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Does Yoga Really Help for Back Pain?

The practice of yoga is an ancient one—the earliest form dates back to approximately 3,000 BC. Today, yoga is synonymous with exercise and healthy living. You may have heard it’s great for building flexibility and strength (and a whole host of other health benefits). But you’ve got back pain and you want to know will it help?     The good news is that studies have evidence that yoga…

Back to School Shouldn’t Mean Back Pain

Back to School Shouldn’t Mean Back Pain

The summer months are winding down…and just like that, school is almost back in session! While you glaze over your child’s school supplies list, you’ll notice the usual–pens, paper, pencils, binder, etc. But one thing that probably isn’t on that list is a backpack. We want to take this opportunity to give a few tips on shopping for backpacks and…

What Will Happen During My Physical Therapy Session?

What Will Happen During My Physical Therapy Session?

You’ve taken the first step and made a great choice in securing your physical therapy session! Physical therapy is a great way to regain normal mobility and can even be used as preventative treatment (maintaining good movement, flexibility).   Now you are wondering what will go on during your first session. Keep in mind that depending on what you come…

What is the Spine?

When one mentions or describes chiropractic health, the spine will always be mentioned. But what exactly is the spine and what is its purpose? The spine (also referred to as the “backbone”) is our body’s support structure, which allows us to stand upright and move freely and be flexible. It is made up of 33 vertebrae (small bones) stacked on…

Do I Need Physical Therapy?

Do I Need Physical Therapy?

When is physical therapy actually required? First, let’s take a look at what physical therapy means and what it entails. According to the American Physical Therapy Association, physical therapists: “… help individuals maintain, restore, and improve movement, activity, and functioning, thereby enabling optimal performance and enhancing health, well-being, and quality of life. Their services prevent, minimize, or eliminate impairments of…