What is the Straighten Up Canada app? Straighten Up Canada is a mobile app for improving posture and spinal health through twelve short exercise videos. Spend just three minutes a day doing these exercises and you’ll be well on your way to better spinal health!

The app can be found at:

We are challenging everyone to download the app and from October 15th to December 19th to complete a 30-day challenge of taking 3 minutes a day to do the exercises in the app! As well you could take Selfies, before and/or after if you like of yourself.

We will be having three contests with prizes: one for the individuals who complete the 30 days performing the exercises in the Straighten Up app, one for the selfies and the last for the individuals that complete both the app challenge and the selfies.

Stay tuned for the list of prizes!
Download your app now and try it out!

Research has demonstrated that poor postures and inactivity can contribute to the development of back pain, neck pain and other spinal disorders.
Some facts:
• Up to 80% of people will suffer from back or neck pain during their lives. 
• 50% of the working population will experience back or neck pain symptoms at least once per year. 
•Many every day activities can increase the risk of spinal pain.  
• Age is one of the most common risk factors for spinal pain, and the greatest effects of population ageing are predicted in low-and middle-income countries. 
• Back and neck pain is one of the most common reasons for workplace sick leave. 
• Back pain is the second most frequent reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by the common cold. 
The good news is that many of these common problems can be easily avoided!
Courses taken by our health care providers:
Ashley Rocheleau, registered massage therapist, has certified in the SPINE active release technique!  She is now full bodied certified which includes: spine, upper and lower body/extremity.
Dr. Barbara Rodwin is re-certifying in the Active Release Technique from November 1 to 2, 2014. This essentially would be where a nerve is pinched somewhere in your body. If you want to watch a video about how this works :click here
Dr. Rodwin is certified in: upper extremity, lower extremity, spine, nerve entrapments, biomechanics, and a Masters course with the Active Release Institute. She has been practicing this technique since 1998, for 16 of her 23 years in practice!
November 8 and 9, 2014 Dr. Rodwin will be attending this course. The course is going to be an excellent! The course outline includes: Creating individualized treatment plans utilizing successful evidence-based therapies and effective dietary recommendations for your health, treatment guidelines will be addressed for thyroid conditions, adrenal stress, bone health, yeast infections, blood sugar, insulin resistance and diabetes, heart health, breast, ovarian cyst, PMS and prostrate health, menopausal and peri-menopausal symptoms.
Think about your body; it is the most important piece of equipment you have!
After all if you wear out your body where are you going to live?
Good posture will help you to:
• Look and feel even better than you already do,
• Prevent back aches and muscle pains,
• Decrease wear and tear on your joints,
• Use less energy for daily tasks, and
• Increase your spine’s flexibility and resilience.

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