If you have visited us for a chiropractic appointment, and depending on your condition, you may have experienced that a chiropractic visit at Huron Church Chiropractic and Family Wellness Centre usually entails more than just a chiropractic adjustment.
We believe in treating the root cause of the problem, and that often entails the use of other non-invasive therapies.
These therapies may include:
Heat Therapy – Helps reduce muscle pain and stiffness by improving blow flow to the area of focus.
Electrical Stimulation – By sending light electrical pulses to the affected area of the body, circulation improves, muscle spasms reduce and the endorphins are released (the body’s natural pain reliever).
Ultrasound – Helps reduce pain, stiffness, improves blood flow and accelerates the healing process with pain-free sound waves creating a deep heat therapy.
Massage – A brief soft tissue massage performed by your chiropractor or with an electrical appliance, helps reduce muscle tension, improve circulation as well as the many other benefits of massage therapy.
Trigger Point Therapy – Muscle tension can often immediately be relieved by applying heavy pressure to a particular area using fingers or thumbs.
Cold LASER Therapy – Is a fast, safe, and effective healing modality, which helps speed up healing, as well as reduce pain.
“Take Home” Recommendations – Chiropractors are trained to give recommendations to help your body heal and keep it healthy. Recommendations may include exercise, stretches, ergonomic improvements, lifestyle changes and nutrition and supplement advice.
Depending on your ailment, we often utilize multiple therapies in one visit to give you the best value for your time, money and health. Please reach out to us if you have any questions or to schedule your next visit: 519-258-8544
We’d like to recommend initiating happy and healthy Family Day traditions.
Disconnect to reconnect – Request that your family completely disconnect from all the distracting electronic devices on Family Day to help keep the focus on what’s important – your family; the people right in front of you.
Is your business ready to move toward a happier and healthier workplace? What is workplace wellness?
Workplace wellness is the promotion of practices which support healthy behavior and wellness in the workplace.
Creating a wellness plan in a business does not have to be an expensive endeavor, nor does it have to be a company policy (although it is recommended). Improved health in the workplace can be initiated by an employee, management or the business ownership.
Whether you are a business owner or an employee; everyone benefits from a healthier workplace. Employees who participate in workplace wellness plans:
Take less sick time off work
Have higher rates of productivity
Are happier in general
Enjoy an improved work-life balance
A good place to start is by addressing current health issues within your workplace. Do most employees have a sedentary job? Are there healthy snack or food options on hand? Is it a stressful work environment? Is worker safety an problem?
Understanding and addressing the most common issues first will encourage participation and continued growth of a workplace wellness plan.
Longer 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 activities like biking, hiking, camping, swimming, barbecues, etc. – not to mention the multitude of festivals and events to be experienced.
In Essex County, our seasons can change quickly 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 use sun block 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, 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 those 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 great to enjoy food that is in-season.
Check out local farmer’s markets by clicking here.
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!”