How to Fix Sciatica: 8 Exercises to Cope with Pain

Sciatica is a lower back problem that causes a wide range of symptoms for people in Peterborough and area. The sciatic nerve begins in the lower spine and runs down both legs. As a result, the pain, numbness, or burning sensation is often felt in one hip as well as in the buttock and leg… Read More

The top 6 common myths about chiropractic treatment: Part Six

Folks in Peterborough continue to have questions about the role that chiropractors play in the healthcare team, and what benefit chiropractic care may have to their health. While you can always book a no-obligation comprehensive evaluation with us to discuss your specific needs, today we’re busting some commonly shared chiropractic myths: Myth #6: Adjustments are painful… Read More

Who Gets Disease First?

By Dr. Doug Lukinuk, DC The curve of the cervical vertebra is called the “Arc of Life” because billions of electrical messages need to flow from the brain to the body–unimpeded–to keep you alive.  Research shows that any loss of the normal curve in the neck has negative consequences to health, and severe loss will… Read More

Are you getting enough “Vitamin D”?

by Dr. Doug Lukinuk, DC “Vitamin D” is in quotes here and above because it is not a vitamin at all — in its active form it is the most powerful steroid hormone in our bodies. Though it is surprisingly crucial to both our developmental and ongoing health and wellbeing (as the many clinical studies… Read More

Wobble Your Way to Wellness!

Let me see you wobble! by Dr. Doug Lukinuk, DC The wobble cushion is one of our top selling pieces of wellness lifestyle equipment at PTBO CHIRO. Everyone who sits for any length of time needs one. Why? Sitting damages and deteriorates the spine. Sitting compromises your health. Humans were not anatomically designed to sit… Read More

What the heck is a “Chin Tuck”?

By Dr. Doug Lukinuk, DC The “chin tuck” is the single most important stretch/exercise you can do for your cervical spine (neck).  The motion is a retraction of the neck by keeping the head and eyes level and pushing the head and chin backwards.  If you stand against a wall with your back and head… Read More

Should you get orthotics?

Your feet are the foundation for the rest of your body.  They support your entire body weight so taking care of them and making sure they are properly supported is incredibly important to you moving pain-free. With this in mind, there are a number of reasons why orthotics can be a good idea. The simplest… Read More

The Secret to Safe Snow Shoveling!

by Matt Vidler Winter. It happens every year. Whether you love it or hate it, we can all agree that unfortunately something usually comes with it: back injuries, or worse, a slip-and-fall. (You can read more about the preventing slips with the right winter footwear here.) Many people think they’ve simply strained or pulled their… Read More

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