Christmas with Limits

Christmas with Limits

This past Thanksgiving, a girlfriend shared how she was getting together with her extended family the day of the big feast. She would be arriving in the morning and then departing before the dinner. She was anticipating that her family would be disappointed that she...
Static and Dynamic Stretching Explained

Static and Dynamic Stretching Explained

Most of us were taught from a young age that we must stretch our muscles before exercising to avoid injury. The truth is that there is no significant research to date that has concluded with certainty that this is true1, however, this does not mean that stretching is...
Gifts of Gratitude

Gifts of Gratitude

Gratitude is fundamentally defined as the appreciation of what is valuable and meaningful to oneself; it is a general state of thankfulness and/or appreciation (Sansone & Sansone, 2010). Gratitude can take the shape of many different practices for different people...
Backpack Safety Tips

Backpack Safety Tips

Pack it Light. Wear it Right. Tips to ease the strain backpacks can cause   Overloaded backpacks are a source of concern for chiropractors as they see the strain it places on a child’s spine.Here are our recommendations: 1. Choose the Right Backpack: Think about...
Our Bodies Are Meant to Move

Our Bodies Are Meant to Move

As a child growing up, I swam competitively, skied for fun and I ran. I ran when I played kick-the-can on the rocks of Minnicog Island in Georgian Bay. I ran home from playing on the streets when I heard the family fog horn toot 3 times calling me back for dinner. I...
Summer Fun First Aid…Naturally

Summer Fun First Aid…Naturally

One of the most common questions I get from mamas at this time of year is “what natural products should I have in my first aid kit’? These are my top 4 Mama-Doctor approved first aid must-haves to ensure the bumps, bruises, burns & bites of summer don’t slow you...