COVID-19 Update

We are providing treatment for acute conditions or to minimize flare-ups of ongoing problems”  
to “As per order of the Medical Officer of Nova Scotia we are only providing care to patients in need of Emergency or Urgent care.  If your situation is not Urgent or an Emergency we may be able to offer some assistance through teleconferencing
We are following Public Health recommendations regarding COVID-19 to minimize risks by cleaning everything between patient sessions, minimizing contact between patients by going straight into treatment rooms and closing off waiting area.  Of course we ask that people who have traveled internationally or who have symptoms suggestive of viral infection to stay home or contact 811 as appropriate.
We'll do what we can to help people manage during these challenging times.

Thank you for your understanding,

Dr. Mark Bodnar
Treatment can offer excellent short term pain relief, but long term management typically requires more effort.

Keeping the pain away, especially for chronic or recurrent problems, can be more challenging.
  • The first step is to properly identify and resolve the original problem. Pain will often re-occur when the underlying injury is not actually resolved.
  • The second step involves targeted exercise. Strengthening the injured area can help minimize the risk of relapse.
  • The third step is to avoid re-injury. With improved ergonomics, better lifting techniques and mechanics you can minimize the risks of re-injury.
  • Finally, infrequent care can help address any minor flare-ups before they turn into bigger problems.
Ideally an exercise program should be designed based on the individual's area of weakness or imbalance to improve strength, endurance, coordination and balance.

We are building a library of articles, many written by Dr. Bodnar over the years for a local newspaper plus we are working to develop some instructional videos that will help show the exercises more effectively.

The articles and exercises are not a substitute for a proper diagnosis, and are available as an adjunct to proper care to help patients learn how to take better care of themselves and reduce the risk of injury.

Disclaimer–Please consult an appropriate health care practitioner before starting any exercise program


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Bedford Chiropractic, based in Bedford, Nova Scotia, offers full-service consultations, diagnosis and treatment plans for a variety of workplace and repetitive injuries causing pain to the head, neck, jaw, arm, shoulders, upper body, chest, lower back, legs and feet. Contact us today at 902-835-6865. We serve patients in the Halifax Regional Municipality, including Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, Sackville and surrounding areas.