Hey all, my name is Michael and I now work at Active Life Health and Wellness; however, I was a patient first. I crashed snowboarding and hurt my neck to the point where I couldn’t turn my head without turning my body. The treatment not only helped me with my injury, but it has increased my sports performance. I workout 3 times a week and play tennis for hours every other day, and I have noticed that I’m stronger in my workouts. In my tennis game I have noticed that I am faster, more agile, and my endurance has increased. I recommend our office to anyone who wants to want maximum sports performance and anyone who wants optimum health.
One day, I watched as a young person came into our office suffering with pain going all through her shoulders and neck. When she started care, I had the opportunity to work very close with this individual and help her on her road to optimal health and happiness. Unfortunately that day, she completed each exercise in pain. I could see the suffering in her face. Not only physical pain, but emotional pain as well. My heart went out to her and I really hoped we could help. She made it through the treatment for the day and went home. I know this sounds like a sad story, but here’s where it gets better. The next day, this patient came in again. She was looking much better as soon as we saw her. When we started talking, she was about 70% better overall. Mobility increased, pain severely decreased. All in just one visit! One painful visit, for 70% reduction in pain and 70% increase in wellbeing. Now, this is not always the care in such a short time, but regardless of whether it takes one week to one month, I am so happy that we can help people like this every day.
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The human body has 29 core muscles located in the back, abdomen and pelvis regions. They help to give a person a stable center of gravity, while helping in controlling movements, supporting whole of the back and giving out a semblance of stability.
These core muscles form the foundation on which the movement of the body is based. Strong core muscles tend to resist injury and form a protective cushion for the whole spinal column.
However, weak core muscles can cause a person to develop a poor posture, pain all over the body, and make the individual more prone to injuries from everyday activities.
Exercise on a regular basis can make these muscles stronger, but it is necessary to get the posture right before getting on with the exercises.
Good posture not only makes a person look attractive, but it does wonders for the overall skeletal structure. Chiropractic practice pays a lot of attention to proper posture. Correct posture will ensure that a person’s muscles, organs along with joints and bones are in their correct, natural positions.
A bad posture can result in a lot of problems for the body, following are examples of a poor posture:
- Drooping shoulders
- Head or neck held forward
- Lower back arching too much
- Sitting with a wallet in the back pocket
- Phone receiver being held between neck and shoulder
- Drooping forward while sitting
These postures must always be avoided.
The person should lie on the back with knees bent. Then the abdominal muscles should be contracted while the person slowly raises the hips off the floor then holding the position for around 10 seconds.
The hips should then be lowered to the floor and the same method repeated again.
The person should get down on their hands and knees while keeping the head and neck aligned with their back. The core muscles are then contracted; one arm raised meanwhile raising the opposite leg.
The person should lie on their stomach with the palms facing down. They should then slowly start to rise off the floor while resting on toes and elbows. The back should be kept as flat as possible, core muscles in a contracted position and held for at least 12 seconds before lowering themselves to the floor.
In this exercise, the individual is to lie on the back with their knees bent and the feet should be flat on the floor. While keeping the shoulders flat on the floor, they should let their knees fall slowly towards the left. After returning the legs back to the original starting point, the same action should be repeated.
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My younger brother had a hideous accident last week. He had a fall at home, shattering his left leg. The surgeons held off for a day to stabilize him before performing surgery because they were worried he would lose his patella (kneecap). The patella is not necessary to have, but it makes the leg look very deformed if it is removed.
My brother is still young. He was worried about not walking, or walking with a limp, or needing a device like a cane or walker for the rest of his life. Lots of prayers were said. After surgery, the doctors said they saved the patella! My brother is in for a long, tough road of rehabilitation to be able to walk normally, but we have the highest hopes.
Most Chiropractors are against everything that has to do with the medical community. I have always found this to be a very narrow viewpoint. My brother is a case in point. I am an exceptional doctor. I can assist in repairing even a horribly degenerated spine, but any Chiropractor would have been useless for my brother’s injury. A skilled surgeon was needed, and my brother got one of the best in the valley. I will always be grateful for medical care when it handles a situation like this.
Barry Stanley, D.C., C.I.C.E.
Active Life Health and Wellness