Turf Toe

Turf Toe “Turf toe” means that the strong fibrous ligaments connecting your big toe to your foot have been stretched too far and have been “sprained. This most commonly happens when your big toe is extended forcibly toward the top of your foot. This may happen abruptly from a fall or when something lands on […]

The Best Indoor Exercises For Bad Weather Days

The Best Indoor Exercises For Bad Weather Days “I wish I could exercise, but it is too troublesome to step out while it’s raining.” “It’s too cold to workout!” Sound familiar? If you are guilty of not maintaining your workout regimen because of the weather, simply lamenting about it is not going to help. Instead, […]

Hip Abductor Weakness

Hip Abductor Weakness One very important job of your hip muscles is to maintain the alignment of your leg when you move. One of the primary hip muscles, the gluteus medius, plays an especially important stabilizing role when you walk, run, or squat. The gluteus medius attaches your thigh bone to the crest of your […]

How to Commit to Your Healthy Habits All Year Long

How to Commit to Your Healthy Habits All Year Long by Paige Johnson Many people that decide to try and lose weight and become healthier fall short after only a few short months. In fact, only 44% of people accomplish their weight loss goals. Although there are a number of reasons for this, many people […]

Upper Cross Syndrome

Upper Crossed Syndrome Your posture plays an important role in your overall health. Poor posture leads to chronic strain and discomfort. “Upper crossed syndrome” describes poor posture that results from excessive tightness in your shoulders and chest with weakness in your neck and mid-back. This combination forces your shoulders to roll inward and your head […]

Lumbar Disc Lesion

Lumbar Disc Lesion Your spine consists of 24 individual vertebrae stacked on top of each other. Flexible cushions called “discs” live between each set of vertebrae. A disc is made up of two basic components. The inner disc, called the “nucleus”, is like a ball of jelly about the size of a marble. This jelly […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – 3 Things You Don’t Know

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – 3 Things you don’t know

Whiplash and Chiropractic

Whiplash and Chiropractic Whiplash is a common term for injury to the neck and head that is caused by a rapid acceleration or deceleration of the head relative to the body.  The neck muscles are overpowered by the mass of the head moving or stopping very quickly and injury occurs.  It is commonly called ‘whiplash’ […]

Sitting Posture for Extension Based Low Back Pain

Sitting Posture for Extension Based Low Back Pain Doctor, How Should I Sit? Everyday we get asked by patients, “Doctor, How should I sit?” and although it seems like it should be an easy answer, the variables surrounding back pain are enormous and so answering that question can be a real exercise in brain power. […]

What’s the Best Shoe for Small Feet?

We often hear the question “What’s the BEST shoe for small feet?”  And as parents we often seek to maximize the family budget. One common cost saving technique involves choosing shoes that toddlers and children “will grow into”. This week we will review a paper that examines this practice. Kobayashi (1) recently investigated: “How do […]