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Orthotics and Foot Support

Orthotics and Foot Support: A Complete Guide
Orthopedic shoe inserts are intended to correct an irregular walking pattern, by altering the angles that the foot strikes when walking or running. Orthotics come in different forms, from simple inserts that are placed in shoes, to custom shoe inserts. Most of the orthotics are complex in design and […]

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    Student Chiropractic Assistant, Kikuko Araki Shares Her Experience

Student Chiropractic Assistant, Kikuko Araki Shares Her Experience

This is Student Chiropractic Assistant Kikuko’s co-op reflection after doing a practicum at MacKenzie Chiropractic. This article originally appears on See the original article here.

“Here I was, in my last semester at SFU, and stuck on whether I wanted to graduate with a Co-op degree designation or just get my degree over with. […]

Help Promote Pain Awareness Week

With the second week of November being National Pain Awareness Week in Canada, we’re taking a look at the impact of pain and how you can show your support. The Canadian Pain Coalition is dedicated to increasing awareness and promoting sustained improvement in pain management in Canada. From November 6th to the 12th, organizations […]

The Golfer’s Guide to Lower Back Pain

As one of America’s most favorite sports, golf is becoming more popular than ever. However, like any other sport, golf can produce lower back pain. In fact, lower back pain is one of the most common conditions golfers suffer from. If you love to hit the greens but are experiencing back pain, here is […]

Common Hiking Injuries and How to Prevent them

With summer in full force, it’s the perfect time to lace up your hiking boots and hit your favorite trails. However, hiking injuries can occur to even the most experienced and best prepared hikers. Staying safe in the mountains is essential to prevent injuries. Here are the most common hiking injuries and how to […]

How to Prevent Back Pain While Gardening

Gardening offers several benefits for your body, but if you suffer from back pain, moving around your garden can be painful. Garden work requires repetitive bending, which can lead to back pain and other various injuries. To prevent further strain, it’s important to take the proper time to prepare your body and use smart […]

The Dangers of Pain Medication

Pain medications do not treat the cause of pain. They are designed to temporarily mask pain, but do nothing to actually cure the source of the issue. Without proper treatment for a pain condition, patients face a continuous cycle of medicating which can lead to abuse and possible addiction.
Side Effects of Pain Medication Use
As […]

How to Treat Car Accident Injuries

Treating Car Accident Injuries
Car accidents can cause a variety of injuries, some that can be seen and some that are not so obvious.  In many cases, it tends to be the underlying injuries that can produce long term chronic pain.  Often times, injuries to your back or neck can cause symptoms that affect other […]

Non-Surgical Back Pain Treatment

No one should have to deal with aching, chronic pain. Unfortunately, over 30 million North Americans suf­fer from back pain every day.  If you are experiencing back pain that won’t go away, MacKenzie SDI can help.
How Our Back Pain Treatments Work
Our pain specialists focus on treating all disc and spine-related conditions with advanced non-surgical treatments. […]

Thyroid Awareness Month: Understanding Thyroid Related Pain

January is Thyroid Awareness Month which aims to help raise public awareness of people who are suffering from thyroid related conditions. With thyroid disease affecting nearly 200 million people across the world, it’s a more common condition than that heart diseases and diabetes. By spreading the message of thyroid disease, we can help more […]