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Snow Shovelling Tips to Avoid Back Pain

Author : Dr. Grewal | Date: 11/25/2022

Snow season is upon us, here are some helpful tips to avoid injury while shovelling the driveway this year! First, I'm sure you’ve heard this one before, lift with your knees, NOT your back. Improper lifting technique is the biggest culprit of winter injuries. Second, doing some small warm ups before you begin can be an amazing preventative measure to eliminate the chance of an injury in the first place, as well as staying warm while you are outside to keep your muscles from tightening. Last but .... Continue Reading

The first chiropractor was a Canadian who claimed he received a message from a ghost.

Author : Dr. Grewal | Date: 11/1/2022

Chiropractic is beginning to play a larger role in our health care, but few people know it actually started with a message from a ghost. Daniel David (DD) Palmer invented the field of chiropractic care in 1845. He began with magnetic healing and worked as a school teacher as well. Palmer was considered a spiritualist and he claimed the idea for chiropractic came to him during a sort of séance where a doctor, Jim Atkinson - who had died 50 years earlier, apparently explained it to him. Back in the .... Continue Reading

Maintaining Active Living to Promote Healthy Aging

Author : Dr. Grewal | Date: 10/13/2022

The average life expectancy in Canada is increasing, statistics now show 80 for men and 84 for women, but do Canadians continue to have active, healthy lifestyles as they become older? The reality is, in order to maintain quality of life, independence, and healthy aging, active living is crucial. Maintaining mobility and fitness can aid in managing and preventing the chronic illnesses that all too regularly affect seniors. In fact, even a small amount of exercise helps strengthen bones and improv .... Continue Reading

Meet the Integrator

Author : Dr. Grewal | Date: 10/7/2022

Meet the chiropractic tool you may not have heard of before. The Integrator is a tool designed specifically for chiropractors that is able to pinpoint the exact point on the spine that requires adjustment. You can remain in a relaxed neutral position and let the Integrator do the work, it delivers adjustments with great accuracy. One of the important factors to the efficiency of this tool while being so delicate is the extraordinarily quick yet shallow impulse. The Integrator makes it reliable an .... Continue Reading

Humans aren't meant for chairs?

Author : Dr. Grewal | Date: 9/30/2022

We spend so much of our time in chairs (at our desk, on the couch, in the car, etc.) but as humans we weren’t designed to sit in chairs! Our spines are flexible chains of bony vertebrae that provide us movement, shock absorption, and protection for our spinal cord. As an upright, bipedal locomotor, we like to sit on the ground with our legs crossed or squat when we're not moving. Our bodies were designed to move so that we might hunt and gather, explore, and play. Instead of moving with our natur .... Continue Reading

Why do babies have more vertebrae?

Author : Dr. Grewal | Date: 9/23/2022

Did you know we are actually born with 33 vertebrae, and as you get older you'll lose some of them. So what happened to all the additional bones you might be asking? Interestingly enough as we age portions of our vertebrae will fuse to form the tailbone and the rear of the pelvis. This is one of the reasons infants are a little wobbly and unable to sit up on their own, their spinal vertebrae have not yet fused together to offer that extra support. Chiropractic care can’t make your baby less wobbl .... Continue Reading

Chiropractic Tips For Cooler Weather

Author : Dr. Grewal | Date: 9/16/2022

1) Always warm up before beginning yard work. The leaves on your yard may seem never ending this season and you’ll feel the need to clear them all. However, be sure to warm up your body appropriately before picking up that rake. Overuse and improper use of these muscles may cause damage if this important step is skipped. 2) Put on comfortable, proper fitting shoes. Dr. Grewal advises wearing a sturdy pair of non-slip shoes at this time of year when engaging in outdoor activities. During the fall .... Continue Reading

5 Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Infants and Children

Author : Dr. Grewal | Date: 9/9/2022

At Foundations Family Chiropractic we aim to help everyone in your family including the littlest members. Children are typically more vulnerable to trauma since they are always playing and learning new things. The alignment of the spine can quickly become thrown off by simple things such as a few little bumps and falls. Children may experience many different effects including asthma attacks, earaches, and disrupted sleep, as a result of even the smallest misalignment. Fortunately, knowledgeable a .... Continue Reading

The Importance of Stretching

Author : Dr. Grewal | Date: 8/25/2022

Regular stretching is a crucial, yet sometimes overlooked, component of maintaining flexibility in your muscles, tendons, and ligaments, which is essential for general health. Stretching is time-consuming and uninteresting to many people, yet it has an anti-aging impact on the body and prevents a variety of ailments. Our Cloverdale chiropractic office sees many patients who may not have had their back pain, neck pain, or shoulder discomfort if they had followed a good stretching regimen. Come int .... Continue Reading

How to Prevent Neck Pain

Author : Dr. Grewal | Date: 8/11/2022

Texting or looking down at your cell phone or mobile device for any length of time puts excessive strain on your neck. If you spend a lot of time on the phone, be sure to avoid tilting your head to the side or cradling your phone in the crook of your neck. Irritation to the facet joints of the lower cervical vertebrae in your neck can result in muscle trigger point pains. Trigger points are small knots in the muscle or fascia—which is a layer of tissue under your skin and around the muscle—that c .... Continue Reading

Back to School Posture Assessment

Author : Dr. Grewal | Date: 8/4/2022

It's time to start your back-to-school shopping as the start of the new school year is quickly approaching. A backpack will undoubtedly be on the long list of essential equipment. It's crucial that you provide the suitable backpack for your children and watch out for how they wear it. An ergonomically sound backpack will reduce the strain and pain that carrying one might bring. At Foundations Family Chiropractic, Dr. Grewal wants to ensure that each child is carrying the appropriate backpack. If .... Continue Reading

Chiropractic Care During Pregnacy

Author : Dr. Grewal | Date: 7/19/2022

Your body undergoes many changes throughout pregnancy to support the healthy growth and development of your unborn child. Pregnancy symptoms may include swollen feet, surging hormones, aches, and pains can be frequent. At Foundations Family Chiropractic, it is Dr. Grewal’s goal is to alleviate these symptoms, while using the Torque Release Technque. Chiropractic treatment involves adjusting misaligned joints or vertebrae to take pressure off the surrounding nerves, muscles, and soft tissues. Your .... Continue Reading

How Do Chiropractors Treat Headaches?

Author : Dr. Grewal | Date: 7/7/2022

At Foundations Family Chiropractic, we use spinal and postural scans to determine if poor posture or spinal misalignment is the cause of your headaches. With these scans, Dr. Grewal is able to perform spinal adjustments using the Torque Release Technique, to improve the way the bones in the neck work. Chiropractic adjustments also alleviate any stresses to your system that may trigger headaches. Dr. Grewal may also guide patients through corrective exercises to alleviate pain. If you have any ot .... Continue Reading

Importance of Water For Overall Health

Author : Dr. Grewal | Date: 6/17/2022

As we head into summer we should expect the temperature to increase, which means we get a little more thirsty than normal. However some people simply just don't drink enough water. Since our body is mostly made of water, we need to constantly stay hydrated. Staying hydrated has many benefits for instance it detoxifies our blood and organs, improves our digestions and kidney functions, increases our immune function, and nourishes the brain. It also helps with pain by lubricating our joints, it .... Continue Reading

Kids Sports Injuries & Chiropractic:

Author : Dr. Grewal | Date: 6/9/2022

With summer just around the corner and kids being off school, they will be out playing more sports and spending more time outside. Sports are great for children's development but it also comes with injuries. Most injuries that kids face include the lower legs (ankles, knees) arms (wrists, elbows, shoulders) and the spine. Our Surrey chiropractor can help change and relax the joints and muscles that the kids have hurt playing sports, and reestablish a normal, relaxed body. At Foundations Family .... Continue Reading

Digestion & The Spine Are Connected

Author : Dr. Grewal | Date: 6/2/2022

Digestive issues are commonly associated with poor nutrition however that is not always the cause. People’s digestive tract receives signals from the spinal cord in order to work properly your nerves must be communicating adequately. It is common to see people having low back or mid back issues with their spine also have digestive issues such as constipation or bloating. Our Surrey Chiropractor will use a specific technique to make sure the spine is properly aligned, he takes a look at the sublux .... Continue Reading

Summer Tips from Dr.Grewal

Author : Dr. Grewal | Date: 5/17/2022

Summer may appear to be a time to unwind, but it may also be frantic. Trying to keep your kids amused while working might be tiring. There are also lots of summer events to participate in! Maintain a healthy, active, and happy family by maintaining a balanced schedule. Here are some summer health suggestions to think about: Remember to drink lots of water, stretch, and nap as necessary. Before you go hiking, riding, or swimming, warm up your body. During the day, wear a light layer of com .... Continue Reading

Active Adults

Author : Dr. Grewal | Date: 5/10/2022

Chiropractic care is a fantastic supplement to any active adult's health and wellbeing routine. Our Surrey Chiropractor located in Cloverdale is one of the most popular types of alternative medicine among older adults. Using Torque Release Technique our chiropractic offices provide an alternative treatment option for active adults seeking a more holistic approach to preventative medicine and active medical treatments. Adults frequently combine standard medicine and chiropractic to obtain the gre .... Continue Reading

Hip Discomfort

Author : Dr. Grewal | Date: 4/30/2022

During your pregnancy, the body undergoes tremendous changes to accommodate the expansion of your baby and prepare for delivery, hormones flow, dietary requirements increase, your center of gravity shifts, and muscles and tissues stretch. Pregnant women may experience hip pain in many ways - “ low back pain, pain on one side of the hip, or even hip pain in the front.'' Some may even experience sacroiliac joint pain. Depending on your specific condition, our pregnancy chiropractor in Surrey will .... Continue Reading

Growing Healthy Kids

Author : Dr. Grewal | Date: 4/19/2022

Chiropractic for your child on a regular basis is quite beneficial. There is a lot of physical stresses in a child's life after delivery. Toddlers who are learning to crawl and walk frequently fall. Their young bodies are subjected to a great deal of trial and error. Poor posture, as well as more physically demanding sports and bigger burdens to carry, are thrown into the mix as a toddler grows into a youngster. As children get older, they are exposed to increasing amounts of stress. They will .... Continue Reading

Foundation to a Healthy Life

Author : Dr. Grewal | Date: 3/8/2022

When people are in discomfort, they go to a chiropractor, but Seeing the doctor while you're feeling great is a relatively new notion that is gaining traction. 100% of people visit their local chiropractor on a regular basis, not just when they have back problems. Several health difficulties have lately arisen as a result of lifestyle choices that may not often manifest symptoms until the effects are well established.You won't feel wonderful if you consume poorly prepared food and become ill to e .... Continue Reading

Managing Headaches

Author : Dr. Grewal | Date: 3/1/2022

Most Canadians will have at least one headache during their lives; however, the cause of the headache varies from person to person. Indeed, headache causes might include things like the environment, diet, stress, dehydration, and more. Muscles, joints, ligaments, and nerves can all produce or refer headaches or discomfort to the head. Chiropractic adjustments can help decrease headache pain by correcting the natural curvature of the neck and the alignment of the spine. It also supports better spi .... Continue Reading

How is TRT beneficial?

Author : Dr. Grewal | Date: 3/1/2022

TRT is specific where the torque allows specific frequency in order to normalize nerve function with the quick impulses. This reliable tool delivers consistency and effective treatment. It ensures that the right amount of energy is delivered in every adjustment. TRT offers lasting results because it looks at treating the root of the health issues. TRT addresses back pain, neck pain, anxiety, headaches, balance, sleep, low energy, digestive issues, dizziness etc. The integrator tools' purpose is d .... Continue Reading

Mindset Shift

Author : Dr. Grewal | Date: 2/24/2022

A person's thinking has a significant impact on their ability to make and maintain healthy lifestyle choices. A chiropractor may assist a patient in gaining an "empowered" attitude toward their health, wellbeing, and recovery, helping them live in optimal health from the inside out. Foundations Family Chiropractic located in Surrey, BC focuses on areas such as enhancing interpersonal relationships, time and stress management, and maintaining healthy sleeping patterns to minimize low back discomfo .... Continue Reading

Treatment Plan on Neck

Author : Dr. Grewal | Date: 2/10/2022

You're not alone if you're experiencing neck pain, stiffness, or discomfort. Acute or chronic neck discomfort is thought to afflict anywhere from 16 percent to 75 percent of persons in different parts of the world.The majority of our days are spent sitting and staring at computer displays or mobile devices. After that, we go home and watch television or spend more time on our phones and tablets. This way of living puts a lot of strain on our necks, frequently leading to postural problems that a .... Continue Reading

Why is chiropractic care crucial for pregnancy?

Author : Dr. Grewal | Date: 12/2/2021

Many may assume chiropractic care can be risky during pregnancy, however the Surrey chiropractor ensures it brings nothing but positive benefits for the journey. Around 50% of pregnant women experience aching and pain in the lower back at several points during their pregnancy. This is where chiropractic care comes in to help with relieving the pain. The Surrey chiropractor uses the Webster technique which is catered for pregnant women. This technique is a very gentle chiropractic technique design .... Continue Reading

Learn more about our most used method of care the Torque Release Technique (TRT)

Author : Dr. Grewal | Date: 11/25/2021

Dr.Grewal examines the spinal column to assess and pinpoint the regions where the nervous system has sustained damage, using the integrator tool for all adjustments. The integrator makes a clicking noise and provides a fast impulse into the muscles located in the spinal column. The technique replicates what hands do but with more specificity and less force. The Surrey Chiropractor uses the tool to deliver a frequency where nerve function is failing. Think of it as a jumpstart to the body's electr .... Continue Reading