Welcome to Huron Church Chiropractic & Family Wellness Centre

519-258-8544

2780 Totten St. Windsor Ontario

Please note that our practitioner’s hours vary. While we welcome walk-ins, we recommend that you call first to ensure your practitioner is available. 519-258-8544

We are excited to announce that as of August 1st, 2018, we will be moving to 2445 Dougall Avenue – in Dorwin Plaza, across the street from Zehrs and Winners.

We look forward to seeing you at our new location.

Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.

Dr. Colasanti’s (BSc DC) Hours

Monday:
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Saturday:
8 am – 5 pm
Closed
8 am – 4 pm
10 am – 6 pm
8am – 12pm
Please call for availability

Christina Dragovic (BA, RMT) Hours

Monday:
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Saturday:
12pm – 7pm
10am – 7pm
12pm – 7pm
10am – 7pm
10am – 5pm

We recognize that you have a choice when it comes to your preferred Chiropractor or Massage Therapist. That’s why we want you to be as relaxed and informed as possible about our practice; muscle, bone, joint and connective tissue health issues; and natural health treatment options. On behalf of all the Huron Church Family Chiropractic and Family Wellness Centre staff, we welcome you to our practice and look forward to helping you and your family preserve a lifetime of good health.

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Healthy Summer Bucket List

Windsor Essex Summer Bucket ListMany families have prepared a “Summer Bucket List” to help keep their children active and entertained this summer.

We’d like to suggest adding some “healthy” activities to your list! Best of all, these healthy options are low cost and great for the entire family.

  • Visit a farmer’s market and see if your family can make a full day’s healthy menu from only local products
  • Create a goal of how far to walk along Windsor’s Riverfront
  • Challenge your family to bike a lengthy portion of the Greenway
  • Walk all the way from the Visitor’s Centre at Point Pelee to the very tip of the Point
  • Be “junk food free” for an entire weekend
  • Disconnect everyone from wifi and cellular data for a day and spend the time working on a family project or playing board games

A bucket list can create lasting family memories, and adding healthy challenges may just become healthy habits.

Let us know your healthy bucket list items! Good luck and enjoy!

Back Pain – A Health Issue in Ontario

Windsor Ontario Chiropractor help for low back painConsider the following:

Low back pain is a major cause of healthcare expenditure with direct and indirect costs amounting to $1.2 billion a year in Ontario alone.1

At any given point in time, 15 per cent of the population suffers from chronic low back pain. 2

Low back problems are second only to cardiovascular disease as a major cause of chronic health problems & long-term disability.3

“Chronic low back pain patients are commonly referred to orthopedic surgeons, even though about 90 per cent are not surgical candidates.  They are also often referred for unnecessary expensive diagnostic services such as MRIs,” says Dr. Robert Haig, Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Chiropractic Association.

Nearly 2 million Ontarians use the services of a chiropractor each year; so why are so many Ontarians choosing chiropractic care?

  • Chiropractic care is low cost, often covered by workplace insurance plans
  • Chiropractic care is non-invasive
  • Chiropractic care is effective
  • Chiropractic care treats the problem
  • Chiropractors utilize several therapies for treatment
  • Chiropractors often work in collaboration with physical and massage therapists which benefit the patient

If you are suffering with back pain, please call our office to schedule an appointment – 519-258-8544.

1 – Ontario Chiropractic Association, 2004.  Manga P, Angus D, et al. (1993).  The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of chiropractic management of low-back pain.  Statistics Canada.  Health status of Canadians:  Report of the 1991 General Social Survey, Ottawa, 1994.
2 –  Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD1, Vijay Singh, MD2, Sukdeb Datta, MD3, Steven P. Cohen, MD4, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD5, Comprehensive Review of Epidemiology, Scope,and Impact of Spinal Pain, 2009.
3 – Stokes J, Desjardins S, et al.  Economic Burden in Health Canada.  Arthritis in Canada: An ongoing challenge.  Ottawa:  Health Canada, 2003 (Cat. # H39-4/14-2003E), pp. 42.

Chiropractic – Bridging the Gap Between Sickness and Health

How to be healthier - Chiropractic careWhy do we wait to see a doctor only when we’re ill?

Yearly check-ups with your health care team are preventative in nature when early warning signs to potential health problems can be discovered and more effectively managed; thereby maintaining your health, instead of managing your sickness.

This proactive health maintenance concept bridges the gap between sickness and health.

Consider the preventative maintenance that chiropractic offers:

  • The nervous system controls and coordinates all structures and functions in the human body.
  • Problems that may affect or irritate the spinal structures may negatively impact the related structures, organs, and functions of your body
  • Chiropractic care can minimize these stressors on the physical structures of the body, potentially preventing problems.
  • Chiropractic adjustments sets off a cascade of physical benefits, such as a reduction of muscle spasms, a release of endorphins, and a decrease in local inflammation.

Most of us perform regular maintenance on our vehicles… oil changes, fluid top-up, tire rotations… to keep our cars running well. We need to apply this preventative maintenance to our bodies as well.

Regular chiropractic adjustments are an important part of not just getting you back to good health, but keeping you in your healthy form!

Give us a call today to start your healthy maintenance program! 519-258-8544

Get Out and Enjoy the Bounty of Summer

Enjoy and Active Summer in Windsor EssexLonger days, warm weather, fresh air, kids out of school… Are you taking advantage of summertime?

Summer is our chance to relax and enjoy after enduring the cold harsh winter. For most of us, summer is the time to enjoy outdoor activities like biking, hiking, camping, swimming, barbecues, etc. – not to mention the many festivals and events to be experienced.

In Windsor – Essex County, our seasons are fleeting and this seems to be especially true for summertime… so here are some ways to take advantage of the summertime.

Get out and be active

Why be cooped up in a stuffy gym, or in lounging in front of the TV or the iPad?

There are so many ways to exercise outdoors, from running to swimming to biking, golf, kayaking, paddle-boarding, etc.

It’s the perfect time to ‘change up’ from the same old routines, and our bodies definitely benefit from these kinds of changes.

Of course, when we are braving the elements we should definitely stay well hydrated, use sunblock and avoid full sun exposure. Injury prevention is also important; take note of uneven terrain and use caution with more ‘extreme’ environments. As with all exercise, a proper warm-up is essential.

Enjoy locally-produced fresh produce

When we buy produce from the grocery store, it is generally ‘old’ by the time it hits the shelves. Fresh and local food not only tastes better but it has a higher nutrient content because it is fresh. It is not only a good thing to support local farmers, but it is also healthier and environmentally friendly to enjoy food that is in-season.

Check out this local farmer’s guide by clicking here.

Unwind

Summer is a great time to enjoy the more important things in life like family. Summer activities are a perfect way to spend time with the ones that you love.

Watch a sunset, go for a walk, eat a Popsicle, play catch… sometimes the simplest activities can create lasting memories.

We believe that wellness and good health is about balance, so take the time to enjoy the bounties of summer.

The days are getting shorter and before we know it, fall and winter will be upon us before we know it… Make sure that you can look back and say, “I had a great summer!”

New Location Announcement

We are excited to announce that as of August 1st, 2018, we will be moving to 2445 Dougall Avenue – in Dorwin Plaza, across the street from Zehrs and Winners.

We look forward to seeing you at our new location. Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.

Yours in health,

Dr. Scott Colasanti BSc DC
519-258-8544