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January 2015
Thurs, Jan 1st & Fri, Jan 2nd
Clinic Closed for the Holiday.

Tues, Jan 27th
Hours will be 8am-4pm

Wed, Jan 28th - Fri, Jan 30th
Dr. Amanda will be out of the office

Mon, Feb 2nd
Hours will be 1:30pm-5pm

February 2015
Mon, Feb 16th
Clinic Closed for Family Day



"Life is like riding a bicycle.  To keep your balance, you must keep moving."  -Albert Einstein



Roasted Vegetable Pita Sandwich

Yield: Serves 4, Prep-Time: 5 min, Cook-Time: 20 min, Total-Time: 25 min

Healthy pita sandwich with roasted vegetables, feta cheese, and tzatziki sauce.

2 small Zucchini, sliced
2 red peppers, sliced
8 ounces baby Portobello mushrooms, sliced
1 small onion, sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 whole wheat pitas
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
Tzatziki Sauce, for serving

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Place vegetables on a large baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  Season with salt and pepper and toss well.  Roast for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Heat pitas and either slice them open and stuff them with lettuce, roasted veggies, feta cheese, and tzatziki or place everything on top of the pita and eat!

Note: Feel free to use your favorite veggies!


Clinic Hours

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

Closed ALL Statutory Holidays


Dr. Amanda Evereart D.C.

Massage Therapists

John Jones RMT

Shawna Godin RMT
Wednesdays/Friday 4pm-9pm

Susan Schreder RMT
Friday days/Saturdays


Direct Billing available for:
  • Green Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • Great West Life
  • Standard Life
  • Alliance Ins.
  • Johnson Inc.
  • Johnston Ins.
  • Maximum Ins.
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Cowan
  • Co-operative Group
  • Manulife (Chiropractic ONLY)
  • SunLife  (Chiropractic ONLY)

January 2015

Happy New Year!  We hope you had a wonderful holiday season.

2014 has been a great year for us here at Back In Motion Chiropractic. Thank you for letting our staff take part in your health and wellness.
A few new faces have been added to our health team. We officially welcome Shawna Godin and Susan Shreder, registered massage therapists to our team. Both have many years of experience and expertise. Along with John Jones we have massage appointments 6 days a week. *Remember when an appointment is scheduled outside of regular clinic hours the RMTs are alone in the clinic and the door will be locked until the next appointment.*

Please be aware of the changes in clinic hours at the end of the month. Dr. Amanda will be out of the office for a chiropractic conference from Wednesday January 28th-Friday 30th. Reduced hours on Tuesday January 27th(8am-4pm) and Monday February 2nd(1:30pm-5pm). 
Massage therapy appointments will still be available during this time. Therapists will be at the office 15 minutes prior to appointments, but will not be around if not scheduled. Please call well in advance if you would like an appointment with them.

Renovations are nearly complete. Two new rooms have been added on to the clinic to accommodate the new staff and to offer more appointments and services. Official opening date will come in the future newsletter.

Cheers to a bright and healthy 2015!

Pain in the Forecast

It's a running joke in our clinic that the most accurate method of predicting storms is to see how full the waiting room is.  But why do some people seem to be able to predict coming rains based on their aches and pains?  It's a question I hear from my patients every time weather changes are on the horizon.

It's true that many people with back pain, neck pain or other joint complaints are often surprisingly accurate in predicting when storms are approaching, and believe it or not, there is some validity to their weather forecasting abilities.

The phenomenon is nothing new.  As early as the 5th century B.C., Hippocrates suggested many illnesses were related to changes in the weather.  Since then, a number of musculoskeletal disorders have been identified as being especially sensitive to changing weather conditions, including osteoarthritis, tension headaches, back pain and fibromyalgia.

A variety of meteorologic factors have been suggested as the culprit, including temperature, precipitation, humidity, thunderstorms and increased ionization of the air.  But while reliable conclusions about the link between weather and musculoskeletal pain have yet to be established due to the lack of controlled studies, most research points to the lowered atmospheric barometric pressure that often precedes storms and other weather changes.

In one of the first empirical studies on the effect of weather on joint pain, published in 2010 by the International Journal of Biometeorology, researcher established a direct connection between low barometric pressure, inflammation and joint pain in rats.  For the study, scientists artificially produced a state of chronic inflammation in the feet of lab rats, mimicking the clinical features of neuropathic pain in humans.  When the rats were placed in a low-pressure environment, they exhibited signs of exacerbated foot pain not seen in their control counterparts.

Additional research has demonstrated the same phenomenon occurs in humans.  For instance, a 2002 study from the Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques concluded that "back pain may be aggravated by atmosphere depression in patients with lumbar disc disease."  And a 2007 study from the American Journal of Medicine determined that "changes in barometric pressure are independently associated with osteoarthritis knee pain severity."

Various mechanisms have been proposed to account for this relationship, but the most likely explanation involves the expansion of fluid in swollen joints following fluctuations in barometric pressure.  Inflammation due to dysfunction, disease or injury will lead to swelling in and surrounding a joint.  Because materials of varying densities are affected differently by pressure changes, drops in barometric pressure expand this extra fluid more the muscle, ligaments and connective tissue that make up the joint capsule, stretching sensitized tissues and activating a nociceptive (pain) response.

A good illustration for the layperson is a balloon in a barometric chamber.  If the pressure outside the balloon drops, the air on the inside expands and stretches the walls of the balloon.  When the same happens to a swollen joint, the expansion stretches soft tissue, irritates endings and causes pain.

It's important to note that this contraction and expansion of excess fluid in joints is happening on such a small scale that it cannot be quantified by any scientific means and the process is therefore entirely theoretical.  But whatever the mechanism, the takeaway is that some degree of inflammation must already exist, whether we are aware of it or not, for barometric pressure changes to lead to joint pain.  Weather changes can't cause pain by themselves; they can only exacerbate inflammation that's already there.  After all, not everyone experiences pain when a storm is brewing, and those who do don't experience pain in every joint.

It really drives home what chiropractors have been saying for decades: The absence of pain isn't the same as good health!  So while there's validity to the idea of  "aches and pains mean coming rains," anticipation of weather changes shouldn't interfere with patients' motivation to decrease underlying inflammation with the things they actually can control.  Sunny days ahead are no substitution for proper exercise, good diet and supplementation, and regular chiropractic care.


The Problem With Surgery for Low Back Pain

If you've ever experienced back pain, whether acute or chronic, there are a few facts you should know.  First, you're not alone; studies suggest 80 percent of adults experience at least one episode of low back pain in their lifetime.

Second, thousands of people undergo back surgery every year for back pain, putting their bodies at risk for surgical complications.  Third, chiropractic and other conservative, nonsurgical treatment methods have been shown to be effective for uncomplicated cases of LBP.

And here's one more important fact: Research suggests the big problem with surgery for back pain, particularly chronic back pain (recurrent pain over weeks or months), is that it doesn't seem to work - at least not any better than conservative care.  The latest evidence: study findings published in the research journal Spine that found: "After an average of 11 years follow-up, there was no difference in patient self-rated outcomes between fusion and multidisciplinary cognitive-behavioral and exercise rehabilitation for cLBP (chronic low-back pain).

The results suggest that, given the increased risks of surgery and the lack of deterioration in non-operative outcomes over time, the use of lumbar fusion in cLBP patients should not be favored in health care systems where multidisciplinary cognitive-behavioral and exercise rehabilitation programs are available."

This isn't the first study to suggest surgery isn't your best option when it comes to the back.  And if you think you can go to any type of doctor, think again.  Expertise aside, research indicates that the type of doctor you visit first - namely a surgeon vs. a doctor of chiropractic - can essentially determine whether you'll eventually undergo surgery.  So think surgery last and visit a chiropractor first.  Your back will thank you for it.



Preventing Falls

Anyone can fall, but the risk of slips and trips increases as you get older.  Every year one in three Canadians over 65 will fall - often with serious consequences.  Hip, wrist and pelvic fractures are common in this age group and can take a toll on independence and quality of life.
The good news is there are many simple things you can do to prevent a fall.

Improve your Strength & Balance

Strengthening your legs can reduce your risk of falling if you do lose your balance.  Exercises that target the leg muscles can be easily done at home or simply get walking more often!  Activities such as Tai Chi, yoga, swimming and dancing can help improve your balance and coordination.

In Halls & On Stairs
  • Mark the edges of stairs with a non-slip grip in an easy-to-see colour.
  • Clear hallways and walkways of anything you can trip over such as books, shoes, bags and loose rugs.
  • Replace light bulbs with a higher wattage to make your home brighter and help you see better.

In the Bathroom
  • Install grab bars next to your toilet and in the tub or shower.
  • Consider a raised toilet seat and a bench for the tub or shower.

In the Kitchen
  • Clean up spills quickly to prevent slipping.
  • Put commonly used items on lower shelves and cabinets so a step stool is not needed.
  • Ensure that a telephone is within reach of your bed and keep emergency numbers nearby.

Check it out
  •  Have your MD or pharmacist review your medications.  Some medications can cause dizziness and weakness, which can affect your balance and perception.
  • Have your vision and hearing checked annually.
  • Have your strength, balance and steadiness tested by a chiropractor.


Reasons to make a Massage Therapy Appointment Today

Ease Pain
Debilitating back pain is a serious and common problem, but a massage can bring much relief to the pain.  Massage therapy can help people's pain decrease and help them function better compared to those who don't receive massage treatment.  This kind of therapy can also decrease stiffness and body pain, and better range of motion for those with osteoarthritis.

Ease Anxiety and Depression
Massage has been widely known to reduce cortisol, a stress hormone that can increase the chances of one experiencing anxiety and depression in their lives.  The result of a massage is lifted and relaxation that provides lower blood pressure.  Serotonin and Dopamine can also be released with a massage, which are connected with depressed feelings.

Improves Immunity
Massage can help not only your muscles and promote relaxation; it can also help improve the function of your immune system.  Researchers have found massage to be linked to an increase in a person's ability to produce disease-fighting white blood cells.

Get Rid of Headaches
Just like muscle and back pain, massage can also help alleviate headaches.  Getting regular massages can help reduce a person's frequency of migraines and limit the pain that comes with each of them.

Improves Sleep
If you've ever been on a massage table, you know very well how relaxing massage can be - to the point of putting you to sleep!  So it's no surprise that studies show a strong connection between massage's effects on delta waves, the brain waves that are connected to deep sleep.


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