Thoracic Spine Exercises

Strengthen and stretch the thoracic spine to rehabilitate and prevent injuries. Thick muscles, tendons and ligaments attach the twelve vertebrae of the midback, also known as the thoracic spine, to each other, the ribs, the shoulder blades and the vertebra of the neck and lower back. Perform exercises tailored to eliminate the source of … Read the rest

Spine Health: Inversion Tables

Develop a healthier spine with inversion therapy. Combat gravity’s negative effects by adding inversion therapy to your spinal health repertoire. Decompress your spine and reduce joint pressure by lying on an inversion table.

Inversion therapy is a form of traction. Inversion therapy is extremely effective in decreasing pressure on the spine.

The inversion table is … Read the rest

Lower Back Health

Develop lifelong lower back health with consistent exercise, proper lifting technique and correct movement patterns. Lower back strength, stability, flexibility and stamina are essential for posture, fitness and functionality.

Serious lower back injuries may be debilitating. Lose of strength, motion and function in the lower spine is life altering and career threatening.

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Neck Health

Build lifelong neck health with exercise and proper positioning. Neck strength, flexibility, stamina and motion are vital for proper upper body posture and motion.

Neck pain is performance limiting and troublesome at every age and profession. Serious neck injuries have the potential to be debilitating and career ending for athletes and non-athletes.

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Neck Pain

Neck Pain (Chapter 27 of Running: Maximize Performance & Minimize Injuries by Dr Donald A Ozello DC)

Prevent neck pain while running to increase performance. Incorporate several simple guidelines to prevent the occurrence or worsening of neck pain when running. Injury prevention is easier, faster and less expensive than injury rehabilitation. Neck pain is more … Read the rest

Spine Health: Contrast Therapy

Combine cold therapy and heat therapy to improve healing. Reduce swelling, decrease pain, lessen muscle tightness and improve your spinal health by merging cold and heat therapy.

      Contrast therapy is the medical name for the combination of cold and heat therapies. This extremely effective form of passive, non-invasive self-treatment can be executed several ways.… Read the rest

Spine Health: Heat Therapy

Apply heat to decrease muscle tension and reduce pain. Proper heat therapy application expedites healing.

      Heat is effective on the spine, torso and extremities. Heat is a common and useful form of passive, non-invasive self-treatment.

      Heat therapy dilates the blood vessels and increases circulation. The increased blood flow deliveries additional nutrients for healing … Read the rest

Spine Health: Cold Therapy

Utilize cold therapy properly if pain or injury occur. Correct ice pack usage is imperative to the healing process and injury recovery.

      Ice is effective on the spine and the extremities. Ice is one of the most common and most useful types of passive, non-invasive therapy.

      Ice or cold therapy is named cryotherapy. … Read the rest

Chiropractic Management for Asthma Sufferers (Part 4 of 4): Healthy Habits

Creating new health habits helps asthma sufferers. Big and small changes can add up to a major difference in the reduction of severity and frequency of asthma symptoms. Valuable tools exist in combating asthma including regular chiropractic care, intelligent nutritional strategies and healthy lifestyle modifications.

      In my four part series I explain how … Read the rest

Chiropractic Management for Asthma Sufferers (Part 1 of 4)

Chiropractic treatment is effective for a wide range of conditions. Unknown by many is how consistent chiropractic care helps manage non-musculoskeletal conditions such as asthma.

      Chiropractic care is drug-free, surgery-free functional medicine. The primary objective of Chiropractic treatment is to restore proper skeletal motion and optimize nerve flow to maximize the body’s natural capabilities.… Read the rest