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The following blog posts are based on my professional opinion of Chiropractic, my personal experience, Chiropractic adjustment options, and the effects that may or may not occur. These comments are general and are not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with any questions you may have.

Stay Safe in the Heat: Essential Tips from Campbell Chiropractic Centre

Hello, London! With the current heat warning in effect, it’s crucial to prioritize your health and well-being during these hot summer days. At Campbell Chiropractic Centre, we care about your overall health and want to ensure you’re equipped with the best tips to stay safe and cool. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you beat the heat and avoid heat-related illnesses.

 

1. Stay Hydrated

Water is your best friend in the heat. Make sure to drink plenty of fluids throughout the day, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Avoid beverages that can dehydrate you, such as alcohol, caffeine, and sugary drinks. Carry a water bottle with you and take frequent sips.

 

2. Dress for the Weather

Wear lightweight, loose-fitting, and light-colored clothing. Fabrics like cotton allow your skin to breathe and can help keep you cooler. Don’t forget to wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses to protect your face and eyes from the sun.

 

3. Use Sunscreen

Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 to all exposed skin. Reapply every two hours, or more often if you’re sweating or swimming. Sunscreen helps protect your skin from harmful UV rays and reduces the risk of sunburn and heat exhaustion.

 

4. Cool Down Effectively

Take cool showers or baths to lower your body temperature. Use damp cloths on your neck, wrists, and forehead. Spend time in air-conditioned places like shopping malls, libraries, or community centres. If you don’t have air conditioning at home, consider visiting these places to stay cool.

 

5. Recognize the Signs of Heat-Related Illnesses

It’s important to know the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Signs of heat exhaustion include heavy sweating, weakness, dizziness, nausea, and headaches. Heat stroke is more severe and can include symptoms such as a high body temperature (above 40°C or 104°F), confusion, unconsciousness, and hot, dry skin. If you or someone else is experiencing these symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.

 

6. Check on Vulnerable Individuals

Keep an eye on family members, friends, and neighbour’s who are more vulnerable to heat, such as the elderly, young children, and those with chronic illnesses. Make sure they have access to a cool environment and are staying hydrated.

 

7. Be Mindful of Physical Activity

If you exercise outdoors, do it during the cooler parts of the day, such as early morning or late evening. Listen to your body and stop immediately if you feel faint, dizzy, or overly tired. Consider moving your workout indoors to a gym or doing activities like swimming that help keep you cool.

 

At Campbell Chiropractic Centre, we understand that extreme heat can pose health risks. By taking these precautions, you can enjoy the summer safely. If you have any concerns about how the heat might affect your health, especially if you’re dealing with chronic pain or other conditions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Stay cool, stay safe, and enjoy your summer!

 

Visit Us

For more health tips and chiropractic care, visit our website or schedule an appointment at Campbell Chiropractic Centre if you are a new patient. Current patients call or email to book your next appointment! We’re here to support your health and wellness year-round.

Most recent videos: check em out!

 

Looking for a cottage getaway? Dr. Michelle rents one out! Check out the available weekends or email us at cottageingrandbend@gmail.com to inquire!

 

Here is a funny video from this week! Give it a watch for a good laugh.

New Products!

Hey There! We have some exciting new items here at the office that you can buy! Each of these items can complement your care in different ways. Consider buying one of them the next time you are in! Read on for descriptions and information on each of the products we are currently selling!

 

BioFreeze:

Biofreeze, sometimes called “cold therapy,” consists of applying a topical menthol analgesic to soothe minor pain in the muscles or joints. we offer it in a spray, roll-on, and gel!

 

Muscle Release Balls:

Release balls are essential for performing myofascial release, a type of manual therapy intended to release deep muscle knots to relieve pain and restore range of movement to the affected areas of the body.

 

Fire and Ice Roller Balls:

The Massage Ball’s unique design allows for two hot and cold modes. Users can easily switch between the two as needed to address a range of muscle treatment needs.

 

TheraBands (Red and Green):

Theraband Latex Resistance Bands are designed to help users rehabilitate injuries, improve functional living and enhance athletic performance. The elastic exercise bands provide both positive and negative force on muscles and joints to help stretch, tone and condition all major muscle groups.

Hot and Cold Gel Packs:

Hot & Cold Gel Packs offer two relieving therapies in a single pack. Place it in boiling water or the microwave for reusable heat therapy that provides warming comfort to the site or pain or injury. Or, freeze it and use as a pliable ice pack to wrap around the body.

Position Pillows:

They help to hold your body in whatever position is deemed comfortable and/or beneficial to sleep.

 

Ask Dr. Michelle how one of these products could benefit you and your care!

Happy May!

Happy May friends!🗓 Here at the office, we are really looking forward to warm days, greenery, and blossoms🌸. We’ve put together some health tips and activities to help you stay fit, stress-free, and healthy all season long. Continue reading to get an idea of what is happening at the office this month!🌈

Healthy Outdoor Activities:🌞

Warmer weather invites us outside for fresh air and fun. Hiking, cycling, and gardening are great ways to move your body and enjoy the sun. To keep you injury-free while staying active, remember to incorporate proper warm-ups and cool-downs, as well as chiropractic care, to support your joints and muscles! Watch this video specifically made by Dr. Michelle on how to reduce back pain so that YOU can be in your best form this season!🌼🏃🎣🚴

 

Posture for Gardening:🪴🪱

Gardening can be a relaxing and rewarding hobby, but it can also lead to strains. Here are some tips to maintain good posture while tending to your plants:

  • Bend your knees, not your waist, when lifting or reaching for something low.
  • Take breaks to stretch and move around.
  • Use kneeling pads or stools to ease pressure on your knees and back.

If you feel strain or discomfort, consider a chiropractic visit to relieve tension and maintain spinal health.

Stay tuned for gardening videos coming your way on our instagram and youtube over the next few months.

May is mental health awareness month!🧠

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to focus on the importance of mental well-being and to de-stigmatize conversations about mental health. This month encourages individuals and communities to understand and address mental health issues, highlighting the significance of support, education, and resources. Remember, mental health is just as important as physical health, and seeking help or offering support can make a profound difference. Let’s take this opportunity to promote positive mental health practices and contribute to a healthier, more supportive society. Stay tuned on our instagram for a month filled with encouragment, awareness, and spreading the love.

Hydration and Spinal Health:🚰💦

With warmer days approaching, staying hydrated is essential for your spinal health. Dehydration can lead to muscle cramps and tension. Keep a water bottle on hand throughout the day to support both spinal and overall wellness. 

 

As always, let us know if you have any questions. Call or email to book your next appointment…we hope to see you soon!

PROMOTIONS🚨

Hey There! Did you know we have tons of promotions happening at the office right now? Read on for information on how you can be involved!

 

Instagram Giveaway

Follow Campbell Chiropractic Centre on Instagram (@campbellchiropracticentre) for a chance to WIN! Followers gain one entry into our giveaway draw. Have you checked out our YouTube channel (@drmichelledcampbell) yet? Subscribers gain an additional entry for the draw! Prizes include the following: a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, massage roller, free adjustment. Winners will be announced and tagged in an Instagram story at the end of April!

 

 

Discounted Cottage Prices

Did you know Dr. Michelle also rents out a cottage? For a limited time! Book and stay for your cottage getaway before May 16 to enjoy discounted prices!

Escape to our cozy cottage in Grand Bend, just a 2-minute walk from the beach! 🌷🌿 Newly updated with a chic coffee and wine bar, a sunroom reading nook, fresh sheets, and lovely decor. 🍷☕📚 Enjoy stunning sunsets on our private beach! 🌅 Perfect for families or getaways, our cottage features 3 comfy bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a deck, and a cozy fireplace living room, sleeping up to 10.

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Weekends: $900 $650 Full Week: $1950 $1200 !!

 

Biofreeze Discount

Do you sometimes feel sore after an adjustment/ are looking for a little extra pain relief to get you through the week? We’ve got a great solution!

Until May 16th: Visit us at our office and buy some BioFreeze with a $5 discount!

 

Orthotics Special Offers

We value our existing patients, which is why for this month, there’s no additional initial exam fee for custom orthotics. Simply schedule your appointment and take the first step towards improved foot health today!

If you are not currently one of our patients, we are offering a complimentary re-examination when you come in for your custom orthotics. This allows us to monitor your progress and ensure you’re experiencing the full benefits of your orthotic support. Please note that the adjustment is not included in this offer but can be added for $55. Offer valid until May 15! 

 

Watch this video to see why orthotics can be a great compliment to chiropractic care!!

 

 

There are tons of fun stuff happening at the office this month, and many promotions that YOU should take advantage of! We hope to see you soon!

April Adventures at Campbell Chiropractic Centre!

Hello everybody!💐

April is here, and it’s time to add a spring to your step and a smile to your face! At Campbell Chiropractic Centre, we’re all about blending health with happiness. Let’s dive into a month filled with fun, wellness, and the beauty of spring. ☀️

 

Swing into Spring: 🌷

April marks the start of golfing season! Whether you’re playing or watching, make sure your spine is in top form with regular chiropractic care.

Click the picture for a video from Dr. Michelle explaining proper form while golfing! ⬇️  

 

Orthotics Price Increase:👟

Looking to get orthotics? Get in for your initial check up and fitting before April 15th! Our prices are going up a little bit from $450 to $475!

Click the picture for a video from Dr. Michelle explaining the benefits of orthotics and how they have helped her! ⬇️

Spring Cleaning: 🧹

Clearing out clutter can be therapeutic, but be mindful of your posture. Bend at the knees, not the waist, to keep your back happy!

Check out Dr. Michelle’s recent spring decluttering⬇️


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

🚨Give-Away!🚨

We’re holding a giveaway here at the office!🎉

It’s simple: follow our Instagram, show us proof of following when you come in for your appointment, and be entered into a draw to win a prize! (check out the prize on our instagram). Extra entry if you follow our Youtube! Here is a funny video explaining more:

 

 

BioFreeze:

If you are looking for some extra help with pain management after your appointment. We sell BioFreeze here at the office for $25!

A description of BioFreeze from their website: “Biofreeze, sometimes called “cold therapy,” consists of applying a topical menthol analgesic to soothe minor pain of the muscles or joints. The cold sensation works with the nervous system to override the communication of pain to the brain, and menthol is thought to work with the skin’s cold receptions to offer additional pain relief. The active ingredient in Biofreeze is menthol”.

Lets talk Orthotics👟

As we navigate through our daily lives, every step we take plays a crucial role in our overall well-being. Yet, for many, each step can be a source of discomfort or even pain due to underlying issues with foot alignment and posture. This is where orthotics come into play – a solution often overlooked but tremendously impactful in promoting holistic health and wellness👟!

At CCC, we understand the significance of addressing the root causes of discomfort to foster a pain-free lifestyle. Orthotics, custom-made inserts for your shoes, offer a tailored approach to support your feet, correct imbalances, and alleviate pain. Let’s delve deeper into the manifold benefits of orthotics:

1. Improved Posture and Alignment

The foundation of our body’s alignment begins with our feet. Irregularities in foot structure can lead to misalignments throughout the body, resulting in discomfort and pain. Orthotics provide crucial support to realign the feet, subsequently correcting posture and promoting optimal spinal alignment. By addressing the root cause of misalignment, orthotics offer a comprehensive solution for long-term postural health.

2. Pain Relief

Chronic foot pain can significantly impact daily life, limiting mobility and hindering productivity. Whether stemming from conditions like plantar fasciitis, bunions, or flat feet, orthotics offer targeted relief by redistributing pressure and providing cushioning where needed. By alleviating strain on vulnerable areas, orthotics reduce discomfort, allowing individuals to move with ease and confidence.

3. Injury Prevention

Prevention is key when it comes to maintaining an active lifestyle. Orthotics act as a proactive measure against injuries by providing stability and support during physical activities. By enhancing shock absorption and promoting proper biomechanics, orthotics reduce the risk of common injuries such as shin splints, stress fractures, and tendonitis. Whether you’re an athlete or simply enjoy staying active, investing in orthotics can safeguard against potential setbacks.

4. Customized Support

One size does not fit all when it comes to orthotics. Unlike generic shoe inserts, custom orthotics are crafted to address your unique foot structure and specific needs. Through a comprehensive evaluation and analysis, our chiropractic team designs orthotics tailored to accommodate your unique biomechanics, ensuring optimal support and comfort. This personalized approach maximizes the effectiveness of orthotics, delivering unparalleled results tailored to you.

In every step, let orthotics be your trusted companion on the journey to a happier, healthier you, watch Dr. Michelle give a little bit more on orthotics:

Happy March!💚🍀

👋 Hey there,

Spring is almost here, bringing a fresh wave of energy to boost your wellness journey! Whether you’re gearing up for March sports or getting ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with shamrocks and good cheer, we’re here to support you every step of the way. Let’s kick off the festivities and embrace the positive vibes of March together!

🏀 Spring Sports: Your Wellness Playbook:

As London begins to defrost, and the colours of spring come out, it’s game on for outdoor activities! From biking to running to rugby, our chiropractic team has crafted the ultimate playbook for a winning season. Let’s make sure you’re not just in the game but playing at your peak. Schedule an appointment, and let the spring sports begin! Watch Dr. Michelle explain how to keep your knees in good shape!

 

 

☘️ St. Patrick’s Day Shenanigans:

Thinking of enjoying a lively St. Paddy’s celebration? We’re here for it! Ensure the morning after is just as vibrant as the festivities by prioritizing hydration and nutrition. Remember the importance of staying well-hydrated and nourished. Additionally, explore how chiropractic care can contribute to optimal nervous system function, helping you feel your best. It’s about embracing the celebration responsibly and supporting your overall well-being. Cheers to a balanced and joyful St. Patrick’s Day!

🚗 Parking Spots:

Are you or someone you know interested in a parking spot? We’ve got many spots at our downtown location (533 Queens Ave), available for rent at $85 per month! Email us at admin@campbellcc.com if you would like to look into it!

 

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