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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21Mar, 2017

What To Expect on Your First Visit

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Never been to the chiropractor before? A little anxious about what your first appointment will look like? No need to worry, chiropractic care is safe and effective. After the initial discussion and general overview of your intake paperwork, the doctor will conduct a clinical exam, which includes the following: Patient History and Symptoms: This will be a review of your initial paperwork which covers areas such as medical history, current complaint, and goals of treatment. Patients are usually asked to provide information on family medical history, pre-existing medical conditions or […]
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2Nov, 2016

Stretching for Runners

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Stretching: everything you need to know Before running, your body is not warm enough for static stretching. Dynamic stretching will help warm you up and get your body ready for a run Best dynamic stretches for running (do each for about 1 minute) Cat camel, especially if you sit at a desk all day to transition your body away for desk work Walking lunge or warrior lunge (out and back on the same leg) to promote hip  and ankle mobility Lateral/Side lunge to active glutes and inner leg muscles Front […]
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2Nov, 2016

Is it time for new running shoes?

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  Time for new shoes or time for better running form? Common shoe wear patterns and the problems associated with them When you run, the part of your shoe that hits the ground first will wear down faster causing a pattern. By analyzing the bottom of your running shoes after you have really worn them in, you can see if you have a faulty gait pattern that can possibly cause injuries. Here is a list of common wear patterns and the proper fixes for them. 1. Wear on the inside […]
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2Nov, 2016

Tips for Injury Prevention

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Here are some quick tips on how to stay motivated while working out! Getting injured is the easiest way to lose motivation. Prevent injuries with these easy tips. Get enough sleep Eat well Drink enough water Warm up and cool down Don’t skip the short runs Don’t run on rest days, but cross training is okay Have an expert check your form Wear the right shoes (and not too old of shoes) Have a doctor take a look at the first sign of injury
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14Sep, 2016

“I want to go to the chiropractor for this pain I’m having, but I’m afraid the chiropractor will make me come back forever!”

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Individualization: While different chiropractors have different philosophies we here at Clayton Chiropractic Center believe strongly in individualizing a plan for each person and his or her specific needs. Before we develop a treatment plan: We will do a consultation to see if chiropractic care is right for you We perform an exam Listen to what your goals are Listen to what their problems are and, based on that, we find the right treatment plan for you Getting you out of pain: Our initial goal is to get you out of […]
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12Sep, 2016

Exercises to Strengthen Hip Muscles for Runners

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Preventing Injury and Enhancing Performance: Exercise to Strengthen the Hip   First things first, let’s all agree that running is BRUTAL! Did you know that during a 1-mile run, your foot impacts the ground 400-600 times PER FOOT! Also, with each strike, you are transmitting forces between 1.5-3.5 of your body weight through your foot, leg and hip; that all adds up to about 100 TONS PER FOOT of forces, and that’s just in one mile!   Injuries of the lower extremities are common to runners, whether it be hip, […]
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6Jul, 2016

One-Pot Pasta Primavera

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These are quick and easy family friendly recipes we got from our Mom’s Night Out! One-Pot Pasta Primavera Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Yield: 4-6 servings This creamy, saucy pasta overflows with spring green veggies. But the best part is that it cooks up in a single pot–in just under 10 minutes! Ingredients •4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth •8 ounces linguine, uncooked •1 small onion, halved and sliced thin •1 pound broccoli crowns, cut into large florets (about 2 cups) •1 1/2 pounds […]
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6Jul, 2016

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

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These are quick and easy family friendly recipes we got from our Mom’s Night Out! Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili  1/4 cup (2 fl. oz./60 ml) olive oil 3 sweet potatoes, about 3 1/2 lb. (1.75 kg) total, cut into 1/2-inch (12-mm) dice 1 onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, chopped 2 Tbs. chili powder 1 tsp. cumin 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper 2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. black pepper 2 cups dried black beans, rinsed, soaked overnight in water to cover and drained 1 can (28 oz./875 g) diced tomatoes […]
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15Jun, 2016

Chicken Parmesan, Noodle & Company Style

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These are quick and easy family friendly recipes we got from our Mom’s Night Out! Chicken Parmesan, Noodle & Co. Style Serves 4 Prep Time: 1 hour For Chicken: 8 boneless, skinless chicken breast pieces (usually 2 large breasts cut in 4s) 2 tbl vegetable oil ½ cup fine bread crumbs ½ cup grated parmesan cheese ¼ tsp. garlic salt 1 tsp. italian seasoning For Noodles: 4 handfuls of egg noodles ¼ tsp ground pepper 1 tbl butter, softened 1 tsp minced fresh parsley (or ¼ tsp dried) 1 tsp […]
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