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Dr.Stephanie Galanis

Dr.Stephanie Galanis, DC

Dr. Stephanie is a big-hearted, energetic, and compassionate healer dedicated to changing lives through chiropractic.  She studied Neuroscience and Psychology and received her Bachelor of Science from University of Toronto.  She then went on to complete her Doctorate of Chiropractic at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic ...
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Dr. Erin Madonia, DC

Dr. Erin Madonia graduated from Queen's University with an Honors Bachelor of Science degree in the Life Sciences.  She then went on to graduate with honors as a Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College [CMCC] in Toronto.  She practices using Diversified Technique and ...
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Emily Waugh, RMT

A native of Flamborough, Ontario, Emily moved to Toronto to pursue an education at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. Following a traumatic injury several years ago, Emily realized the power of massage to heal, as it aided her in a quick recovery. During ...
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Nicole McMurray, B.Sc., RMT

Nicole began her love of the healthcare field during her studies at the University of Waterloo where she graduated with a degree in Biomedical Sciences. After her degree, she pursued her interest in manual therapies by completing a massage therapy program in St. John’s, Newfoundland. This ...
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Why Choose The Health Loft?

Our practice is based on one thing that I am certain of: every human being has the potential to be brilliant.

This potential, your inner magnificence, is within you to unleash.It is mediated through your health, and your health is a direct mirror of your nerve system. What I know for sure is you are perfectly designed to heal, and to be healthy. No matter what limitations or labels you have been given.

The Health Loft exists to restore the beauty in families. We help you get healthy & stay healthy for a lifetime.
Our purpose is to educate, empower and adjust you and your family so that you can enjoy the health that you were designed to experience from the start. We optimize your body and mind from preconception, pregnancy, birth, and beyond, which allows you and your family to experience extraordinary health. This will necessarily spill over into every aspect in your life – so that you can live the way you were originally designed to.

Our chiropractic clinic is in downtown Toronto, at King & Bathurst. Dr. Stephanie has been serving the king west community since 2003.

 

5 Chiropractic tips to change your life

We are always asked what can we be doing everyday to be healthier? Dr. Stephanie has compiled her 5 best chiropractic tips that you can do right now to help with the day to day function of your nervous system.

These tips, coupled with regular chiropractic adjustments, will literally change the way your body functions, and adapts throughout your life.

1- Every night, practice belly breathing.

This is breathing using your belly, not your chest or neck muscles.  Lie on your back, hands on your belly.  Breathe in allowing your belly (not chest or neck) to rise.

  • Count in your head (1-1000, 2-1000, 3-1000, 4-1000).
  • Hold your belly extended for a count of 1-1000.
  • Then control the exhale for 4-1000, 3-1000, 2-1000, 1-1000).  Work up to doing this 10x/night.

2- Do NOT check your phone first thing in the morning.

phone related stress
Do NOT check your phone first thing in the morning

This is the absolute worst. This starts off your day in a reactionary [fight or flight] mode instead of calm.  In chiropractic terms this would start a stress response in the body.

Instead, think about all the things you want to achieve today (or even this week, this year) and how you intend to achieve these goals. This puts you in your “thinking” brain,  instead of your reactionary one.  It sets you up to be in control and thinking clearly.

3- Change your position constantly.

Change position
Change your position constantly.

This is especially if you sit at a desk for work.  Aim to change your posture every 10 minutes.  This can be as simple as getting up from your desk and stretching your spine.

Do the opposite of your most common movements.  For example, if you sit, hunched forward at a desk for the majority of your day, make sure you take a “movement break” and extend your spine! Spinal movement helps not only your spine, but also improves brain function such as motor fatigue, recovery, and energy levels.

4-Think about your health, every day

your health
Think about your health, every day

Every day, using affirmations, meditation, or just generally thinking about your health in a positive way.

An example of this may look something like

“I have the ability to be and stay healthy”

or

“I have the power to heal from the inside out”

Bringing consciousness to your innate ability to heal should not be overlooked. Your health is your responsibility and directing consciousness to your health every day is a powerful way to affect it.

5-Exercise

Exercise
you need to move your body, every day

There is so much information out there on exercise.  The truth is, you need to find something you enjoy and works for you and do it often.

Bottom line is this: You need to move your body, every day.  You are how you move, and you move how you are.

My best recommendation for everyone is to exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes, but ideally you should work up so that it is closer to 60 minutes.  One focused session 4-6 days per week.

 

Latest articles posted by Dr. Stephanie

How Do You Know You’re Healthy?

What do you define your health by? Is it just the absence of symptoms? Is it by how much consistent energy you have? The quality of your sleep, or how well you can digest your ...
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The Chiropractor Who saved Christmas…?

T'was the day before Christmas, but there was no cheer. No jingle bells jingled, no sound of reindeer. The word had gone out that Santa was sick. There would be no visit from jolly St. Nick. The people were ...
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The Power of Vulnerability

The universe is magical. I met a former practice member last week for a coffee, and she told me about the work she has done with Brene Brown. Watched this to finish off my miracle ...
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The Health Loft

47 Stewart St
Toronto,
Ontario
M5V 2V8

Phone: 647.346.2281

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