Your Back Health
Back Health At Home »View all
Almost everyone will experience back pain at some point in their lives, and many of the tasks we do around the home can injure your back and joints. Find out how to minimize many of these injuries.
Many people would agree that there’s nothing better than a good night’s sleep. Stressful day at the office? Long hours running errands with the kids? All this can be repaired with restorative slumber.
Sitting Down on the Job
While sitting can seem restful, keep in mind that staying in any one position for long periods of time can cause strain and injury to your muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments. Sustained sitting can take a toll on your neck and lower back – steady compression on the spinal discs hinders their nutrition and can contribute to premature degeneration.
Top 5 Tips For Selecting an Office Chair
When shopping for the best ergonomic office chair, getting a chair that fits your unique needs should be the top priority. Not every chair labeled “ergonomic” has all the adjustment features necessary to truly be ergonomic. Here are the top 5 things you need to consider to help you make a better selection.
Back Health At Work »View all
From the office to the farm and all workplaces in between, this section has helpful information to help prevent workplace injury and keep you performing at your best.
Daily routine can be a pain
We live in a world where we’re constantly in a hurry, juggling multiple tasks and carrying our belongings with us everywhere. And, believe it or not, this can have serious consequences on your back health. In fact, back pain sends more patients to doctors than any condition other than the common cold.1 Here are some common activities that negatively impact Canadian’s back health.
Repetitive Strain Injuries
As your workload at the office increases, so do repetitive actions, such as typing, using your computer mouse and talking on the phone. These routine tasks seem simple, but they can add a level of physical stress to the emotional and mental stress of getting the job done. In fact, repetitive strain injuries have skyrocketed in the last 20 years due to the increasing reliance on workplace technology.
Mid-day Breaks: Refuel & Re-energize
Even though the day can get ahead of us, it’s important to remember to take proper breaks throughout to maintain productivity and decrease stress levels. Taking a mid-day break helps to refuel and reenergize, giving you that extra oomph needed to get through the rest of the work day.
Healthy Lifestyle »View all
A healthy lifestyle is a foundation for back pain prevention. The clothes and shoes you choose can have a major impact on your posture and overall back health.
Pokemon No! Tips on How to Beat the Pain Caused By Your Favourite Digital Devices
As you read this article, more than likely on your phone or tablet, take a moment to notice your posture. There’s a good chance that…
Five Health Hacks for Pain Relief
Let’s face it. Between dropping the kids off to soccer practice and being swamped with work assignments, it can be difficult to find time to manage lingering aches and pain. If you’d like to avoid a trip to the doctor’s office or spending money on workout equipment, here is a low cost approach to solving discomfort using items lying around your house.
How to Lift Your Luggage
In the flurry of packing for a vacation or business trip, it’s easy to get carried away and pack everything but the kitchen sink into your suitcase and carry-on. But over-packed luggage and improper lifting and carrying techniques are common causes of injury to the back, neck and shoulders.
Overall Back Health »View all
A healthy, rested body is key to a healthy spine. This section will help you maintain overall back strength, energy and fitness.
Five More Things You May Not Know About Back Pain
Most people experience low back pain at some point in their lives. Because it’s so common, you may have heard many theories about what causes…
People injured in a motor vehicle accident sometimes experience a strain of their neck muscles and the surrounding soft tissue, commonly referred to as whiplash. Anyone who has had such an injury knows neck muscles can be very tender, and neck movement can be quite limited.
Your Back has Two Main Purposes
Your back has two main purposes: it allows you to stand, supporting your arms and legs; and it protects your spinal cord which communicates messages between your brain and the rest of your body. The health of your spine can have an impact on your overall well- being.
Sports & Fitness »View all
Sports and fitness have a significant impact on spinal health. Exercises and preventative tips on everything from golfing to tennis are extremely important to help prevent damage and pain.
The Concussion Playbook
Concussions are called an ‘invisible injury’ because its symptoms aren’t always easy to recognize and even MRI imaging isn’t perfect at identifying a concussion. But with this kind of brain trauma, the effects are all too real. We’ll cover some steps you can take to reduce your chances of suffering long term effects after a hard hit.
Quick and Easy Stretches to Prevent Golf Injuries
The strain and effort required to play golf should never be underestimated. Forgetting to warm up can cause unnecessary injury and an unwanted visit to a health professional. Here are a few easy stretching techniques that can be done in 5 minutes to help you get in the game without the pain.