Victoria Family Chiropractic Blog

Christmas Blog

Christmas Blog More than ever, I notice myself thinking about what life is all about. I think that’s why Christmas is my favourite time of the year. Christmas itself means different things depending on who you ask, but there’s something about the holidays at this time of year that transcends religion and culture. It’s a…

Hope for Concussion

Hope for Concussion Case Study A patient came to me earlier this year with a severe case of post-concussion syndrome (PCS). She had previously had a concussion from a collision and fully recovered from that. She ended up getting another concussion from hockey (she had a university hockey scholarship), but this time the symptoms didn’t…

Pea Soup with Kielbasa

Pea Soup with Kielbasa If you don’t have a slow cooker I highly recommend you get one because your dinner can cook while you’re at work and they can be used for so many recipes. Slow cookers, also known as Crock Pots, are relatively inexpensive to buy new or you can pick one up at…

Spinal Arthritis

Spinal Arthritis Spinal arthritis (SA), also known as osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, degenerative joint disease, and degenerative arthritis is more common than you think. Osteoarthritis is by far the most common type of spinal arthritis and it is typically caused by trauma, poor mechanics (such as poor lifting technique), or repetitive strain from bad posture,…

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks I recall reading an article where Wayne Gretzky was asked what the most important attribute is for a professional hockey player.  His response wasn’t speed, strength, or agility, but attitude.  Attitude can have profound implications on health, quality of life, and the impact we make in this world.  It is the set of…

Registered Massage Therapist or Chiropractor?

Registered Massage Therapist or Chiropractor? When people are injured or in pain, they often ask whether they should see a chiropractor, a registered massage therapist (RMT), or both, and which one first.  The answer to this isn’t always straightforward because it depends on many factors such as the area(s) affected and comfort with the practitioners.…