Welcome to Health Works Chiropractic and Wellness Centre!
“Your Guide To Health”
Our Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide our patients with the latest advances in holistic health, helping them to become educated and aware of the benefits associated with alternative approaches to optimizing health.
“We have created a Wellness Centre dedicated to your overall health. Our purpose is to enhance the quality of your life.”
Founder Dr. Susan Lyons, DC
Our team will act with integrity, honesty and openness in everything we do for you and with you. We will offer clinical excellence with the latest and safest choices available in natural care.
We will report to you the findings of our examinations to ascertain what the specific diagnosis may be, how long it should take to recover, what can be done, and any possible benefits/risks of the proposed treatment.
Our team will absolutely respect the confidentiality of our relationship. You are the sole judge of our performance. If there are any questions or concerns we would expect you to let us know immediately, so we may be able to rectify any concerns.
We are proud to have achieved our vision to become a full service, state of the art, multi-disciplinary wellness centre which provides a wide range of health practitioners and services to promote the natural health of your body.
Health Works is continually researching new advances in health care and integrating new health professionals to our team. We constantly strive to improve our skills and knowledge.
Please note Health Works is the custodian of all patient files and at all times we respect your right to privacy.
IT’S ALMOST TIME FOR GARDENING
As the gardening season approaches it is important to remember to STRETCH before reaching for those gardening tools; a warm-up and cool-down period is as important in gardening as in any other physical activity. Major muscle groups which are affected by gardening are the back, upper legs, shoulder, and wrists.
- Before stretching for any activity, breathe in and out, slowly and rhythmically. Stretching should not be painful. Stretch as far as you comfortably can.
- While sitting, prop your heel on a stool or step, keeping the knees straight. Lean forward until you feel a stretch in the back of the thigh, or the hamstring muscle. Hold this position for 15 seconds. Do this once more and repeat with the other leg.
- Stand up, balance yourself, and grab the front of your ankle from behind. Pull your heel towards your buttocks and hold the position for 15 seconds. Do this again and repeat with the other leg.
- While standing, weave your fingers together above your head with the palms up. Lean to one side for 10 seconds, then to the other. Repeat this stretch three times.
- Do the “Hug your best friend.” Wrap your arms around yourself and rotate to one side, stretching as far as you can comfortably go. Hold for 10 seconds and reverse. Repeat two or three times.
- Finally, be aware of your body technique, body form and correct posture while gardening. Kneel, don’t, bend, and alternate your stance and movements as often as possible to keep the muscles and body balanced.
WHEN THE PLANTING IS DONE
When the planting is done…If you already feel muscle aches and pains and did not complete the warm-up and cool-down stretches, there are ways to alleviate the discomfort. Consider chiropractic care if aches and pains should persist. Such discomfort can manifest into longer problems if left unattended.
- Stand close to the load to be lifted.
- Place your feet shoulder-width apart.
- Keep your back straight.
- Squat down to the object’s level and test the weight of the load.
- Use the strength of your leg and arm muscles to smoothly and slowly lift the load.
- Keep the load close to your body.
- Pivot to turn and face the intended direction of travel.
Proceed with the load.
- Avoid twisting your body while carrying the load.
- Bend your knees and slowly lower the load to its intended place.
LIFTING OBJECTS FROM HIGH PLACES WITH A PARTNER
- Stand on a secure platform or sturdy ladder with a helper nearby.
- Slowly lift the load, keeping it close to your body.
- Pass the load to your helper, or safely rest the object at a slightly lower lever, as you work your way back down to the ground.
Ontario Chiropractic Association