How to Effectively Use Your Weight-Lifting Belt

If you have stepped foot in a gym you have undoubtedly noticed at least one person who seems to always be wearing their belt, but why?  How does this actually benefit us? It seems like to many people wearing your lifting belt simply goes with being in the gym. This is a common misconception that…

Eat These 3 Foods and Burn More Fat

Now that summer is approaching many of us are trying to slim down the waist line. The task of taking on a diet can be quite daunting. Who to listen to? Where to start? While there are many diet strategies (all of which are effective for someone but not everyone), sustainability has to be a…

3 Exercises Every CrossFit Athlete Should Be Doing

CrossFit has certainly become very popular in the recent years, and for good reason, it is a very time efficient way to build muscle and burn body fat! With fatigue however comes laxity in form. This can be a recipe for injury, but it doesn’t have to be. The amount of mobility required to complete…

Find Relief from Back Pain While Building a Killer 6-Pack

Spring has finally sprung, and that means that bathing suit season is just around the corner. By this time many of you are second guessing that 2nd piece of pie on Christmas Day. With warmer weather, we also tend to become more active (many of us for the first time since fall). Not only does the…

An Effective Treatment for Hamstring Strains

Hamstring strains/tears are very common in athletes of all types. They often take a long time to heal, with symptoms persisting for several months. What’s perhaps more problematic is that they have a high rate for re-injury! Why are hamstring strains so common? Many of us have adapted a posture that causes tight hips, hamstrings,…

3 Exercise’s that Every Runner Should be Doing

Any avid runner will tell you they are always pushing themselves to hit a PR. The problem is, over-time the harder we push our bodies the more likely that they are to break down! Since running is very linear some of the more common injuries that prevail are those of over-activity, or tendonitis. If you…

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome and Chiropractic

It has been estimated that 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their life time. At initial onset, people will often consult their PCP for this problem which will likely prescribe a muscle relaxer and rest. When this does not help many people feel that their only option is surgery. Failed…

Improve Your Posture and Prevent Injury

Perhaps now more than ever people are aware of their posture and the ill effects it may have on their health. And for a good reason; recent research has suggested that the effects of poor posture are shortening our life span! In the short term, posture can  wreak havoc on our musculoskeletal system. The classic…

Chiropractic Treatment of Tendonitis

Tendonitis is defined as irritation and resulting inflammation of a muscle tendon; typically resulting from over-use. Some of the more common types of tendonitis experienced include: Tennis Elbow (pain in the later part of the elbow), Golfers Elbow (pain in medial portion of elbow), Supraspinatus or Rotator Cuff Tendonitis (pain on the top of the…

Eat More Protein and Lose Weight

Are you interested in having more energy and burning more body fat naturally? Current dietary recommendations fall short for a favorable body composition in many people. The abundance of carbohydrates and lack of lean, quality protein in our diet causes many of us to feel lethargic, bloated, and all around unmotivated! Currently the RDA for the…