Next Positive Birth Group Meeting is Feb 27 at 7pm

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Our last Positive Birth Group meeting went well. January’s theme was images of birth. Our discussion centred around how media has created our visual images of birth and how we can change that images we hold in our mind by watching videos of good births.  We also shared some of our favorite birth videos including my life birth footage and some of my inspirations.

The next Positive Birth Movement Meeting is coming up Wednesday, February 27 at 7pm.

The theme for this month is ‘Language of Birth’.

childbirth courses, maternity classesDo the words we use around birth and do they matter? What are the words? How do they make you feel?  Is it a ‘contraction’, a ‘surge’, or a ‘rush’? Is a baby ‘delivered’ ‘caught’ or something else? Is labour ‘painful’, or ‘powerful’? What words do people associate with birth and are these helpful or unhelpful?

We will start with our theme and will also discuss anything that comes up for those pregnant mamas and papas who attend. Continue reading

Pathways to Family Wellness Connect Group

"Barrhaven Chiropractor" "Barrhaven Chiropractic" "Ottawa Chiropractor" "Ottawa Chiropractic" "Headaches" "Migraines" "Neck Pain" "Back Pain" "Shoulder Pain" "Sciatica" "Chiropractic" "massage" "Ottawa doula services" "childbirth courses" "Isagenix" "nutritional cleansing" "nutritional consulting" "naturopathic doctor" "colic" "ear infections" "torticollis" "barrhaven massage" "Ottawa massage" "massage therapy barrhaven" "massage therapy Ottawa" "midback pain" "pregnancy chiropractic" "kids chiropractic"We are excited to announce the hosting of Pathways Connect Gathering Groups in our office! Pathways Connect is a nonprofit, educational, wellness program and is free to parents.

Pathways Connect offers us a community to support each other in our conscious choices for family wellness. Using Pathways magazine as a springboard for topics, we will discuss each new quarterly issue’s articles at our Gathering Groups.

"Barrhaven Chiropractor" "Barrhaven Chiropractic" "Ottawa Chiropractor" "Ottawa Chiropractic" "Headaches" "Migraines" "Neck Pain" "Back Pain" "Shoulder Pain" "Sciatica" "Chiropractic" "massage" "Ottawa doula services" "childbirth courses" "Isagenix" "nutritional cleansing" "nutritional consulting" "naturopathic doctor" "colic" "ear infections" "torticollis" "barrhaven massage" "Ottawa massage" "massage therapy barrhaven" "massage therapy Ottawa" "midback pain" "pregnancy chiropractic" "kids chiropractic"Our Pathways Connect Gathering Groups Offer:

Trustworthy and current information from the conscious choice magazine, Pathways to Family Wellness.

Outstanding resources provided through Pathways Connect’s quarterly Dialogue and Resource Guide.

Continuous support for your individual family wellness choices from a community of like-minded parents to connect with.

We have 10 copies of the current issue of Pathways to give complimentary on a first come, first serve basis and we encourage you to stop by the office in advance to receive yours. New Pathways issues arrive in our office by the 1st of January, April, July and October. The following months after each new issue arrival we will be covering the topics of that newest issue.

Sometimes we will have special guest presenters come in to discuss particular topics. Sometimes we will sponsor, “Pathways Night at the Movies”. Sometimes it will be us joining together in discussion and support to build our social and health connections."Barrhaven Chiropractor" "Barrhaven Chiropractic" "Ottawa Chiropractor" "Ottawa Chiropractic" "Headaches" "Migraines" "Neck Pain" "Back Pain" "Shoulder Pain" "Sciatica" "Chiropractic" "massage" "Ottawa doula services" "childbirth courses" "Isagenix" "nutritional cleansing" "nutritional consulting" "naturopathic doctor" "colic" "ear infections" "torticollis" "barrhaven massage" "Ottawa massage" "massage therapy barrhaven" "massage therapy Ottawa" "midback pain" "pregnancy chiropractic" "kids chiropractic"Our meetings will be run monthly on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7 pm. Our first Gathering is: March 13, 2013. Because our groups are catering to parents, children are welcome.

We hope to see you then and encourage you to bring a friend or two.

The location is 80 Marketplace Avenue, J2

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What’s Your Problem?

Many people think that their problem is the pain they feel. In fact many of us will go on ignoring our pain until that pain finally interferes with something we need or love and we finally take action on it.

But pain itself is not the problem. Pain is not a condition to be treated, although I just had a patient start in the office “diagnosed” with chronic neck pain. Chronic neck pain is not a condition, no pain is a condition, it is merely a symptom. It is a signal.

Just like the sound of your smoke detector is not a problem, it is a signal. If you turn off the smoke detector you have not solved anything all you did was turn off the signal.

Symptoms are not the first thing to show up when something is malfunctioning. Pain shows up when we exceed our are ability to adapt to the malfunction.

So when someone presents to our office in pain, we understand that you have hit your limit and it is impacting your ability to live your best life but we don’t want to focus on it.

Our goal is not to get rid of your pain. We don’t want to turn off your signal, numb your body, or say to your feedback system that we don’t care what you are telling us. What we want to do is respect that pain for what it is. Your body’s alarm system that something is malfunctioning.

From there we want to move forward and restore normal function to the body and help you understand the basic fundamentals you need to live your best life.