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Busy Planning Your Garden?

Gardening flow

Our Gardeners are busy with catalogues planning their gardens, ordering seeds and preparing for when Spring comes to make the most of the growing season.

Does their checklist include getting the Gardener’s body ready to plant, weed and gather the fruits of their labour?

kids and grandparents gardeningStep 1 – Are you under chiropractic care taking care of your spinal health and improving your nervous system function? Drs. Erin McLaughlin and Pierre Paradis are here to help. If you live or work in Kanata and the surrounding area, give us a call at (613) 831-9665.

Step 2 – Many of us cannot tick this box – Are you doing the exercises recommended by your chiropractor? If you have a traction unit, do you regularly spend 15 – 20 minutes lying on it? It is the force over time that causes the ligament at the front of your neck to stretch and allows the spinal correction to happen. Our heads are heavy. If you have forward head carriage, it is like carrying a bowling ball out in front of your body. Imagine how sore you will be after a day of yard or garden work if you carry that bowling ball out there while you work.

Step 3 – Now is also the time to carve out time in your schedule to do those stretching and strengthening exercises on a regular basis. If you plan to engage in an activity likely to strain the body, prepare for it. Active exercises are best before engaging in activity (i.e. moving your arms in a circular motion, swinging your leg like a pendulum, etc.). Static stretches, where you hold the stretch for a time, are better for you AFTER you have completed your activity.