How to get out of pain quickly

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

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

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

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

5 Tips to reach your fitness goals without injury


If you are already injured, then you should see a sports chiropractor, physical therapist, or an orthopedic doctor. And even if you aren't injured you should still see a personal trainer or fitness expert to learn the proper exercises in order to avoid injury. Find a gym where you can start at your current capabilities [...]

5 Tips to reach your fitness goals without injury2019-01-09T17:31:23-06:00

IT Band Syndrome


What is IT Band Syndrome? The iliotibial band, or more commonly known as the IT band, starts at the outside of the pelvis near the hip and runs on the outside of the thigh down to just below the knee.  When it gets irritated through dancing, running, and jumping it can appear as lateral (on the outside) knee pain and sometimes as hip pain.  This irritation is called iliotibial band syndrome or ITBS.  This is an overuse injury and is more common in high intensity dance techniques that do not require turning out. IT Band Syndrome Exercises and Advice Focus on strengthening the gluteal muscles with clam shell and glute bridgesUse ice to help with the painFoam roll your tensor fasciae latae, IT band, quads, and hamstringsApply kinesiology tape to the knee and lateral leg during exercise to support the muscles and soft tissue and prevent from moving improperlyMuscle work to the IT band and surrounding muscles can reduce pain and prevent future problems Rest Modify activity to avoid what causes pain Treatment Options fro IT Band Syndrome Adjustments to the pelvis, hips, and anklesStrength training to ankles, glutes, hips, and coreAssisted stretchingDeep muscle work like Active Release, Myofascial Release, Post Isometric RelaxationInterferential Electrical StimulationDance Technique Analysis Take Home Tips Treat early to avoiding a more serious injuryIce all new injuriesStretch and foam roll regularlyIf it has not fixed itself or continues to return after rest, time to see a specialist

IT Band Syndrome2019-10-25T14:23:40-06:00

Achilles Tendonits


Achilles Tendonitis The achilles tendon is located at the back of your ankle and attaches your calf muscle to your heel bone. The calf consists of two muscles called the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles are the primary muscle of pointing the foot. Achilles tendonitis describes when that band of tissue gets inflamed and irritated from [...]

Achilles Tendonits2018-11-13T09:27:21-06:00

Which treatment is better: chiropractic or acupuncture?


Chiropractic vs. Acupuncture Which treatment is better: Chiropractic or Acupuncture? That depends on what you are coming in for. If you have a musculoskeletal condition that is caused poor body mechanics, chiropractic adjustments along with stretching and muscle work is the best option in treatment and recovery.  This includes most back and neck pain and [...]

Which treatment is better: chiropractic or acupuncture?2018-11-13T09:27:40-06:00

Breast Cancer Survivor Stretches


Exercises and stretching for after breast surgery Exercise should be limited for approximately 6-12 weeks following an uncomplicated procedure. If you are healthy and were active before the surgery, you will find that getting back into a routine will come easily. If you ever have any concerns, or are unsure if certain exercises are appropriate [...]

Breast Cancer Survivor Stretches2018-10-23T09:11:00-06:00

Dance Foot Injury Expert


Dr. Rachel was the featured dance injury expert in Dance Teacher magazine. Read the article below or find it at Foot-Strengthening Exercises SOOO Easy You Can Do a Few While Brushing Your Teeth It probably won't surprise you that chiropractor Rachel Loeb often sees dancers make unsafe choices in the name of beautiful feet. [...]

Dance Foot Injury Expert2021-03-15T11:44:57-06:00
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