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Volunteering with the BCCA at the 2017 S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Health Fair in Burnaby

 

Dr. Natalie had a great time promoting healing through chiropractic as a volunteer with the British Columbia Chiropractic Association (BCCA) at the 2017 S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Health Fair this past weekend in Burnaby.  She was able to speak to many attendees and educate them about how chiropractic can help.

Newsletter Post #2:  Plantar Fasciitis - What Is Causing My Heel Pain?

 

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain.  Usually, someone with plantar fasciitis will complain of a stabbing pain in their heel or in the sole of their foot, especially in the morning when they take the first few steps after getting out of bed.  As they continue to move around, the pain usually decreases, but it may return with prolonged standing or walking. 


What Causes it?

The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot, and it connects from your heel bone to your toes.  With each step that we take, a healthy plantar fascia stretches out, helping to support our foot bones and absorb stress when we put weight on our feet.  Overuse of this plantar fascia tissue can aggravate it, causing it to get inflamed and therefore cause heel pain.  Therefore, plantar fascia is common in runners or people who stand or walk a lot during their day.  Being overweight and wearing shoes with inadequate support can also be risk factors for plantar fasciitis. 


Treatments

At our clinic, we usually recommend several treatments if you’re suffering from heel pain due to plantar fasciitis.

Shockwave therapy:  During this procedure, high-energy sound waves are applied to the heel area, improving blood flow to the area and stimulating the body to heal itself.  It also works by breaking down scar tissue in the area, allowing the plantar fascia to stretch out smoothly again.

Custom Orthotics:  Custom orthotics are a corrective device, made from a mold of your foot, which fits into your shoe as an insert.  They help position your foot so you will be using the right muscles at the right time, minimizing fatigue and allowing your muscles to be used more efficiently.  This, in turn, places less stress on the plantar fascia tissue.  


In addition to the above treatments, manual therapy applied to the joints and muscles of the legs and feet help the area to heal further.  

 

Advice Disclaimer:  This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions about your medical condition.  Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking advice or treatment because of something you have read here.  

Newsletter Post #1:  Posture Tips for Desk Work

 

If you spend the majority of your day working away at a desk, this can put a lot of strain on your spine, as prolonged sitting fatigues your muscles, preventing them from properly protecting your joints.  This can make you more prone to neck pain and back pain.  It can also cause you to be more prone to repetitive strain injuries, which are overuse injuries due to using the same joints and muscles to perform a repetitive task – an example of this would be wrist pain due to using the computer mouse all day.  So how can we prevent injury and keep our spines healthy? 

 

1) Alternate positions and movements - maintaining the same posture for a long period of time blocks flow of blood and therefore oxygen and nutrients to the muscles.  As well, muscle fatigue increases the risk of injury.  Therefore, if you have an ergonomic chair that allows you to change the height and move the backrest and armrests, try to change your position in the chair every 30 minutes, even if it’s just ever so slightly. 
             

2) Take frequent short breaks – every 30 minutes!  Give your muscles a break by getting up from your desk, stretching, changing positions, and varying your tasks. 

 

3)  Avoid reaching forward past arms-length distance, as this adds stress to neck, shoulder, arm, and upper back.  If possible, place items that you need to use frequently within arms-reach. 

 

4)  Use a document holder – this will help to prevent neck strain from looking down to read the document all the time.

 

5) Sit at the very back of your chair so that your buttocks are touching the back of the chair and your low back is supported by the backrest
 

6)  If you’re working with a computer, adjust the monitor height so that your eyes are level with the top 1/3 of the screen.  Also, move the monitor so that you are looking directly forward at it, rather than to the side. 

 

7)  Adjust the height of your chair so that your knees are bent approximately 90 degrees.  You can use a footstool for your feet if your legs do not reach the floor.  If your chair has arm rests, adjust those as well so that your elbows are about 90 degrees as well.

 

8)  Get adjusted!  Regular chiropractic adjustments to make sure your spine is aligned and the joints are moving well is important to preventing injury and keeping your spine healthy!  Go to our Contact Us section to book your appointment today.  

 

Advice Disclaimer:  This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions about your medical condition.  Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking advice or treatment because of something you have read here.  

Move For Health Week 2016!

 

Dr. Natalie had a great time speaking at Thompson Community Centre on spinal health and how our spines are affected by our posture during the day.  Some topics she spoke about included how to lift properly and proper ergonomics while sitting at a desk in front of a computer.  This talk was given as part of the City of Richmond's 2016 Move For Health Week, an initiative that encourages residents to stay healthy by getting active!

Proper Posture, Healthy Spine at Thompson Community Centre
 

Dr. Natalie enjoyed speaking at Thompson Community Centre on May 5th as part of Richmond's Move for Health Week 2015.  Participants learned some tips on how to keep their spines healthy throughout their day and had the opportunity to follow along with some of the postural exercises and stretches demonstrated by Dr. Natalie. 

Proper Posture, Healthy Spine at Richmond Public Library

 

Dr. Natalie had a great time promoting spinal health through proper posture and ergonomics at Richmond Public Library on July 16th!

 

Move For Health Week Richmond 2014!

 

Dr. Siu Chiropractic had a great time participating in Richmond's 2014 Move For Health Week.  Dr. Hubert and Dr. Natalie enjoyed promoting healthy active lifestyles to the Richmond community. 

 

 

Proper Posture, Healthy Spine at Cambie Community Centre

 

Dr. Natalie had a wonderful time speaking at Cambie Community Centre on April 22nd about how to maintain proper posture and ergonomics during daily activities.  Participants were also shown some simple stretches and postural exercises to help keep their spines healthy during their day!

Strong Posture, Healthy Spine at Thompson Community Centre

Dr. Natalie had a wonderful time speaking at Thompson Community Centre on Thursday, February 27th about how our posture affects our spinal health.  Participants also actively engaged in stretching and postural exercises demonstrated by Dr. Natalie. 

Repetitive Strain Injuries Presentation at Richmond Public Library

Join Dr. Natalie at the Richmond Public Library (Brighouse) on February 28th to learn about repetitive strain injuries such as tennis elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome and how to prevent them.  Participants will also be shown some simple stretches and exercises to keep their spine and joints healthy throughout the day. 

 

Where: Richmond Public Library, Brighouse branch

When:  February 28th, 2014, at 6:30pm

Cost:    Free.  Registration required.  Register now

                

Ergonomics at Home and In the Workplace -

Presentation at Courtyard Gardens Assisted Living Residences

 

January 15, 2014

 

Dr. Natalie visited Courtyard Gardens Assisted Living Residences on Wednesday, January 15 to talk to staff and residents about proper ergonomics at home and in the workplace.

 

Staff and residents were given useful tips on how to make the home and workplace safer for the back and joints.  They were also shown some simple stretches and exercises to keep their spine and joints healthy throughout the day.

 

 

Shock wave therapy now available at Dr. Siu Chiropractic!

 

Our Clinic is now offering shock wave therapy, a non-invasive procedure for the treatment of chronic pain of the musculoskeletal system.  How does it work?  Shock wave therapy focuses sound waves in the target tissue, improving local blood circulation and metabolism to stimulate a healing response. 

 

Conditions treated include: tennis elbow, calcific tendonitis of the shoulder, golfer's elbow, muscle trigger points, hip pain, knee pain, plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendinopathy.

 

Learn more about shock wave therapy in our Techniques section.  Ask us about how shock wave therapy can help you today!

 

Welcome, Dr. Natalie Siu!

 

Dr. Natalie Siu has joined Dr. Hubert W Siu in his practice in Richmond.  Dr. Natalie received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, and her undergraduate degree is in Biology from UBC.  Dr. Natalie is also a piano teacher with her ARCT certification.  Welcome to our clinic, Dr. Nat!

 

Dr. Siu Chiropractic Goes Online with New Website


Welcome to our brand new website!  Please find here information about our practice, techniques, and chiropractic care in general.  

 

Thanks for visiting, and we hope to hear from you soon!

 

Office Hours

Mon:   8:30am - 11:30am, 2pm - 5pm

Tues:  8:30am - 12pm, 2pm - 5pm

Wed:   2pm - 6pm

Thur:  8:30am - 12pm, 2pm - 5pm

Fri:     8:30am - 11:30am, 2pm - 5pm

Sat:    8:30am - 4pm

Sun:   Closed

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