Your CURAVITA Team is Getting Spine Active
Celebrating World Spine Day with Movement
World Spine Day is tomorrow, October 16th! It is a worldwide initiative organized by the World Federation of Chiropractic. It’s a day of celebration and a day of raising awareness of back pain and other spinal issues. Back and neck pain are common. Low back pain impacts an estimated one billion people globally. It is the biggest single cause of disability in the world! The Canadian Chiropractic Association highlights the following statistics regarding spinal pain in Canada:
- Over 11 million Canadians suffer from at least one musculoskeletal (MSK) condition each year
- Up to 85 percent of workers will experience low back pain in their lifetime
- One in eight Canadians report having a chronic back problem
- Over 31 percent of Canadians report activity limitations due to back pain
- Forty percent of work absences are due to back pain, second only to the common cold
- One in 10 Canadians report limitations to their normal activities due to a repetitive strain injury
Prevention is therefore key. From regular chiropractic adjustments, massages and physiotherapy visits, to exercise, stretching and taking study breaks, keeping your MSK system healthy is so important.
The theme for this year’s World Spine Day is Get Spine Active. Being active can take many forms. It can happen in the gym, at home, and outside. Take a walk at lunch, spend a few moments doing yoga before you start your day or sign up for a group workout! Everyone can Get Spine Active. Find out how some of your CURAVITA Health Group team members are getting spine active this week!
Dr. Nardine Bekhit
My favourite way to get spine active is with hot yoga. Not only is it great for spinal mobility and strengthening, but an hour on the mat dedicated to honouring and being present in your body is very needed in our modern fast-paced lifestyle. When I need a change of pace, I also enjoy a good, upbeat spin class!
Kumar Patel, PT
Activating the spine is an inseparable part of any workout regime. I am currently focusing on strength and endurance training for my spinal musculature which involves a lot of lifting accompanied with pre and post workout stretching. Indulging spinal and core activation is something I have always valued in personal workout routines and professional recommendations. I love to target different muscle groups that stabilize the spine in static and dynamic positions. Not to mention, maintaining the right posture while at work or during workouts has become a habit of mine which helps me carry a healthy spine.
Dr. Kait Graham
Getting spine active is part of my everyday! Whether it’s walking to work, working out in the gym or teaching a spin class, my body needs movement daily. It helps me sleep better, think better and feel better! Not every day is a challenging workout day either. I take recovery days, spending time foam rolling, stretching and getting adjusted.
Dr. Michele Corriveau
Getting spine active on a regular basis is very important to me. I meet with my personal trainer for weekly workouts. She has worked with me to ensure great form and good posture during every exercise. I can get the most out of our sessions while getting stronger and preventing injury or pain. Getting adjusted helps me feel great and stick to my workout plan.
If aches, pain or stiffness are keeping your from getting spine active, contact us! Our team of chiropractors, massage therapists and physiotherapists are here to help. To book an initial consultation or your next appointment with us, call 613.860.8600 for our Byward location, and 613.237.9000 for our Glebe location.