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The following blog posts are based on my professional opinion of Chiropractic, my personal experience, Chiropractic adjustment options, and the effects that may or may not occur. These comments are general and are not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with any questions you may have.

Post Christmas Blues

CTV News Celine Zardorsky did an interview at Campbell Care Centre with our psychotherapist, Emilie Sutton.

Click the picture below to see her interview.

LONDON, ONT. — For some it’s a magical time of year, but even the magic can fade into mental and physical exhaustion when it’s all done.

“It is so much work to wrap up for Christmas. Christmas is a great time but it’s just one day and when it’s done and over with then we have to pick up the pieces,” says psychotherapist Emilie Sutton, who adds it’s not uncommon for people to feel down after the holidays.

“There’s cooking to do, there’s baking to do, there’s donations to do, there’s teachers gifts to do and then you have to plan a meal and who’s coming, and then January comes and everything’s done.”

Blue Monday, which is a day that typically falls mid-January is something Sutton says is a real problem for many people.

“You’re picking up the pieces of, ‘Now what do I do? I have credit card debt and bills and it’s what’s next now?’ People have also been ignoring themselves all December so now they are picking up the pieces emotionally and physically in January after everything is done.”

Sutton says if you’re feeling that post-Christmas stress or blues, it’s important not to ignore those feelings and reach out to friends, family or even a medical professional.

She adds it’s also important to make time for a little post-holidays self-care.

“Maybe it’s meal planning, maybe it’s going to the gym, maybe it’s daily walks. But a lot of self-care items, and a scheduled that keeps you accountable, will keep you motivated.”

There are also a number of services available via phone or drop-in for any one who needs immediate post-holiday emotional or mental health support:

 

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Stretches for older adults

Body aches and joint pain are common in the morning…

So here are 3 easy exercises you can do before leaving bed in the morning to relieve “Morning Stiffness Syndrome”.

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If you want to come in and get extra help loosening up your joints and muscles, email us at admin@campbellcc.com or go to the “book appointment” tab on our website.

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Looking for a desk stretching routine to avoid back and neck pain?

We are designed to Move! 🕺🏼

Any prolonged sitting posture is going to put strain on the spinal structures and can potentially cause pain

Unfortunately during long work or travel days it can be difficult to find opportunity to move.

Try these simple tips to break away from your sitting posture to encourage movement:

  • try not to sit in the same posture for longer than 20 min
  • static standing places the spine in extension and can also cause pain, alternate between sitting and standing 
  • increasing your water intake will not only prevent dehydration but improve circulation and get you up and walking

Dr. Sarah 

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Ice or Heat?

ICE or HEAT for back pain? That’s a question patients ask me ALL the time.

Here’s my Doctor recommendation for relieving upper or lower back pain…

Tag a friend who needs to hear this, and if you have any questions, leave a comment below or reach out to us at campbellcc.com.

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