A woman endures quite a lot during a pregnancy. The changes in her body, hormones, and weight can cause a great deal of discomfort throughout each trimester. At Bodylab we offer two important ways of assisting moms-to-be with their journey, to make it the most comfortable and healthy experience possible:
Massage for Pregnancy: During pregnancy, a mother-to-be experiences various forms of discomfort. This can include swollen legs and ankles, added weight causing problems to the joints, lower back pain, changed posture, and much more. Massage can help ease some of these discomforts for pregnant women, while assisting with general relaxation and lessening anxiety. For prenatal massage, the woman lies on her side with a pillow to support her abdomen, and focus is put on the areas that she is experiencing the most discomfort. The result of regular massage treatments is less swelling, less pain, and a more relaxing overall pregnancy.
Chiropractic for Pregnancy: Another way to make a woman more comfortable during her pregnancy is regular chiropractic care, especially in conjunction with massage. Prenatal chiropractic can correct pelvic function, ease back pain, lessen labour time, and even allow for greater production of breast milk. A properly adjusted and aligned spine has been shown to make both the pregnancy and delivery more comfortable, which is reason enough to consider seeing a chiropractor for prenatal care. In addition, both massage and chiropractic can help with trouble sleeping, which is common during most pregnancies.
Since we offer both chiropractic and massage at Bodylab, we are able to provide the prenatal services needed for a comfortable and healthy pregnancy. If you have any questions or concerns, we’re here to help – call us at 905 228 3130, or fill out our online form at any time. We will put together a treatment plan that best suits your individual needs.
Athletes put their body through a lot of stress on a regular basis. As a result, strains, chronic pain, and recurrent injuries can often occur. When left untreated, these issues may become serious problems which can potentially mean the end of an athlete’s career.
One of the most effective ways of dealing with injuries caused by athletic movement is chiropractic care. Not only does it help with problems that are already apparent, it also can help to maximize performance. Here are a few ways that chiropractic is beneficial for athletes:
Reduces Risk of Injury: Regular chiropractic adjustments help keep the body properly aligned. When the body is out of alignment, there is more possibility for injury due to strength differences through the body and decreased range of motion. In addition, working the body’s soft tissue relieves tension and tight muscles, which are also main causes of athletic injuries.
Offers Prescription-Free Treatment: Numerous medications and sometimes invasive surgeries are prescribed for athletic injuries, and chiropractic care can help athletes recover without need for these other forms of treatment.
Pain & Injury Management: While chiropractic is used to prevent injuries, it can also shorten the amount of time needed to properly heal. During regular visits, your chiropractor will use specific techniques to deal with pain depending on your particular injury, and this will help to speed up recovery time.
Increased Performance: A high number of athletes, pro and otherwise, have credited chiropractic with increased performance. Muscle and joint conditioning, increased range of motion, and an aligned spine can help the body perform at its best.
At Bodylab, we specialize in recovery science for athletes. We utilize three stages to recovery: treating the symptoms, restoring function, and then maintaining function. Understanding the importance of flexibility and mobility in athletics is important, and we work to ensure that you are able to reach your optimal performance. Our doctors analyze posture, gait, muscular compensation, orthopeadic tests, radiographic imaging, and joint dysfunction to effectively diagnose each individual. If you’re looking for specialized treatments to enhance performance and prevent injury, we’re here to help – call us at 905 228 3130 or book an appointment online.