Plantar Fasciitis occurs when the Plantar (bottom of the foot) Fascia (thick protective tissue) becomes inflamed from injury, underuse or overuse. This is a painful condition that can be treated at home or by multiple practitioners.
Ouch! If you’ve had it, you don’t want it again. So, what can we do for it and how do we prevent it.
Prevention and Treatment:
a) Stay active: Walking may hurt but putting your feet up to...more
Keep Moving: With weather changes, we tend to sit more. The New England Journal of Medicine published a study that found on average Americans will gain 5 pounds over the holidays, what?! To stop that in its tracks, now is the time to develop good habits in order to prove them wrong. Best of all, keep it simple.
a. As you wake, take a moment for yourself. Lay comfortably and take a breath. Most humans naturally gravitate to negative...more
Along with our work, work mentality, many of us have started to believe that we really do not need much sleep. Some state they produce maximally with 4 hours of sleep, not true. Although some people will do fine on a few hours of sleep for a while, eventually the body rebels. A lack of sleep has been connected to multiple health issues. Below are some important rules regarding sleep. The more you follow, the better you will feel, and your...more
A study, published at the University of Washington, demonstrated that ligament damage left untreated for two weeks becomes permanent. Many additional studies show that rear end collisions at speeds as low as 4 M.P.H. can cause severe cervical (neck) soft tissue damage.
Why so much injury at low speeds with little or no damage to the car? The human body feels the force of impact within 0.3 seconds; our muscles take 0.6 seconds to react...more
Accumulated stress and trauma during life may cause shifts in the pelvis that women carry into pregnancy. Changes that occur during pregnancy often increase pelvic and spinal imbalance. Imbalance in the pelvis affects the shape of the uterus and the position of the baby as it grows. This can cause pain in the mother and increase pressure on the growing fetus.
Some chiropractic doctors are trained in and the Webster technique, this is a...more
A great question to start with is, what exactly is perfect posture and how do I get it? Have you ever noticed that pictures showing the “perfect posture” are always illustrations? We are all different and have compensated to balance our posture for good or bad. Another question is why is “bad posture” bad for your health and what can be done about it?
Standing or sitting in positions that put strain on your spine increase wear on the...more
Athletes, from professionals to weekend sports enthusiasts, know that performance is enhanced when chiropractic adjustments are included into their training regime. Professional and college teams increasingly have chiropractors on the sidelines and in the training room to give their players an edge.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is a spokesperson for the International Chiropractic Association. He accepted this role because of the benefits he...more