12Sep, 2017

Whiplash

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5 Facts About Whiplash While car accidents are the most common cause of whiplash, you don’t have to be in a car to get whiplash-You can get whiplash from a fall, or from high-impact sports, such as snowboarding, skiing, boxing, football, or gymnastics. Most whiplash injuries are not serious and heal fully with care Signs of serious neck injury, such as fracture, are usually evident in early assessments. Health care professionals trained to treat whiplash are alert for these signs. Pain, stiffness and other symptoms of Grades I or II […]
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6Sep, 2017

Car Accidents

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Car Accidents and Chiropractic: Frequently Asks Questions Should I see a chiropractor? Depending on the severity of the accident, you may need to go to a hospital immediately after the accident. Whether or not you go to the emergency room or urgent care, you should come to a chiropractor if you have any new pain or stiffness relating to the accident. That pain may be immediate after the accident or may take a few days to show up. What should I expect during the first visit? During the initial visit, […]
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5Sep, 2017

Disc Herniation

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Research shows that 80% of patients who have an MRI that is positive for a disc herniation and present with low back pain that may travel down the leg see results with chiropractic care alone, meaning no medication, injections, or surgery. It also shows that patients who chose medical intervention for their herniated discs still had better results when they completed their chiropractic treatment plan versus ending care early. Treatment plans for lumbar disc herniation are typically longer than just sprains, “A nonsurgical approach to the management of patients with lumbar […]
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11Aug, 2017

Happy Feet: Helpful Facts to Keep You Dancing

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As a dancer you spend all day on (or jumping off) your feet.  In class you hear all sorts of things about how to place your weight, how to point your feet, and how to jump higher.  Let’s talk about some interesting feet facts to help improve the way you move. Rolling in, or pronation, can injure your knees and hips Try a demi plie and take a look at your feet.  If you notice that your pinky toe is coming off the ground then you are likely pronating your […]
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24May, 2017

Eight Best Exercises to Support Your Spine

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Eight Best Exercises to Support Your Spine Plank Hold Plank holds are a great way to stabilize muscles and build muscle endurance.  During a plank hold the abdominal muscles are held in an isometric contraction, which means the muscles are shortened without causing movement at the joints.  Correct plank form involves tightening the abdominal muscles and keeping the body in a straight line.  Avoid raising the hips too high because this will involve a different set of muscles. Steps: Duration: 30 seconds – 2 minutes Level: Beginner Warning: Avoid if […]
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15May, 2017

Hip Flexibility

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Hip Flexibility Benefits & Improvement with special tips for the dancer’s body   Benefits General: Improved spine health Improved knee health Increased upper and lower body circulation Dance: Stability in turn out and parallel positions Wider range of motion   Stretching Tips Do: Increase blood flow to muscles to “warm” body Feel stretch in belly of muscle, not joint Breath deeply to deliver oxygen to muscles Do not: Stretch “cold” muscles Stretch tendons or ligaments Let eagerness overpower safety   Types of Stretching Dynamic Stretching: Dynamic stretching involves lengthening a […]
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4Apr, 2017

Foam Rolling for Dancers

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Foam Rolling for Dancers- Spring 2017 Dancer Newsletter How to use foam rolling as self-care for dancers With the constant pressure on a dancer’s body from aggressive training, self-care is an important part of injury prevention for dancers. One very effective and inexpensive tool that every dancer should have is a foam roller. If you have never used a foam roller before, they can seem intimidating, but luckily, they are easy to learn to use and are versatile to hit many important muscle groups for dancers. Glutes 1. Sit with […]
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7Feb, 2017

Dr. Rachel’s Maternity Leave

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Dr. Rachel’s Maternity Leave Dr. Rachel’s last day in the office before maternity leave is Wednesday 2/22 assuming the baby does not come before then. She will be back Friday 4/27. She may decide to come in a few mornings before tehn. If you would like come see her on those days, follow us on Facebook or call the office and tell Hannah to get on our call list. Dr. Hannah and Dr. Lynne is keep the office open normal business hours and wpuld be happy to keep you feeling […]
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