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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12Apr, 2017

The Truth About Sciatica

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Is that pain down your leg sciatica or something else?   What is Sciatica? Sciatica is a medical condition characterized by pain going down the leg from the lower back. This pain may go down the back of the leg. Generally, symptoms are one sided and are worse with sitting or long walks. Sciatica can also come with weakness and numbness of the leg and foot. Learn more here. What Causes Sciatica? Muscles– A muscle spasm called Piriformis Syndrome: The sciatic nerve runs in front of, behind, or through the piriformis muscle. […]
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5Apr, 2017

STRAWBERRY PRETZEL SALAD

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yield: 12 to 16 servings prep time: 1 hour cook time: 15 minutes total time: 1 hour 15 minutes INGREDIENTS: For the Crust: 2 cups finely crushed pretzels 3 tablespoons granulated sugar ¾ cup salted butter, melted For the Filling: 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar 8 ounces Cool Whip For the Strawberry Topping: 2 cups boiling water 1 (6-ounce package) Strawberry Jell-O 1½ cups cold water 4 cups sliced strawberries DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a medium bowl, stir together […]
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5Apr, 2017

WHITE CHICKEN CHILI

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3 (14.5oz) cans white beans (I use 48 oz jar “Randall” Great Northern) 1 TBLS canola oil 1 med jalapeño pepper, minced 1-2 med poblano peppers, chopped 1 large onion 4 garlic cloves, minced Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper 1/2 TBLS ground cumin 11/2 TSP ground coriander 1 TSP ancho chili powder 4 CUPS low-sodium chicken broth 2 limes, juiced plus lime wedges, for serving 1 rotisserie chicken, skin removed and meat shredded (I use chicken breasts with skin & bone on. Boil in separate pot. Shred) 1/4 cup […]
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