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We are committed to you and your ongoing health and vitality.  Below you will find several interesting resources about health, wellness, and multiple topics and how they can help you with your health issues.

Why Sitting is Bad for You.

Sitting down for brief periods can help us recover from stress or recuperate from exercise. But nowadays, our lifestyles make us sit much more than we move around. Are our bodies built for such a sedentary existence? Murat Dalkilinç investigates the hidden risks of sitting down.

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Is Chiropractic safe for Children?

Children are different than adults. Their growing bodies have different needs, and children require a different medical approach than their adult counterparts. Pediatric medicine, therefore, specializes in treatment tailored specifically to the needs of children, whether those needs are dental, orthopedic, or emotional. Chiropractic care is no exception, and can be an incredibly beneficial component of a growing child’s care. This month, the American Chiropractic Academy (ACA) published a statement that “pediatric chiropractic care, when administered properly, is effective, safe and gentle.” This statement came on the heels of a report last month from the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA) about the demonstrated safety of childhood chiropractic care in Australia. Both the ACA and the CAA illustrated the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic treatment for children in scientific literature.

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Simple stretches for Back Pain.
Because stiffness is often a result of back pain, regular stretching is important. A stiff back limits your body’s range of motion and overall mobility making everyday activities more challenging and less comfortable. The goal of a stretching exercise is to increase elasticity and flexibility, throughout the body, with special focus on the spine.

 

  • Hip Flexor Stretch – Kneel on your right knee, and place your left foot flat on the floor in front of you, keeping your torso upright, and rest your hands on your hips. Gently push your hips forward as far as you comfortably can, while keeping your torso upright. You should feel a stretch in the front of your right hip. Hold for 30 seconds, then switch leg positions and repeat (Women’s Health Mag).

 

  • Piriformis Stretch – Lay on the floor on your back and cross the right ankle over the left knee.  Grip the thigh of your left leg and pull the knee towards you, lifting the foot off the floor.  Pull the knee further towards you to increase the stretch. Hold for between 10 and 30 seconds. Switch legs and repeat.

 

  • Cat-Camel – Get down on your hands and knees on the floor, relaxing your head, allowing it to droop.  Round your back up toward the ceiling until you feel a nice stretch in your upper, middle, and lower back.  Hold this stretch for as long as it feels comfortable, or about 15 to 30 seconds.  Return to the starting position with a flat back while you are on all fours.  Let your back sway by pressing your stomach toward the floor. Lift your buttocks toward the ceiling.   Hold this position for 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat 2 to 4 times.

 

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