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Ice or Heat for Injuries?

November 29th, 2014

Ice vs. Heat Cold and hot packs are a great way to supplement your treatment outside the office and help soothe everyday aches and pains. Knowing which one to use and when can make the difference between making your symptoms better or worse. This is one of the most common questions I get asked here …

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When To Seek Care

March 29th, 2014

I often get asked at what point a person should come in to see me for treatment for any variety of aches and pains, so I figured I would lay out a few guidelines for helping you distinguish regular soreness from something that should be investigated. 1. Pain on one side of the body – After …

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The Functional Movement Screen (FMS)

March 28th, 2013

A new service called the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is now available here at Assurance Chiropractic! This short blog will discuss what the screen is, what the results mean, and how you can benefit from the information that the screen provides. The FMS is a tool that was developed by Gray Cook, a well-respected physical …

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Low Level Light Therapy (aka Cold Laser)

July 29th, 2011

Physicians of all backgrounds throughout time have recognized the healing power of light.  Things like the implementation of sun rooms in hospitals to personal light boxes have been used to effectively treat diseases from tuberculosis to depression.  New technologies have been developed over the years to harness the power of different wavelengths of light to …

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Graston Soft Tissue Manipulation

May 16th, 2011

Instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation (IASTM) has been around in some form or another going back as far as ancient Chinese medicine known as Gua Sha.  The premise is to utilize some sort of tool to get to tissue layers that are otherwise inaccessible to the practitioner using only their hands.  Graston® Technique utilizes six …

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