30 Minutes of Daily Walking

Did you know that walking a minimum of 30 minutes a day can provide these benefits? If you have any aches and pains while walking or afterwards, let us know on your next visit!

We can assess for gait imbalances that may be contributing to your pain and holding you back from enjoying your walk.

Gardening & Wellness

It’s that time of year again! 🌷🌺☀️
It seems like the warmer temperatures are here to stay and you may be planning to start or have already started sprucing up your yard and flower beds. Gardening is a very rewarding pastime, however, if not done properly, it can lead to increased aches and pains during or days afterward.
Before jumping into your gardening projects, take some time to read through our helpful tips that can help minimize the risk of pain.

1-Take some time to warm up your muscles before starting. During the winter months, you may have been a bit more sedentary. Warming up the muscles of your hips, legs, low and upper back, shoulders, and arms can help prevent injury and make it more comfortable and efficient for gardening. Ask us on your next visit what stretches and exercises would benefit you!
2–Drink plenty of water. Hydration is always important and even more important when you are physically active under the sun. Have a bottle of water easily within reach, and take a water break every 20 minutes to ensure proper hydration.
3- Be mindful of how much you are carrying. Divide larger amounts of soil or mulch into smaller batches. Utilize a wheeled cart/wheelbarrow to avoid lifting more weight than necessary.
4-Remember to breathe! When you’re taking a break stretching and hydrating, take in some deep, oxygenating breaths to nourish your hard-working muscles and help to improve circulation. Keep your shoulders and chest relaxed. When breathing deeply, you should see your abdomen extend out and then in calmly.
5-Vary your tasks. Rather than concentrating on one area or job at a time, vary your tasks to ensure that you aren’t holding the same position for extended periods.
6-Listen to your body! It’s easy to get lost in your work and spend longer time in a certain position than is safe. If you start to feel any aches or twinges, this is your body letting you know that it needs a break from this action or position. Take a break or move onto another project that requires a different position.

If you have further questions or concerns about gardening, feel free to ask at your next appointment!

Happy Gardening!

Breastfeeding Issues?

Studies show that problems with the cervical spine directly affect a child’s ability to successfully nurse.

Through a combination of gentle, noninvasive adjustments, chiropractic care can improve a child’s ability to latch, suckle, swallow, and breathe through feeding.

Osteoporosis and Chiropractic

Don’t rule out chiropractic care just yet if you’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis. Patients with this common condition are often hesitant to try spinal manipulation, but it may provide some well-deserved relief. If you have weak, brittle bones from osteoporosis, our team can help you decide if spinal adjustments and similar treatments are right for you.

Headache or Migraine?

Have you ever wondered if you are experiencing a headache or a migraine? The info-graphic below is helpful in differentiating between the two!

Often, a misalignment in the cervical spine can disrupt the function of your brainstem, inhibit blood flow, and proper drainage of your cerebrospinal fluid, which can ultimately lead to symptoms of a headache or migraine.

The good news is, chiropractic care can help alleviate and correct these misalignments!

If you or someone you know is suffering from daily headaches or migraines, consider scheduling an appointment and getting the relief you deserve today! 724-834-5600

Adaptogens

Adaptogens are herbs that improve a person’s resistance to stress, or their ability to cope with stress.

Generally, adaptogens can reduce fatigue, improve mental performance, improve physical endurance and stamina, improve immune function, and support healthy moods in people under physical, mental, or emotional stress.

In this crazy, unpredictable, fast-paced world we live in, most of us could benefit from a little adaptogenic support.

Ask us today which herbal adaptogen is right for you! 🌿

Happy New Year – Adaptability

Before completely wishing 2020 away, give yourself the space and freedom to reflect on the past year.

If we could wrap up the year in one word it would be: adaptability.
This year has taught us the importance of being able to adapt to new schedules, work environments, and social interactions.

By definition, Adaptation is the physical or behavioral characteristic of an organism that helps an organism to survive better in the surrounding environment.

2020 may not have been the year anyone anticipated or wanted, however, it showed us how to rise to a challenge and make the most of a rough situation.
With this newfound awareness, we should not only look to survive but also thrive in the new year!

Keep your loved ones close to your heart, celebrate the joys you have in your life, and continue to adapt as we begin another year.

Thank you for your continued loyalty and trust in us.
We look forward to seeing you in the new year! Happy 2021!

Allergies and Supplements

Did you know that ragweed not goldenrod is to blame for your itchy eyes and runny nose during the fall season?? 🤧

These plants tend to bloom and grow in the same places. Goldenrod flowers contain nectar to attract pollinating insects, and the large, heavy pollen grains attach to the insect bodies. It is an important nectar source for pollinators.
Ragweed flowers do not contain nectar, and the plants are dependent on the wind to transfer the small, lightweight pollen. This pollen has the ability to blow for miles.
A single ragweed plant is capable of producing over a billion pollen grains!

Don’t fear, we’ve got you covered; with whole food supplements and ingredients that can help the body naturally defend itself from indoor and outdoor stresses.

Ask us on your next appointment which supplement is appropriate for you!

Backpacks, Bags, Purses – Ergonomics

Proper bag ergonomics is not only important for school aged kids but for adults too!

Carrying a bag/purse on one shoulder can quickly lead to headaches, neck pain, and shoulder strain, and can actually develop into chronic symptoms.
It’s recommended to avoid carrying a bag that is heavier than 10% of your body weight (i.e. for someone weight 140 lbs, their bag shouldn’t be more than 14 lbs), and if possible, carry a backpack or a bag with two shoulder straps.

Crossbody bags can also help distribute the weight of a bag as well!

Rounded Upper Back or Hunchback

Having a rounded upper back or hunchback can not only be embarrassing, it can be painful and lead to chronic symptoms.

Proper alignment through chiropractic adjustments and activation of the muscles in the upper thoracic and cervical spine can help reduce an already established hunchback or prevent one from happening altogether!