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Long hauler covid treatment


Long- hauler covid Most people recover from mild to moderate covid within 2 weeks, but for many, the battle continues for months. While doctors and scientists have some understanding of factors that cause more severe covid symptoms, we are still discovering what causes someone to become a long hauler after their initial acute phase of [...]

Long hauler covid treatment2022-06-15T10:46:14-06:00

Students at our office


https://issuu.com/loganchirouniv/docs/tower_summer_2021-7-16final2/10 We are very lucky to have worked with Dr. Shelby while she finished her education at Logan. Dr. Rachel and Dr. Jessica love what we do. We encourage and train the next generation of chiropractors from Logan College of Chiropractic to be leaders in our field. Our Summer 2021 preceptor Dr. Shelby's experience was [...]

Students at our office2021-08-29T16:28:45-06:00

Low Back Pain Modifications for Barre Class


The National Institutes of Health report that more than 80 percent of Americans experience low back pain (LBP) at some point. Low back pain can be caused by misalignment of the spine, muscular imbalance, disc issues, or more than likely, a combination of these. Even if you are experiencing some low back pain, that does [...]

Low Back Pain Modifications for Barre Class2021-01-25T16:16:26-06:00

Transgender-friendly chiropractor


We welcome our LGBTQ community into our office for musculoskeletal treatment. We support you and will call you by the name and pronouns of your choice. Unfortunately, insurance companies are not as progressive as we are and require us to classify your gender in documentation for them. Please do not let their classification represent how [...]

Transgender-friendly chiropractor2022-06-15T08:51:21-06:00

Dancer Cross-Training


Cross-Training for Dancers The best plyometric exercises to build strength and stamina While dancing is unquestionably a full body sport, a dancer can still derive enormous benefit from incorporating cross-training into his or her routine. Cross-training is used by nearly all professional athletes to compliment the gains made during regular practice. Professional skiers run and [...]

Dancer Cross-Training2020-03-26T18:28:56-06:00

Desk Jobs, Back Pain, and What to Do!


Do you think of your desk job as physically demanding? Well, it is!! Abnormal posture while sitting at a desk can affect your entire spine. Pain, stiffness and muscles soreness and tightness are a few of the most common symptoms. Poor neck and low back posture can also cause headaches, disc issues, jaw pain, problems [...]

Desk Jobs, Back Pain, and What to Do!2021-01-25T16:18:19-06:00

Common Knee Pain in Dancers


Four Common Knee Problems for Dancers As part of "The Healthy Dancer" Fall 2019, please contact us if you want a copy sent to your dance organization, studio, or team. Dancers train for the perfect splits, amazing turnout, powerful jumps, high kicks, and quick turns making knee pain common for dancers. Some knee injuries can be very serious and require medical intervention. Other knee problems can be managed or avoided with proper technique and training. Hyperextension Knee hyperextension occurs when the knees pass straight and begin to bend the other direction. This is common practice for dancers because it can make for longer, cleaner lines, however, it can cause strain and injury.  Dancers should first focus on proper technique without gripping the quadriceps muscles. Think of lengthening instead of locking the knees. Remember that each body is different and it is important to find your healthy neutral. Over Turn-out Forcing turn-out will apply pressure on your inner knees. Focus on hip flexibility. Make sure you are not rolling in on your feet and that your knees are over your toes when you plie or land a jump. When you are not dancing, do not walk around with your legs turned out ( Be sure you are not walking like a duck.) Falls This pain will be immediate. Any  serious fall should be iced immediately and examined by a professional for proper diagnosis to rule out meniscus and ligament tears that may require surgery, especially if there was twisting, overextension, or a popping sound. You may need to take time off [...]

Common Knee Pain in Dancers2019-10-29T15:04:03-06:00

Work vs. Posture for Rock Climbers


Do you ever look outside in the middle of a work day, admire the beautiful warm weather, and wish that you could leave to go climb? We do, too. The bad news is that your job could be affecting more than just your climbing schedule. Many American jobs are computer-based and take a huge toll [...]

Work vs. Posture for Rock Climbers2021-01-25T16:21:58-06:00

Golfer’s Elbow


Most of the muscles that flex your wrist are attached to a bony bump on the inside of your elbow called the “medial epicondyle.”  Sometimes, through injury or overuse, the site where these muscles originate can become irritated or inflamed. This condition is called “medial epicondylitis”, or “golfer’s elbow.”   Although the condition is named [...]

Golfer’s Elbow2019-02-27T11:29:22-06:00

Lumbar Stenosis


The term stenosis means “narrowing” of a tube or opening.  Spinal stenosis means that the tube surrounding your spinal cord and nerve roots has become too small, and your nerves are being compressed.  Stenosis can arise in different ways. Sometimes, people are born with a spinal canal that is too small. Other times, the canal [...]

Lumbar Stenosis2021-01-25T17:34:16-06:00
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