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Best Backpacks for Back Support

By Kirstie Griffiths

Last month, I teamed up with Well+Good to provide some tips on what to look for when it comes to selecting a backpack. This information is valuable not only for school-aged individuals, but also adults who are required to carry any sort of bag, be it for work, travel, or recreational activities such as hiking.…

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5 Important Lessons I Learned From Being in a Car Accident

By Kirstie Griffiths

This is the only photo I have from that night. It is haunting, but it doesn’t capture all the feelings; only time has aided in helping me make sense of those. On the night of December 4th, I was driving home from work when I was blindsided going through an intersection a block away from…

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50plus LIFE Article

By Kirstie Griffiths

More than 80% of adults suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. It’s the leading cause of disability worldwide and a condition further aggravated during the coronavirus pandemic as people experience increased stress, have transitioned to working from home in spaces lacking proper ergonomics, and face reduced access to healthcare and fitness.…

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Top 3 Tools To Manage Your Back Pain

By Kirstie Griffiths

Spoiler alert – there is no quick fix when it comes to curing chronic pain. The key to success is consistency and action. Today I am sharing 3 of my top tools when it comes to pain management, so that you can get your back pain under control and get back to living. EDUCATION There…

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What is Acupuncture?

By Kirstie Griffiths

Acupuncture is an ancient healing technique that makes use of needles to stimulate a response in the body. In the context of chiropractic, we often use this technique in conjunction with other manual therapies for the purpose of pain relief. Although acupuncture has been used for thousands of years, there has been a significant outpouring…

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Power Yoga: A Call for a Delicate Approach to Guiding the Practice

By Kirstie Griffiths

Power Yoga is an umbrella term for a style of yoga that features a vigorous form of vinyasa. It is meant to be physically challenging. It is arguably, not for Every Body. My background as a practitioner of yoga is varied. My training began with Ann Green, world athlete and owner of Bliss Ann Green…

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The Mind-Body Connection; My Story

By Kirstie Griffiths

Many of you have seen my content diving into the mind-body connection. I am an advocate for the importance of mental health. I am a holistic healthcare provider who has dedicated her career to helping people manage pain using a mind-body approach. I spend a lot of time sharing through story-telling, the experiences of my…

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What is a ‘Descending Pyramid’ Workout, and Why is it Important for Injury Prevention?

By Kirstie Griffiths

Last month, I had the pleasure of chatting with Rachel Lapidos of Well + Good to discuss injury prevention as it relates to exercise. While exercise is beneficial for health and can be used to rehabilitate and prevent injuries, the specific exercises we choose and the order we choose to execute them in, matters. We…

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Exercises for Lower Back Pain

By Kirstie Griffiths

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking with Rachel Lapidos of Well + Good. Their mission is to decode and demystify what it means to live a well life, inside and out. The articles and resources touch on food and nutrition, holistic health, and fitness tips. Rachel reached out to me seeking information on…

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Back Pain at Night? Try This!

By Kirstie Griffiths

Are you having a difficult time falling asleep or staying asleep at night due to back pain? Many individuals with back pain show a bi-directional relationship with sleep disturbance. This means that having back pain can make it more difficult to get a good night’s sleep – it may be difficult to fall asleep, or…

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