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Fall Sports and Chiropractic Care: Why Would You Need It?

Fall is here, and with the season, comes many beloved, high-impact fall sports like hockey and football. According to experts, 90 percent of the top athletes are under the care of a chiropractor to prevent injuries and improve sports performance. Without a doubt, Chiropractic care offers athletes numerous benefits. Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Athletes   Why would an athlete…

rib pain

Why Do My Ribs Hurt After a Car Accident?

The first thing you should do after a car accident is check yourself and anyone else involved for injury. Collisions often cause damage to both your car and your body – and some damage isn’t always visible at first blush. For example, many people find themselves asking this question after a fender bender: “Why do my ribs hurt?” Possible Injuries…

Rotator cuff injury

The Science Behind Rotator Cuff Injury

Your rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround your shoulder joint. These muscles help keep your upper arm bone in your shoulder socket, but such an important job comes with a lot of responsibility. You use your rotator cuff when you put away the dishes, swing a baseball bat or tennis racket, or even putting on…

injury on the job

Workers’ Comp Injuries: Do I Need to See a Chiropractor?

Often, employees and employers alike may harbor misconceptions regarding chiropractic treatment for workers’ compensation. If you have recently been injured in a workplace as an employee, you may be right in wondering what your options are regarding chiropractic treatment. If you were hurt on the job, here’s what you should know about using workers’ comp for chiropractic care. Workers’ Comp…

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I think I threw my back! What do I do now?

  While “throwing your back” isn’t a medical or scientific term, it is used to describe a host of symptoms. Muscle strain, spasm, and a ruptured disk are common causes for a thrown-out back; which can happen as quickly as lifting a weighty box or twisting to hit a ball when playing golf.   You might already know (or well…

Physical Therapy After Back Surgery

Back surgery is a significant event. Therefore, it is customary to have rehabilitative support such as physical therapy to help heal the surgical tissues, improve range of motion, and strengthen back muscles afterward. Depending on the type of surgery, physical therapy may start as early as 2-3 weeks after with complete healing by one year. There are many types of…

The Importance of Physical Therapy After a Car Accident

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there have been over 6 million car accidents in the United States per year for the past five years. While some accidents incur property damage only, unfortunately, almost one-third of these accidents injure someone. When overcoming the trauma of a car accident, physical therapy can be instrumental in a patient’s path…

Active Release Techniques (ART): Using Pain for Permanent Relief

Are you someone who lives with the effects of scar tissue? Living with soft tissue pain, weakness, or muscle dysfunction is often the result of scar tissue. Thankfully, a treatment approach called Active Release Technique (ART) was developed by Dr. P. Michael Leahy for the removal of scar tissue. ART is beneficial for injuries involving tendons, muscles, myofascia, nerves, and…