It’s common for kids to lug around backpacks appearing to be twice their body weight. Though it may seem cool to sling a heavy load over one shoulder – long-term head, neck, and shoulder pain are not. Here are some helpful tips that will help your child carry his or her backpack with ease.
People in stressful situations bargain and negotiate. Then they get frustrated and angry. Then they shut down. In November 2014, at the ICPA Freedom for Family Wellness Summit in Washington, D.C., I saw something that changed my life. Honestly, it actually saved my life. As a chiropractor I’ve always taught my patients there are two… Read More
It’s that time of year again when we love to count things down. So for this month’s newsletter, I’ve put together a top ten list called: Fascinating Facts About Your Body. I hope it will help you appreciate how amazing your body is and encourage you to take good care of it no matter how… Read More
Shonishin is a Japanese form of acupuncture that was specifically designed in the 170’s to treat infants and children up to the age of 12. Rather than insertion of needles, Shonishin uses a group of gentle techniques with special tools to brush, tap, or rub the surface of skin. This painless technique provides stimulation over… Read More
I recently watched a heart-warming TED talk in which the speaker, Shawn Anchor, recounted a personal childhood story. At the age of 7, when entrusted to play “nicely” with his 4-year-old sister (he suggested playing “combat”), she fell off the top bunk bed and plummeted to the floor on all fours. As the shock set… Read More
For runners, chiropractic can be used for injury prevention because it emphasizes proper alignment of the spine and pelvis. The most common running-related injuries in patients, which range from recreational runners to Marathon winners, are Achilles tendonitis, patella (knee) tracking problems, plantar fasciitis, IT band syndrome and hip bursitis. Misalignment of the spine can cause… Read More
Hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol are the first causes of coronary artery disease which leads to heart failure. This triad is also known as Syndrome X or metabolic syndrome and can be prevented by nutrition.
Chiropractic may help your heart function in a way that you didn’t know. Stress and heart disease are omnipresent in our modern life. The way to reduce those stresses are multiple and most people are using different techniques to do so. The chiropractic way is one that you might not have thought of before…Read More
With the magnitude of information available, making decisions regarding the health and wellness of your family can be overwhelming. A healthy lifestyle incorporating good nutrition, restorative sleep and plenty of exercise is the first step. Preventative medicine follows with regular dental visits, vision check-ups and spinal assessments. Chiropractic is concerned with the preservation and restoration… Read More
By Dr. Sarah Visconti BSN, DC A growing belly is one of the most apparent – and adorable – signs of pregnancy. Less obvious, though, is the potential damage of the expanding abdomen. What is diastasis recti? Diastasis recti is the excessive separation of structures of the anterior abdominal wall. To accommodate for a developing… Read More