Custom Made Orthotics
Our feet are our foundation. The average person walks approximately 4 miles per day which is equivalent to approximately 8,000 -10,000 steps per day! Your feet support the weight of everything above them. Research shows that approximately 75% of the population will experience foot pain during their life time. Dependant on the cause of foot pain (plantar fasciitis, pronation syndrome, arthritis, in-correct joint mechanics), various forms of treatment are available: stretching, strengthening, ice/heat therapy, anti-inflammatory and custom made orthotics.
Custom Made Orthotics are designed to prevent incorrect foot motion (ie prevent foot from rolling in wards or outwards) and support foot arches.
Did you sleep well last night? Do you wake up with neck stiffness and/or headaches? How many times a year do you change your pillows?
A goods night rest is essential for our daily functioning, vitality and overall productivity. Many of us struggle with either falling asleep or staying asleep. Your quality of sleep may be compromised by many factors, one of which may be the wrong pillow!
The Chiroflow Water Pillow is known to improve sleep quality, supports the neck and shoulders in any sleeping posture and moulds to the shape YOUR individual necks. The Chiroflow water pillow is available in two forms: The Original Fiber filled pillow OR the new Gel memory foam pillow.
Calcium and Magnesium
Calcium and Magnesium are two minerals that are vital in heart, bone and muscle health. They work together to reduce muscle and nerve pain, improve heart function and build stronger bones.
Calcium is required for healthy and strong bones and is critical in maintaining bone density. The cardiac benefits include regulating heartbeats and blood pressure. Magnesium is required for calcium absorption. It also aids in reducing muscle cramps and aches. The combination has been known to work as a sleep aid.
Talk to your Health Care provider about your recommended daily intake of calcium and magnesium through foods and/or supplements.
Vitamin D ~ “Liquid Sunshine” for Northwest Residents!
Vitamin D is a critical vitamin for bone health and has an anti-cancer characteristic. Vitamin D is necessary in calcium absorption hence plays a critical role in keeping our bones healthy and strong. People with vitamin D deficiency are pre-disposed to osteoporosis, a bone thinning disease which may lead to fractures.
Statistics show that one 1 of 4 women and 1 of 8 men over the age of 50 are believed to have osteoporosis! Talk to your Health Care Professional about your risk for osteoporosis and how you can prevent this bone crippling disease.