Before adding an exercise into your routine, several questions have to be asked. Q1: “What is the [...]

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Early Development of Core Muscle In Infants

Parents of children with movement difficulties are often told by doctors and physiotherapists that their child has “weak core muscles” and are told to let their child exercise to strengthen those muscles. Just as a tree needs a strong trunk to be able to hold its branches up and withstand elements in its environment, a [...]

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Stress and Chronic Pain

Stress is a natural phenomenon that affects the mind, body and soul. It is highly subjective and usually depends on the individual’s perception on the causes of stress. Stress can be beneficial or harmful. With the right amount of stress, one may gain success or fulfillment in life. However, too much of stress can lead [...]

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Pain In The Butt

Let’s get real, having pain in our buttocks can be a real pain in the butt! At Healthworks, I see many clients with lower back and buttock pain. Most of the time, it is can stops them from running, walking, standing to even sitting or lying down. So how do I approach the problem and [...]

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Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a common condition which we see here at Healthworks in which the spinal cord or the spinal nerves are compressed. This pinches the nerves or spinal cord, causing various symptoms such as pain, cramping, weakness or numbness. These sensations can be felt in the lower back, legs, neck or arms depending on [...]

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Neck Pain After Waking Up

Waking up with a neck pain is definitely one of the worst things in life.  Most of us, actually experience not only soreness but also stiffness in the neck.  Simple activities like turning one’s head or looking down can be devastating not to mention going about one’s normal routine.  This article will discuss on tips [...]

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Scoliosis – Part 2

In my last blog, I explained the different types of scoliosis, how we screen for them and how we could see them presenting in ourselves, our friends and family. It is again, really important to note, that scoliosis is in most cases, not a life-threatening disease and we do not have to live in fear [...]

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Cervicogenic Headache

Headache is an extremely common symptom and the most common of the nervous system disorders.  Nearly 5 in every 10 individuals will be diagnosed with a headache.  It affects the young and old, all races and genders, but mostly females.  There are many types of headaches and amongst them, chiropractors have found that the trend [...]

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Physical Activity in Elderly

Aging is a multifactorial irreversible process associated with significant decline in muscle mass and neuromuscular functions. One of the most efficient methods to counteract age-related changes in muscle mass and function is physical activity. Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve [...]

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Why Am I So Flexible?

Have you ever watched one of those videos where some people can extend their index finger till it reaches the back of the hand? How are some people way more flexible than others? Hypermobile joints which literally translate to joints with an excessive mobility, is often seen when the tissues holding a joint together - [...]

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