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  • Casey W

    Just over a year ago, I really damaged my knee after going for a jog and don't think I could have bounced back as quickly as I did without Dr. Joy's help.  He really went above and beyond with not only his chiropractic care but also being there for me mentally through a difficult injury.

  • Anna F

    I'm so thankful and happy with the results i've received from Dr. Joy. A year and a half ago I had extensive surgery on my neck and I never thought to go and see a chiropractor for recovery. Dr. Joy has been able to regain better mobility and sensation in my neck.

  • Simon B

    Dr. Joy Arciaga treated me after a ongoing battle with ongoing ankle/toe injury I sustained while playing soccer. While I was in a high amount of pain for a month prior to treatment, after only 3 sessions with Dr. Arciaga, I was back out on the pitch without any pain and continue to feel no pain in the affected areas.

  • James H

    I have been a client of Dr. Arciaga for over 2 years.  The experience has been transforming.  \i sought a chiropractor to correct my poor posture.  Through a series of adjustments, corrective exercises and information \\i am now able to greet my 'golden years', close at hand, walking tall, shoulders back, head up and with confidence.

  • Kakra W

    I have been seeing Dr. Joy for close to 2 years now. I met him at the woman's show and although the only reason I was pu...lled to their booth was by my little sister who wanted to stand on their double scales, I have to say that was the day my life changed...for the better.

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      Testimonials

      • Casey W

        Just over a year ago, I really damaged my knee after going for a jog and don't think I could have bounced back as quickly as I did without Dr. Joy's help.  He really went above and beyond with not only his chiropractic care but also being there for me mentally through a difficult injury.

      • Anna F

        I'm so thankful and happy with the results i've received from Dr. Joy. A year and a half ago I had extensive surgery on my neck and I never thought to go and see a chiropractor for recovery. Dr. Joy has been able to regain better mobility and sensation in my neck.

      • Simon B

        Dr. Joy Arciaga treated me after a ongoing battle with ongoing ankle/toe injury I sustained while playing soccer. While I was in a high amount of pain for a month prior to treatment, after only 3 sessions with Dr. Arciaga, I was back out on the pitch without any pain and continue to feel no pain in the affected areas.

      • James H

        I have been a client of Dr. Arciaga for over 2 years.  The experience has been transforming.  \i sought a chiropractor to correct my poor posture.  Through a series of adjustments, corrective exercises and information \\i am now able to greet my 'golden years', close at hand, walking tall, shoulders back, head up and with confidence.

      • Kakra W

        I have been seeing Dr. Joy for close to 2 years now. I met him at the woman's show and although the only reason I was pu...lled to their booth was by my little sister who wanted to stand on their double scales, I have to say that was the day my life changed...for the better.

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        Are you suseptible to Migraines? ⠀ ⠀ It's that time of year again when the weather is changing and the pressure in the air is shifting and can trigger those migraine type of headaches.⠀ ⠀ Here are a few natural remedies to help ease those nasty little fellas we would like to call - Migraine pressure headaches:⠀ ⠀ GINGERROOT:⠀ Simmer 3 quarter size pieces of ginger root in 2 cups of water for 30 minutes, drink slowly, and watch the pressure just melt away! *Caution* its hot!!! use this to relieve migraine pressure, to relax, and ease nausea associated with these types of headaches.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ MAGNESIUM:⠀ Through multiple studies, it was found that during migraine attacks the magnesium levels in the brain are low. It was also found that taking the correct dosage of magnesium per day acts as a preventive of headaches. You can find magnesium in foods such as: Pumpkin seeds, Mackerel, Dried Figs, and Dark Chocolate.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ B2 (also known as Riboflavin) :⠀ In one study 59% of people slashed Migraine frequency in half by taking the correct dosage of B2- Riboflavin. You can find B2 in foods such as: Almonds, Sesame seeds, Spinach, Mushrooms, and Salmon.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ BUTTERBUR:⠀ It was found in three studies that Butterbur extract has had a significant helping hand in migraine attack relief when taken on a daily bases, twice a day, for one month. You can purchase this extract over the counter.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ FOOT BATH (With lavender and peppermint):⠀ In foot baths, the hot water draws the blood to the feet, in-turn easing the blood pressure in your head. By adding peppermint you help with the stimulation, and with lavender you create calm within your body.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Lets take a moment to ourselves each day and really focus on what our bodies are telling us 😊 Lets ease those migraine headaches and live a lighter, happier day!⠀ ⠀ Be well my friends! ;o)⠀ ⠀ #wellness #yorkdalewellnessclinic #toronto #york #yorkdale #health #brain #migraines #ginger #gingerroot #rosemary #footbath #butterbur # magnesium #body #chiropractor #physiotherapy #rmt #tcm #livingwell #healthy #healthylifestyle #migraineheadaches ⠀ ⠀ ⠀

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        @Regrann from @drjoy_ - SLEEP PARALYSIS PART 2 of 2. (Read part 1 if you haven't yet) See picture above. Replace this lady with a Filipino guy and put a cat on his chest and this was me. Sleep Paralysis Fun Facts: . ❌According to the Mayo Clinic, sleep paralysis can last 30 seconds - several minutes - IT FEELS LIKE AN ETERNITY. ❌You may feel like their is a weight on your chest or you are being choked - YEP. ❌In the past it was believed that sleep paralysis was caused by demons/spirits sitting on your chest and holding you down - THIS DID CROSS MY MIND. ❌People in sleep paralysis often hallucinate because their brain in still in a dream state. YEP. ❌People have reported seeing ghosts, demons and other strange apparitions - YEP. ❌People report that it kind of feels like you woke up dead - YEP. ❌You cannot wake yourself up - YOU JUST HAVE TO WAIT IT OUT. FML. ❌Instances of sleep paralysis can be traced back to 10 century Persian medical texts. ❌It will not kill you - YOU JUST FEEL LIKE IT WILL. . . Which now brings me to the reason for this post. 2 reasons actually: 1. I'm a neurolgy nerd at heart and this is actually super interesting to me. 2.  I JUST DON'T WANT ANYONE TO FREAK OUT LIKE I DID. It sounds ridiculous but if you don't know what sleep paralysis is and it is your first time going through it there are no words to describe how intense it is. I actually thought that I was dying. Every scary movie I ever watched ran through my mind as I waited for whatever demon to come along and take my soul. Yes - this actually crossed my mind. I like to think I am a rational person AND I THOUGHT THERE WAS A SUPERNATURAL FORCE COMING FOR ME. I hope this never happens to any of you but if it does - be calm. Try to kill the rising panic. It will pass. PS. I AM NOT ON DRUGS. 😅😅 #yorkdale #yorkdalewellnessclinic #yorkdalewellness #chiropractic #chiro #torontochiro #drjoy #heal #healtoronto #healtheworld #physiotherapy #physio #massagetherapy #rehab #prehab #workout #training #neurology #neuro #brain #brainhealth #injury #injuryproof #injuryprevention #sleepparalysis - #regrann

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        @Regrann from @drjoy_ - PART 1 OF 2 This is going to sound super strange guys but bare with me. I had the weirdest experiences of my life on Sunday night. I woke up 😪 in the middle of the night but could not move. I tried to call out Tina's (my wife) name to wake her up but couldn't. I tried to scream as loud as I could. Nothing. I tried as hard as I could to raise my arm. Did not budge. Then my leg. Nope. My cat was sleeping on my chest. She didn't even realize anything was happening that's how still I was. Panic sets in. You're like WTF is happening. It literally felt like something was holding me down. PS. I AM NOT ON DRUGS. 😅😅 It's called SLEEP PARALYSIS and it is scary AF. 😲 This was actually my third time experiencing it so I didn't panic as much as I did the first time but it's still so eerie. Rapid Eye Movement sleep (REM sleep) is one of the portions of your sleep cycle where you dream. But in this phase your muscles are turned off so that you cannot act upon your dreams. Sleep paralysis occurs when you wake up and come out of REM sleep but your muscles are not turned back on yet OR when you are about to enter REM and your muscles are already turned off but your still awake. There is a problem during the transition phase of sleep. IT FEELS LIKE YOU ARE AWAKE BUT DEAD. You cannot move a muscle. You cannot speak. You're still able to breath and your conscious mind is wide awake. And your conscious mind begins to freak the f*** out. CAUSES: . ❌Sleep deprivation ❌Poor quality of sleep ❌Sleep medications ❌Sleep disorders - such as narcolepsy and sleep apnea ❌Individuals with anxiety or depression are more likely to experience sleep paralysis ❌BUT THERE IS ACTUALLY NO CLEAR CAUSAL LINK TREATMENT/PREVENTION: . ❌Get enough sleep ❌Have good sleep Hygiene ❌See a sleep specialist ❌When you do have one - STAY CALM. It will pass on its own. CONTINUE ON TO NEXT POST #sleepparalysis #yorkdale #yorkdalewellnessclinic #chiropractic #chiro #torontochiro #drjoy #heal #healtoronto #healtheworld #physiotherapy #physio #massagetherapy #rehab #neurology #brain #trainthebrain #trainyourbrain #injury #injuryprevention #injuryproof - #regrann

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        @Regrann from @drjoy_ - Our amazing front office admin Lina was complaining of pain and stiffness in her upper back the other day as well as stiffness in her low back. Turned out her jaw was a major player causing some of her issues in this particular day - she clenches and grinds her teeth at night. Adjustments shown: Right cervical (neck). Thoracic spine T3 - T7 (mid back). Right lumbar (low back). Right ankle mortise (ankle). Left cervical. Left sacrum (pelvis). Right ribs. Right carpals (wrist). Right TMJ (jaw). Left TMJ. Drop adjustment on Right SI joint. Drop adjustment on Left SI joint. #Adjustments are followed up by passive #stretching and some #softtissuetherapy to her Quadratus Lumborum (low back) and pterygoid muscles (inside her mouth that attach at the jaw). . #yorkdale #yorkdalewellnessclinic #chiropractic #yorkdalewellness #drjoy #chiro #chiropractic #heal #healtoronto #healtheworld #physiotherapy #physio #massagetherapy #rehab #trainthebrain #trainyourbrain #torontochiro #injuryprevention #rehabexercise #injuryproofyourbody #health - #regrann

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        @Regrann from @drjoy_ - PART 2 Condition: Patellar Tendonitis (aka Jumpers Knee). . Symptoms: pain localized to the front of the knee and just below the kneecap. . Cause: repetitive strain injury due to excessive running or jumping. . Exercise Therapy: TERMINAL KNEE EXTENSION WITH BAND - Activates the VMO. . ❌ Tie a band around the affected knee. . ❌ Stand with the affected leg under the body or slightly in front, and the other leg slightly behind for balance. . ❌ Slightly bend the knee, then use the quadriceps muscle to straighten the leg as much as possible. . ❌ Do not rock the hips front and back, use only the quadriceps to extend the knee. . ❌ Don't let the knee go excessively in front of the toes on the way down. . ❌ Another theraband can be looped around both ankles as a progression to activate more hip stability. PROGRESSION HEEL TO TOE ROCKING FRONT AND BACK WITH BAND - Eccentric quadriceps dynamic progression. . ❌ Stand up with a band around the working knee, the resistance coming from in front, and the weight on the back leg. . ❌ Straighten your front knee using your quadriceps, the muscle in front of your thigh. Lift the toes. . ❌Shift your weight on your front leg by putting your front foot flat on the floor, leg vertical, while slightly bending the knee to absorb the shock. . ❌Get back to the starting position and repeat. . ❌ These exercises are done with acceptable hip and glut stability and activation. Whether it's #rehab or #injuryprevention this is a good one for knee stability and baseline strengthening. 416.398.0372 or info@yorkdalewellness.com if you need elite #rehab, #chiro, #physio and #massagetherapy #yorkdale #yorkdalewellnessclinic #yorkdalewellness #chiropractic #chiro #torontochiro #drjoy #torontohealth #heal #healtoronto #healtheworld #physiotherapy #injuryproof #injuryproofyourbody #exerciserehab #exercise - #regrann

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        @Regrann from @drjoy_ - Get it? CRACKING. Cause I'm a #chiropractor. And an adjustment to a joint results in an audible sound similar to a pop or "crack" that is gas being released from the joint resulting in increased joint mobility and neurological input to the central nervous system? Even Terrence couldn't contain himself. Man. I'm funny. Career change? Have a happy Monday everyone. Dr. J #micdrop #alliheararecrickets #toofunny #chirohumor #careerchange #timetogoontour . #chiro #torontochiro #drjoy #yorkdale #yorkdalewellnessclinic #yorkdalewellness #adjustment #adjust #chiropractic #health #healthclinic #heal #healtoronto #healtheworld #physiotherapy #physio #massagetherapy #rehab - #regrann

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        @Regrann from @drjoy_ - #testimonial from @nikki_core_d. An awesome patient of mine that I love and hate to see. Such an amazing and driven person but I know if I see her name pop into my schedule she's coming in busted as f***. 🤤 BUT if I was training as hard as her I'd be broken too. Gotta love the dedication. Thanks for the kind words Nicole!! . #lovewhatido #yorkdale #yorkdalewellnessclinic #yorkdalewellness #drjoy #chiro #chiropractic #chiropractor #heal #healtoronto #healtheworld #physiotherapy #physio #massagetherapy #rehab #prehab #health #trainthebrain #neurology #testimonialtime - #regrann

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        Credit to @drjoy_ : THE AMAZING POWER OF DYSLEXIA. 👌👌👌 #dyslexia is generally seen as a learning disability where by individuals have a hard time reading. Research out of Yale University shows that Dyslexia is more than just a disability. Functional MRI (fMRI) has shown brain activity in the reading centers of the brain are disrupted and are neurologically hard wired differently in a dyslexic brain. It is this difference in brain activation that dyslexic individuals often see words and letters out of order, letters reversed and sometimes backwards. It is not a vision problem. It is a interpretation problem. BUT.... what if i told you that because dyslexics process information outside of a linear set of steps they are able to draw conclusions from unrelated associations and SEE PROBLEMS IN THEIR TOTALITY? Also, dyslexics are known to have high levels of CRITICAL THINKING, CREATIVITY, and out of the box problem solving. . Individuals who grew up with dyslexia are accustomed to working harder 😫 to get through the same curriculum that most kids saw as basic. By that quality alone, dyslexics have an increased level of TENACITY and DETERMINATION. Life has always been a struggle for them so they don't give up at the first sign of trouble. They are very good at delegating authority and excel at oral communication. . Studies conducted by the university of London identified that a amazing 35% of US business owners were dyslexic. . Famous Businessmen Dyslexics: . 📖 Richard Branson (Founder Vigin Group; Billionaire) - BOSS 😎 📖 Ted Turner (Founder Turner Enterprises; Billionaire) BOSS 😎 📖 Ingvar Kamprad (Founder Ikea; Billionaire) - BOSS 😎 📖 Henry Ford (Founder Ford Motors) - BOSS 😎 📖 Steve Jobs (Founder Apple; Billionaire) - BOSS 😎 . Not to mention the tons of A List creative types like Tom Cruise, Steven Spielberg and Jay Leno who are bosses as well. 😎😎😎 . THUS, It is not your disability but how you choose to USE the ABILITY you have that really matters. #BEABOSS. #trainyourbrain #yorkdale #yorkdalewellnessclinic #chiropractic #chiro #torontochiro #drjoy #heal #healtoronto #healtheworld #physiotherapy #physio #massagetherapy #rehab #prehab #brain

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        Credit to @drjoy_ : Condition: Patellar Tendonitis (aka Jumpers Knee). . Symptoms: pain and inflammation localized to the front of the knee and just below the kneecap. . Cause: repetitive strain injury due to excessive running or jumping. . Exercise Therapy: Eccentric Decline Squats The majority of research points to eccentric exercises as vastly more effective for tendinopathies than concentric exercise. Eccentric exercises (or negatives) involve the lengthening of muscle-tendon unit as weight is applied. This is in contrast to typical concentric exercise ie. Bicep curl. . ❌ Step on a decline board with your feet parallel. Heels on the board and balls of your feet on the ground. . ❌Sit back with your hips, as if you’re reaching for a chair that is behind you. Your knees shouldn’t be tracking over your toes. Don’t let your knees collapse inward or move too far out to the side. . ❌ Once you’ve reached ¾ squat, stop gently, and stand straight up. . ❌ Avoid bouncing as that stores energy inside your patellar tendon, which can aggravate your tendinopathy. PROGRESSION . ❌ Step on a decline board with your feet parallel. Heels on the board while the balls of your feet are on the ground. . ❌ Reach for a chair to maintain stability if needed. . ❌ Lift the unaffected foot off the board, placing all your weight onto the effected leg. . ❌ Sit back with your hips and slowly lower to a ¾ squat. Don’t let your knees track over your toes or collapse inward or move too far out to the side. . ❌Once you reached ¾ squat place the raised foot onto the board, and slowly raise to standing position with both legs. . This exercise is used only after hip/glut strength and stability is assessed and acceptable. If our athletes need to get better quickly we hit it with #shockwavetherapy to enhance the healing process. Once tissue healing is stimulated we jump into a tailored eccentric exercise regimen to keep you moving pain free! . 416.398.0372 or info@yorkdalewellness.com. Ask for Dr. Taylor, the tendon guy! PS. How epic is the music? Makes the rehab feel so intense. 😁😁😁

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        Credit to @drjoy_ : Case Study: EC comes in to the clinic with 3 months of Frozen Shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) progressively getting worse. Pain is significant but the biggest negative impact is her inability to complete tasks at work and around the home. The pics show EC during my first initial treatment with her. . On the TOP LEFT you have right arm abduction stopping just above 90 degrees. BOTTOM LEFT shows arm flexion at just about 135 degrees. . TREATMENT: . ✔ Adjustments to bilateral occiput, mid/upper thoracic spine, right ribs 3/4 and right shoulder capsule. ✔ Soft tissue therapy to right subscap. ✔ Dry needle #acupuncture to right subscap and right trap. . TOP RIGHT shows post treatment abduction and BOTTOM RIGHT shows post treatment flexion. Not perfect but major improvement from just several minutes before. . Believe it or not, whenever I see a frozen shoulder, the biggest and most immediate change I see is after an #adjustment to the occiout. Everything else helps but if I had to pick just one thing to do that makes the most significant impact it would be that adjustment. Probably just 1 - 2 more treatments and EC is good to go. . 416.398.0372 or info@yorkdalewellness.com if y'all need me. - DR. J #yorkdale #yorkdalewellnessclinic #yorkdalewellness #chiropractic #chiro #chiropractor #drjoy #frozenshoulder #rehab #prehab #physio #physiotherapy #massagetherapy #rehab #prehab #adhesivecapsulitis

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