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Self Treatment for Tension Headaches

July 7th, 2016

A fair number of my patients come in for treatment of tension headaches. These headaches, which are aptly named, are caused by tension of the muscles of the head, neck, and shoulders. They tend to be described as a pressure or tightness across the forehead, sides, or back of the head. The causes of tension …

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RockTape for the Crossfit Open 2015 Wod 15.2

March 10th, 2015

Here are my taping recommendations for the second workout in this years CrossFit open. If you have a tendency to tear your palms, then I’d add the hand taping suggestion from the 15.1/15.1a video I posted before. Good luck!

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RockTape for the CrossFit Open 2015 WOD 15.1/15.1a

March 5th, 2015

If you’re participating in this years CrossFit Open, then give this RockTape application suggestion a try!

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Spine Stability Exercises – The Quadruped Track

March 5th, 2015

This exercise is part of the progressive rehab program I use here at the clinic. Give it a try!

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Kinesiology Tape for Bruises – Final

January 26th, 2015

This is the last update I’ll make to this little series. The bruise was pretty hard to see through the gaps in the tape, so I decided to take it off and have a look. I was pretty surprised myself to see the change from only two and a half days ago. There is still …

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Kinesiology Taping for Bruises – Part 3

January 24th, 2015

~72 hours after the initial taping. You can see that the area where the tape did not cover the bruise is still a bit darker. I’m going to reapply the tape in a different orientation and leave it on for the recommended 4 day span before updating one last time.

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Kinesiology Taping for Bruises – Part 2

January 22nd, 2015

Just a little less than 24 hours after I put this tape on. The bruise is much less tender, but has spread a little bit. You can see a few faint tracks through the bruise where the tape came off, but it is too soon to see the full effect. I will probably wait another …

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Kinesiology Taping for Bruises – Part 1

January 21st, 2015

One of the best ways to get rid of a troublesome bruise quickly is to put some kinesiology tape (e.g. K-Tape, RockTape, KT tape) over it. When applied properly as shown in this video, the tape can help speed up the healing process. It should help decrease the spread, appearance, and tenderness of the bruise …

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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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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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