Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Oshawa Acupuncture and Chiropractic Clinic Now Distributes Isagenix

Chiropractic Wellness and Rehabilitation, which offers chiropractic services and acupuncture to Oshawa residents, is now an official distributor of the trusted Isagenix weight loss products. According to the company, the products are an ideal complement to their non-invasive approach of helping clients lose weight. Isagenix is one of the fastest growing companies in North America and is at the cutting edge of nutritional and weight loss science. All their products are created by a team of highly skilled experts, which include organic chemists, microbiologists, food scientists, dietitians and nutritionists, among many others. The weight loss products aim to rid the body of impurities while replacing them with vital nutrients and natural ingredients that stimulate weight loss. Many clients who use Isagenix experience a boost in energy levels, reduced food cravings, healthier digestion, improved muscle tone, and continued loss of weight.

Monday, 11 August 2014

How Oshawa Physiotherapy can Help Save Canada’s Passion for Sports

Unsurprisingly, as much as 36,000 hockey players in Ontario suffer concussions every year. That said, parents shouldn’t be completely afraid for their kids because most sports-related injuries are treatable with the help of physiotherapy. Yet with facilities like Chiropractic Wellness and Rehabilitation providing quality Oshawa physiotherapy services, Canada’s passion for hockey doesn’t have to diminish. In addition, Hockey Canada has already implemented more stringent rules to make the game much safer for players. Bodychecking, for instance, is now forbidden for players aged 13 and below, as well as A-level players.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Relaxing Massage in Oshawa: Good for Soon-to-be Moms and Their Babies

Prenatal massage relieves muscle tension and reduces stress, two things that benefit pregnant women the most. Other benefits of prenatal massage include balanced moods, better sleep, and fewer headaches. While stress spares no one, a pregnant woman needs to be especially wary of stress hormones that can affect her baby’s development. A study in Quebec, which was recently published in the medical journal Psychiatry Research, suggested that a woman who experiences severe stress during her first trimester is likely to have a child born with autism-like traits. Massage is by no means the only thing that can help moms-to-be improve their health and that of their babies. Cardiovascular exercise, a wholesome diet, and a general avoidance of stressful activities can all prove beneficial. In any case, expectant mothers would do well to consult their doctors before they get a prenatal massage in Oshawa.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Oshawa Massage Therapy Isn’t Just for Adults Suffering from Arthritis

Arthritis cannot be cured per se, which means that Cynthia, sadly, has to live with her condition for the rest of her life. Short of undergoing extensive surgery, she and others like her can only relieve or suppress their pain by taking corticosteroids, capsaicin, and other drugs. Alternatively, they can undergo massage therapy to alleviate the pain and help them cope with their condition. Massage therapy for children, however, requires utmost care because their young bodies are naturally more fragile. As such, parents should look for an Oshawa massage therapist who has experience working with children, like someone from Chiropractic Wellness and Rehabilitation. The prevalence of arthritis in Canada is much worse than what most people think. According to The Arthritis Society, more than 4.6 million Canadian adults have this ailment in some way or form. Someone, somewhere in the country is diagnosed with arthritis every 60 seconds.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Acupuncture and Custom Orthotics in Oshawa: Treatments for Heel Pain

Orthotics are the main form of treatment for plantar fasciitis, although they are mostly suited for people who have lower foot arches. An orthotic device is made from a plaster cast or impression of the person’s foot, which serves as a cushion of sorts. Much like prescription eyeglasses, orthotics are meant to be worn daily. Most people who have plantar fasciitis wear orthotics that are three-quarters to full-length and feature longitudinal arch support. Orthotics in Oshawa can also be complemented by weekly acupuncture sessions.

Some patients may still need to take pain medication to manage the discomfort. If heel pain occurs at bedtime, it would help to stretch the toes and feet using a towel, or perhaps even wear a specially designed night splint. Regular checkups are also encouraged to whether if the treatments for plantar fasciitis are indeed working well. Finally, some lifestyle changes are also in order, particularly for outdoorsy or athletic individuals.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Chiropractic Care and Physiotherapy in Oshawa: Tackling Chronic Pain

Unlike other primary care professionals, physiotherapists and chiropractors consider pain as a disease in itself, rather than just a symptom. This approach is quite insightful because chronic pain doesn’t always have an obvious cause. An old wound or a previous skin infection, for instance, is just as likely to cause chronic pain as fibromyalgia, arthritis, and multiple sclerosis.

Depending on the severity of the pain, a pain management and rehabilitation expert can develop a personalized exercise program to improve strength, recommend hot and cold packs to reduce swelling, or even prescribing certain medications. Quality physiotherapy in Oshawa may even involve alternative treatments like massage therapy and acupuncture. These are typically administered only after a thorough physical exam has been conducted.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Oshawa Massage Therapy: How Do Muscles Remember the Relief It Brings?

When it comes to muscles, scientists refer to a physiological phenomenon called "muscle memory." Despite the term, however, muscles are incapable of memory storage. Muscles are home to thousands of nerve endings that belong not to the musculoskeletal system but to the nervous system.

Just as much it involves remembering the good, however, muscle memory also brings up the bad; i.e. chronic pain. An open wound may close in due time, but the pain may linger on as muscle memory. Fortunately, relaxing Oshawa massage at a wellness center like Chiropractic Wellness and Rehabilitation can relieve the pain. Yet how exactly does massage influence muscle memory?