• Knee Cartilage Tears (Meniscus Injuries) and Laser

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    A meniscus tear is a common knee injury. The meniscus is a tough, rubbery, C-shaped disc that cushions your knee. Each knee has two menisci, one at the outer edge of the knee and one at the inner edge. The menisci act as shock absorbers keep your knee steady by evenly balancing your weight across the knee. A torn meniscus can prevent your knee from working properly and can lead to accelerated wear of the joint. Meniscus Tear Knee Pain Symptoms The symptoms of a torn meniscus vary depending on the size and location of the tear. Since there are no nerve…

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  • BAKER’S CYST

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    What is a Baker’s Cyst? A Baker’s Cyst is also referred to as a Popliteal Cyst. A Baker's can be observed as a swelling or a bulge behind the knee. The symptoms are often annoying, because the pain and stiffness can lead you to limit your activities especially when the leg is fully extended. Baker’s Cyst Knee Pain Causes: A Baker’s Cyst is most commonly diagnosed in individuals as a result of another condition in the knee that causes inflammation or swelling such as arthritis or a meniscus tear. These conditions produce a lot of synovial fluid. In a healthy knee this fluid…

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  • Want to stay full throughout the morning?

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Want to stay full longer throughout the morning? Try eating a protein-rich breakfast. Fast-digesting carbs like those found in sugar-laden cereals will leave you feeling sluggish and hungry quicker than a meal consisting of eggs or lean proteins.

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  • Stay Well Secrets: Tips From A Chiropractor To Get Rid of Neck and Back Pain

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    A chiropractor’s goal is to not only relieve pain, but also prevent it from reoccurring. https://www.today.com/health/tips- chiropractor-ease-back-pain-I541115  

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  • Tension Headaches and Laser

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    What is a tension headache? How do we treat it? Tension headaches usually present as aches that feel like constant pressure in the front, aide and base of your head. Many patients tells us that stress, posture, desk time and hunger can flare up symptoms.  While being very painful and incredibly annoying, they do not pose any significant health risk as no pathology is involved. Our treatment plan consists of a multi-faceted approach. Muscle release work, class IV laser and manual manipulations are all part of our in house treatment protocol; home exercise and work modifications are often prescribed as well. For more information,…

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  • Tendonitis of the Knee (Jumpers Knee) and Chiropractic

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    The term tendonitis refers to inflammation of the tendons. The tendons and the other structures in the knee joint are regularly exposed to various ranges of wear and tear. The patellar tendonitis is the commonest type of tendonitis of the knee and is also referred to as knee tendonitis in some cases. Another common name used to denote patellar tendonitis is jumper’s knee. Athletes involved in sports such as running, jumping and other movements of the legs that put high pressure on the knees or result in extensive usage of the knee joint are more prone to knee tendonitis. It is…

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  • Pro Sports and Laser Therapy

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    PROFESSIONAL SPORTS ENDORSES LASER THERAPY Cincinnati Bengals We were introduced to the K-laser midway last season and it immediately became an integral part of our treatment options with the Cincinnati Bengal's. It made our low-level laser virtually obsolete and proved to be very helpful in returning our injured athletes to the field quickly. Its sleek design and fool-proof applications makes it easy for any health care professional to bring state of the art therapy into their office. Paul B. Sparling, MEd, ATC Head Athletic Trainer Cincinnati Bengals Toronto Raptors (NBA Champions!!!)- “ Since starting with the laser , I have had some outstanding results in being…

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  • Healthy lifestyles - (Turn Off the TV)

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Did you know that eating in front of a TV is linked to poor food choices and overeating? It triggers episodes of mindless eating, causing you to lose track on how much you’re consuming at one time. In addition to mindless eating, the commercials for unhealthy foods and drinks may increase our desire for low-nutrient junk, fast food and sugary beverages. Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21450065  

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  • Proper Lifting Form

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Correct Lifting Technique: Stand with your feet slightly apart, spread wider than the object. Squat by bending at the knees and hips in front of the object to be lifted with your back straight. Grasp the object by holding it as close to the body as possible. Look in front of you. Contract the muscles of the abdomen, then get up by using your legs and by keeping your back straight.

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  • Resolving Joint Restrictions with Chiropractic

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    A new study in Spine Journal found that immobilization of a joint leads to rapid degeneration and arthritis. Chiropractors are uniquely trained to identify and resolve joint restrictions via safe and effective manipulation. Click here to watch how it works.

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  • Eating Healthy When Eating Out

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    When you have to dine out, consider some of these tips to keep you on track with healthy eating. https://www.rd.com/health/healthy- eating/eating-out-healthy/ 

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  • Active Daily Living Advice – (Stop Self-Adjusting)

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    An irritated or restricted joint may produce an ongoing urge to “pop it” yourself. Although self-adjusting may produce temporary relief, you should avoid the temptation for several reasons. Self-application of a crude generalized force to an entire region of the spine rarely frees the restricted culprit, but rather further loosens an already mobile segment. Over time, repeated self-mobilization could lead to new problems from creating excessive motion. Consequently, spinal manipulation should be performed only by chiropractors or other highly trained doctors who can recognize when an adjustment is appropriate and when it is not.  

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  • Chiropractic and Neck-Related Headaches

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    A new study found that for patients suffering from a neck-related headache, chiropractic spinal manipulation cut the number of symptomatic days in half. Incidentally, the same study found that spinal manipulation proved to be more effective than massage for treatment of headache. If you or someone you know suffers from headaches, check out this video to learn more about finding a solution.

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  • The Suitcase Lift

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Place your legs in a stepping position (forward lunge), then bend your knees to grab the suitcase. Keep your back straight and lift the suitcase by straightening your knees and using the strength of your legs.

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  • 24 Clean Eating Tips to Lose Weight and Feel Great

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    These are really good, evidence-based tips to help you eat clean.   https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/clean-eating-tips        1. Cut out Added Sugar.   Eating too much added sugar has been linked to a wide array of health issues ranging from obesity to heart disease. When transitioning over to a cleaner eating pattern, foods and beverages with added sugar should automatically be phased out. When cleaning up your diet, using healthy substitutes for your favorite sweet treats can satisfy cravings and keep you on track. For example, swap your nightly bowl of ice cream for a clean treat like Greek yogurt topped with berries, unsweetened coconut and cinnamon.   2. Bring out Your Inner Chef   Many…

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  • Back Pain: How To Prevent Backache While Traveling

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Back pain during travel is very common. Consider this advice before your next trip. https://www.express.co.uk/life- style/health/985326/back-pain-prevent-backache-travel-bags  

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  • Chiropractic Care and Sports Injuries

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

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  • Experience Vs Confidence

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

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  • Suffering from Dizziness?

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    Your brain processes 3 different inputs to establish your sense of balance: your inner ear, your eyes, and tiny pressure sensors that line the inside of the joints of your upper neck. Dizziness or “vertigo” arises when one or more of these balance systems malfunctions by sending the wrong information to your brain. A new studyhas confirmed that chiropractic care, exercise, and acupuncture can help those dizzy spells. So, if you or someone you know suffers from dizziness, call our office today! #Dizziness #CervicogenicVertigo #ChiropracticTreatment

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  • The Good and The Bad Carry

    Author: Dr Robert Speirs |

    The Good:   When you are carrying packages, avoid any imbalances and distribute the load(s) as much as possible on both sides of the body. The Bad:    While shopping, running your errands or carrying multiple objects: Avoid carrying all the loads on the same side or overloading one side of the body compared to the other.

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