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4Jun, 2018

Reset After the Weekend

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From Memorial Day Weekend and onward, it feels like all the weekends of summer bur into one sun-soaked stretch. Sporting events, yard work, fun on the water; these activities keep us plenty busy, and with hectic schedules typically come poor dietary choices. In the glow of summertime, we tend to lose track of our fitness and health goals, and partake in eating and drinking things we normally wouldn’t cave in to during the week. Come Monday morning, I hear from friends and patients who regret some of the choices they […]
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17Nov, 2017

Health Risks for Forklift Operators

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Operating a forklift is hard work, and it takes a toll on your body. I teamed up with the amazing Conger team to offer some tips to stay healthy as a forklift operator. If you or a loved one works in this field, it is definitely worth a read! Read the article here.  As always, I am available to help you or your family and friends get and stay healthy. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms outlined in the article, call me for a consultation and examination at […]
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27Sep, 2017

Overuse in Youth Sports: What You Need to Know

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Youth sports are a lot more competitive and demanding than they used to be. While your child will certainly develop plenty of new skills and character developments through sports, it is important to be aware of any signs of injury, distress and syndromes that come from overactivity, overuse of specific muscles, or just from flat-out exhaustion. When I was growing up, it was common for kids to play three or even four sports over the course of the year: one sport per season. Over time, however, I have gradually observed […]
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10Aug, 2017

Keep Your Head Up (Literally)

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You’ve probably heard the phrase “keep your head up” or “keep your chin up,” meaning to maintain high spirits in the face of something difficult and to persevere. Well, guess what? It’s backed by science: maintaining erect posture (sitting up or standing straight, chin raised, shoulders back) actually helps your body respond to stress and manage your moods.  Many studies have been performed based on the hypothesis that muscular states relate to emotions, but these studies have mostly focused on facial expressions (smiling does make you happier, by the way!). […]
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27Apr, 2017

Treating Allergies with Chiropractic

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Spring is here, and with it (eventually) comes freshly blossomed flowers, leafy trees and new green grass. This is what we have waited all winter for; the moment we can open our windows, hang sheets out to dry and plan our gardens for the upcoming season. However, those of us with allergies perceive all of these activities not with excitement, but with dread. Sufferers of seasonal allergies experience itchy eyes, skin irritation, runny noses and general inflammation this time of year. Whether you experience mild allergies or have a severe […]
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24Mar, 2017

The New Non-Drug Guidelines for Low Back Pain

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The American College of Physicians has updated their guidelines in treating lower back pain. For the ACP to release new guidelines, this means that new studies citing hours, weeks, months and even years of research have proven past techniques less effective than originally thought, bringing new treatment options to light and to the forefront of primary care. Unsurprisingly, the new guidelines strongly discourage the use of opioids for the treatment of lower back pain. Instead, they highly recommend seeking conservative non-drug treatment through lifestyle changes, chiropractic and overall wellness. There have […]
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10Jan, 2017

Life in Motion: The Importance of Mobility

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With all this new snow, out comes the shovel and the added muscle soreness that comes with it. A typical (but dreaded) chore like shoveling snow is a normal, everyday reminder of your mobility and range of motion or lack thereof. For many of us, the words “mobility” and “range of motion” are associated with aging; we think of limitations in these areas as being exclusively assigned to older individuals, maybe after a surgery or two, or just in the combination of aging more and exercising less. The truth is that […]
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4Nov, 2016

Lose Weight & Recover Faster

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Beginning your journey of weight loss seems simple enough in theory, but in practice it can be frustrating. The results often don’t come as quickly as you’d like nor as easily. What I’ve found with my patients and friends is that motivation is extremely important. The results from your hard work will eventually fuel your progress, but results do not come immediately. In order to get in the habit of a healthy lifestyle, you need to find motivation first.  Losing weight has a lot of benefits that can motivate you […]
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24Aug, 2016

Age with Grace: Stay Happy & Healthy

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As you may have noticed, our culture collectively dreads getting older. Advertisements promote youth, anti-aging and enjoying life while you’re young. While youth is great, it doesn’t last forever. To age gracefully both physically and mentally, you must adopt health awareness and a positive mindset. A recent study published in the American Journal for Geriatric Psychiatry suggests that overall contentment with yourself and your position in life dramatically increases your quality of life as you age. The idea of contentment changes from person to person, so the ways to find this contentment also vary. One […]
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29Jul, 2016

Endorphins & Enjoying Life

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Thanks to extensive research, the benefits of spinal manipulation are easier to measure through scientific evidence. If you’re a patient of mine, you know how good your body feels after being adjusted. But if you’re curious about why that might be or just curious about chiropractic in general, you might wonder what happens to your body after leaving my office. Scientists are able to study the neurochemical benefits of spinal manipulation and they found that chiropractic adjustments cause a surge of beta-endorphins. Beta-endorphins have been found to produce a wide range of […]
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