What SpineWise has to offer

We currently have 4 chiropractors, 2 decompression therapy rooms, 3 registered massage therapists, 1 physiotherapist, 1 chiropodist and 1 holistic nutritionist.

Revolutionary state-of-the-art office with advanced technology and the best experienced doctors & practitioners in Durham region, bringing you results with quality & affordability. We use the latest in technologies to get you faster results.

SpineWise is known in Durham region as the top clinic for advanced non-surgical and drug-free solutions to your health concerns. Our friendly multidisciplinary team works together with a primary goal, to help you achieve your health goals as quickly and comfortably as possible , and we are great at what we do! We strive to make our clinic a fun and friendly environment for all our practice members and we promise to go that extra mile, each and every single time.

Dr. Amit Sharda and the SpineWise team have been serving Bowmanville, Newcastle, Orono, Courtice, Oshawa, Whitby, Pickering and the surrounding areas for 2 decades. Our welcoming team at SpineWise are committed to providing solutions to address your unique needs, whether you are experiencing back pain, neck pain, headaches, or even muscular tightness and tension. You may be searching for pain relief after an accident, experiencing an injury, or if you suffer from a specific condition like chronic back pain or a spinal condition. Even if you looking to improve your overall health, our team can help you attain your everyday wellness goals!

If you have not been to our office before and want to find out more, please email us or call (905) 623-8388 the answers to your questions from our experienced team.

Voted Clarington’s TOP Clinic!

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Welcome our new Holistic Nutritionist

PAVLINA CAVOJSKA, CNP

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce a new addition to our SpineWise family  – Pavlina Cavojska.

Pavlina is a Holistic Nutritionist that specializes in weight loss. She is the founder of the Metabolic Reboot System! where she teaches people to combine food, fitness and mindset to become a fat burning machine without giving up their favorite wine, popcorn or chocolate.

Pavlina’s program is focusing on providing personalized approach that teaches people to combine the right foods  to eliminate cravings, balance their blood sugar levels and start burning stored fat without feeling hungry or spending insane hours in the gym.

If you are feeling frustrated, because you are doing your best : eating healthy and getting exercise whenever you can, but it does not seem to matter – the number on the scale just isn’t going down or you keep gaining weight and have no idea why –  let me tell you something – It is  not you.

It is not your lack of commitment or willpower.

It’s the “healthy” food that you are eating and time wasted on the wrong type of exercise.

 After working with dozens of people who were desperately trying to lose weight, this is what I know about you:

  • you do your best to eat lightly. You know the more you eat the bigger you get. But you are really hungry and just don’t have the willpower to be good day in day out. Especially by about 9pm.
  • You have wasted money on gym memberships, spending what feels like hours on the damn elliptical. It just make you tired & hungry.
  • You actually hold your breath every time you zip up a pair of pants you haven’t worn in a bit and say a silent prayer that they will do up.
  • you just feel really uncomfortable in your own skin – if you look too closely you don’t recognize yourself, so you avoid mirrors. You also avoid changing in front of everyone else, no matter how non judgemental they are.
  • I know how draining it is to spend your life “hiding” in baggy clothes, because I did that for way too long. I spent a small fortune on new clothes convinced if I just found the right outfit my problems would disappear. It didn’t work.

If you are in the place where you feel that nothing will work for you, you  don’t want to miss this amazing opportunity to meet Pavlina and find out more information about the METABOLIC REBOOT SYSTEM

The regular price for the MRS! Is $ 997 for 12 weeks, but  as an introductory offer Pavlina decided to offer her course for $797 for the first 10 clients that sign up. If you want to melt those unwanted pounds, get more energy, get rid of cravings then don’t miss this great introductory price opportunity.

What conditions can be helped and improved ?

  • Regulating appetite and eliminating cravings.
  • Decreasing inflammation and pain.
  • Obesity. Overweight. Abdominal obesity.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Cholesterol Imbalances – decreasing bad LDL and increasing good HDL.
  • Pre-diabetic conditions.
  • Diabetes.
  • CVD.
  • Mood disorders.
  • Digestive complaints.
  • Anxiety and depression.
  • Menopausal symptoms.
  • Hormonal imbalances.
  • Metabolic syndrome.
  • Sleep imbalances.
  • Stress issues.

Not a quick fix either, but a structured plan to make the transition from feeling “ tired, unattractive, sick and depressed” to feeling “Best ever” smooth.
People get personalized plan, coaching, resources, weekly education lessons, accountability, weigh in (if needed), handout, worksheets, recipe book and more.

Interested to learn more about the program? Give us a call today at 905-623-8388 or send an email to bowmanville.spinewise@gmail.com

 

 

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Anatomy 101

Anatomy 101

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The spine is one of the most important parts our body. It has three main functions:

  • Protects the spinal cord
  • Gives the body structure and support
  • Allows us to move freely

The Bones and Joints

The spine is made of 33 bones called vertebra that are stacked one above each other. There are:

  • 7 cervical vertebra in the neck
  • 12 thoracic vertebra in the middle back
  • 5 lumbar vertebra in the low back.

The sacrum is a wedged shaped bone in the pelvis made of 5 fused vertebra. The tail end of the spine (literally) we have the coccyx made of 4 fused coccygeal vertebra. The vertebra are given names based on their position in the spine. L1 is the first lumbar vertebra. There are 2 bones that have special names because of their special function. The atlas (C1) holds up the head and the axis allows the head to rotate from side to side.

Here you can see 2 vertebra stacked on top of the other. 3 joints join the vertebra to each other. The large disc in the front is like a soft cushion and provides support and absorbs pressure. The disc has a poor blood supply and receives its nutrition via sucking the nutrients from the body when you move. Behind the disc there are 2 facet joints. The facet joints guide the movement of the vertebra and have a large supply of nerves that feed your brain with information about where your spine is and how it is moving. Your brain uses this information when it is deciding how your organs should function. Some amazing research by Dr. Akio Sato has been done in this field. This is why is it is so important to maintain the normal movement of your spine. Between the facet joints and the disc is a gap called the intervertebral foramen or the IVF for short. The spinal nerves exit the spinal canal through the IVF. There are a number of bumps on each vertebra. You can see the transverse and spinouts processes in the picture. The muscles and ligaments of the spine attach to these bumps.

The Ligaments

There are a number of ligaments that cross between two vertebra. The ligaments hold the bones together while still allowing the joints to move. Some of the ligaments cross the intervetebral foramen and reduce the space the spinal nerves have to exit the spinal canal. When there is joint restriction the ligaments can rub twist and squash the nerves reducing their ability to carry healthy information from the brain to the body or the body back to the brain. With age and lack of exercise the ligaments become shorter and harder, making the joints stiffer. In the long term tight and stiff ligaments pull on the bones and produce bone spurs. Exercise and adjustments to maximize the health of the ligaments will minimize the effects of osteoarthritis in the future.

The Muscles

here are multiple layers of muscles in the back. Some are for supporting our spine and are called postural muscles or core muscles others are for moving our spine and are called the prime movers. The muscles are arranged in different patterns to bend our spine forwards backwards, sideways and rotate to each side. Like all muscles of the body the spinal muscles require good exercise and stretching to maintain their health and the health of your spine.

The Nerves

The spinal cord is the information superhighway between your brain and your body. Without it you could not move any part of your body and your organs could not function. It is made of millions of nerves. The spinal cord is protected by the bony spinal canal formed by the vertebra that are stacked one on top of the other. It is also protected by the duramater, a tough covering around the cord. Between the duramater and the spinal cord is the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) The CSF is important for protection of the central nervous system (CNS), which includes the brain and the spinal cord and feeds the CNS with nutrients from the blood.

The Peripheral Nerves

The spinal nerves convey information between the central nervous system and the rest of the body. The spinal nerves exit the spinal canal through each of the intervertebral foramen between each pair of vertebra. Like the tributaries of a river the small spinal nerves form larger nerves, such as the sciatic nerve, which runs down the buttock into the leg. This is how your brain controls every single cell and organ in you body. The following chart describes which spinal nerves innervate (supply) which parts of the body. You will notice that all the body parts actually receive information from more than one spinal nerve and the nerves travel a great distance to get to the organ they are supplying. This is why the actual problem in the spinal can be a long way away from you feeling the problem.

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Top Foods that Helps you Lose Weight

Weight Loss

Do you ever wish that the foods you ate, actually lost you weight, as opposed to putting it on?

Well today’s your lucky day! There are some foods out there that boost your metabolism, eliminate toxins that make it hard for your body to lose fat, and trigger hormones that shed pounds. Though don’t expect to be able to eat a bag of chips, and offset it with an avocado, in order to effectively lose weight you’ll need to eat these as part of a healthy balanced diet – Need help with your diet, check out the Spinewise meal plan!

Avocados

Avocados are high in healthy fat, which can actually help get rid of unwanted pounds.

Turmeric

Turmeric can decrease inflammation in fat cells. And in several studies, the group that consumed curcumin, a pigment in turmeric they, on average, gained less weight, and carried less fat.

Nuts

Studies suggest that people who consumed an ounce of nuts a day have higher levels of serotonin which can work as an appetite suppressant. Higher serotonin levels may also help reduce stress levels, which also help reduce belly fat

Broccoli

The phytonutrient, sulforaphane in broccoli rabe actually communicates with your fat cells! It stimulates an ezsyme that informs your fat cells to burn fat!

Cinnamon

This spice helps move glucose into the cells faster, preventing the fat storage hormone insulin from hanging around longer!

Green Tea

Drink green tea with your workouts. Studies suggest that people who consume green tea and worked out for around 30 minutes a day lost more belly fat than those who did not consume tea.

Vitamin D Fortified Yogurts

Studies have suggested that people who consume yogurts fortified with vitamin D and calcium lost twice the amount of weight than those who did not.

Grapefruit

Eating grapefruit before a meal can help your body metabolize faster! Referred to as a warm-up tactic, the phytochemicals in grapefruit can help reduce your waistline by up to an inch in six weeks.

GET THE SPINEWISE MEAL PLAN!

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11 Effective Rules to Follow to Lose Weight

Weight loss

Obesity is considered a chronic lifestyle disease; as of 2018, 39.6% of Americans over the age of 20 were obese. While in some rare cases obesity is caused by hormonal conditions or genetic factors, it’s mostly due to unhealthy lifestyles —poor diet and no physical activity.

Maintaining your ideal or optimal weight is important because it can help you keep chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension, heart diseases, and so on away; you will feel more energetic and confident as well.

Losing weight, and keeping it away, is not a simple task. You also have to do it in a way that does not harm your body.

Here are some rules to help you lose Weight

No crash diets

Eat regular meals, at the proper time — and never ever skip breakfast, because it’s the most important meal of the day. Eating regular meals helps you keep tabs on your portion size.

Load up on fiber

That means oatmeal, flax, bananas, apples, mangoes, avocadoes, strawberries, eggplant, beans and legumes, nuts, wheat bran, dry figs, and so on. 20-35 grams of fiber a day is the recommended intake, but most people on an average, consume just 14-15 grams a day. Fiber ensures regular bowel movements and may also help protect against colorectal cancer.

Cut the fat

Choose cooking methods like steaming, boiling, grilling and baking instead of frying. Switch to olive oil; avoid butter and full-fat dairy; limit red meats. Skim off visible oil floating on the surface before eating.

Avoid snacking

Many people watch portion sizes at mealtimes, then get hungry in between and snack on — typically —packaged fried or sweet snacks.

Snacking can cause weight gain; have some nuts or fresh fruit instead, and you’ll feel full for longer. Whole-wheat or multigrain bread sandwiches with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, tuna, and low-fat cheese is also a great option.

Resist the temptation to binge

This is most likely to happen on special days, family get-together, outings with friends and so on. If pizza is on the menu, chomp down some nuts and drink water before the party so that you’re not able to go beyond a slice or two at the most.

Beware of sugary traps

Sugar is needed for the brain to function, and you should never cut it out completely. However, there is a lot of hidden sugar in many of the food products we buy — especially packaged foods. Things we don’t expect to have sugar — like ketchup, for instance. Try to have tea and coffee without sugar; limit bakery products like cookies, cake, muffins and so on to a slice or a piece once a week. Have dark chocolate instead.

Regular exercise

Experts differ in opinion as to how much or what type of exercise, but everyone agrees you need to work out. Get moving! Start with thrice a week, 15-20 minutes a day, and slowly n increase to 30 minutes every day. You can also try burst training which requires minimal time commitment but involves intensive training for that time.

Sleep well

It may sound counterproductive, but it’s not. Getting at least 8 hours of sound sleep in a day is essential for losing weight and keeping it off. Sleep helps your body repair itself and activate the fat burning hormones — it also keeps you away from food!

Don’t stress yourself

Getting stressed at work or home is the No.1 reason for many people to indulge in binge eating and gain weight. If you feel stress building up, walk it off, or watch cute baby/puppy/kitten videos, listen to music etc.

Mix up your workouts

Doing the same thing every day is not only boring, but may also not help to target all your body muscles. Walk, swim, cycle, go to the gym, go bowling, play laser tag — including plenty of variation will motivate you to keep at it.

Set realistic goals

This is extremely important! Your goals need to be achievable, and you need to break them down into smaller goals — say, 1-2 kilos a week. The smaller number is more reassuring and you will be motivated to get there.

Losing weight and keeping it off- is hard; it makes good sense to take the help of professionals — like the Spinewise. Our team consists of a physician, dietician and exercise physiologist, and they will work together to provide you dedicated care, advice, and guidance.

The physician will take you and your family’s detailed medical history, assess your current health issues, your habits, and lifestyle and so on, and conduct tests if necessary to rule out underlying diseases — and set a target weight.

The dietician will sit with you to create meal plans, portion sizes, healthy alternatives for your favorite unhealthy foods, and more.

Our exercise physiologist will determine your workout durations, the type of exercises you can safely do, talk to you about how it will impact your body, and guide you to monitor your progress at home too.

Spinewise can help you lose weight, safely, effectively, and for good! Call us today to set up an appointment with our team.

 

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