2014 August
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2014 August

Take a Load off Your Spine

Girl with backpack

Who doesn’t know how to use a backpack? Load it up and strap it on right?

Did you know that a backpack has the potential to alter posture and add stress to your child’s still growing spine?

The proper purchase and use of a backpack is critical.

When you’re out looking for a backpack it’s important that you find one that fits your child properly. It should not hang down below the waist more than 4 inches.

The backpack should have two padded and adjustable shoulder straps and a waist strap if possible.

Look for symmetrical pockets so that items can be loaded and kept separate and at the same time remain in balance. It is important to distribute the weight evenly. A fully loaded backpack should not exceed 15% of your child’s body weight.

As the experts on posture, spinal alignment and its effect on your health, let us help you find the best backpack for your child.

Time for a Physical?

Time for a physical

When was the last time you had a physical exam? How about your children?

Take a proactive approach to health; schedule an appointment today.

We will examine you to determine how your body is functioning. Special attention will be made to check your spine and nervous system since this is your “master control system.”

Not only are we looking for anything currently wrong, we’re looking for signs of future ailments and ways to correct them, naturally. Most observe that ours is the most complete examination they’ve ever had.

Chiropractors are trained to notice the signs of potential health problems before they become serious. If we find something abnormal, we’ll offer a natural healing solution.

Remember, we’re here to help you, your family, and your friends live more active, healthy, and happy lives.

Let us help you be healthy all year-round

Stretch for Success

Woman stretching

Have you ever heard the saying, “Use it or lose it”?

Let’s apply this saying to your health. If you don’t move, you may lose your ability to move over time.

How do you maintain mobility? Stretching is key.

Stretching not only helps your body stay loose but also helps break up adhesions and tight muscle areas.

When a gate hasn’t been opened for a long time, what happens?

The gate begins to rust and becomes difficult to open. Once you begin opening the gate, the rust starts to break up. Like the gate, opening up tight areas through stretching allows oxygen and nutrients to better enter that area of the body.

Performing stretches can also boost your body’s ability to perform better and help prevent you from injuring a muscle or joint.

Talk to us to learn more about how stretching can improve your health!