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Healing Power of Chiropractic Adjustments for Lower Back Pain

Let’s explore the transformative effects of chiropractic adjustments. Shedding light on the science behind our techniques and the real-life stories of patients who have found relief through our personalized care.

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Chiropractor or Physiotherapist – Which is Best?

In this blog from Elysian Wellness Centre, we’ll explore the differences between these two professions, helping you make an informed choice based on your unique needs.

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How Much Does Physiotherapy Cost in Ontario?

In this blog from Elysian Wellness Centre, we’ll unravel the mystery behind the cost of physiotherapy, giving you a sneak peek into what to expect in Ontario and helping you make an informed decision for a healthier, happier you.

Top 10 Cold Plunge Benefits

In this blog, the team at Elysian Wellness will dive into the intriguing world of cold plunge benefits, where each shiver-packed immersion offers a unique set of advantages.

What is IV Therapy & How Does it Work?

In this blog, the team at Elysian Wellness Centre will unravel the mystery behind IV therapy, exploring the intricate process, the diverse options available, and the compelling reasons for why it’s gaining popularity.

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What Does a Dietitian Do?

Imagine having a personal food coach. That’s essentially what a registered dietitian is! They assess your nutritional needs, whip up personalized plans, and guide you through the labyrinth of food choices.

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Nutritionist vs Dietitian – What’s the Difference?

Elysian Wellness is here to help set the records straight and to help differentiate the two professions in the nutritionist vs dietitian debate.

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What a Cold Plunge Does for Your Body

In this blog, the team at Elysian Wellness will delve into the science of cold water therapy and cold plunges, exploring this fascinating world and the benefits it has on the human body.

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5 Benefits of Using a Sauna

Saunas have long been revered for their ability to improve both physical and mental health. The team at Elysian Wellness will explore the principal benefits of using a sauna in this blog and examine how this centuries-old practice can improve your health.

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The Benefits of IV Therapy – Is it Right For You?

In this blog, the team at Elysian Wellness will examine the many and compelling benefits of IV treatment, uncovering the potential it has to improve your health and vitality.

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How Pediatric Physiotherapy Can Help Your Child

It can be worrying when your child is unwell, and even more so when you don’t quite know how to help them get better. One thing that you may not have considered for your child is physiotherapy. When most people think of physio, they think of rehabilitation and working with patients to regain the ability…

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Unexpected Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment

At least once in your lifetime, you went to see a chiropractor when you were experiencing back or neck pain. What if we told you a chiropractor can help with so much more than that? Think about it, because we really can tell you that. There are a lot of benefits chiropractic treatment can bring…

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10 Questions to Ask Your Physiotherapist

Millions of people experience injuries and chronic pain each year. If you are one of them, you know just how debilitating that can be. Injuries and chronic pain can make it hard for people to participate in activities that they love. But what if it didn’t have to be that way? Here’s some good news:…

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How a Chiropractor Can Help With Stress

What Can Stress Do to Your Body? The impact of stress on your body isn’t something that should be neglected. We talked about how stress can cause you back pain and lead up to more serious damage to both your physical and mental health. The story of how stress impacts the human body is a…

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Avoiding Back Injuries Over the Holidays

It might be the happiest time of the year, but the holidays are also a stressful time. Many theories talk about how stress can cause back pain, given the release of cortisol and adrenaline, and the involuntary tightening of muscles in the neck and shoulder area. Often the tension in the area leads to lower…

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Walking Ergonomics – The Do’s & Don’ts

The journey to great health takes only a few steps. A 2020 study found that walking for 60 to 75 minutes a day can offset the health risks of sitting for long periods. Yet many people don’t experience the benefits of walking. One reason is that they do not know how to walk properly. What…

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Hockey’s Effect on the Body

Ice hockey is officially recognised as Canada’s national winter sport. More than 1.2 million people in Canada over the age of 15 play hockey and there is an annual growth rate for overall hockey participation of 1.5%. The passion and atmosphere present at every match are unrivalled and there are few, if any, sports that…

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5 Stretches to Relieve Back Pain

Are you struggling from persistent back pain and are looking for ways to relieve it? A nagging ache in your lower back area is frustrating to deal with any day. Yet, some people wake up with pain every morning. Some even turn to some over-the-counter medication to get a bit of relief from the pain….

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Why Gait & Posture Go Hand in Hand

How Our Walk Affects Our Health It’s time to realize the truth—many Canadians have bad posture. While this may not seem like a huge deal, poor posture can lead to back pain, joint degeneration, spinal dysfunction, and more complications. Most of us link poor posture to sitting at our desks, slouching, or bending over our…

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How Physiotherapy Can Help With Stroke Recovery

Dealing With the Effects Every 10 minutes someone in Canada has a stroke. That’s over 60,000 strokes every year with roughly 14,000 leading to death. Unfortunately, surviving a stroke often means living with debilitating effects sometimes even a disability. However, if you’re a stroke survivor, there is still hope. Recovery after a stroke greatly depends…

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Simple Movements for a Healthier Body

Easy Exercises You Should Be Doing Major chronic illnesses like cardiovascular diseases and diabetes are the cause of 65% of all deaths in Canada. Never mind Canada, that number remains the same globally. Exercise not only keeps your bones healthy and strong but also decreases your chances of developing chronic illnesses. Yet, despite this, plenty…

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How Physio Can Help With Arthritis

What else is physiotherapy good for? Did you know that over 350 million people in the world have arthritis? In the United States and Canada, it accounts for the leading cause of disability. Arthritis ranks higher than other chronic issues such as heart disease and diabetes. In an age that deals with multiple chronic issues, these…

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What is a Physiotherapist & How Can They Help?

What Training & Qualifications Does a Physiotherapist Have? Have you got sports injuries that are continuing to ache? Do you frequently find you pull muscles? Maybe your knees are starting to trouble you. A physiotherapist can help with all aches and pains, and more! But wait, what exactly is a physiotherapist? How are they different…

What exactly is a chiropractor?

And what training or qualifications do they have? Are you suffering from back pain? What about frequent headaches or shoulder tension? These may seem like separate problems, but they all have a common link. Each of these conditions can stem from your spine. People often underestimate the influence their spines have over their bodies. If…

Fall recovery: the different ways physiotherapy can help

Reasons to see a physiotherapist after a bad fall Falls send thousands of Canadians to emergency rooms every year. Slips and trips aren’t innocent, especially if you’re feeling pain afterwards.  If you’ve fallen recently, you may have seriously hurt yourself. The key to coming back from a fall is a strong fall recovery plan. With…

How to maintain your physio or chiro progress at home

At-home therapies to help maintain your progress As of 2019, the physical therapy industry was worth about $33 billion. While there are many great physical therapists and chiropractors that can help you recover from some type of injury, progress in physical therapy typically comes from continuing your recovery outside of your appointments.  Do you want…

Treatment methods for chronic shoulder pain

How to find the relief you need Experts estimate that 1 in 4 Canadian adults – about 7.63 million people – live with some type of chronic pain. For many, this takes the form of chronic shoulder pain. Whether you spend your days lifting weights, working a physically demanding job, or even sitting at a…

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How Do Hot Water Bottles Help Treat Back Pain?

Are you experiencing a nagging and persistent back pain that’s hard to deal with? Have you tried painkillers and stretching but just can’t seem to get the relief that you’re looking for? Maybe it’s time to try a hot water bottle to help alleviate and treat your back pain. The use of hot water bottles…

The Importance of Stretching Before a Workout

The Physical Benefits That Stretching Offers When you get in the mood to work out you may be tempted to jump immediately into it and get it done while you have the energy. Stretching is one of the most important aspects of exercise but the importance of stretching can be so easy to overlook. It’s…

Post-partum pain? Here’s how a chiro or physio visit can help

The top post-partum treatments from chiropractors and physiotherapists Having a baby is exciting – but beyond the excitement, not everything feels so great. A post-natal patient may feel a ton of physical sensations, from soreness to pain. After having a baby, many patients choose to seek help from a chiropractor or physiotherapist in order to…

How to treat chronic back pain

There are more options than ever before Back pain doesn’t have to take over your life. This common type of soreness can be irritating, distracting, and quite upsetting. Fortunately, though, there are plenty of steps you can take to conquer your back pain – and you don’t have to go it alone. There are plenty…

What you need to know about plantar fasciitis

Why your feet hurt, and what you can do about it What does it mean when the heels and bottoms of your feet hurt? Whether you spent the day running, lifting, on your feet, or seated at your desk, you may notice that your feet are strangely sore. There’s a pretty good chance that this…

Facts and myths about headaches

Headaches: Setting the record straight We all know that headaches can be irritating, painful, and distracting. There’s plenty of misinformation out there about why headaches arise and how they can be treated – and that only adds to the headache! You may have heard that headaches come exclusively from caffeine – or that only women…

How manual lymphatic drainage massage is performed

This massage technique encourages healthy bodily function Sometimes, your body needs an extra push. Maybe you’re a little sore, or you don’t feel particularly flexible. Lymphatic drainage might be the quick solution you’re looking for – and it’s easy to perform manually. A healthy lymphatic system can encourage the body to function smoothly, but lymph…

How custom orthotics can curb your foot and back pain

Treat foot and back pain with precision thanks to custom orthotics When you choose your footwear, you’re probably focused on the comfort of your heels and toes. You may not realize it, but your footwear can also affect how the rest of your body feels – even when you’re not moving. Specifically, having proper foot…

Common volleyball injuries and how to avoid them

The surprising risks that come with volleyball Summer’s here, and that means it’s time to play volleyball. Whether you play indoors or at the beach, volleyball is a rewarding team sport that encourages cooperation and athleticism. While Volleyball might seem like a relatively low-risk sport, players can actually develop plenty of pain symptoms and injuries….

Common golf injuries and how to prevent them

How golfers can protect their health on the course Golf may seem like a relatively low-risk sport for injuries. However, the combination of rapid movements, twisting your body, standing for prolonged periods, and heat, can all lead to pain. Anyone who plays golf could develop an injury – from casual weekend golfers to the trophy-yielding…

Everything you need to know about fibromyalgia

How to find relief from chronic pain Do you experience pain that is difficult to explain or understand? Does your body feel weak or sore in particular regions? Fibromyalgia might be the source of your soreness. Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes widespread pain. It’s a serious condition, as it is linked to chronic pain,…

Working at home? Here’s how to keep your back comfortable and healthy

Protect your back while working remotely Some of us have been working from home because of COVID-19, while others are working remotely for the long haul. In either event, remote workers have a bit more freedom to work wherever they want in their own home. Unfortunately, there’s a major side effect that many workers overlook:…

Dealing with back pain while you’re pregnant

How to conquer back pain when you’re expecting a baby You have a baby on the way, and you’re anticipating becoming a mother. This is an exciting time, but it comes with a lot of stress. From financial planning to setting up the baby’s room, you’ve already got a lot on your plate. The last…

A guide to sleeping properly when you have back pain

Stuck with back pain? sleep easier with these tips If you’ve ever experienced back pain, you probably know about one of the most irritating side effects: sleep troubles. Not only is all the tossing and turning totally frustrating, but it stops you from becoming well-rested. As a result, it might be even harder for your…

Why are knees so hard to heal?

Everything you need to know about knee pain For active patients, knees can be a particularly sensitive area. Knee injuries are surprisingly common, with everything from torn ACLs to irritating knee sprains. You don’t realize how important your knees are until they’re in pain. Knees are important for physical activity, stretching, bending, and mobility. Most…

How to get the most out of your physiotherapy session

Every session counts – here’s how to thrive in physiotherapy A physiotherapist can help you recover from or cope with pain. Though physiotherapists are trained and dedicated to helping patients like you, a huge chunk of the progress often comes from the patient’s hard work. What does that mean, exactly? It means that you have…

7 reasons why your muscles might be in pain

Are your muscles sore? One of these common problems might be to blame When your muscles are sore or in pain, it might be hard to figure out why. After all, not all muscle pain is the same. Sometimes, it’s slightly irritating, while other times it is fully debilitating. Some pain affects one area, while…

How stress can affect your body

Mental exhaustion can take a toll on your physical health Take a minute and think about everything that brings you stress. Did you realize how many stress factors you face? You may have thought about work, family, your home, your finances, something you saw on the news, and a ton of other things, big and…

Can a chiropractor help with allergies?

Chiropractic care could be the surprising solution to your allergy problems If you have seasonal allergies, you know what to expect during certain times of the year: sneezing, coughing, congestion, and so on. There’s no ‘cure’ for these allergies, and over-the-counter medication can only go so far. There’s one surprising approach to treatment that most…

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How to recover from a concussion

What you need to know about concussion recovery Athletes, people with dangerous occupations, and seniors all have one thing in common: they are at high risk for concussions. Many patients experience concussions after bumping their head. Fortunately, most concussions are mild and are not life-threatening. However, it is still important to take the proper steps…

How Massage Therapy Helps with Posture & Body Alignment

Stand Straighter, Move More Easily, Look Better, and Feel More Confident Many of us may seek out massage therapy for relaxation or to alleviate sore or tight muscles. But massage can also help improve our posture, helping us to both stand up straighter and move more comfortably through the world. Proper Body Alignment Mom always…

Promoting the role of physiotherapy in palliative care

How can physiotherapy techniques help hospice patients? Palliative care is intended to offer support, relieve pain, reduce physical symptoms, and maximize quality of life and physical functioning for someone dealing with a serious or life-threatening condition. Contrary to popular belief patients receiving palliative care do not necessarily have fatal conditions. They may also be receiving…

How lymphatic drainage can benefit you

Lymphatic drainage: how it works and why you should try it The lymphatic system is an important part of the human body. It works by transmitting lymph fluid through the lymph nodes, which are small structures located all over your body. Lymph fluid contains white blood cells, which fight off diseases and infections. You have…