Today is World Spine Day! 🌎 My profession makes me very proud but especially on this day. Back pain is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. 45 % of women and 37% of men spend less than 30 minutes a day on their feet at work. Hours are spent at a desk completing mentally strenuous tasks in static positions. At the end of a long work day, you may be feeling drained - but is this lack of energy physical or mental? The brain is craving rest but the body is asking for movement! Instead of heading home after work for an evening of watching tv on the couch, can you try taking one hour, 30 minutes, even 15 minutes to be active? Go for a brisk walk, play with the dog in the backyard, go to a group fitness class - different exercise styles work for different people, the 🔑 is movement. Your brain and your body will thank you 🙏🏾 Ask your chiropractor for tips and tricks on how to stay active throughout the work day to keep your mind sharp and your body comfortable. #worldspineday #motionislotion #exerciseismedicine #spinehealth #chirochangespain #straightenupandmove #yoga #chiropractic #guelphchiropractor #guelphyoga #loveyourspine #norfolkchiropracticwellnesscentre
Come walking with me!
I feel so alive in the forest.
These are my in between days, last radiation was yesterday. In two days I’ll have chemo. Ugh.
Making the most of my good days!
FREE Craniosacral work!
One day only- October 18th. Book your time slot today!
In celebration of Biodynamic Craniosacral Awareness Week, a day of free, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is set for Thursday, October 18, 2018 in Laramie. Eight, 45-minute sessions will be available by appointment from 9 am to 6 pm and will take place at Ahimsa Studio. Donations for Climb Wyoming of Laramie will be gratefully accepted but are not required.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Awareness Week is a partnership between the Biodynamic Craniosacral Association of North America (BCTA/NA – craniosacraltherapy.org) and the British Craniosacral Therapy Association (CSTA – craniosacral.co.uk).
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle way of working with the body, mind and spirit using light touch. It is a soothing yet profound non-invasive, hands-on treatment. Performed on a massage table, the client is fully clothed, and the touch is compassionate and still. Treatment is focused on supporting the health of the whole being, especially the nervous system; This is the system that dictates all of the body’s functioning, constantly sending and receiving information.
Schedule your session today!
CONTACT: Ellen Webster Synakowski
October is National Physical Therapy month! Thank you to all of the researchers and practitioners gifting improved QOL across demographics. Especially thankful for the PT network that I have to lean on. 💜💀🧠🏃🏽♀️🏋🏽♀️ *special shout out to UBES2015 & all the PTs & PTAs in Buffalo that I grew up with 📍❣️
Good snatch set this morning. Total of 6 minutes with the 28kg kettlebell at 18rpm. Very tough, this felt like it was near my max!
I know 18rpm isn't very quick for a lot of people experienced lifters, but anything above 14rpm has always felt super fast for me! Pretty excited with my progress so far. 🔹🔹🔹
Only a few short days before this weekend's @agatsufitness
kettlebell competition at @factoronto
⏰⏰⏰ FINAL DAYS TO REGISTER!!! Get your hands on hot tickets to SMA’s 1-day regional conference The Match Day Experience this Sunday!!This symposium is aimed at equipping participants with practical skills and techniques to help keep athletes injury free and performing at their peak. It is perfect for club doctors, physios, trainers, coaches, athletes or even parents with a thirst to know more. Follow the link in my bio to register & come join us for what is going to be a weekend filled with epic knowledge bombs! 💣💣💣 Tag your mates below who you want to attend with 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
With the rise in nearly every chronic illness, especially in our children, we should worry about endocrine disruptors.
Endocrine disruptors are a fancy name for chemicals that interfere with the hormones of our body. Hormones are involved in EVERYTHING!
These chemicals mimic hormones that have adverse effects on our thyroid, pancreas (insulin), pituitary gland (growth), adrenal glands, and reproductive systems just to name a few.
Even very small amounts can influence our bodies. The problem is they are accumulating in our systems from multiple sources. Exposure during pregnancy affects the developing baby.
What’s the big deal? Think: allergies, asthma, cancer, infertility, obesity, early puberty, inflammation, altered immune function, disrupted bone health, mental illness, birth defects, and neurodevelopment disorders, again, just to name a few.
Endocrine disruptors our found in our food, cleaning supplies, hair products, personal care products and food packaging.
This toxic overload can be overwhelming. Start small, start anywhere, and begin to change one thing over at a time. I personally still have many areas to change out but I am on a mission to do so and to empower you to make changes also!
Later this week we will cover words to look for on labels so stay tuned!
Share some great swaps you have made and products you have found — I am personally still looking for a rockstar deodorant!!!
#liift4 #backandbis #fitafter40 #pushthroughevenwhenyoudontwantto #exerciseismedicine
~ I feel like shit. My body is fighting off illness. So I’ve been taking some extra vitamins and making sure I get enough sleep. But I know that my workout would also help me to fight off this bug so I pushed through and got it done and feel good about that. P.S. don’t mind my face in the second pic....I’m stoked about some mild definition in that bicep!!!!
FAQ: what do chiropractors treat?
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Chiropractors treat most conditions related to muscles, tendons, joints, and nerve injuries in the follow areas: neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, mid back, low back, hip, knee, and ankle.
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Did you wake up with a knot in your neck? Did you lift something overhead and tweak your shoulder? 🏋🏻♀️ Did you dance so hard your hip started to throb? 💃🏻 . . .
We are here to help you get back to your normal. We help prevent the same injury from happening again by educating you on how to move/how much to move.
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#northyorkchiropractor #injuryprevention #exerciseismedicine #activeliving #manualtherapy
M Y • M O M E N T
Yesterday was rough, and not because it was Monday and I was back at work. It was rough on an emotional level. I received news of my Uncle passing away, and later on that day that my dad would be spending the night once again at the hospital for observations.
you can bet I came home and enjoyed some Chinese Food and a @angryorchardwalden
beer with my husband! It wasn’t the smartest food choice but it was comfort.
This moment doesn’t define me, it is just a hiccup that I will work through. And that is what I did this morning. I gave @joelfreemanfitness
and this workout my everything because it is my therapy! I had tears this morning as I worked through the emotions of yesterday and the unknowns ahead.
But I will remind myself this...
“Stop focusing on how stressed you are and Remember how BLESSED you are.”
Decided theres not a problem w continuing to grow delts so I've programmed accordingly to hit them directly during my push sessions more.
Here is a lean away cable raise. Notice my shoulder begins in a ~30° abducted position? This immediately takes the supraspinatis past its action of humeral abduction & to the point of the medial delt taking lead. The ROM reaches ~100° rather than your standard 90° on lateral raises w/o a lean. The tension due to the cables line of pull would dissipate soon after this degree.
Greater tension elicited through the chosen muscles' ROM ➡️ greater growth.
📌I’ve had quite a few people asking me about what they should do in regard to not injuring their Achilles tendon so this post is for all you guys! A good article by Hess (2013) showed that general Achilles tendon injuries have increased from being 2 in a 100,000 to now 12 in a 100,000. ⠀
❌ Are you at risk? ⠀
1. Men are generally at more risk than women and those particular who in the age group of 40-60 years old. ⠀
2.Individuals that take part in activities that include running, sprinting, jumping or aggressive plyometrics like cutting. ⠀
3.Those who have already had previous lower limb/Achilles injuries that alter the biomechanics and change the way that stress/load is managed by the body.⠀
4.Over training or poor training programs coupled with not warming up prior to sport.⠀
🧐 So what can I do?⠀
✏️Take a good look at the training/sports you’re doing. Are you feeling pain/stiffness/restriction of movement in the Achilles region during or after sports? You might want to work on reducing load and activity and think about the best way to progress with your programs or sport. ⠀
✏️Previous injury? Get your nearest physio to have a look at it and start working on the biomechanical issues that could be predisposing you to further injuries.⠀
✏️Warming up? We all know we should and the majority of us often end up not warming up before a run or a game of 5 a side. Google FIFA 11+ warm up (evidence based and shown to greatly reduce injuries).⠀
✏️Stretching/foam rolling regularly is another option to general avoid the injury from starting or becoming more severe. A good preventative program will work on ankle mobility and strengthening of the planter flexors.⠀
I’ll do a video later this week going through some simple ideas that work well as prehab! If in doubt see your nearest physiotherapist! A good program of education and progressive loading will help you on your way to being injury free for the Long run!
We LOVE working with Breast Cancer, helping ladies regain their range of motion in shoulders after surgery. Check out this superstar, who was determined to nail the ‘batman glasses’ stretch before her next appointment (and clearly has done a better job than Esme!). #exerciseismedicine
TOMORROW 🏐 🧘♀️ 🤸♂️Exercise Hour is an annual event that encourages individuals all across the country to exercise at the same time. All are welcome!
Note: Perth Hall will switch to the Fairmount Room at the Wellness Education Centre in the event of 🌧•
CHECK YOUR SQUAT!
Have a look at your squat pattern... are you using your trunk to ‘get lower’ and not bending with your knees?
You can see on the left the hips remain elevated but the chest comes down. Whereas on the right, the hips are lowered and the trunk remains fairly upright.
Try readjusting your technique to squat lower rather than hinging like a deadlift (keep an eye out this week for our deadlift posts!)
Hold onto a bench or pole and focus on lowering your hips towards the ground.
#livewellrehab #lwr #exercisephysiology #exphys #exercisescience #squat #movement #rehab #prehab #exerciseismedicine