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  • What is Oscillating Kinetic Energy (OKE) Training?
    I’ve had ongoing elbow, shoulder, hip and back issues over the last several years that have flared up multiple times as a result of old injuries, yardwork and repetitive job duties. After extensive reading and taking the Conjugate Westside Barbell certification course, I was able to understand the impact and importance of using Oscillating Kinetic Energy (OKE) in my workout routines once-a-week to rehab the major joints of my upper/lower regions. Read more
  • 3 Key Chiropractic Principles to Understand
    There are 3 foundational chiropractic principles that explain what chiropractic is and how it works. These principles are the basis of all chiropractic techniques and philosophies, so understanding them will help you decide if chiropractic care is right for you, and how you personally can benefit from chiropractic adjustments. Read more
  • The 4 T's of Misalignment's
    One of the most common question my patients have for me is “what causes my spine to move out of alignment, and why does this happen to me so often?” I tell these patients that there are multiple answers to this question, and they are what I call “The 4 T’s.” Read more
  • Sleep Debt, a New Epidemic
    Proper sleep is essential when it comes to maintaining proper function of your body, and your overall health and mental well-being are a direct reflection of your daily sleep habits. Just think, we spend roughly 1/3 of our entire lives asleep. Most people are taught that they should get eight hours of restful sleep every night, but for whatever reasons, most of us tend to get a lot less than that. Many of us don't really know what being truly “rested” feels like and live out our lives in a sort of “sleep debt.” While sleep requirements may vary from person to person, most healthy adults need an average of 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night to function at their best. However, according to a national pole, about 40% of Americans get less than seven hours of sleep per sleep. This means that almost HALF of us are not getting enough sleep Read more
  • Row Row Row Yourself for Better Posture
    It's hard to believe that I began my rowing experience over 30 years ago, with an old 2 hydraulic shock type trainer. With that old-school low tech in mind, rowing has come a long way to some of the chain driven flywheels or to the water rower experience with on screen computer metrics. Rowing is the most efficient exercise on land or water that uses every part of the upper and lower body especially the CORE region with every stroke. While majority of my cardiovascular work is done by cycling, CrossFit training and rowing that is 1 to 2 times a week. Rowing incorporates different muscle groups in a balanced controlled movement that is 60% legs and 40% upper body as cycling on a trainer is 95 plus percent legs. Rowing is a full body exercise and burns approximately 2 to 3 times more calories than spinning, running and of course walking. There are few exercises that engage all muscle groups and especially the CORE muscles which are required and fully engaged during the entire movement. This engagement allows for more of a complete upper, middle and lower body exercise which therefore increases metabolic calorie burning abilities, muscle stimulation and muscular balance. Read more
  • Introducing...The Sit-Stand Desk
    In one of my previous articles, I was saying stating that sitting is now the new smoking. I wanted to add a little bit to what I had said earlier and express a few of my thoughts and recommendations. We know that sitting at your desk all day is not good for your back and can put a toll on your hips and back. Over the last year, I have suggested to many of my patients that they either purchase and or ask for a standing desk to aid in their reduction of back pain, computer slouching and neck/upper back bad posture issues. Sitting all day can cause back pain, neck stiffness, headaches and several other things. I have been recommending to my patients that they start using a standing desk. Average prices are between $125 to $250 and according to a 2019 survey for Human Resources, standing desk are the fastest growing benefits trend and approximately 60% of employers provide or subsidize standing desks for their employees. Read more
  • Chiropractic Care for All Ages
    Chiropractic care focuses on restoring and maintaining the health of the body's nervous system. When your nervous system is optimized and functioning properly, it enables the body's powerful healing and restorative systems to thrive. Interference in your nervous system causes pain and dysfunction in the way your body works. This interference is known as subluxation or misalignment. Muscles, bones and joints may become injured and misaligned resulting in nerves being irritated, pinched, or compressed, causing interference in the nervous system. This can lead to a variety of symptoms including pain. Thru chiropractic adjustments, we remove spinal misalignments and restore the function of the nervous system and allow the innate or natural healing mechanisms of the human body to take over. Chiropractic care is useful and effective for people of all ages and stages of life. Read more
  • Top 8 Research Breakthroughs to Support Chiropractic Care in the Last Decade
    Chiropractor and Researcher, Dr. Christopher Kent reviews hundreds of chiropractic research articles each month which have a direct bearing on many aspects of your mental, physical and overall health care costs. While most studies relate to common neck or back pain, there are many that ignored by the chiropractic profession. Many of these have a major impact on your health care costs, reducing surgery, improving overall wellness and decreasing mental and physical symptoms. Read more
  • The 3 Most Common Chiropractic Questions Answered
    The 3 Most Frequently Asked Chiropractic Care Questions and The Answers to Them Most people have a few questions when considering chiropractic care to naturally treat pain and injuries. If you've been wondering if chiropractic is a good option for you, you'll want to take a look at these commonly asked questions. Read more
  • Chiropractic Releasing the Force Within You
    As we patiently wait for Star Wars Episode XI, the rise of Skywalker as Rey, Finn and Poes journey continues with the power and knowledge of the generations before them. There is a lot of symbolism in comparison as to your health and chiropractic and the Star Wars saga. There is a limitless force within every cell, organ, gland tissue of your body that is not only God-given or INNATE that allows your body to express 100% potential and maximum health. You are born with this power and intelligence and it doesn't require any training. Innate is the intelligence wired into you that governs every single act and cell in your body. Read more
  • If I knew i was Going to Live This Long.. I'd of Taken a lot better care of Myself When i was Younger
    One of my father's famous quotes is "if I knew I was going to live this long...I would've taken a lot better care of myself when I was younger. We all know things that you do today can come back to cause a lot of health issues in our future. If we all slept better, exercised more and eat healthier foods we know a future pain and health problems would be less. This is not any different than maintaining your new car by changing the oil, rotating the tires or going to the dentist a couple times a year for regular teeth cleaning to prevent cavities. Read more
  • How Can I get My Adjustments to Last Longer
    How Can I get My Adjustments to Last Longer? i get asked this question quite regularly. Depending on the things you do after your visit to the chiropractor, the effects of your treatment can last weeks, days or just a few hours. Fortunately, you can extend the positive effects of your adjustments by following a few simple guidelines. Read more
  • I have a Vitamin D Deficiency
    Last year I had a blood test thru Athlete Blood Test (ABT) company that showed that I was deficient in Vitamin D. While I was not surprised to some degree, as it was during the winter and that my German/Italian blonde hair and blue eyes, never liked to be in the sun because I always got burned so easily with this type of genetics. With this Blood test, I was able to truly understand the implications of having low or deficient levels of Vitamin D in the body. Some symptoms low levels of Vitamin D include fatigue/tiredness, back pain, depression, bone/hair loss, muscle pain and weak immunity and frequent sickness. Read more
  • How Often Should I Replace My Shoes?
    I see it all the time that well-worn comfy pair of shoes that many of the patients come in with on a regular basis. I ask the patients how old are these shoes? They say years… but as I go into my explanation about comfort vs proper function and it doesn’t matter if you are talking about a running, dress or a casual everyday shoe. The research shows that about every 300 to 400 miles the shoes should be replaced, even though they may not seem to be worn out. Shoes will show small wear patterns in the heel and mid/outsoles that can cause pain, dysfunction and stress on your lower joints (Ankle, Knees and Hips) and spine. Read more
  • What Type of Mattress Should I Buy?
    On a regular basis, patients want my opinion as to what kind of mattress they should buy. Well a lot of this can be individual, cost and general preferences. Here's my thoughts on which mattress you should choose. I am a pretty simple and basic person with just quality products that last. Read more
  • A Chiropractor with Back pain?
    When I was 19 years old, my biggest goal was to break a world record in powerlifting (Squat). I was working out every day and getting closer and closer to breaking the current record in my best event. With the way things were going during my training, I was nearly ready to attempt to achieve my goal and squat 600 plus lbs. Read more

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