Summer’s here, and it’s usually a season of relaxation and exploration. The kids are home from school and it’s time to take the vacations, hikes, and day trips you have been dreaming about all winter. While your mind may be ready to tackle the season, your body may need some time to adjust. During the winter months, our bodies can undergo negative changes due to minimal outdoor activity, poor posture and a diet with fewer fresh fruits and vegetables. Bearing this in mind, here are seven tips to make sure you are taking care of your spine and enjoying the summer months.
We are constantly amazed by athletes and the things they put their body through in the name of performance. An athlete has to train often and train hard to operate at their peak level. For this reason, athletes are much more susceptible to sports injuries. Sports injuries can be any number of things, but what we see most commonly is tendonitis, torn muscle tissue and sprains. In more extreme cases, there are injuries that require months of physical therapy and time away from practice.
While injuries can’t be completely avoided, there are steps you can take with your chiropractor before and after an injury happens to insure quick recovery and a low chance of the injury recurring in the future. Chiropractic care for sports injuries is still considered an alternative form of medicine, but the improvement in an athletes health and performance after they have undergone a treatment really speaks to the benefits. Let’s take a look at some of the ways chiropractic care can help you. Continue reading “How a Chiropractor can help your sports injury” »
As the snow flies outside and winter sets in, it can create some curious behaviors that are not present in other seasons. Take, for instance, our eating habits and general need to be inside. They both change drastically during the winter months, and it takes that much more concentration and effort to get out the door and do things that are healthy.
Because of our more sedentary lifestyle and exposure to cold during the winter, it can leave us vulnerable to the common cold, the flu and a myriad of other illnesses. There are a number of things that can boost our immunity and overall well being, but the most powerful is going to be regular chiropractic care. Let’s break down below a few of the key ways chiropractic care in the winter can boost our immunity and protect us from other injuries. Continue reading “Don’t Miss Your Winter Chiropractor Appointment!” »