Category Archives: Prevention

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…

National Yoga Month

  Here at Balance Chiropractic we encourage our clients to live with wellness; to make conscious choices toward a healthy, fulfilling and satisfying life. Wellness is more than just hitting the gym and eating a salad, it encompasses social, intellectual and emotional dimensions of daily life. Yoga is a great way to add a little more “wellness” to everyday…

Watersports

Summer activities offer an adrenaline rush! However, they are often a cause for injury. Whether trying a new activity or getting flipped off a tube be aware of the risks.  It is important to strengthen your body in the spring and through out the year. A well rounded exercise routine allows for us to adapt…

Stretches for Runners

While running is an excellent way to stay fit, training and races can take its toll on the body. Stretching can help reduce the repetitive strain that frequent running creates. Here is a sampling of some basic stretches for runners that can be done every day while training; as well as, during and after race…

Golf Season in Winnipeg

   Swing Into Spring – Tips from Balance Warm up and cool down A great way to increase your performance and decrease the risk of injury is to incorporate a warm up and cool down session into your routine. The warm up will activate and stretch muscles and joints, preparing your body for what it is about to do. The…

Should I Use Ice or Heat?

   Ice or Heat? One of the most common questions that I get on a daily basis is: “Should I use heat or ice?’ There is no simple answer for every individual or condition, and there is certainly some controversy with several guidelines, but there can be some common sense approaches to use. Both ice 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…

Postural Exercises

  If you work at a computer desk all day long, the postural stresses and strains will take its toll on your body and your energy levels. Taking several mini breaks can dramatically reduce the amount of strain. Set a quiet timer at your workstation to prompt you to take these breaks and cycle through…