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The How To Guide to Mobility Work

January 29th, 2015

A fair deal of the “homework” that I give to my patients is focused on self mobilizations of the areas that we treat in the office. This work when targeted correctly, and done appropriately, can go a long way towards shortening recovery time. It is also crucial for making sure that joints are operating in …

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Sports Recovery Treatment

January 14th, 2015

**SORRY ABOUT THE VOMIT INDUCING CAMERA MOVES** I offer sports/activity recovery visits that utilize a couple of devices to help my patients avoid muscle soreness and fatigue. The MarcPro muscle stimulation unit can be placed in a variety of locations to create a comfortable muscle pulsing. This pulsing helps muscles clear out some of the …

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Preventative Screens

October 29th, 2014

From time to time going forward, I will be inviting other health care professionals in the area that I know and trust to present topics for your benefit. This first one comes from Dr. Carolynn Francavilla, MD. Enjoy! PREVENTATIVE SCREENS October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and a great time to think about catching up …

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Pain Free Gardening and Yard Work

May 29th, 2014

Spring is in full swing which means that you may be getting back into tending to your back yard garden or taking on landscaping projects. I’ll provide you with a few tips to keep yourself out of pain while trying your hand at taming mother nature. Warm up – Doing a little bit of stretching or …

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Wallets and Back Pain

February 10th, 2014

If you have chronic or recurring low back pain, you could be sitting on the answer to your problem. No, I’m not talking about the chair you’re in (that’s a whole other situation), I’m talking about that over-stuffed, over-sized hunk of cow hide you’ve been propping under your pelvis since the Clinton administration (or longer…). …

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Crossfit and Chiropractic

January 28th, 2014

Constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement – or CrossFit in its simplest form, is a popular form of exercise for folks these days. It combines elements of complex Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics movements, and intense aerobic exercise.  Those who have ever (or regularly) step/ped into a “box” know just how beneficial the “sport of fitness” can be …

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Raking Safely and Efficiently

November 29th, 2013

Fall is falling all around us, which means you soon may need to bust out the rake and do one last little bit of lawn care before snow season puts its icy grip on your yard. Raking requires a good deal of repetitive twisting, pulling, bending and lifting that can put stress on your body …

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Spine Sparing Strategies

April 29th, 2013

One of the things I love most about chiropractic is that it’s not just about getting you out of pain, but keeping you out of pain. One of the best ways I can do the latter is to educate my patients on ways to do everyday tasks without putting themselves at risk for injury. I …

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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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Balance

October 24th, 2012

Your ability to stand upright is much more complicated than you might imagine. Signals about where the body is in space (a “sixth sense” known as proprioception) combine with visual signals from your eyes, pressure signals from your skin and signals from the fluid filled canals in your inner ear to let your brain know …

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