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Chiropractic

There’s a reason why your mum always said:
“Stop Slouching!”
Is there a connection between poor posture and pain?
You bet! But relief is not as easy as just straightening up.

MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to provide the best possible service delivering effective evidence based care in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and get you pointed in the right direction towards your individual health goals.

A great place to begin is to notice postural distortions that show up in the head, neck and shoulders:

chiropatic1chiropatic2Notice if one shoulder is higher than the other or if the head tilts to one side. Both could be indications of the types of problems that respond nicely to chiropractic care.
A common problem is a forward leaning head. Besides a source of fatigue, this is a common sign of neurological compromise in the neck, shoulders and into the arms and wrist.

Without good posture your body is working harder to maintain itself and it may have symptoms such as pain, joint stiffness, and decreased range of motion that occur as a result. More than 80% of neck and back problems are because of tight achy muscles caused by years of bad posture.

 

So how do you get bad posture?

Several factors can contribute to bad posture including:

  • accidents, injuries, and falls
  • poor sleep support (mattress and pillows)
  • being overweight
  • poor vision
  • stress
  • flat feet & improper shoes
  • muscles weakness and imbalances
  • bad habits in sitting, standing, sleeping, etc.
  • poor self esteem
  • poorly designed workspace

What happens if I don’t take care of my posture?
If your posture progressively becomes worse many adverse effects may result such as:

  • low back pain – most common
  • headaches, achy shoulder muscles, arms and hands
  • decreased lung capacity
  • decreased range of motion
  • bowel function
  • jaw pain
  • contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome
  • make you look older

Top 10 reasons why your neighbors is with The Health First Group:

  • Back pain.
  • Neck pain.
  • Headache.
  • Whiplash.
  • Strains and sprains from daily activities.
  • Stop smoking
  • Work and sports-related injuries.
  • Arthritis.
  • Restricted movement in the back, shoulders, neck or limbs
  • Custom-made orthotics and orthopaedic shoes

*Knowledgeable and friendly healthcare professionals

Our mission is to provide the best possible service delivering effective evidence based care in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and get you pointed in the right direction towards your individual health goals.

A great place to begin is to notice postural distortions that show up in the head, neck and shoulders:

TESTIMONIALS

“At first I wasn’t sure if Chiropractic work was for me, but my headaches were unbearable and my ankle was killing me so I decided to give it a try. The results were amazing !! My headaches were gone for good within a week. Its amazing how great I feel!”
–Pam S. Mississauga
“I came here as a “Chiroprosceptic”. After several visits, I feel much better than I have in a long time. My posture is improved, and so is my range of motion. I even feel that I can perform better and there was never any pressure to sign up for an extended treatment plan.”
–Jean Pierre G. Mississauga
“I am very pleased with the results I have experienced after visiting Dr. Patel and I plan to continue maintaining my health with Yoga and regular adjustments.”
–Sam.F., Los Angeles
“Although I’d considered daily headaches as something I’d have to grin and bear, three months of Chiropractic care quickly rid me of that notion. Not only has my pain killer intake decreased by leaps and bounds, but arms no longer go numb after sitting at my computer for several hours and I find my sleep to be more restful at night.”
–Erika B., Mississauga
After 2 weeks with Dr. Patel my hip and knee were perfect! I use orthotics in my shoes and have a pair of Sandal-thotics that I use almost everyday in the summer. My legs and feet no longer hurt or sting at the end of each teaching day.
–Marie M., Mississauga
“The first time that I decided to visit a Chiropractor was when my neck and lower back was giving me pain because of an accident that I was in. Thanks to Dr. Patel I am feeling like myself again after two months of adjustments. Dr. Patel makes you feel like a friend when you visit his office. I am really happy with the results. Thank you once more Dr. Patel.”
–Derek T., Markham

WHAT TO EXPECT?

Your First Visit to The Health First Group

The purpose of your consultation is to discuss your health goals and see how we can help you. Then a thorough examination will help identify the cause of your problem.  After we discuss a plan of action, we’ll start treatment right away and get you on your way to pain relief.
Regular Visits to The Health First Group

Treatment frequency will vary according to the nature of your complaint.  Goals for correcting postural problems include restoring range of motion, increasing flexibility and strengthening weak muscles as quickly as possible. We will demonstrate yoga poses specific to your condition so that you are able to manage your care independently.  The more you do away from the clinic, the less frequent the visits and the sooner you are on your way to feeling great.

Once you’re pain free, the trick to maintaining your posture is to continue with your exercises.