Teens Need Chiropractic Too!

Research studies on adolescents show neck and upper limb pain are more common in the fall-spring, and speculate it is because of the added schedule demands and academic stresses at that time, combined with playing musical instruments, jobs, sports involvement, studying, and long hours sitting. Other findings to note: – Early degenerative changes have been […]

Family Care

Chiropractic Care is for Everyone! Chiropractic care can bring better health to every member of your family. Collingwood Chiropractor, Dr. Melissa Longo, serves people of all ages at Thrive Chiropractic & Holistic Care. Many people think chiropractic is restricted to serving adults and injured athletes. That could not be further from the truth. Read on […]

My Summer Adventure First Aid Kit

I love summer!  I love getting outdoors with my sons on the trails or at the beach. Even though it’s starting to get a little tougher to recruit them to spend time with me in their teenage years with their own sports involvement, jobs and their own friendships, time together outside is consistently what I’m […]

Smoothly Starting Your Day

Most mornings my sons start their day off with a smoothie. I’ll often make extra in the warmer months and pour the leftovers into popsicle molds – a much better alternative than the sugar-filled commercial frozen treats. Why are smoothies great for growing kids? Because you can pack a whole lot of goodness into these […]

Does Your Child Seem Clumsy?

One of the benefits of being a Family Chiropractor and looking after children in my practice is that I have the privilege of watching infants develop into toddlers, then attend school, become teenagers, and after 17 years in practice I have watched some of the kids in my practice graduate high school and head to […]

Healthy Food While Travelling? Here’s My Tip

Just because you’re away from home doesn’t’ mean you have to forget to choose healthy food options. I’ve been to enough hockey tournaments and eaten at enough restaurants during travels to know that the options can often be slim, and when you’ve got growing, hungry boys to feed you can get stuck making less desirable […]

Easter Treats For Your Family

The ritual of hunting for easter eggs is something that all children enjoy (even my teenage son still enjoys easter treats and the hunt for eggs – just don’t tell him I told you!), but let’s think about some of the items we place inside the eggs. Traditional easter baskets are filled with chocolate. Chocolate […]

ERM 030 Barbara Andrews: Using Your Intuition, Changing Careers & Taking Care of Yourself As A Woman

Barb Andrews is a 63 year old single mother of 2 grown children, and proud grandmother of Brooke! Barb is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and work with clients both privately and at Stonetree Naturopathic Clinic in Collingwood. She also works as a children’s preschool teacher at Pretty River Academy, and feels blessed to have family […]

Best Tips For Choosing BackPacks For Your Kids

The countdown is on and for many children school will be starting in a few weeks! Hard to believe. Some summers seem to pass by more quickly, or perhaps as my children get older (and I do too!) time just seems to move at a faster pace. Parents have already started asking me about how […]