Pack it Light, Wear it Right

Help us get the word out about backpack safety. Pack it Light, Wear it Right. The act of “strapping on the backpack” is a daily ritual for students who struggle to stuff and carry the necessities for the school day: Books, binders and supplies, alongside their sports gear, food and drinks. BC’s chiropractors would like

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Chiropractic for Back Pain

A Treatment That Stands Up In a recent Canadian national survey, it was reported that patients increasingly choose and prefer chiropractic care for the common and often disabling symptoms of low back pain.  1500 Canadians aged 18 and over were interviewed to examine the extent to which Canadians suffer from back pain, the action that they

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The Science Behind Laser Therapy

We get asked every day, “How does laser therapy work”. Elgin Chiropractic Clinic utilizes a state of the art, current laser system called Theralase.  Theralase works by supplying energy to the body in the form of billions of photons of light.  The body absorbs this laser light on a cellular level and transforms it into

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Flat Feet Not Only Cause For Concern

Many people are under the impression that you only need prescription orthotics if you have flat feet.  This couldn’t be further from the truth. There are many structural deformities and functional abnormalities that may be present in the feet or lower extremity that may require orthotics for correction and symptomatic relief. For instance, failure of

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10 Superfoods

  Black Soybeans – contain proteins and antioxidants.  Also help weight loss by curbing appetite.  Found in the canned foods section of your local grocery store. Turmeric – this antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory spice gives curry its distinctive flavour.  Found mostly in powdered form. Coconut Oil – an antioxidant that can boost your immune system and

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Laser Treatment of Osteoarthritis in Knees

Clinical Study Demonstrates Cold Super-pulsed Laser Effective in Treating Osteoarthritis In 2012, a randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial was used to evaluate the effectiveness of therapeutic laser systems on knee pain associated with osteoarthritis. The therapeutic laser system utilized a dual wavelength, multiple diode laser cluster probe with five super-pulsed 905 nm near-infrared (NIR) laser diodes,

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