There are thousands of studies accumulating in the scientific literature about the toll of lockdowns on the mental and physical health of our global community.  While some have found a way to thrive in this environment, many are struggling.  As I’ve been delving into the literature from around the world, I realize the effects of…

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Dr. Amelia Fratnik, DC So this pandemic situation has created another boom in patients complaining of pain in their neck, shoulders and upper back in particular due to the increased use of technology devices or laptop computers while isolating, studying, or working from home.  This doesn’t mean that you or your family members necessarily need…

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Vij Richards, RN, RP Chances are that if you got into parenthood in your later years you maybe facing this dilemma of caring for elderly parents and meeting the demands of your children’s needs. We are all in some way coping with unfamiliar expectations as we navigate this pandemic. And when do your needs get…

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We’re putting finishing touches on our ‘return to practice’ plan at HealthSpan ensuring we’re in compliance with the operational requirements of our professional Colleges  and the Ministry of Health. If you’ve had an appointment cancelled in March, April or May we’ll be contacting you next week with rescheduling options.  Depending on the service, this may…

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It’s been over 6 weeks since Ontario first declared a state of emergency due to COVID-19 and the province went into lock-down.  At this time we’re still in a holding pattern, awaiting guidance from provincial authorities about  when to resume clinical services, and at that time, anticipating guidance on the best ways to transition back…

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