Entries by Mick Bird

Exercise of the Week-Calve Stretch

Variation 1 Difficulty: Easy (Consult your chiropractor before doing this or any other exercise.) Start: Standing behind a chair or in front of a wall. Place hands on backrest or wall for balance.           Exercise: Bring one foot behind as far as possible, keeping heel on floor and knee straight. You […]

CHIROPRACTIC FROM HEAD TO TOE – SHOULDER PAIN

How can chiropractic help with my shoulder pain? The shoulder is a very unique and complex joint. It is the only articulation in the body whose stability is granted primarily by muscular balance instead of being held together by the integrity of its ligaments. Have you ever heard of the ROTATOR CUFF? This is the […]

How Does Breakfast Impact Your Health?

You have no doubt heard the old saying “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” but aside from providing calories for energy, what are the other benefits of eating a morning meal? Research conducted on breakfast in the last decade shows how it may affect obesity, cravings, and nutrient intake. Breakfast also appears […]

Exercise of the Week

Lateral Flexion + Forward Flexion Difficulty: Easy to moderate (Consult your chiropractor before doing this or any other exercise.) Start: Sit upright in chair.                     Exercise: Place one hand on top of head, with fingers pointing down toward opposite shoulder, behind ear (image 2). Then, allow […]

Chiropractic From Head to Toe: Upper Back Pain

Although injuries to the upper back (thoracic spine) are not as common as lower back or neck injuries, there are still a number of conditions and factors that can contribute to pain and discomfort in this area. Thankfully, your chiropractor knows how to ease your pain! The thoracic spine is that area of your back […]

Exercise of the Week

Range of Motion: Rotation Difficulty: Easy (Consult your chiropractor before doing this or any other exercise.) Start: Sit upright in chair.       Exercise: Turn head as far to one side as you can. Stop when you feel resistance to movement, but no pain. Hold for 10-15 seconds.       Then, turn head […]

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

(ADHD) is the most common neurological disorder among children, accounting for over 35% of all medical referrals to psychiatric clinics. In North America, it affects about six million kids and the rate appears to be increasing, as statistics showed a 22 percent jump in ADHD cases from 2003 to 2007.1 Although a few medical researchers […]

Exercise of the Week

Exercise 1 – Range of Motion: Flexion/Extension Difficulty: Easy (Consult your chiropractor before doing this or any other exercise.) Start: Sit upright in chair.             Exercise: Bring chin down toward chest. Stop at point you feel resistance to movement, but no pain. Hold for 10-15 seconds. Then, move head back […]

Hormones, Exercise and Weight Loss

Someone once said: “I keep trying to  lose weight…. but it keeps finding me!” Certainly one of the most frustrating  aspects of weight loss is that after you reach your goal, you often find it  difficult to maintain your new weight  level. This seems to be especially true  for those who are defined as obese. […]