Mid Year Health Check-In    

Renewing health goals Huron Church Chiropractic Many of us may find it hard to believe that we’re nearly half-way through the year, but the calendar doesn’t lie!

With the bounty of summer nearing and all the fantastic outdoor activities available to us in Windsor and Essex County, now is a great time to review and renew our commitment to improved health.

How are you doing with your health goals? Are you more active? Healthier? Happier? Less stressed? Here are some considerations and healthy inspiration for you:

We’re here for you! If we can help you, please reach out to us. 519-258-8544

Proactive Versus Reactive Health Care

Proactive Health Care advice Windsor On Here are Huron Church Chiropractic and Family Wellness Centre, we believe in a “proactive” health care model.

What is proactive health care?

Proactive health care involves continually taking steps to maintain good health before illness or injury occurs. By working to prevent the occurrence of disease, illness or injury; this model for self-care is better for our health care system and ourselves.

When we take action to monitor and manage our health, we reduce our dependence on our health care providers to manage our illness.

It’s easier to maintain good health than manage sickness.

What is reactive health care?

Reactive health is managing our illness, disease or injury which is more likely to involve surgery, medication, hospital stays, ER visits, chronic pain management, time away from work and a less active and happy life.

Proactive health tips:

  • Schedule regular visits to your primary physician, dentist and chiropractor
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Monitor your blood pressure and have your blood tested as recommended
  • Regularly perform self-examinations
  • Take steps to boost your immune system with vitamin C and antioxidants
  • Avoid pollution and toxins in and outside your home
  • Stretch and exercise regularly
  • Avoid processed foods
  • Stay hydrated, drinking plenty of water
  • Get restful sleep
  • Practice stress management techniques

Final considerations about proactive or preventative self-care:

  • You will be better able to avoid potential health problems
  • You will more likely to detect early symptoms of disease or illness
  • Early detection may help with treatment of your illness or injury

Regular chiropractic care is an important element of a preventative health care approach. We would like to be your partners in your proactive health strategy: Please call us to schedule your appointment and to discuss your wellness plan. 519-258-8544

How to Live a More Positive Life

We can get stuck in a negative frame of mind from even one bad experience. This negativity can affect your outlook, personal interactions, and overall satisfaction of life.

Social psychologist Alison Ledgerwood demonstrates why we tend to focus on the negative and what can be done to have a more positive outlook on life.

Can you change your thinking for a happy, healthier life?

  • Look for the positive in all situations
  • Write down a few things each day that you are grateful for
  • Share positive experiences with others
  • Forgive, be compassionate and move on

We wish you health and happiness.

Healthy Feet = Health Life

Foot Health Windsor Ontario Chiropractor OrthoticsMay is Foot Health Month in Ontario. The feet are the foundation of a healthy, active life and when you experience foot pain, it can affect many other structures in the body, such as knees, hips and back.

With so many different types of foot problems, now is a great time to make your feet a priority. Here are some healthy foot tips for you:

  • Practice good foot hygiene
  • Wear only good quality, breathable and well-fitting shoes
  • Examine your feet regularly for problems
  • Have a gait assessment performed to determine if you could benefit from an orthotic appliance
  • If you have any problems with your feet, visit your doctor
  • Be proactive and discuss with your doctor potential foot problems if you are pregnant or diabetic

In our lifetime we walk approximately 115,000 miles! To maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, we need to be sure our feet are in great shape for the long haul.

Please reach out to us if we can help you: 519-258-8544

Lower Back Pain

Help for Low Back Pain Chiropractor Windsor OnOne of the most common types of pain chiropractors regularly help with is lower back pain.

Why is the lower back so vulnerable to pain?

Whether acute or chronic, lower back pain can be caused by many factors, such as:

  • Improper lifting techniques
  • Trauma, such as a fall
  • Sports injury
  • Poor posture
  • Lifestyle causes or poor work ergonomics
  • Lack of muscle tone
  • Fractures
  • Degenerative disease
  • Deformities

Additionally, the lower back is comprised of many complicated structures, making it susceptible to injury and pain:

  • Muscle stress or strain
  • Ligament sprain
  • Bulging or ruptured disks
  • Joint dysfunction

Regardless of the cause or type of lower back pain you suffer from; chiropractic care may be able to help you. In Windsor or Essex County, please reach out to us to arrange for your chiropractic consultation: 519-258-8544

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

Dr. Colasanti’s (BSc DC) Hours

Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
8 am – 6 pm
Closed
8 am – 5 pm
10 am – 7 pm
8am – 12pm
Closed

Christina Dragovic (BA, RMT) Hours

Monday:                                                        12pm – 7pm
Tuesday:                                                       10am – 7pm
Wednesday:                                                  12pm – 7pm
Thursday:                                                      10am – 7pm
Saturday:                                                      10am – 5pm

2780 Totten St. Windsor, OntarioWindsor Chiropractor Map

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.

Healthy Travel Tips

Travel tips for a healthy vacationEscaping the Windsor – Essex weather this winter? Lucky you! While traveling, it’s important to consider your spinal health.

Here are some tips to help you take care of your spine while traveling.

Pack light – Carrying overloaded suitcases, moving them in and out of vehicles can be extremely stressful on your back, and your vacation is the worst time for an unexpected injury! Pack your necessities in small, lightweight, easy to move bags.

Be mindful when lifting heavy bags to never pivot at your waist, which places tremendous stress on your spine and lower back. Rather move your feet and lift with your leg muscles, not your back.

Utilize curb side assistance and/or your shuttle/cab drivers to help with your heavy or awkward to maneuver bags.

Move, stretch, move – Sitting for prolonged periods isn’t natural for the human body. Make a point to move and stretch every 30 minutes if possible when traveling.

Be aware of your posture – Sitting in cramped or uncomfortable plane, train or car seats can hurt your spinal health. Be certain your lower back is well supported with the use of a travel pillow, and that your knees are bent at a 90% angle and your feet have a footrest.

Staying hydrated will help your brain and muscles function normally in the abnormal travel situation.

Know your limits – With the winter weather, many of us are used to a less active lifestyle. Be certain not to over exert yourself while on vacation and stretch before all physical activity.

Review your travel medical insurance – if a medical emergency should arise, be absolutely certain that you’re covered. Even a minor medical problem while outside of Ontario can cause financial devastation.

We hope that you enjoy your time away!