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Our holistic Nutritionist, Pavlina, specializes in teaching people to combine food, fitness and mindset to become a fat burning machine without giving up their wine, chocolate or popcorn.

After indulging in all the holidays festive feasts and treats lets get back on track!

Stay tuned for Pavlina’s New Years Free Sugar Challenge!!!!

Here’s a message from Pavlina herself:

Want to stay on track with your health during the Holidays Season?

The holiday season is upon us, Christmas is just around the corner and we who live in this North American culture – the holiday party, social gatherings etc. culture –  we are all staring down the face of food and drink abundance.

I just wanted to take a minute here and offer some prospective to all of you who are navigating this season with the ongoing commitment to lead a healthy lifestyle. Whether it is a commitment to choose less processed food, or to lower alcohol intake, or to include x number of serving of vegetables into you daily routine, or to avoid processed sugar, drink plenty of water and etc….

We are all facing a challenge this time of year that might be feared by many…..how do we stay on track?

Let’s embrace the challenge this year and set a new pattern of behaviour that will take us 1 step closer to our best essay writer, lets practice new behaviour together for easier future.

To figure out what is THE best approach for times like this for YOU is to first  find an answer to this question :

“ Are you a Moderator or are you an Abstainer”?

For some people restricting certain foods is not always fun but for some people it is actually easier to avoid all rather than to try to moderate their intake.

Can you relate to this scenario?  : “ Oh, I already had a serving of Christmas treats that I was not planning on eating so I might as well try all the goodies offered here and have fun time since I already “messed up”, and I will start again 100% tomorrow”….

That kind of approach would be considered the Abstainer – with the all or nothing attitude….It is exhausting for them to continually debate the thoughts in their head like “ Do I have it today or tomorrow?” or “How much should I have?” or  “I have been in the gym, don’t I deserve it?”

Therefore the best approach for the Abstainer is to abstain from all the deviations from their original plan. Whatever boundaries you have set for yourself in the past,  you will need to remind yourself (meditation works great) of your commitment each and every morning and plan for keeping your routine. (practically making sure you have your own foods at an arms length)

The moderator on the other hand, have a general sense of what is moderate for them or they set rules for themselves.  Like “ I will have 1 drink when I am invited out to a party, but I won’t have any drinks at home. “ They are able to have some, feel satisfied and it is easy for them not to overindulge.

Moderators will say, that having a little bit of something makes them want it less.

If you are a moderator, small treat here and there will go a long way for you.

Here are some tips for all to navigate with ease through the holidays

  1. Get sufficient amount of sleep.
  2. Keep yourself well hydrated. Having a glass of water in between drinks will slow down alcohol consumption, or between meals to keep your hunger signals at bay.
  3. Don’t skip on calories by skipping breakfast – lean source of protein and good quality fat with either veggies or piece of fruit will go a long way to stabilize your blood sugar level and prevent the need to overeat later in in the day.
  4. If you are planning to treat yourself, see what is out there that you would love to try, get a small plate out and place 1 small piece of each on the plate ahead of time. Accept this to be all that you will have for the day. This way there will be no room left for the little voice in your head to negotiate whether or not to have more…
  5. Make a commitment  every day to go outside to get fresh air,  connect with nature and at the same time to get some blood flowing through your veins through more movement.

Regardless of where on our journey we are at, let’s just look and see if we can create the warmth, the sparkle, the fabulous feeling that we are really aching for in this holiday from gratitude, from human connection, from shoving up to be fully of service to people that we are around on those days, and see if at the end of the day, when we put our head on the pillow, if we are not bursting out of every cell of our body with this eternal bliss …let’ just see…

If you feel like you would like to get a jump start and prepare ahead for the Holiday season, let me know,  I am here to help . Having a well thought out wellness plan ahead of time can sure take some of the stress associate with the Holidays off.

Yours in Health,

Pavlina

Don’t forget to stay tuned for the New Years Challenge!

We currently have 4 chiropractors, 2 decompression therapy rooms, 3 registered massage therapists, 1 physiotherapist, 1 chiropodist and 1 holistic nutritionist.

Revolutionary state-of-the-art office with advanced technology and the best experienced doctors & practitioners in Durham region, bringing you results with quality & affordability. We use the latest in technologies to get you faster results.

SpineWise is known in Durham region as the top clinic for advanced non-surgical and drug-free solutions to your health concerns. Our friendly multidisciplinary team works together with a primary goal, to help you achieve your health goals as quickly and comfortably as possible , and we are great at what we do! We strive to make our clinic a fun and friendly environment for all our practice members and we promise to go that extra mile, each and every single time.

Dr. Amit Sharda and the SpineWise team have been serving Bowmanville, Newcastle, Orono, Courtice, Oshawa, Whitby, Pickering and the surrounding areas for 2 decades. Our welcoming team at SpineWise are committed to providing solutions to address your unique needs, whether you are experiencing back pain, neck pain, headaches, or even muscular tightness and tension. You may be searching for pain relief after an accident, experiencing an injury, or if you suffer from a specific condition like chronic back pain or a spinal condition. Even if you looking to improve your overall health, our team can help you attain your everyday wellness goals!

If you have not been to our office before and want to find out more, please email us or call (905) 623-8388 the answers to your questions from our experienced team.

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Custom foot orthotics are both clinically and scientifically proven to be an effective solution for treating heel, arch, knee, hip, back and neck pain – superior to wearing over-the-counter, generic shoe inserts or heel pads. The reason is because custom foot orthotics are made from a UNIQUE MOLD of your foot, which provides unsurpassed arch and heel support. This takes pressure off the foot and evenly distributes your weight as you walk.

Custom foot orthotics re-instate critical balance and increase the biomechanical effectiveness of the ankle joint, providing stability to the entire skeletal system.

In addition, custom foot orthotics provide a safe and non-invasive treatment option for individuals who do not wish to take medication in order to treat foot, heel, knee, hip, and back pain.

Great for helping all sorts of foot pain including plantar fasciitis!

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Anatomy 101

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The spine is one of the most important parts our body. It has three main functions:

  • Protects the spinal cord
  • Gives the body structure and support
  • Allows us to move freely

The Bones and Joints

The spine is made of 33 bones called vertebra that are stacked one above each other. There are:

  • 7 cervical vertebra in the neck
  • 12 thoracic vertebra in the middle back
  • 5 lumbar vertebra in the low back.

The sacrum is a wedged shaped bone in the pelvis made of 5 fused vertebra. The tail end of the spine (literally) we have the coccyx made of 4 fused coccygeal vertebra. The vertebra are given names based on their position in the spine. L1 is the first lumbar vertebra. There are 2 bones that have special names because of their special function. The atlas (C1) holds up the head and the axis allows the head to rotate from side to side.

Bones and Joints

Here you can see 2 vertebra stacked on top of the other. 3 joints join the vertebra to each other. The large disc in the front is like a soft cushion and provides support and absorbs pressure. The disc has a poor blood supply and receives its nutrition via sucking the nutrients from the body when you move. Behind the disc there are 2 facet joints. The facet joints guide the movement of the vertebra and have a large supply of nerves that feed your brain with information about where your spine is and how it is moving. Your brain uses this information when it is deciding how your organs should function. Some amazing research by Dr. Akio Sato has been done in this field. This is why is it is so important to maintain the normal movement of your spine. Between the facet joints and the disc is a gap called the intervertebral foramen or the IVF for short. The spinal nerves exit the spinal canal through the IVF. There are a number of bumps on each vertebra. You can see the transverse and spinouts processes in the picture. The muscles and ligaments of the spine attach to these bumps.

The Ligaments

There are a number of ligaments that cross between two vertebra. The ligaments hold the bones together while still allowing the joints to move. Some of the ligaments cross the intervetebral foramen and reduce the space the spinal nerves have to exit the spinal canal. When there is joint restriction the ligaments can rub twist and squash the nerves reducing their ability to carry healthy information from the brain to the body or the body back to the brain. With age and lack of exercise the ligaments become shorter and harder, making the joints stiffer. In the long term tight and stiff ligaments pull on the bones and produce bone spurs. Exercise and adjustments to maximize the health of the ligaments will minimize the effects of osteoarthritis in the future.

The Muscles

The Muscles

here are multiple layers of muscles in the back. Some are for supporting our spine and are called postural muscles or core muscles others are for moving our spine and are called the prime movers. The muscles are arranged in different patterns to bend our spine forwards backwards, sideways and rotate to each side. Like all muscles of the body the spinal muscles require good exercise and stretching to maintain their health and the health of your spine.

The Nerves

The spinal cord is the information superhighway between your brain and your body. Without it you could not move any part of your body and your organs could not function. It is made of millions of nerves. The spinal cord is protected by the bony spinal canal formed by the vertebra that are stacked one on top of the other. It is also protected by the duramater, a tough covering around the cord. Between the duramater and the spinal cord is the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) The CSF is important for protection of the central nervous system (CNS), which includes the brain and the spinal cord and feeds the CNS with nutrients from the blood.

The Peripheral Nerves

The spinal nerves convey information between the central nervous system and the rest of the body. The spinal nerves exit the spinal canal through each of the intervertebral foramen between each pair of vertebra. Like the tributaries of a river the small spinal nerves form larger nerves, such as the sciatic nerve, which runs down the buttock into the leg. This is how your brain controls every single cell and organ in you body. The following chart describes which spinal nerves innervate (supply) which parts of the body. You will notice that all the body parts actually receive information from more than one spinal nerve and the nerves travel a great distance to get to the organ they are supplying. This is why the actual problem in the spinal can be a long way away from you feeling the problem.

Want to Understand Chiropractic?

Then be aware of these 7 principles:

Your body is under the control of the brain and nervous system as long as you are alive.

Your brain is protected by the skull, and your spinal cord is protected by the spinal column.

Spinal bones move out of normal alignment and interrupt your normal nerve flow.

This disruption of normal nerve flow is referred to as a vertebral subluxation.

It is vital to know that subluxations can be silent; causing problems long before symptoms occur.

Chiropractors find subluxations, and by preforming a spinal adjustment, facilitate a return of normal nerve supply.

Normal nerve supply results in a greater expression of LIFE for you!

*Based on an article by Robert Crystal, DC.

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Visit our website today to see what all we help treat and how our services can work for you!

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SpineWise is a busy multidisciplinary clinic downtown Bowmanville, Ontario.

We have been in business for over 2 decades helping the community of Bowmanville and surrounding areas.

We offer services such as chiropractic care, physiotherapy, registered massage therapy and chiropody.

We direct bill to most insurance companies, we accept MVA clients and WSIB clients as well.

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What is Contemporary Medical Acupuncture

Contemporary medical acupuncture (also known as functional integrated acupuncture or biomedical acupuncture) takes the traditional form of Chinese acupuncture and modifies it using modern day scientific understandings of human physiology and anatomy. At first glance contemporary medical acupuncture appears very similar to the traditional Chinese approach, as the same small, thin needles are placed in specific points on the body for a period of 5 to 30 minutes and removed. However, there are considerable differences between the approaches.

 Contemporary vs. Traditional

In contemporary medical acupuncture, treatment is given after a conventional medical/neuro-functional diagnosis. This diagnosis is made based on established methods of a medical history taking and physical examination. After the diagnosis is established, the practitioner will use acupuncture needles to influence the physiology of specific structures that were identified in the initial examination. Needle placement will be determined based on specific goals to affect local tissue structures, target specific spinal segmental outflow, as well as influence central regulatory effects on the nervous system. In summary the points used in this form of acupuncture are chosen based on their specific neuroanatomical and neuromuscular location related to your specific pain or dysfunction. The practitioner will typically use contemporary medical acupuncture as another treatment tool along with other therapeutic approaches such as: manual joint manipulation and mobilization, soft tissue techniques, stretching and rehabilitation exercises.

On the other hand, a traditional Chinese acupuncturist or Nathuropathic doctor will also do a very comprehensive history/physical examination but make a diagnosis based on complex theories regarding disturbance in the body’s balance (energy) that need to be addressed with treatment. This traditional form of acupuncture involves the similar use of small needles inserted at specific points on the body, but aimed to help to regulate the flow of energy or Qi. Dysregulation of this energy in the body is stated to be at the root of all ailments and disease. By regulating the state of qi with the needles, traditional acupuncturists aim to help guide the body back into homeostasis. While modern science may find it difficult to explain in conventional medical terms, traditional Chinese acupuncture has been around for more than 2500 years and has produced positive results for centuries.

Since contemporary medical acupuncture lends itself to the same method of understanding musculoskeletal complaints, it makes for an excellent clinical tool for many modern day manual practitioners to add to their current toolkit, including chiropractors, physiotherapists, massage therapy and more.

Commonly Treated Conditions (based on current evidence):

  • Neck pain
  • Upper limb pain, (especially rotator cuff tendonitis, tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow)
  • Lower limb pain
  • Low back pain
  • Chronic knee pain
  • Myofascial pain – including myofascial trigger points
  • Fibromyalgia

 

We at SpineWise have more then one provider that has been trained in acupuncture. Give us a call today to book your consultation! 905-623-8388

Foot pain is a common complaint and can have many causes. Most foot ailments respond well to Laser Therapy. Many patients will receive significant pain relief after just one, 15-minute treatment.

   Is Laser Therapy for Foot Pain right for you

 

 

 

 

Benefits of Laser Therapy for Foot Pain:

 

  • Laser therapy can reduce inflammation, and as a result, diminish pain.

If you have bruising or inflammation on your foot, a podiatrist can use a laser to drain any swollen areas. The less inflammation you have, the less pain you will have a well. One popular laser being used to do this is called the Diowave Class IV High Power Therapeutic Laser for foot and/or ankle pain

  • Cell growth and tissue repair occur quickly with laser therapy

The use of a laser emits protons that are able to go deep down into the tissues of your foot. These protons allow cells to grow and reproduce at a fast pace, helping to heal your foot.

  • Laser therapy can fix the issue with your foot, rather than just masking it.

Too often, doctors will prescribe oral pain medication to mask the hurt you are feeling in your foot. Instead of covering up the problem, laser therapy actually corrects it. And even better news- in most cases the problem never occurs again!

  • There are no side effects associated with laser therapy.

Instead of suffering from side effects such as weight gain, moodiness, and sleepiness caused by oral pain medication, laser therapy offers a correction to your foot problem without all of the side effects.

  • Laser therapy can treat a wide variety of foot pain causes.

Whether you are suffering from pain associated with plantar fasciitis (heel pain), types of tendonitis in Achilles tendon, Posterior Tibial Tendon or Peroneal Tendons), peripheral neuropathy joint pain sprains to the foot or ankle, or inflammation – laser therapy can help you feel well again. In particular, the Diowrae 15 laser can penetrate the areas you are having a problem with much deeper than other lasers.

  • Laser therapy heals wounds on the foot faster than other treatments

Laser light is known for stimulating healing in damaged tissue. This makes it very effective on open wounds or urns on the foot.

  • Laser therapy treatment time is short

It typically only takes 10 minutes of laser therapy per foot for one treatment. Several treatments may be necessary over several weeks for optimum results. Even so, this is so much more convenient and easier than other treatments that dent work as well and may take weeks to feel any improvement.

These short, painless treatments can improve your life and get you on the fast track to feeling like yourself again.

Do you have foot and/or ankle pain? Does it hurt when you walk, or is it limiting your physical activity?

Give us a call today for a foot pain consultation to see if laser therapy for foot pain is right for you at (905) 623-8388

Custom Orthotics and Bracing in Bowmanville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Custom Orthotics

Many feet and ankle problems can be treated without surgery using an orthotic insert or a brace. An orthotic is a device placed in the shoe that externally modifies structure and function in order to minimize pain and correct deformity. Custom orthotics can also be made for specific shoes, sports activity, and foot type. The individual patient scan is easily done during an office visit and the custom orthotic will arrive within 10 -15 days.

Braces

Custom braces are sometimes needed to correct foot and ankle deformities. An off-the-shelf brace is often not strong enough to address certain problems (ankle instability, posterior tibial tendon insufficiency). Patients are scheduled for a specific appointment to have a mold taken of their ankle and foot. The best brace type is chosen for the patient’s individual problem and the mold is used to make the best possible brace for the patient. Most braces arrive within 2 weeks.

At Spinewise, we specialize in creating custom orthopedic braces designed to give our patients accelerated healing, exceptional support, and a revived sense of confidence when using the affected area.

Please call our office to make an appointment and start the process for your custom orthotic or bracing treatment.

Foot pain is not normal and should not be ignored. It can lead to complex problems that can disturb the functioning of other parts of the body, including the hips, knees, and back. Foot-related problems are often treated very successfully with functional orthotic shoe inserts.

Orthotics is prescribed to:

1) Reduce pain

2) Provide support

3) Prevent or slow down the development of a foot deformity

4) Provide better positioning of the foot, knee and hips

5) Improve the overall biomechanical function of the body

Functional orthotics allows the muscles, tendons and bones of the feet and lower legs to function at their highest potential. When appropriately fabricated, orthotics can decrease pain, not only in the foot, but in other parts of the body such as the knee, hip and lower back. You can visit our website – http://www.spinewise.ca/custom-orthotics-bowmanville/ for getting more information orthotics.

They can also increase stability in an unstable joint and prevent an early foot deformity from developing additional problems.

What you should know about orthotics

The use of functional orthotics adds a new dimension in the treatment and prevention of overuse injuries of not only the lower extremity but also of the hip and back. However, there is still misunderstanding as to what orthotics are, what they can and cannot do, along with who really needs them.

treatments-of-foot-painThere are many different causes – they can arise from repetitive sports or training related injuries, as well as disease or other form of trauma.

Quite often the cause is a mix of all of these and also includes wearing incorrect fitting shoes, and poor stance putting strain on the feet, causing pain in side of foot, foot pain bottom of foot, pain in arch of foot, diabetes foot pain and so on.

Let’s take a look at a few of the more common types:

Causes for FOOT pain:

We do not usually notice or think about them, until they complain. When you have this sort of problem, it can be caused in many ways. Such as:

1. Blisters – from wearing shoes that do not fit properly; keep clean and covered for speedy healing.
2. Bursitis – the body creates a fluid to protect and lubricate areas between muscle, tendon and bone when that area suffers injury; it can become inflamed, however, causing pain in the side of your foot.
3. Fissures – sometimes the skin by the heel gets dry, forming cracks in the skin and pain; they can bleed also.
4. Fractures – can be due to a fracture of the 5th metatarsal, if no other injury or cause is found.
5. Ganglions – sacs of fluid from a leak in the joint capsule can cause foot pain side of foot.

foot-pain-reliefFoot Pain is one of the most difficult types of pain in the body to deal with. Because our feet are made up of a number of bones, joints, and ligaments, it turns out to be one of the most complex parts of our body. So pain in the foot can certainly be very painful and likely to cause severe discomfort on anyone.

To understand better the pain that you are facing right now, it is important that you review what might have caused it in the first place. There are a number of reasons that could lead to foot pain, so check out the possibilities below to know what options you have to significantly reduce pain.

There are many different causes – they can rise from monotonous sports or training associated injuries, as well as disease or another form of trauma.

If you are causing from foot pain then you can search for foot pain treatments in Bowmanville at http://www.spinewise.ca/foot-pain/.

Quite often the cause is a mix of all of these and also includes wearing incorrect fitting shoes, and poor stance putting the strain on the feet, causing pain on the side of the foot, foot pain bottom of the foot, pain in the arch of the foot, diabetes foot pain and so on.

untolrable foot painThere are many different causes – they can arise from repetitive sports or training related injuries, as well as disease or other form of trauma.

Quite often the cause is a mix of all of these and also includes wearing incorrect fitting shoes, and poor posture putting strain on the feet, causing pain in side of foot, foot pain bottom of foot, pain in arch of foot, diabetes foot pain and so on.

If you suffer from diabetes and have any kind of pain in the feet, consult your foot pain doctor in Bowmanville and get it treated immediately!

Let’s take a look at a few of the more common types:

Side of Foot

We do not usually notice or think about them. When you have this kind of problem, it can be caused in many ways. Such as:

1. Blisters – from wearing shoes that do not fit properly; keep clean and covered for speedy healing.
2. Bursitis – lubricate areas between muscle, tendon and bone when that area suffers injury that can become inflamed, however, causing pain in the side of your foot.
3. Fissures – sometimes the skin by the heel gets dry, forming cracks in the skin and pain; they can bleed also.

Get out of foot painFoot Pain is one of the most difficult types of pain in the body to deal with. Because our feet are made up of a number of joints, bones, and ligaments, it turns out to be one of the most multifaceted parts of our body.

Foot pain can certainly be very painful and likely to cause simple discomfort on anyone.To understand the pain, it is important to know about the foot pain.

There are a number of reasons that could lead to foot pain, so check out the prospects below to know what possibilities you have to significantly reduce pain.There are so many foot pain treatments available in Bowmanville.

1. Underlying Diseases

Foot Pain can be associated with a number of possible medical conditions such as Diabetes, Arthritis, or Gout. These can either cause your foot to become rigid, reduce your foot’s full range of motion, and cause some swelling in your toes or other parts of your feet and damage.

2. Foot Injuries

A humble ankle sprain can go a long way, so does a muscle strain. Injuries such as these can be sudden or regular. In other cases, repeated stress on your feet could also have accrued over time and is now causing you pain.

Foot-Pain-ReliefThere are many different causes that can arise from repetitive sports or exercise connected injuries, as well as disease or other form of trauma.

Quite often the cause is a mix of all of these and also contains wearing incorrect fitting shoes, and poor posture putting strain on the feet, affecting pain in side of foot, foot pain bottom of foot, pain in arch of foot, diabetes foot pain and so on. We provide many treatments on Foot Pain in Bowmanville.

Let’s take anappearance at a few of the more common types:

Side of Foot:

We do not typically notice or think about them, until they complain. When you have this kind of problem, it can be caused in many ways. Such as:

1. Blisters – wearing shoes that do not fit properly.Keep clean and protected for speedy healing.
2. Bursitis – the body produces a sack of fluid to look after and lubricate areas between muscle, muscle and bone when that area suffers injury; it can become sore, however, causing pain in the side of your foot.
3. Fissures – sometimes the skin by the heel gets dry, making cracks in the skin and pain; they can bleed also.

foot pain bowmanvilleThere is a great deal of difference between a custom made orthotic and one that you buy at a general store. The orthotics that you will order custom made are designed to deliver relief from tendonitis, from plantar fascitis, tarsal tunnel syndrome, bunions, and many other issues.

The effective treatment of foot pain rather commences from wearing a more comfortable and relaxing footwear. Shoe inserts are not very expensive, but they help you to get relief from different types of foot pain.

Benefits of Custom Orthotics

1. Orthotics can help to restore your ability to walk without pain or discomfort. These are provided to relieve pain and stress and improve your muscle performance over time. You might also consider foot orthotics if you simply have a job that requires you to be on your feet all day.

2. Orthotics is not just for people with foot pain. It can also help those who suffer from back pain, pain in their hips or knees, and people dealing with arthritis-related pain.

3. Orthotics is typically designed to ensure that the bones, ligaments and tendons in your feet and lower legs are aligned and positioned properly.

4. Custom orthotics for foot stabilization can help to keep the foot seated in the shoe in the way that it should be.

The custom orthotics for foot stabilization may be just one of several ways that your medical provider recommends to help to keep you more mobile and pain free. An orthotics also promotes a well-balanced circulation of blood and provides your foot with a better and a more ideal posture.

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