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
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
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
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
Dr. Rebecca Patterson Goes to School Robert Baldwin Elementary School is hosting a Math and Science Night for their students. Chiropractor, Dr. Becky, will be onsite giving a short lesson on the musculoskeletal system followed by the anatomy game. We at the Health Centre of Milton believe it’s important to be involved in our community and we thank Robert Baldwin school for inviting us to be a part of their math and science night.
Momstown Milton Baby Basics Guest Speaker Join Dr. Sarah Chajka and Dr. Rebecca Patterson at the Jan 28th 2015 Momstown Milton Baby Basics class. They will be discussing the importance of physical literacy in infancy. Activities to encourage development of gross motor skills will be provided. Also they will discuss when you should seek chiropractic care if your infant is avoiding certain movements.
Join Us Saturday June 7th 2014, If you have never been, it is a great event for the whole family. MCRC’s Family Fun Fair is a children’s carnival with many events and activities for families to enjoy in Victoria Park in downtown Milton. In addition to a barbecue and silent auction, families will participate in face painting, bounces, creative and dress up areas, fish pond and interactive family games. The Fun Fair is a fundraising event in support of programs and services at Milton Community Resource Centre. Stop by the Health Centre of Milton’s booth for their famous demo massages. The Naturopath and Chiropractors will also be there to answer any of your questions. Join us for a great day of family fun! Check out the video on our website to see some photos from our past Fun Fair:http://mcrc.on.ca/fun-fair-2/
Yes it’s true; it’s been a long cold, snowy winter in Milton. Lack of activity, sunshine (vitamin D), and social activity can take their toll. I know that hibernating with hot cocoa and warm cookies in the cold weather are tempting. And trust me we all deserve to indulge once in a while. But the cold weather doesn’t have to stop your family from staying active. If you have a young family home for a week from school over March break, cabin fever can set in pretty quickly. So, how are you going to beat the winter blues and keep your family moving? Here are some of the activities the Health Centre of Milton team took part in this year to stay physically active and we encourage you to do the same. First there are the typical winter activities like Read More
What’s all the fuss about swaddling? There is nothing more comforting for a newborn baby than to be swaddled up snuggly in a blanket and held in Mommy or Daddy’s arms. But, the question of safety of this age-old comfort method has been on the minds of mommies lately. What’s all the fuss about? As newborn infants, our hips are immature. As our skeletons mature from cartilage to bone, our hip sockets grow. The formation of proper deep, round, hip sockets depends on the proper placement of the thigh-bone (femur) in the developing socket (acetabulum). Certain methods of swaddling place baby’s hip in a risky position, increasing the chance of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH). Dysplasia simply means malfomation – in this case, of the acetabulum. With, DDH the head of the femur may be partially or fully dislocated Read More
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