That morning stretch to get out of bed… housework… work-work… The activities you do are your business. We’re pretty sure you would like to keep it that way. Last week we introduced the idea of reducing your sense of fragility and increasing your resilience when it comes to the activities you do.

We all know the importance of exercise on health. We get it… It’s important…
And we do our part. Kind of… sometimes… mostly….

You may have heard us talk about Patient Education as one of the key elements of Multi-modal Care – the gold standard approach for many of the neck and low back disorders that brings people to our clinic in the first place.

Patient Education doesn’t just refer to knowing what to do. “The more a condition is understood, the more likely it is that an individual will be comfortable with their care and adhere to necessary regimens“.

So here it is. A “sweet” story about how exercise is needed for spine stability to reduce your sense of fragility and increasing your resilience when it comes to the activities you do.

Click here to watch the video: Stuart McGill Teaches Spine Stability

Dr. Stuart McGill was a Professor of Spine Biomechanics at the University of Waterloo for over 30 years, authored of over 240 scientific journal papers and five books, and has mentored over 40 graduate students during this scientific journey. He is considered one of the leading experts on spine-related conditions, and as a consultant he has provided expertise on low back injury to government agencies, corporations, legal firms, and hundreds of professional/international athletes and teams worldwide. Members of the international medical community regularly refer special patient cases to Dr. McGill for his expert opinion.


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Dr. Joel Weisberg

Dr. Joel Weisberg is the Clinic Director and Principal Doctor at Downsview Chiropractic The difference it makes to a patient when they learn, receive appropriate care, feel cared for, and are empowered to self-manage, is often bigger than the relief they were seeking. Dr. Weisberg is driven to make that difference to people in their pursuit of a life lived well™.

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