Chronic shoulder blade pain is a common symptom that can make your day miserable.
The pain is usually unrelenting and can be aggravated with certain postures.
Dr. Adam Markew explains why pain under the shoulder blades commonly happens…
Vertigo and dizziness can be caused by many different sources.
Usually, vertigo or dizziness is a symptom or sign that something is not right within your body.
Positional vertigo, ear infections, brain lesions and eye conditions are all common conditions that can elicit dizziness or vertigo type symptoms.
There are many reasons why a dog will limp in their front end.
It can be caused from their neck, shoulder, elbow, nerve damage, or even a strained muscle.
To help pin-point what is causing the limp, you have to rule out injuries to certain areas.
One way to test if it may be related to your dog’s neck, is to check their range of motion.
Low back pain is one of the biggest disabilities in North America. It affects millions of people, and it can be most obvious first thing in the morning.
In this video Dr. Adam Markew addresses the most common reason to why you have low back morning stiffness and gives you three tips that may help decrease it.
Low back stiffness in the morning is one of the most common complaints among low back pain sufferers.
There are many reasons why this can happen, and many different presentations of pain. In this video Dr. Adam what happens to your spine overnight while you sleep and what type of exercises you should do and which type to avoid within the first 30 minutes of waking up.
As a canine chiropractor, I am constantly checking hip range of motion.
Different breeds have different hip motion due to the fact that their lower back may be angled down more towards the ground, limiting the amount of movement they have in their hip.
Normal hip range should be smooth and pain free for your dog. They should allow you to slowly draw the hip back with little to no resistance.
During my undergrad at Wilfrid Laurier, I would study in the quiet floor of the library. It was dead quiet up there even though there were hundreds of students cramming for midterms and finals.
The only sounds I would hear was someone opening a drink, clearing their throat and cracking their own necks and back.
You get to the gym, hop on a treadmill, turn on your headphones, turn off your brain, and just go.
It’s just that easy right?
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You know exercise is good for you and that you should train with cardio to improve the health of your heart. But when done incorrectly it can be detrimental.
Agility competitors (both dogs and humans) have to be in great shape to perform well.
But let’s face it, the dog is the high performance athlete in this case.
If you and your pooch are competing in dog agility you know that every second counts.
Just like in high performance human athletes there is a difference between being injured and being hurt.
If I told you that you could grow your own superfood right in your kitchen and it took very little effort, would you do it?
The good news is you can.
Sprouting is easy, it’s low cost and can be completely organic. Not to mention it would be a great mini science experiment for your kids to be involved with.
When you sprout your are accessing nutrients that are otherwise hard to get.
The quick answer is no. It’s not.
But can most people benefit from seeing a chiropractor? Absolutely.
First off you have to understand what chiropractic is and what you as the patient want out of it.
The confusing part for the public is one chiropractor may practice completely different than the chiropractor down the road.
Have you ever watched a baby roll around and grab their feet and put their toes in their mouth.
Their flexibility is incredible. I would love to have flexibility like that, and no, not to put my toes in my mouth :)
Flexibility VS Mobility.
Flexibility is the passive range of motion through a joint. For example if you were to bend your wrist back with the opposite hand, forcing it as far as it can go.
Orthotics are a custom made insert to help moderate the structure and function of your foot. Whether they are necessary or not is something we will get into in a minute.
First off, all orthotics are not created equal. They come in many different shapes and sizes, and can be made from different materials. In some cases such as for diabetic patients, orthotics should be made with soft cushioning, and in other situations they may be as hard as a rock.
Determining where the root problem in a dog can be difficult. They can’t explain to you what they are feeling and they don’t have fingers to point where it specifically hurts.
When I see injured dogs as an animal chiropractor, I am usually presented with a dog that has very common symptoms like limping or change in activity levels, but it usually comes with no diagnosis of what is happening… and I totally get why.
How do you adjust a horse? This is a common question I get from people, especially from people foreign to the equine world.
I get it though, it’s a big animal and it would be tough to visualize enough power to move a horse.
The thing is an animal chiropractor doesn’t adjust horses, an animal chiropractor adjusts joints.
First off the principle of chiropractic care is the same for both. A human and a dog both have a spine and nervous system. The function of their spine directly affects the function of their nervous system. The nervous system is in control of muscles, organs and sensory function. In everyday life problems with this can show up in performance, mobility, or daily routine.