New receptionist at the front desk!
Welcome Donna to the clinic.
Clinic Closed Friday March 25 and Monday March 28
for the Easter Holiday

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Mar 25- Good Friday CLOSED
Mar 28- Easter CLOSED


"Dieting is the only game where you win when you lose!"

- Karl Lagerfeld


Easy Snack Wraps

"So easy to make, these bite sized wraps filled with turkey, cream cheese and veggies are a great way to fill up an appetizer tray - and your hungry guests' bellies."


  • 12 (10 inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 head lettuce
  • 1 (6 ounce) package sliced deli-style turkey
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 2 cups minced tomato


Spread cream cheese evenly over the tortillas. Top the cream cheese with lettuce leaves. Arrange the turkey slices in even layers on top of the lettuce. Sprinkle the carrots and tomato over the turkey slices. Roll the tortillas into wraps. Cut the wraps diagonally into bite-sized pieces. Secure with toothpicks.

Clinic Hours

M/W  8am-5pm
T/TH 8am-7pm
F       8am-12pm
Closed for lunch everyday from 12:30pm-1:30pm

 Massage Hours

M-F   9am-9pm

All massage appointments require scheduling in advance

Closed ALL Statutory Holidays


Dr. Amanda Evereart D.C.

Dr. Ryan Hawkins D.C.
(Dr. Ryan Wed afternoons only)

Massage Therapists

John Jones RMT

Shawna Godin RMT


Direct Billing available for:
  • Blue Cross
  • Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance
  • Co-operative Group
  • Great West Life
  • Green Shield
  • Industrial Alliance
  • Johnson Inc..
  • Manulife Financial (Chiropractic ONLY)
  • Maximum Benefit/Johnston Group
  • Standard Life
  • Sun Life Financial (Chiropractic ONLY)
Back In Motion Chiropractic Services include:
  • Chiropractic treatment
    • Diversified
    • Thompson Drop
    • COX Flexion-Distraction
    • Activator
    • AccuStim
    • SOT
    • Craniopathy
    • CMRT
    • Graston
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Interferential therapy
  • Foot Levelers orthotics
  • Biofreeze products
    • roll on
    • gel
    • hands free gel
    • 360* spray
  • SI belt
  • Massage therapy

March 2016

Clinic News

We have recently hired a NEW receptionist. Donna started with us a few weeks to replace Shawna's desk duties. No we haven't lost anyone. Stephanie is still on her regular Monday, Tuesday afternoons, and Thursday mornings shifts. Shawna now has NEW massage hours. She will be available Mondays-Fridays, along with our other massage therapist, John,  being available his regular Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and occasional weekends.
Look for Donna on Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons to welcome her to our clinic.

Dr. Ryan is available to see any chiropractic patient or new patients on Wednesday afternoons. He soon will be available to incorporate acupuncture into his treatments, for an additional fee for those he feels would benefit from acupuncture. Look for more info in our upcoming newsletters.
Fit-in-15 Heart Health

February is Heart Month! As health advocates, we are focusing on the importance of cardiovascular health and want to ensure you have the resources available to help you stay active and make better lifestyle choices.

It is estimated that 1.6 million Canadians are living with heart disease1. Focusing on five or more healthy behaviours such as remaining smoke-free, keeping a healthy weight, committing to regular physical activity, eating a balanced diet, and controlled levels of blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol are associated with an 88 per cent reduction in the risk of death from heart disease or stroke2.

Physical activity is key to enhancing your overall health as it helps to prevent heart disease, provides a boost in energy levels, decreases stress and prolongs independence as we get older.

The Fit-in-15 program was developed by Canadian chiropractors who recognize the difficulty in staying motivated and remaining physically active while leading a busy lifestyle. Fit-in-15 is an easy to use and free resource available for all Canadians which can help improve your endurance, energy and mood.

Depending on your needs, you can tailor your Fit-in-15 program around one of three components of fitness: cardio, strength, and flexibility. From there, your 15-minute activities can range from walking to an array of muscle strengthening exercises or stretches. For example, if your work setting is primarily sedentary, you can take a walk for 15-minutes while on a break, or you may base your program on flexibility to ease muscle tension in your legs, or go about strengthening your back and shoulders to help improve your posture.

Once you’ve created your program, you can make use of the My Calendar feature which allows you to track your progress by creating email reminders. This is essential to building the habit into your lifestyle as it requires your ongoing commitment and engagement in order to stay fit. Here are a few extra tips to keep you motivated:
  • Try picking new exercises from time to time. Switching activities will make your workouts more exciting.
  • Pick at least one time of the day where you can dedicate 15 minutes to activity. This ensures that time is reserved for your health, helping you prevent other activities from getting in the way.
  • If a certain time of day isn’t working, try another time frame where you are likely to succeed (i.e. early mornings vs. evenings). When the weather is nice you may choose activities that take you outside. Try a variety of strength and mobility activities to see what works best for you.
  • Remember that Fit-in 15 is about introducing a daily, healthy habit that can help strengthen your commitment.
Start your Fit-in 15 program today and improve your heart health!
Heart Health - The Importance of Cardiovascular Health

Having an understanding of your health as a whole is important. We stress the importance of having a healthy MSK system, and do our best to provide you with as much information and tips on how to achieve this. Part of having a healthy MSK system is in the steps you take towards maintaining and improving your cardiovascular health. Interestingly, cardiovascular disease rivals MSK conditions in terms of overall burden. So, to benefit long-term health, both need to be addressed. Preventing heart disease is important to maintaining your independence and quality of life.

There are specific behaviours that should be avoided, and others adopted to promote good cardiovascular health. The American Heart Association1 suggests the following to improve overall cardiovascular health:
  • Perform at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise (or a combination of moderate and vigorous activity).
  • It is recommended to do a minimum of 30 minutes a day of physical activity, five times a week
  • Your exercise routine can be divided into two or three segments of 10 to 15 minutes per day
Staying active can provide great benefit to the heart. Activities that promote aerobic capacity such as walking, jogging, swimming or biking provide an excellent benefit to the heart.

Certain lifestyle choices can adversely affect our cardiovascular health as well. By making better choices you can help prevent cardiovascular disease in your future2:
  • Avoid smoking
  • Eating your fruits and vegetables
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Get 7-9 hours of sleep each night
  • Ensure you are screened by your health care provider if at risk of cardiovascular disease
Sometimes it’s difficult to make better choices – it may seem easier to eat fast food, or to watch television on the couch rather than go the gym. However, making good choices now can help you maintain and enhance your health for years to come. The more we learn about how our habits can affect the health of our body and heart, the more informed choices we can make for a healthier life.

Consider building a health care team! Collaborative health care is a great way to care for your overall health. Find out more on partnering with other healthcare providers so you can achieve maximum health.


A Drug-Free Way to Treat Headaches: Chiropractic Care

More Americans complain about headaches than any other health condition, including back pain; in fact, approximately 45 million Americans say they suffer headaches each year.

That's one in every six people or more than 16 percent of the population. More than 8 million Americans visit their doctor seeking relief for symptoms of headaches each year. Unfortunately, the most popular treatment is over-the-counter pain relievers or prescription medication.

There is some good news when it comes to headaches. There are safe and effective natural solutions available to help reduce or eliminate the symptoms of various headache types. For example, chiropractic treatment is a highly sought-after alternative treatment for the debilitating effects associated with headaches. Let's learn about that headache you may be suffering from and how chiropractic can help you get rid of it.

Headaches 101
Tension headaches: The most common type of headache is the tension headache. It is estimated that 80-90 percent of the U.S. population suffers from tension headaches at some point in their lives. There are two primary types of tension headaches:

  • Episodic: Headaches appear occasionally, usually less than 15 times per month.
  • Chronic: Headaches occur more than 15 times per month or on a consistent basis.
Tension headaches are intimately connected to abnormal posture, muscular tightness, joint stiffness, and restricted range of motion in the body. To obtain optimum health and function, it is important to remember that everything is connected and everything matters. Dysfunctional patterns of movement and posture affect how much tension and stress your body holds. The body must compensate for these dysfunctional patterns by any means necessary, and it accomplishes this by altering tension points.

Muscles attach to anchor points on bone and act as primary movers and stabilizers for your body. Mover muscles are used get you from point A to point B, such as a getting up out of a chair. Stabilizer muscles control that movement so you don't fall down while standing up. Abnormal posture and altered tension points on bone anchors puts too much wear and tear on muscles and joints. Your brain and nervous system must compensate for this dysfunction by altering blood flow, muscle movement patterns and breathing. These alterations often lead to tension headaches.

Migraines: The second most common type of headache is the migraine headache. Approximately 16-17 percent of the population complains of migraines. These headaches are far more debilitating than the tension-type headaches. More women than men suffer from migraine headaches, leading researchers to believe there may be a hormonal component to migraines. The majority of migraine sufferers report some sort of trigger that kicks of their headaches (food, drink, smell, etc).

How Chiropractic Can Help           

Chiropractic care can help alleviate the symptoms of tension and migraine headaches by improving and restoring normal postural patterns. Chiropractic treatment is aimed at normalizing muscle tension, restoring joint range of motion, and stabilizing the body to reduce abnormal stressors. Optimizing postural control of the head and neck reduces the workload your muscles must apply just to keep your head up during the day. Proper spinal alignment and muscle control helps give the body a fighting chance of avoiding a tension headache.

Proper breathing is essential to relaxation, blood flow, and oxygen supply to the brain and body. Abnormal posture, which can include such dysfunctions as rounded shoulders, neck forward over the shoulders, slouched positions and tightness in the hips from sitting all day, decrease lung capacity. This decreased capacity alters how much you breathe, how often, and from where.

Headache sufferers tend to breathe more from their chest and shoulders as opposed to their diaphragm. This leads to repeated elevation of the shoulders and upper back muscles hundreds of times a day, leading to increased tension in the head and neck. Chiropractic restores function to the spine, ribs, and hips to maximize breathing and good postural control. Better breathing equals better health.

If you're suffering from headaches and are tired of taking pain-relieving medication day after day, your doctor of chiropractic will work closely with you to determine likely triggers for your headaches and make subtle changes in your activities of daily living to empower you to take back control of your life. 

Time for a Little "Me Time"

At what point did your life become more about everyone else – work, family, etc. – and far too little about you? It's OK to be selfish when it comes to your health; after all, if you lose your health, you won't have the ability to do all the things you do for all the people in your life.

So take a little "me time" with these tips to get away from your busy day (week, month, year, life) and focus on becoming a healthier you:

1. Hit the Road: We talk a lot about the benefits of working out at home, but the disadvantage to that strategy is that unless you have a dedicated gym space, away from the hustle and bustle of the family, you never really get to enjoy your own private time. So schedule gym time 3-4 times a week and stick to it; that hour or so out of the house (even when surrounded by other gym enthusiasts) will feel like a refreshing, reinvigorating break from the daily household grind.

2. Wind Down: Even the busiest day can end the right way if you plan for it. Dedicate a good 45-60 minutes every night to an activity of your choosing that not only gets you "away from it all," but also allows you time to wind down, relax and prepare for restful slumber. Prepare a hot bath, read a good book, do some yoga, or even just take a brisk solo walk and "discuss your day" with.

3. Make a Plan: Dinner and the movies is a great plan that too often stays a great plan, rather than manifesting into reality. So schedule a date night and make it happen. Even the act of scheduling will do wonders for your day. Once you know it's on the calendar, you'll look forward to it - and worry less about the hectic moments in between.

4. Keep Learning: When we're young, we're always learning – new activities, new projects, new information. But somehow after a certain age, we're too likely to stick to the "same old, same old." That leads to boredom, burnout and dissatisfaction with the state of affairs. The solution? Try something new! Whether it's a new hobby, a new jogging route or a new certification to take your career to the next level, you'll be amazed how good you'll feel.

We all need more "me time" in this crazy, overworked world – so make sure you're getting enough. If not, you could pay the emotional and physical consequences.


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22 Heritage Rd. Unit 3, Kingsville, ON  N9Y 2C6


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