What does a chiropractor know about Diabetes?

  What does a chiropractor know about diabetes? During a new patient history after dealing with the main complaint that brought the patient to the office, I will ask some general health questions assessing for things like diabetes. What does a chiropractor know about diabetes, aren’t they just for backs? A chiropractor’s scope of practice … Read More

Why do I need orthotics

Why do I need orthotics? Why do I need orthotics? What are orthotics used for anyway? Why would a chiropractor recommend orthotics? There are a number of questions, let’s start with what orthotics are and what they’re used for. Orthotics are custom made insoles for your shoes, designed to correct imbalances in your foot structures, … Read More

What does a chiropractor know about ears?

  What does a chiropractor know about ears? What does a chiropractor know about ears?  This is a question that I’ve heard many times in the past during an examination. So what does a chiropractor know about ears? Why would a chiropractor want to check someone’s ears anyway, isn’t that the job for a medical … Read More

What does a chiropractor know about eyes?

        What does a chiropractor know about eyes? What does a chiropractor know about eyes? This is a another question that I’ve heard many times in the past during an examination, in the same vein as last week’s blog here we go. So what does a chiropractor know about eyes? What does … Read More

Why does my chiropractor care about my feet?

Why does my chiropractor care about my feet? Why does my chiropractor care about my feet? Isn’t that what a podiatrist or chiropodist is for? Another good question, why should a chiropractor care about feet? There are several good reasons why as a chiropractor I am interested in feet. Most obviously, feet are the first … Read More

Why does my chiropractor care about my skin?

Why does my chiropractor care about my skin? I am a lecturer at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto.One of the areas I lecture in is on Dermatological conditions or skin conditions. So why does my chiropractor care about my skin? My students often ask me the same thing, why do we need to … Read More

What is a chiropractor going to do with an elbow?

What is a chiropractor going to do with an elbow?   What is a chiropractor going to do with an elbow? Indeed, what is a chiropractor going to do with an elbow, aren’t they just for backs? No, not necessarily as a chiropractor I deal with all musculoskeletal conditions and that folks includes an elbow. … Read More

Why does my chiropractor care if I smoke?

            Why does my chiropractor care if I smoke? As a chiropractor why do I care if my patients smoke? I mean it’s not like I’m treating their lungs or heart, right? Well no directly I’m not. I will have some effect on your lung function, what? How? By working … Read More

Running shoes, running, running injuries and chiropractic care

Running shoes, running, running injuries and chiropractic care. I need new running shoes. At my family’s request to add more fitness options we purchased a treadmill to extend the running season as no one in my family ( sheepishly I include myself here) are too keen to be running outside in the snow, snow shoeing … Read More

Careers that benefit from regular chiropractic care, PART 4: Professional drivers

Regular chiropractic care and professional drivers Careers that benefit from regular chiropractic care part 4: Professional drivers In my last blog in this series I talked about our emergency personnel benefitting from regular chiropractic care. In this issue I will discuss another group of workers who benefit from regular chiropractic care. This group are our … Read More