Sleep tips from Dr. Michelle

Sleep is so important!

It is when our bodies rest and repair and heal.

 

Here are some quick and simple tips for getting the best night sleep.

– have a great bedroom environment that is dark with minimal noise

– comfortable bed and pillow

– no screens before bed

– exercise (but not before bed)

– good diet and no alcohol before bed (it disturbs sleep)

– look into a magnesium or melatonin supplement if needed (talk to your health practitioner)

– get out in the sunshine during the day

– go to bed and get up at the same time each day

– deep breathes and relax your nervous system

 

Good night and sweet dreams!

 

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Back sore from picking up your kids?

Are you a new parent with a sore back?

Here are some tips!

In this video, Dr. Michelle shows you the easiest and most efficient way to pick up and put down your baby to avoid pain and strain on your low back.

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Top tips to avoid pain in your back and neck while feeding your baby

 

Ensuring the parent and baby are the most comfortable with minimal strain on their bodies creates a happy feeding experience. In this video, I talk about the position of baby and parent to avoid repetitive neck and back strain for the parent while also keeping the babies neck balanced side to side.

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Sit stand desk? What to do when working from home?

Sore after a long day at work? Looking for a sit stand desk but don’t want to spend thousands? This desk converter version has worked well for us. The best spinal position is a varied position! Hope this helps you.

 

There are many great options of these out there. Based on reviews in how solid it was built and ease of use to raise up and down, Chris chose the VIVO Black Height Adjustable 36inch stand up desk converter on Amazon.ca. Happy hunting!

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Baby Cross Crawl Exercise helps to develop the bridge between the left and right brain hemispheres

 

Hey Mamma’s ..

This is an intentional cross-lateral exercise for babies in which you cross the mid-line of the body by touching opposite hand to knee or foot. This exercise helps to build the bridge between the right and left hemispheres of the brain. This allows electrical impulses and information to pass between the two sides of the brain, which is essential for physical coordination and cerebral activities, such as reading, language and hand-to-eye coordination. It is easy to perform at diaper changes and babies usually have a great time with it as well.

Enjoy!

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Chiropractors have resumed normal care with precautions – we are so excited to see you!!!

 

******   Please note that all appointments must meet the COVID -19 pre screening questions prior to entering the clinic.
1.  Did you have close contact with anyone with acute respiratory illness or travelled outside of Ontario in the past 14 days?
 
2. Do you have a confirmed case of COVID-19 or had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?
 
3.  Do you have at least two of the following symptoms: fever, new onset of cough, worsening chronic cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, decrease or loss of sense of taste or smell, chills, headaches, unexplained fatigue/malaise/muscle aches (myalgias), nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, pink eye (conjunctivitis), runny nose/ nasal congestion without other known cause?
 
4.  Are you 70 years of age or older, are you experiencing any of the following symptoms: delirium, unexplained or increased number of falls, acute functional decline, or worsening of chronic conditions (without other known cause) ?
 
If YES to ANY Question – patient screened POSITIVE 
 
If NO to ALL Questions – patient screened NEGATIVE
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