Transition to self-care: a provider perspective

At some point in the course of rehabilitating an injury, one has to begin the transition to self-care, the daily activities by which an individual takes care of his or her own health needs.   As the word “transition” implies, this phase involves reduced dependence on the healthcare provider and becoming independent with one’s own Read More >>

Change is inevitable, but you can mitigate it

Change is often difficult, but it’s a constant in life. The challenge we face daily with our health is that change often comes in incremental doses that are difficult to detect on a day-to-day basis. If left unchecked, these small daily changes can often culminate into significant health problems. By the time we become aware Read More >>

Look to dental care as a model for spinal care

What if preventing spinal degeneration were as easy as flossing your teeth?   I find myself coming back to the topic of spinal health frequently because I see the ill effects of poor spinal health daily in clinical care. Unfortunately, this topic is uncommon in our education systems, so spinal health is usually a reactive Read More >>

Exercise, injury prevention during pregnancy

Pregnancy is a special time in any woman’s life. Regular mild to moderate exercise during pregnancy can be beneficial in many aspects. The majority of healthcare professionals concur that exercising during pregnancy can provide many benefits, including optimized body weight, improved cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance and reduced risk of future injury.   Pregnant Read More >>

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