October 2010 Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter

Thanksgiving Long Weekend Hours:

The office will be open for the following hours:

Friday October 8th 2010    – REGULAR HOURS

                                                          Chiropractic Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

                                                          RMT Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Isidora Romantini)

Saturday October 9th 2010REGULAR HOURS

                                                           Chiropractic Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

                                                           RMT Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Helen Li)

Monday October 11th 2010 –  CLOSED for the holiday

Pharmasave Wellness Fair – Saturday October 16th

  • Chiropractic Office Hours:  9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
  • RMT Hours (Helen Li):  9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Come by and See Dr. Ting and The ProAdjuster in action at The Pharmasave Wellness Fair!

Date:          Saturday October 16th, 2010

Location:   Latcham Hall – 8 Park Drive, Stouffville ON

Time:         12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Patient Appreciation Days!!

The Advanced Chiropractic Team would like to show our thanks and appreciation to our fantastic patients!  You have all helped make our office what it is and for that we are truly grateful.

On Wednesday November 3rd and Thursday November 4th we will be serving free coffee, tea and baked treats!

Please drop by anytime during our regular office hours.

Your Healthy Weight: An Accurate Picture

Body Mass Index

Your Body Mass Index (B.M.I.) is calculated using your height and weight.  Although a helpful indicator, this calculation doesn’t give you the whole picture.  Use this in combination with the other tools found below. 

 

Waist to Hip Ratio

  1. Measure your waist (across your belly button)
  2. Measure your hips (at the widest point)
  3. Divide your waist measurement by your hip measurement

For men — no higher than 0.90

For women — no higher than 0.83

 Abdominal Measurements

An oversized abdomen is a symptom of too much visceral fat, which can increase your risk of heart attack.  When you are measuring your waist remember to measure across your belly button.

For men  — waist should be no bigger than 40 inches

For women — waist should be no bigger than 35 inches

 The Sacroiliac Joint

The sacroiliac joint or S.I. joint is formed by the connection of the sacrum (which supports the spine) and the left and right iliac bones (which form the pelvis).  The sacrum and iliac bones are held together by a collection of strong ligaments.  Although the S.I. joint is often referred to in singular form, there are in fact two, one on either side of the sacrum. 

 

So why is this information important?  Inflammation of one or both of these joints is now thought to be one of the most common causes of lower back pain.  As with the other joints in the body, the S.I. joint is subject to injury.  When this happens, the little movement that does occur at the S.I. joint can either become too great (hypermobile) causing the joint to become unstable, or too limited (hypomobile) causing the joint to become fixed.  Both hyper and hypomobility to can lead to problems with the surrounding structures (ligaments and muscles), giving S.I. joint dysfunction a variety of symptoms throughout the lower back, groin, buttocks and even the thighs.   

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Did You Know?                               

Did you know that in the time it takes you to read this 50,000 cells in your body will die and be replaced?

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