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Back to School Charity BBQ

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Thanks for everyone’s support! $602.21 Donated to Girls Inc Halton The Health Centre of Milton would like to thank everyone for their support at our Back to School Charity BBQ. We were excited to host our 10th Charity BBQ last Saturady September 9th 2017. It was a beautiful day and we were thrilled to see lots of smiling faces as people used the bouncy castle, got a demo massage and enjoyed a BBQ lunch. All proceeds ($602.21)  were donated to Girls Incorporated of Halton  which helps empower girls to reach their full potential and understand, value, and assert their rights.

Migraines and Acupuncture

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Relief Without the Side Effects. Migraines are life changers. There is a reason the hashtag #notjustaheadache exists, migraines aren’t your average head pain. They interrupt work, home, relationships and everything else that needs to happen in a day. Their effect is significant, but luckily so is the relief. Let me tell you straight away, it doesn’t matter how many years you have suffered or how bad the pain can get, there is relief for you in acupuncture. Now , I may be biased, but I’ve seen amazing results over and over again with people that have suffered for years , decades even, with debilitating head pain. I’m talking lights out, no noise, no strong smells, no sitting up, seeing auras and sever nausea. The pinnacle of headache and pain. There is a solution. Of course your “not just a headache” Read More

Your Whole World is On Your Shoulders

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Safe Ways to Lift and Carry your Baby A study in the Journal of Orthopaedics reported that 50-90% of pregnant women will likely experience lower back pain. This pain may persist after giving birth if you don’t take action. Keep your back healthy at home Here are some ways to reduce the risk of back and neck pain: Lighten your load -Choose a diaper bag that distributes weight evenly across your body to limit the stress of isolated muscles. Stretch your body -While your baby is old enough for tummy time, join them on the floor and do some exercises to stretch your neck and back. Feed comfortably -When nursing, avoid hunching and keep your baby close to you. Also choose a comfortable, upright chair with a pillow. Keep your baby close -Don’t stretch your arms out – bring your Read More

Get Set to Garden

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Plant and Rake without the Ache Courtesy of the Ontario Chiropractic Association Gardening is a great way to stay active and have fun in the sun. But many Canadians sustain injuries that can be easily prevented with a little know-how. The right moves Use the right moves to lighten the load on your back. Kneel, don’t bend, to plant. Change your body position often. Take frequent breaks. Alternate between light and heavy chores. Drink lots of water. And most importantly, loosen-up before you start out. Warm up Before you begin any physical activity, warming up is a key factor in preventing injury. Take a walk, even on the spot. Ten to 15 minutes should do it. Don’t forget to lift your knees and gently swing your arms. Stretch before you start To plant and rake without the ache, do each Read More

Skate Safe!

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Learn how to keep you and your family safe this skating season. Ice skating is a favourite Canadian pastime and can be a great family activity for the winter, whether indoor or outdoor. Here is a list of tips to skate safe! Dress warm! Layers are important. Make sure they are breathable, easy to move in, and can be removed as needed. Waterproof gloves and thick socks will help keep fingers and toes warm. Make sure skates are the right fit. When purchasing a new pair of skates, make sure you try them on with the same thickness of socks you will be wearing while skating to avoid buying skates that are too tight. Maintain your skates. Skating on dull skates can increase the risk of injury. Have them sharpened by a professional prior to your first skate of the Read More

4 Ways to Keep Your Family Active this Winter

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Our healthcare practitioners at the Health Centre of Milton agree that staying active is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. The latest recommendations suggest that children age 5-17 should spend at least 60 minutes per day participating in a variety of aerobic activities (like running, skipping, swimming) at a moderate to vigorous level (enough to start breathing heavy and get your heart beating faster), in addition to several hours of light physical activity (structured or not)1. However, we understand that when the cold weather comes, it can be challenging to find ways to keep your family active. Therefore, below are a few ideas of how you can stay active and have some family fun close to home this winter season: Outdoor skating – grab your skates and wear lots of layers! Skating outside is a great aerobic activity Read More

3 Myths about Orthotics

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Custom made orthotics discretely insert into your shoe to support and improve foot function. Often times orthotics get a bad reputation, so I’m here to debunk some of the common misconceptions out there. Let’s get myth busting… Myth 1: Orthotics are just for Grandma. Busted: Orthotics are not just for senior citizens and can be made to fit in many styles of shoes. Foot dysfunction such as painful arches, heel pain, bunions, calluses, as well as broader health conditions such as arthritis or diabetes can affect any age. Some feet are aligned perfectly but most (70-80%) are not. This means the majority of us could benefit from a custom orthotic. Orthotics can even be prescribed for children and teenagers to treat such conditions and prevent them from getting worse. The shoes you put them in don’t have to be restricted Read More

Free Hot Chocolate

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Milton Santa Claus Parade Join us on Sunday November 20th as we open up the clinic and welcome parade spectators to enjoy a complimentary hot chocolate. When: November 20th 2016 Parade starts at 1:30 What: Milton Santa Claus Parade Where: Health Centre of Milton (Main and Ontario) For more information please see the official webpage for the parade.