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June 11th, 2012

Chiropractic care allows the body to function correctly. It is a scientific fact that your brain, spinal cord, and the rest of your nerves control every aspect of your body. Any imbalance in your spine can cause an adverse effect to your overall health. On the job, on the track, on the court or anywhere, Chiropractic improves human performance. Chiropractic patients experience a higher level of performance and stamina in all areas of life, as their bodies function optimally from the inside out. Our lives are a direct result of the decisions we make. Because health is not a given, we must make decisions that impact our health every day. Chiropractic improves quality of life. Your health is your responsibility and your health decisions WILL affect the quality of your life. You deserve to be your best. Why not experience life at the top of your game? Try Chiropractic today and feel the difference.

Golf Injuries: Prevention and Treatment

May 9th, 2011

Copy the following link and read Page 11 for an article from me regarding your golf game!

http://virtual.saultstar.com/doc/Sault-Star/springgolf/2011050501/#11

Change

March 29th, 2011

“Change is hard. At first, any change is challenging, which is why most people do not do it. Our brains resist change. When we do the “same old things” our brains can basically cruise on autopilot without much effort. Our brains get comfortable with our daily habits and routines, even if they are unhealthy for us.”- Find your motivation for change and remind yourself of it regularly!-

Patient Testimonial for Spinal Decompression

April 27th, 2010

As anyone who has chronic back pain knows, there are many other areas influenced by it – loss of sleep, inability to perform daily chores, urinary tract problems, bouts of depression and frustration – to name a few.

The problems with my lower back were due to compressed discs and arthritis. After consultation with two neurosurgeons, it was determined by them that I was not “bad” enough for surgery. (I believe it is impossible to know someone else’s pain.) These diagnoses were made by looking at MRI’s and in-office walking tests. I was told to go home and “live with it!”
I was in too much pain to “live with it!” I started researching alternative procedures. When I stumbled on a website touting the success rates of Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression (NSSD), I was on my way. The only drawback was the accessibility. This program, at the time, was only available in Southern Ontario. The cost was extremely high ($5,000.00) and I would have to move there for the five to six weeks it would take to undergo the procedure…more costs… away from home and work, resulting in losses of income as well! After more research I was convinced this was the way to go; but unfortunately, beyond my means. Then a well-timed ad appeared. Dr. Albert was now performing NSSD here in the Soo! Not only was he here, but he was reasonably priced as well.
Before I underwent NSSD procedures my days consisted of getting up and taking pain medication, heading for my recliner and waiting the 45 minutes for it to kick in so I could function with reduced pain levels. My pain never went away, even with the pain meds. Any physical activity was out of the question. I had quit hunting (I couldn’t walk very far before the pain in my legs and feet was too intense to tolerate), and gardening was now totally out of the question; standing, stooping or kneeling for any length of time was excruciating.
After consulting with Dr. Albert, and going through the NSSD program, I have never looked back! I have not felt this good in twenty years!
My sleep goes undisturbed. I can get up out of a chair and stand up straight (instead of walking bent over for five minutes). I can work for lengthy periods of time and take a break because I’m actually tired, not sore. What a wonderful feeling. I cannot thank Dr. Albert enough for giving me back a “pain-free” life and the opportunity to, once again, enjoy all those activities I thought impossible for me to ever do again.
If you have read my story, you are in pain and looking to have some quality to your life again. My sincerest hope and wish is for you to enjoy the same results as me.
My name is Robert Storey and I completed my NSSD on April 09, 2010.

Save Your Knees

April 15th, 2010

“Don’t rely on a brace to protect you from a knee injury. According to scientists, exercises that test your balance provide the most effective way of preventing ACL injuries during sports. Add ‘Skater hops’ to your exercise routine to build strength and improve your balance and lateral agility.”

The Truth About Vitamin D

March 16th, 2010

http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/vitaminDToxicity.shtml

Thanks to a colleague of mine, I found this great article relating to proper dosage of Vitamin D. It’s short and worth a read!

What Medical Proffessionals are saying about Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression

January 29th, 2010

“There is a place for surgery, but definitely not at the front line. Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy should be a front-line treatment for chronic back pain patients suffering from bulging, herniated, or degenerative disc disease, and facet syndrome.
As a surgeon, I only want to do surgery when I absolutely have to. Spinal Decompression Therapy gives my patients a more conservative treatment option that can eliminate the need for surgery altogether, and that’s a very good thing. Spinal Decompression Therapy also gives me a treatment option for those patients who have had surgery and have a relapse or experience a return of pain following surgery. It allows me to offer patients a key, non-surgical weapon in the war on back pain.”
Bernard Zeliger DO, FACOS, FAOAO, FICS Osteopathic Physician and Surgeon Founding Dean and Provost of Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Vallejo, CA

“As an interventional pain physician, I feel that Spinal Decompression Therapy has filled a void in our continuum of treatment for those patients suffering from back and neck pain associated with disc pathology. The majority of the other procedure I perform, such as injections and nerve blocks, treat the pain due to tissue and nerve irritation, which only reduce the patients’ pain. My enthusiasm for Spinal decompression Therapy stems from the fact that it it the only therapy that scientifically attempts to heal and “rejuvenate” the discs. My personal experience with this non-invasive therapy is that qualified patients will show improvement within the first few treatments.”
Juan J. Gargiulo MD -Southampton, NY East End Pain Management

“Neurologists like myself have long known that we should do everything possible to help our patients avoid back surgery. Now with Spinal decompression Therapy we finally have a very effective way to treat back pain without surgery. The vast majority of even our worst cases experience significant, long-lasting relief if they complete the entire treatment regimen. Anyone who says this is experimental doesn’t know what they’re talking about.”
Orlando Maldonado MD -Bradenton, FL

“We have treated thousands of patients who have experienced long term, pain free healing because of decompression therapy. With non-surgical decompression we offer real modification of the patient’s disc disease processes and rehabilitation of the neuropathic and mechanical symptoms, rather than just offering palliative care. I use it for myself and it is worth its weight in gold.”
Phil Fisher DO, PhD -Barboursville, WV

National Non-Smoking Week

January 19th, 2010

January 17-23 is National Non-Smoking Week! If you smoke, the best thing you can do for your health is quit. Smoking causes about 30% of all cancer deaths in Canada. For mor information, or to get help to quit, visit www.smokershelpline.ca

“Lift Light, Shovel Right”

January 7th, 2010

A) Warm-Up. Before beginning any snow removeal, warm-up for 5-10 minutes to get the joints moving and increase blood circulation. A good warm-up should include stretches for the back, shoulders, arms, and legs. This will ensure that your body is ready for action.
B) Don’t let the snow pile up. Removing small amounts of snow on a frequent basis is less strenuous in the long run.
C) Pick the right shovel. Use a lightweight, non-stick, push-style shovel.
D) Push, dont’ throw. Push the snow to one side and avoid throwing. If you must throw, avoid twisting and turning — position yourself to throw straight ahead.
E) Bend your knees. Use your knees, legs, and arm muscles to do the pushing and lifting while keeping your back straight.
F) Watch the ice. Course sand, ice salt, ice melter, or even kitty litter can help to give your walk and driveways more traciton, reducing the chance of slip or fall.
G) Wear proper footwear. Shoes and boots with solid treads on the soles can help to minimize the risk of slips and falls.
H) Take a break. If you feel tired or short of breath, stop and take a rest. Stop shovelling immediately if you feel chest or back pain.

Importance of Breakfast

January 6th, 2010

People who eat breakfast think faster and more clearly, remember more and react quicker, and are mentally more alert than people who skip breakfast. But Timmies and a doughnut don’t count as breakfast! Try whole wheat toast with natural peanut butter and a glass of fresh juice or milk!