Want to Improve Your Squat? Improve Your Ankle Mobility

A very common question that I get from many people is: “how do I increase the depth of my squat?” The squat is not only an extremely effective, full-body exercise (if done correctly) but also a valuable tool in determining dysfunction  (tight muscles, imbalances, compensations, etc.) In order to squat well ( and pain-free) several events…

What is Piriformis Syndrome?

One common complaint in just about every Chiropractic clinic is that of the dreaded “Sciatica.” Contrary to many people’s  beliefs “Sciatica” is not a diagnosis but rather a symptom. Sciatica simply means that someone is experiencing pain or discomfort in their back and leg. The  question that the clinician must answer is always; “why is…

Shoulder Pain? Skip the Bench Press

The bench press is a great way to build strength and power. The problem is, even when done correctly a serious injury is possible and some in some cases likely. Read below to find out why. The shoulder is one of two ball and socket joints in your body (your hip being the other). This…

3 Surprising Condition’s Chiropractic Physicians Treat

I hear it every day; ” I thought all you guys work on is backs.” It is a very common misconception that all chiropractic is good for is back pain. While we are now the recommended treatment for chronic back pain by the AMA, chiropractic is effective in treating many other musculoskeletal disorders. Chiropractors are musculoskeletal…

Chiropractic & Sports Injury Prevention

How many of you have a nagging injury that seems to flare-up from time to time but has not been bad enough to actually do something about it?  Statistically, many people are injured being active every year. Many of you likely have desk jobs, or jobs that cause you to be seated most of the day.…

Back Pain? See a Chiropractor First

It’s no secret that low back pain is the leading cause of disability. Keeping a lot of us not only out of work, but on the side lines of life as well. In fact, it is one of the most common reasons for missed work. Statistically, it has been estimated that more that 30 million people…

Boost Your Golf Game With Chiropractic

With the summer months upon us, many of us  are dusting off the clubs and hitting the links for the first time in a few months. For many of us, this is the most activity we have had in months! This can be a recipe for disaster (especially if you are holding on to a…

Fix Your Posture – Part 2

In last week’s post I discussed the beginning stages of a “postural syndrome” that occurs due to many of our sedentary lifestyles. I addressed the upper trapezius, and levator scapulae muscles which become increasingly tight in many of us pulling our shoulders forward creating that “slumped” postural appearance and forward head carriage (see below.) It is…