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Top 3 Objections to Exercising with Back Pain

By Kirstie Griffiths

Movement is medicine. Yoga has been studied extensively and has incredible success in the management of pain conditions. When my patients and I dialogue this, I see several common themes:  1) Back Pain patients are interested in yoga but they are nervous about exercising; there is uncertainty surrounding their condition and what motion is safe…

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This Dream Keeps Evolving

By Kirstie Griffiths

I’ve always known two things about my path.  I want to help people I want to be an entrepreneur My education offered me a foundation to do both as chiropractic has opened so many doors in business for me. Sitting in my interview to chiropractic school, I spoke passionately about how yoga has shaped my…

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The Yoga Practice Begins From the Moment You Walk Into The Room

By Kirstie Griffiths

It begins even before that; the truth is the practice never really starts or ends.  It is woven into how we live How we treat one another How we react How we show up But let’s talk in the context of this sacred space.  It is how you open the door  How you walk across…

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New Year, New Me?

By Kirstie Griffiths

‘Tis the season for reflection and resolution.  A time of year where we analyze our current disposition, and create a mental dream board of what we want out of our next 365 days.  This practice while intentionally positive, is something I view cautiously and I’ll tell you why.  I’ve recently started working at a clinic…

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Are Sit-ups and Supermans Causing your Back Pain?

By Kirstie Griffiths

One of the things we discuss in the Yoga for Low Back Pain therapy program is The Big Three.  Dr. Stu McGill is a world renowned professor at The University of Waterloo and is a wizard when it comes to spinal mechanics.  He integrates the use of three specific core exercises that are particularly useful…

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It Begins with Listening

By Kirstie Griffiths

When I was in the third year of my Biomedical Sciences degree, I worked up the courage to apply for medical school. I wrote about it the day I went out to buy the MCAT prep book.  “All or those mistakes and wrong turns were worth it, just to experience the satisfaction of scraping the…

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Chiropractic Myth Buster

By Kirstie Griffiths

“I’m not sure if I want to see a chiropractor – I’ve heard once you go, they tell you you have to keep going.  Is that true?” This isn’t the first time I have heard these concerns, oftentimes they come directly from my patients on their first visit. So here is my truth. I want…

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Namaste

By Kirstie Griffiths

I have heard so many translations and extensions of this phrase over the eight years that I have exited practice rooms.  “I bow to you” “The divine light within me honours and bows down to the divine light in you”  “My soul recognizes your soul” Tonight in my class, it revealed a depth that I…

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The Body Keeps the Score

By Kirstie Griffiths

For my first few months in practice I suffered from persistent headaches that were intensified by stress.  I began a ritual of carving out care days where I set one day of the month aside to totally step away from my business and take care of my mind and body. It turns out you can…

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Your Pain is Real

By Kirstie Griffiths

Pain is subjective; we experience it in different ways, at different times, and for different reasons. As a chiropractor, that makes our job difficult sometimes. When a patient comes to see me with a sore neck because they slept funny the night before, I know exactly what to do to help that problem; an adjustment…

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