Category Archives: Ergonomics

Snow Shovelling

It’s that time of year again when the quietly falling snow loses its romantic charm. We’ve had our first few heavy snowfalls and we no longer think of hot chocolate and skating at the Forks when those fat flakes start to come down– fresh snow can only mean one thing: shoveling. But clearing sidewalks and…

Tips for Travel

Winter is definitely here and it is the time of year where many of us pack up our suitcases and leave Winnipeg. Vacations are a time of renewal and rejuvenation, be sure to return home feeling better than when you left. Whether it is for a week or extended trip, the travel time and change…

October 16th is World Spine Day!

          The purpose of World Spine Day is to raise awareness of spinal disorders and to inform the public about preventative measures you can take to keep back pain and injuries from happening. The theme this year is to “Straighten Up and Move!” which emphasizes the importance of good posture and…

Whiplash and Motor Vehicle Accidents

Driving in Winnipeg can be treacherous in winter. This article offers some information and tips about whiplash injuries and prevention. Be careful this winter, Winnipeg. Driving Posture: Proper posture is important for spinal health, especially when driving. Adjusting your seat to improve posture also offers support in the occurrence of a motor vehicle accident. The combination…

Posture – A Healthy Balance

  The Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba has published a guide for back injury prevention and recovery:  Back to Basics We have highlighted some information below regarding the importance of posture throughout your workday: Posture While Seated Many of us find ourselves sitting in front of a computer screen all day performing repetitive tasks. By remaining aware of our body…

October is Healthy Workplace Month!

  October is Healthy Workplace Month! A Healthy Work Day Check List: Eat Right– It only takes a few minutes to prepare healthy snacks and pack a home-made lunch. Planning ahead will help fuel your mind and body through the day. Drink Up– We all know proper hydration has many benefits. Keep a water bottle on…

4 Sleeping Posture Tips

4 Sleeping Posture Tips As a chiropractor, I often discuss with my patients the importance of good sleeping posture.  When we think about posture, we usually think of how we hold our bodies while standing, lifting or sitting and not necessarily our posture at rest. After all, it is a body position that occupies the…

Help Fight The Flood!

Help Fight The Flood! Balance Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is offering one complimentary chiropractic treatment visit for volunteer sandbaggers. Please upload a picture to our Facebook page that shows you helping out in your community to be eligible. (www.facebook.com/balancewinnipeg) *limit one per person, does not include initial examination or x-ray fees. Courtesy of the Winnipeg…

Office Ergonomics

Office Ergonomics As the workload increases, so do repetitive actions like keyboarding and answering the phone. These routine tasks 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 two decades due to the increasing reliance on…