Anybody else sitting more than usual lately?

If you are like most people, you have probably been affected by the current COVID-19 pandemic. And while we are all doing our part to help 'flatten the curve' and minimize the potential impact it can have on our health and our society, there are some unfortunate downsides to the measures we have taken. I…

Looking for a solution to tight calf muscles?

Tight calves/calf cramps anyone? I used to get tight calves often as a goalie - which is not fun to deal with when pucks are flying at your head! Because of where they are, calf issues can lead to knee, ankle and foot problems as well. Here is a great strategy for helping you to…

Pain in the front of your shin? This may help!

Do you tend to get shin splints after walking or running for a period of time? If so, this could help! ❀️ If you tend to strike your heel first when you run or walk, the combination of forward momentum while trying to hold your foot up can create tremendous strain on the muscles in…

A simple (but not easy) exercise for plantar fasciitis!

Plantar fasciitis (or pain in the bottom of your foot) is a very common issue. Lack of proper foot support, underdeveloped foot muscles and chronic strain from prolonged periods of standing on cement etc. irritates this connective tissue which leads to inflammation and stiffness in the bottom of your feet. Mobilizing this tissue with a…

Warm Up Guide For Walkers And Runners

Tight muscles and stiff joints are two of the biggest causes of injury that people face when engaging in physical activity. This makes sense because if your muscles are too tight or don’t have enough blood flow to them yet, or if your joints are locked up from sitting all day, they will not be…

Is your subscapularis muscle causing your shoulder pain?

Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is a pretty complex joint with a lot of muscles attaching to it. πŸ’ͺ So when it comes to figuring out why a shoulder may be sore or tight, it can get a little complicated. πŸ€” One muscle, called the subscapularis muscle, attaches underneath the shoulder blade on one end, and the inside…

Tight chest muscles? Here’s a way to assess and correct if necessary.

Chest Stretches

Tight chest muscles are pretty common, but often missed. πŸ‘Ž The pec muscles (in the front of the chest) get shortened from long hours on the computer or driving with shoulders rounded forwards. πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»πŸŽ Because they pull the shoulders forward, they can actually lead to pain in the upper back and shoulder muscles as they…

Challenges with your hips from an ‘old injury’? Try resetting them!

Challenges with your hips from an 'old injury'? Try resetting them!

Tweaked your low back before? Feel like things just aren't quite right with your low back or hips? Maybe you need a reset! β˜‘οΈ Your pelvis is the foundation of your spine. Like your house, if your foundation is off, it can affect every level above it! 🏠 If your pelvis is shifted out of…

Low back stiffness, tension or tenderness? Check this out!

Almonte chiropractic care

Dealing with low back stiffness? Tension? Tenderness? Check this out! πŸ”Ž Low back stiffness usually leads to loss of mobility - and thats when injuries can start to surface. πŸ’₯ One way to address this is to tape 2 lacrosse balls together so that they look like a barbell. πŸ‹οΈβ€β™€οΈ While laying on this 'tool':…

Here is a trick for unrelenting low back tension!

Here is a trick for unrelenting low back tension!

Do you have low back tension that doesn't seem to be going away? This could do the trick! πŸ‘€ Low back muscle strains are super common for many different reasons like: βœ… Improper lifting βœ… Poor posture βœ… Slips or falls βœ… Accidents etc. While low back tension isn't fun on its own, it can…