Did you know that Sunday October 16 2016 is world spine day?

Every year on October 16th people from around the world join together on World Spine Day to raise awareness about spinal disorders as part of the Bone and Joint Decade’s Action Week.

Millions of people in all continents of the world suffer with spinal disorders. These can include low back pain, neck pain, scoliosis and disc disease, to name but a few. Spinal pain and disability can have a profound effect on a person’s overall health, sometimes preventing them from working or even doing simple daily activities.  Research has demonstrated that poor posture and inactivity are major contributors to the development of back pain and other spinal disorders. Low back pain has become a leading cause of work absence and according to the World Health Organization, one in four adults is not active enough and over 80% of adolescent population is not active enough.

The theme for 2016 is “Straighten up and move” which highlights the importance of physical activity and improving posture as part of good spinal health and prevention of injury. In celebration of world spine day Sandi Black of Breathing Space Yoga Studio and Dr. Jen and Dr. Shaun Maher of Island Chiropractic have teamed up to offer a complimentary Yoga class on Sunday October 16 at 9:30am.  

Classes will be held at the grand lake road fire hall, upstairs in suite #3. Following the class there will be complimentary refreshments and a prize give-away. Participants of all levels are encouraged to straighten up and move on this special day.

While the class is complimentary, participants are strongly encouraged to pre-register at info@islandchiro.com.  For more information call 902-270-7022.