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Articles and Events

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Black Friday Discounts are in! Treat yourself or loved one this holiday season with one of our amazing Black Friday Discounts! It’s for a limited time only so hurry in to claim your discount today. Present this coupon to the front desk to claim your discount.

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25% OFF 6 Acupuncture Sessions

Black Friday Discounts are in! Treat yourself or loved one this holiday season with one of our amazing Black Friday Discounts! It’s for a limited time only so hurry in to claim your discount today. Present this coupon to the front desk to claim your discount.

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15% OFF Normatec Recovery Boot Session!

Black Friday Discounts are in! Treat yourself or loved one this holiday season with one of our amazing Black Friday Discounts! It’s for a limited time only so hurry in to claim your discount today. Present this coupon to the front desk to claim your discount.

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Shoulder Pain From Computer Use? Chiropractic Solution.

A Chiropractic Solution for Mouse Shoulder

BY HOWARD PETTERSSON, DC AND J.R. GREEN, DC

Dynamic Chiropractic – October 1, 2018, Vol. 36, Issue 10

Clinical literature abounds with articles about repetitive injury and conditions related to the use of electronic devices, especially stationary or desktop computers and work stations.

Moms Night Out – November 8th, 2018

FIT4MOM Bergen + The Spine & Health Center of Closter = One Amazing FREE Moms Night Out Event!

See below for information:

  • WHO: #allthemoms (Baby bumps, master mamas and the new mamas on the block are all welcome.)
  • WHAT: Relax, recharge, connect, shop, learn,

Stiff Neck Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment By Richard A. Staehler, MD

A stiff neck is typically characterized by soreness and difficulty moving the neck, especially when trying to turn the head to the side. It may also be accompanied by a headache, neck pain, shoulder pain and/or arm pain. In order to look sideways or over the shoulder, an individual may need to turn the entire body instead of the stiff neck.

The Bergen County Baseball Tournament is Almost Here…

The Bergen County Baseball Tournament is Almost Here…

Dr. Michael O’Reilly, DPT

 

Baseball may be America’s favorite pastime, but is the throwing motion we all know so well actually detrimental to your body? It does not have to be! Trust me, I would like to preface this article by stating you would be hard pressed to find a more avid baseball fan than myself.

Exercise of the Month March

This month’s exercise is quadruped scapular stabilization.  This is a great exercise to improve shoulder stabilization.

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Keri Moran, PT
Bruce Buckman PT, DPT, ART

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Ladies Night – May 18th – 7-9 PM

Avoiding and Treating Heel Pain

Avoiding and Treating Tendon Dysfunction

Dr.Bruce Buckman PT, DPT, ART

 Background

 It has been reported that approximately 1 in 10 individuals will develop chronic heel pain with nearly 2 million Americans affected annually. Furthermore, tendinopathies of the Achilles tendon affect 2% of the general adult population. The typical report of pain presentation of plantar heel pain includes excruciating pain with the first few steps after waking up in the morning,

WELCOME Michael O’Reilly PT, DPT, Physical Therapist

The Spine and Health Center of Montvale welcomes Michael O’Reilly, PT, DPT, Physical Therapist to our Team.

 

Prenatal Chiropractic: The Key to a pain Free Pregnancy

Prenatal Chiropractic: 

The Key to a Pain Free Pregnancy

BY DR. KIMBERLY DELMAGE, DC

According to the American Pregnancy Organization and the International Chiropractic Pediatric  Association, women who seek chiropractic care during pregnancy report 24% shorter labor and delivery times and have fewer complications and 75% of women who received chiropractic care during their pregnancies stated they found relief from pain.

Exercise of the Month March

This month’s exercise consist of a deep squat with a kegel and a 5 sec hold. This exercise prepares the body for labor. Kegel exercises are great to prepare your pelvic floor for labor and the squat is a great exercise to build up much needed endurance.

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Keri Moran,

Exercise of the Month – February

February’s exercise of the month is a modified plank which involves a stability ball . It is a tremendous core strength and stability builder. Check it out!

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Keri Moran, PT
Bruce Buckman PT, DPT, ART

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DISCLAIMER: NOTHING AVAILABLE THROUGH OR ON THIS WEBSITE SHOULD BE CONSTRUED AS MEDICAL ADVICE.

The Mystery of the “Core”

The Mystery of the “Core”

Dr. Bruce Buckman PT, DPT, ART

Dr. Vincent Porta DC

    For many, the concept of the “core” is limited to training the six pack abdominal muscles, and while Chuck Norris and The Total Gym as well as many other machines have made millions of dollars claiming to help you achieve a stronger “core”,

Neck Pain | Cervical Disc Herniation and Pinched Nerves!

What the Neck Pain?

If you have neck pain related to cervical disc herniation or stenosis as it relates to your c3-c4, c4-c5 and c5-c6, then you should read the following:

We see many patients who complain about neck pain, stiffness in muscles such as shoulders, arms and biceps who don’t even realize they may have herniated their cervical discs.

Regional Interdependence: Effects on the Tibiofemoral (Knee) Joint

by Dr. Bruce Buckman PT, DPT, ART

Regional interdependence is the concept that “seemingly unrelated impairments in remote anatomical regions of the body may contribute to and be associated with a patient’s primary report of symptoms.” The majority of the literature surrounding regional interdependence in the lower extremity has been focused on low back pain,

Exercise of the Week #35 – Plank with Lengthening

This week’s exercise of the week is a plank variation which involves sliding the feet back and then walking them back to the start position. It is a tremendous core strength and stability builder. Check it out!

Our Physical Therapists

Keri Moran, PT
Bruce Buckman PT, DPT,

Congratulations Dr. Peter Wohl – NJ Top Doc 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Peter Wohl, DC, ART, BCIM for being named one of New Jersey’s Top Doctors of 2016 for his commitment to excellence in chiropractic care and spinal disorders. Dr. Wohl is also Board Certified in Integrative Medicine and certified in Active Release Techniques (ART) and Trigenics. Dr. Wohl has also been named as one of the top chiropractors in Bergen County in 2015 and 2016 by 201 Magazine.

Congratulations Dr. Kelly Blundy – NJ Top Doc 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Kelly Blundy, DC, ART, BCIM for being named one of New Jersey’s Top Doctors of 2016 for her commitment to excellence in chiropractic care and spinal disorders. Dr. Blundy is also Board Certified in Integrative Medicine and certified in Active Release Techniques (ART) and Trigenics. Dr. Blundy has also been named as one of the top chiropractors in Bergen County in 2015 and 2016 by 201 Magazine.

Diagnosing and Preventing 2,000,000 Ankle Sprains Per Year

by Dr. Bruce Buckman PT, DPT, ART

2,000,000. It’s a huge number. It’s also the estimated number of ankle sprains sustained every year in the United States alone. One in six injuries sustained by a high school athlete will be an ankle sprain, more specifically a lateral ankle sprain, making it the most commonly occurring injury in all high school sports.

Lift With Your Legs, Not With Your Back!

by Dr. Vincent Porta, DC

“Lift with your legs, not with your back” is a saying that we have all heard before but don’t often put into practice. The reason we overlook this saying is because more times than not, we lift or bend improperly with no immediate adverse effects. Although we lift improperly and may not feel pain right away,

Exercise of the Week #34 – Band Resisted Rows

Are you performing your exercises correctly? At The Spine and Health Center of Montvale, we see many patients performing rows initially with poor form. The key points to remember are keeping the shoulders down, chest up, and pulling back by squeezing the shoulder blades together to get the elbows to end up at approximately a 90 degree angle.

Exercise of the Week #33 – Foam Rolling Quads and Calves

Check out this week’s Exercise of the Week – Foam Rolling for the Quadriceps and Gastrocnemius (Calf) muscles. Foam rolling should be a staple in every athlete’s and weekend warrior’s workout routine. Watch the video below to see how to foam roll properly!

Our Physical Therapists

Keri Moran, PT
Bruce Buckman PT,

Exercise of the Week #32 – Thoracic Rotations with Power Band

Check out this week’s Exercise of the Week – Thoracic Rotations with Power Band in a tall kneeling position. This exercise works well for baseball players and golfers because it improves thoracic spine mobility and core stability.

Our Physical Therapists

Keri Moran, PT
Bruce Buckman, PT, DPT

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DISCLAIMER: NOTHING AVAILABLE THROUGH OR ON THIS WEBSITE SHOULD BE CONSTRUED AS MEDICAL ADVICE.

Exercise of the Week #31 – Push-Ups with Alternating Knee Taps

Check out this week’s Exercise of the Week – Push-Ups with Alternating Knee Taps, which is great for core strength and stability, as well as increased obliques activation.

Our Physical Therapists

Keri Moran, PT
Bruce Buckman, PT, DPT

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DISCLAIMER: NOTHING AVAILABLE THROUGH OR ON THIS WEBSITE SHOULD BE CONSTRUED AS MEDICAL ADVICE.

Good Luck Natoya!

Make sure to watch former Clemson Track and Field star and ACC champion Natoya Goule run the 800m in the Olympics today! Our very own Dr. Peter Wohl had the privilege of working with Clemson University and Natoya this past year. She will be running this morning at 10:44 AM in Heat #8.

Exercise of the Week #30 – Eccentric External Rotation Ball Drops

Check out this week’s Exercise of the Week – Eccentric External Rotation Ball Drops, a great exercise for shoulder strength and stability especially for throwing athletes.

Our Physical Therapists

Keri Moran, PT
Bruce Buckman, PT, DPT

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DISCLAIMER: NOTHING AVAILABLE THROUGH OR ON THIS WEBSITE SHOULD BE CONSTRUED AS MEDICAL ADVICE.

Exercise of the Week #29 – Single Arm Rows on Bosu Ball

Check out this week’s Exercise of the Week – Single Arm Rows on the Bosu Ball balancing on one leg. This is an advanced balance and proprioception exercise that is great for athletes and part of our Complex PT Protocols.

Our Physical Therapists

Keri Moran, PT
Bruce Buckman,

Exercise of the Week #28 – Push-Ups

Check out this week’s Exercise of the Week – Push-Ups. One of the most basic yet most effective exercises for upper body strength and core stability, push-ups are a great part of any exercise routine.

Our Physical Therapists

Keri Moran, PT
Bruce Buckman, PT, DPT

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DISCLAIMER: NOTHING AVAILABLE THROUGH OR ON THIS WEBSITE SHOULD BE CONSTRUED AS MEDICAL ADVICE.

Exercise of the Week #27 – Y, I, T, W on TRX

Check out this week’s Exercise of the Week – Y, I, T, W on the TRX. This is a great series of exercises to do as part of an upper body warm-up for shoulder prehabilitation, strength, and stability.

Our Physical Therapists

Keri Moran, PT
Bruce Buckman, PT,

Exercise of the Week #26 – Hamstring Stretch

Check out this week’s Exercise of the Week – Hamstring Stretch. Dr. Bruce Buckman PT, DPT demonstrates how to properly stretch the hamstrings.

Our Physical Therapists

Keri Moran, PT
Bruce Buckman, PT, DPT

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DISCLAIMER: NOTHING AVAILABLE THROUGH OR ON THIS WEBSITE SHOULD BE CONSTRUED AS MEDICAL ADVICE.

Exercise of the Week #25 – Core Stabilization on Physioball

Check out this week’s Exercise of the Week – Core Stabilization on the Physioball in a plank position. You rotate your arms clockwise and counterclockwise to stabilize all the muscles in your core. Shown are the beginner and advanced variations.

Our Physical Therapists

Keri Moran, PT
Bruce Buckman,

Exercise of the Week #24 – Improving Squat Mechanics

Check out this week’s Exercise of the Week in which Dr. Bruce Buckman PT, DPT assesses an overhead squat and shows corrective exercises to address specific deficiencies. Dr. Buckman also received his certification in Lower Extremity Active Release Techniques this weekend. Congratulations Bruce!

Our Physical Therapists

Keri Moran, PT
Bruce Buckman,

Exercise of the Week #23 – V-Sit Heel Taps

Check out this week’s Exercise of the Week – V-Sit Heel Taps with Ball Squeeze, which are great for abdominal strength and core stability.

Our Physical Therapists

Keri Moran, PT
Bruce Buckman, PT, DPT

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DISCLAIMER: NOTHING AVAILABLE THROUGH OR ON THIS WEBSITE SHOULD BE CONSTRUED AS MEDICAL ADVICE.

Exercise of the Week #22 – Band Resisted Squat

Check out this week’s Exercise of the Week – Band Resisted Squats. Dr. Bruce Buckman PT, DPT explains three keys to improve squat mechanics and why this exercise is so effective for addressing these three keys.

Our Physical Therapists

Keri Moran, PT
Bruce Buckman, PT, DPT

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DISCLAIMER: NOTHING AVAILABLE THROUGH OR ON THIS WEBSITE SHOULD BE CONSTRUED AS MEDICAL ADVICE.

Exercise of the Week #21 – Nordic Hamstring Curls

Check out this week’s Exercise of the Week – Nordic Hamstring Curls. Dr. Bruce Buckman PT, DPT explains why this exercise is so effective for eccentric hamstring strength and preventing knee/ACL injuries.

Our Physical Therapists

Keri Moran, PT
Bruce Buckman, PT, DPT

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DISCLAIMER: NOTHING AVAILABLE THROUGH OR ON THIS WEBSITE SHOULD BE CONSTRUED AS MEDICAL ADVICE.

Woodcliff Lake Run for Education 2016

The Spine and Health Center of Montvale was proud to be a sponsor and team up with Rockland Bakery for yesterday’s annual Woodcliff Lake Run for Education. We would like to congratulate all the participants that made the event a great success!

 

Exercise of the Week #20 – Squats with Resisted Abduction

Check out this week’s Exercise of the Week – Squats with Resisted Abduction. Dr. Bruce Buckman PT, DPT explains why this squat variation is so effective and can address specific muscular imbalances and deficiencies.

Our Physical Therapists

Keri Moran, PT
Bruce Buckman, PT, DPT

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DISCLAIMER: NOTHING AVAILABLE THROUGH OR ON THIS WEBSITE SHOULD BE CONSTRUED AS MEDICAL ADVICE.

Exercise of the Week #19 – Plank

Check out this week’s Exercise of the Week – Planks. Planks are great for core strength and core stability. Dr. Bruce Buckman PT, DPT takes you through the do’s and don’ts of planks.

 Our Physical Therapists

Keri Moran, PT
Bruce Buckman, PT, DPT

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DISCLAIMER: NOTHING AVAILABLE THROUGH OR ON THIS WEBSITE SHOULD BE CONSTRUED AS MEDICAL ADVICE.

Low Back Pain

by Dr. Bruce Buckman PT, DPT

“Low back pain is the leading cause of activity limitation and work absence throughout much of the world.”

Low back pain is one of the world’s major causes of disability, with incidence numbers rising every year in the adult population. Even scarier is that the prevalence of non-specific low back pain in children and adolescents is also rising.

Exercise of the Week #18 – Hip Mobilization with Squat

Check out this week’s Exercise of the Week –  Hip Mobilization with Squat. The resistance band helps to mobilize the hip by causing distraction within the joint. It is great for improving overall lower body mobility.

 Our Physical Therapists

Keri Moran, PT
Bruce Buckman, PT, DPT

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DISCLAIMER: NOTHING AVAILABLE THROUGH OR ON THIS WEBSITE SHOULD BE CONSTRUED AS MEDICAL ADVICE.

Exercise of the Week #17 – Thoracic Spine Extension

Check out this week’s Exercise of the Week –  Thoracic Spine Extensions over a foam roller. This is a great exercise for improving thoracic spine mobility. Featured in the video is our first student, Charlie, who is doing his clinical rotation from Sacred Heart University. We are very excited to have him on board for the next 10 weeks as part of our team!

Exercise of the Week #16 – Core Stability Roll-Ins in High Plank

Check out this week’s Exercise of the Week –  Core Stability Roll-Ins on the physioball in a high plank position. This is an intermediate to advanced exercise that is great for core and upper body strength and stability.

Our Physical Therapists

Keri Moran, PT
Bruce Buckman, PT,

Ladies Night – May 19th – 7-9 PM

Exercise of the Week #15 – Book Openers for Thoracic Spine Mobility

Check out this week’s Exercise of the Week – Book Openers for Thoracic Spine mobility. It is important to note that your head follows your arm and you are exhaling on the way down. Proper breathing is key to getting the full effect from this exercise.

Our Physical Therapists

Keri Moran,

Exercise of the Week #14 – Lateral Stepping with Squat vs Theraband

Check out this week’s Exercise of the Week – Lateral Stepping with Squat vs Theraband. It is great for targeting the gluteus medius and for strength in lateral movements such as a defensive slide for a basketball player.

Our Physical Therapists
Keri Moran, PT
Bruce Buckman, PT, DPT

Our Physical Therapy Services

Our Chiropractor Services

DISCLAIMER: NOTHING AVAILABLE THROUGH OR ON THIS WEBSITE SHOULD BE CONSTRUED AS MEDICAL ADVICE.

Congratulations Dr. Blundy on Becoming Board Certified in Integrative Medicine!

We would like to congratulate Dr. Kelly Blundy, DC, BCIM on becoming board certified in Integrative Medicine. Our doctors always go above and beyond and strive to learn more so that we can provide the best quality of healthcare to our patients.

Congratulations Dr. Wohl – Top 10 Chiropractor Press Release

Top 15 Headache Causing Foods

Concussions – Part II

Recognizing a Concussion

by Dr. Bruce Buckman PT, DPT

It is important for on the field recognition of signs and symptoms of concussions. These  symptoms include signs that can be observed by an athlete’s coach or athletic trainer can include but are not limited to:

  • Appearing dazed or stunned
  • Confused about aspects of game/practice
  • Forgets instructions
  • Being unsure of score or opposition
  • Appearing clumsy
  • Answering questions slowly
  • Losing consciousness
  • Change in personality
  • Inability to recall events prior to trauma
  • Inability to recall events post trauma

Off the field,

Exercise of the Week #13 – Glute Bridges with Leg Curl

Check out this week’s Exercise of the Week – Glute Bridges with a Leg Curl on the physioball. This is an intermediate to advanced lower body strengthening exercise that also improves core stability. Take a look.

Our Physical Therapists
Keri Moran, PT
Bruce Buckman, PT, DPT

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DISCLAIMER: NOTHING AVAILABLE THROUGH OR ON THIS WEBSITE SHOULD BE CONSTRUED AS MEDICAL ADVICE.

Exercise of the Week #12 – Scap Stability Step-Overs

Check out this week’s Exercise of the Week – Scap Stability Step-Overs. Building on last week’s Scap Stability Clocks, this exercise helps to build shoulder and scapular strength and stability.

Our Physical Therapists
Keri Moran, PT
Bruce Buckman, PT, DPT

Our Physical Therapy Services

Our Chiropractor Services

DISCLAIMER: NOTHING AVAILABLE THROUGH OR ON THIS WEBSITE SHOULD BE CONSTRUED AS MEDICAL ADVICE.

Mother’s Day Massage Special

Mother’s Day is just around the corner.

We all have women in our lives who have cared for us or our children.  Mothers, Grandmothers, Aunts, Sisters, Wives or just good friends.  Show these special women just how much you appreciate all they’ve done with the gift of relaxation from Living Balanced Wellness Center.

Exercise of the Week #11 – Scap Stability Clocks

Check out this week’s Exercise of the Week – Scap Stability Clocks. This exercise is great for shoulder and scapular strength and stability. The first way is in a quadruped position and the second and more advanced version is in a plank position.

Our Physical Therapists
Keri Moran, PT
Bruce Buckman,

Acidic vs Alkaline Foods

What Is Text Neck?

by Dr. Vincent Porta, DC

In today’s day and age our cell phones have become a technology that we cannot live without. For many people a cell phone is a device used to run their business, for others it is their connection to the outside world via social media, and for some it is used for pure entertainment.

Exercise of the Week #10 – Single Leg Glute Bridges

Check out this week’s Exercise of the Week – Single Leg Bridges. This exercise is great for glute activation as part of a warm-up or for general glute and core strength and stability.

Our Physical Therapists
Keri Moran, PT
Bruce Buckman, PT, DPT
Irene Whelan,

Shoulder Injury Education and Prevention Seminar

We will be hosting our next workshop on April 6 at 7 PM at The Spine and Health Center of Montvale. The topic will be Shoulder Injury Education and Prevention and will feature orthopedic surgeon Dr. Amit Sood, MD, chiropractic physician Dr. Kelly Blundy, DC, ART and physical therapist Keri Moran,

Exercise of The Week #9 – Functional Movement Screen Hurdle Step with Corrective

Check out the Hurdle Step test on our new FMS board (Functional Movement Screen) which we use to evaluate athletes for risk of injury in order to help prevent future injuries. The Functional Movement Screen focuses on proper movement patterns in 7 different exercises. Following the FMS Evaluation, corrective exercises are prescribed by one of our physical therapists.

Glute Activation for Peak Performance

by Tom Kokosinski

Glute activation is one of the single most important factors that determines athletic performance. So how do we achieve peak glute activation to be able to perform at the highest level? It’s important to first understand the anatomy and function of the entire posterior chain.

What Is The Posterior Chain?

Pictures from the Knee Injury Prevention Seminar

Thank you to everyone who attended our Knee Injury Prevention Seminar last night at The Spine and Health Center of Montvale. It was a great success! It was great to host this multi-disciplinary seminar covering all ends of the knee injury spectrum – from an orthopedic surgeon (Dr. Bellapianta), to a chiropractor (Dr.

Exercise of the Week #8 – TRX Jump Squats with Hip Abduction

This week’s Exercise of the Week – TRX Jump Squats with Hip Abduction, which are great for building leg strength and power while helping you activate the correct muscles. Check out that aerial at the end!

Our Physical Therapists
Keri Moran, PT
Bruce Buckman, PT, DPT
Irene Whelan,

Concussions – Part 1 of 3 – The Epidemic

by Dr. Christopher Kahanec, DC, BS

What is a Concussion?

Concussion has become a buzzword in recent years due to the immense amount of research detailing the extremely detrimental effects of head trauma in athletes, especially in football and soccer players. Concussions are nothing new, however, the research detailing the short-term and long-term effects is growing.

Best Foods for Your Joints

Check out this great article about the best foods to relieve joint pain by our newest addition to the team, chiropractor Dr. Vincent Porta.

Exercise of the Week #7 – Alternating Extensions with Resistance

This week’s Exercise of the Week is Alternating Upper Extremity/Lower Extremity Extensions against the resistance of a band. It is great for core strength and stability and developing arm and leg strength as well. Check it out!

Also be sure to call us at 201.746.6577 or email drpete@thespineandhealthcenter.com to reserve your seat for our Knee Injury Prevention Workshop on March 8 at 7 PM.

Leap Into Spring!

by Dr. Kim Del Mage, DC

Click here to learn more about our chiropractic and physical therapy specialties.

Exercise of the Week #6 – TRX Lunges

This week’s Exercise of the Week is a TRX Lunge with an abdominal contraction and hip flexion. Great for core and lower body strengthening. Check it out!

Also be sure to call us at 201.746.6577 or email drpete@thespineandhealthcenter.com to reserve your seat for our Knee Injury Prevention Workshop on March 8 at 7 PM.

Exercise of the Week #5 – Single Leg Bosu Ball Star Excursions

This exercise is great for balance and proprioception as well as strengthening the hip and knee joints. Check it out!

Also be sure to call us at 201.746.6577 or email drpete@thespineandhealthcenter.com to reserve your seat for our Knee Injury Prevention Workshop on March 8 at 7 PM.

Our Physical Therapists
Keri Moran,

Knee Injury Prevention Workshop – March 8, 2016 at 7 PM

Come to our Knee Injury Prevention Workshop on March 8, 2016 at 7 PM. To sign-up call us at 201-746-6577 or e-mail us at drpete@thespineandhealthcenter.com. Seats are limited on a first-call basis.

Exercise of the Week #4 – Alternating Rotational Knee Drives

This week’s Exercise of the Week is a great core strengthening exercise that helps to build core stability and rotational strength. Check it out!

Our Physical Therapists
Keri Moran, PT
Bruce Buckman, PT, DPT
Irene Whelan, PT

DISCLAIMER: NOTHING AVAILABLE THROUGH OR ON THIS WEBSITE SHOULD BE CONSTRUED AS MEDICAL ADVICE.

Congratulations Dr. Blundy and Dr. Wohl – Trigenics Certified!

Dr. Blundy, D.C. and Dr. Wohl, D.C. recently received their Trigenics® certifications from The Trigenics® Institute of Functional Neurology. Trigenics® is a neurology-based functional assessment and treating system which can help to relieve pain and increase strength and range of motion in affected areas and is especially effective for major joints such as the shoulder and knee.

Exercise of the Week #3 – Volleyball Bumps on the Bosu Ball

This week’s exercise of the week is one that focuses on stabilization of the lower extremities while an athlete performs a sport specific exercise. In this case, the athlete is performing a volleyball “bump” but the exercise can be modified to be specific to other sports such as baseball and basketball. It is great when implemented at the end of the physical therapy treatment plan to get the athlete performing sport specific movements while stabilizing in order to reduce the risk of re-injury.

Importance of the Hip Muscles in Lower Quarter Injuries

By Dr. Bruce Buckman, PT, DPT

In attending physical therapy for a lower body injury, you may find yourself completing exercises that are seemingly unrelated to the injury in which you have sustained. There is a method behind the madness, and here it is!

The Gluteus Medius Muscle, is one in particular that you may find your physical therapist targeting with exercises such as side-lying clamshells,

Exercise of the Week #2 – Bosu Ball Balancing

Welcome to Episode 2 of The Spine and Health Center’s Exercise of the Week. This week’s exercise is a Bosu Ball Balance with adductor squeeze with simultaneous alternating shoulder extensions. That’s a mouthful isn’t it?! This complex exercise addresses upper and lower extremity strength, core stability, and dynamic balance reactions. Check out the video to see how it’s done.

3 Great “Core” Strengthening Exercises

Hopefully you were able to get through with weekend without any injuries and just some residual soreness. We know it’s probably going to snow again, so to be better prepared for next time, here are some core stabilization and strengthening exercises that can help you strengthen those muscles that might feel pretty sore right about now.

Top 5 Stretches Before Shoveling Snow

by Dr. Christopher Kahanec, DC

With our first big snow storm well on its way to Montvale and the entire northeast, it’s time not only to prepare our houses, but our bodies! A recent study at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that approximately 11,500 snow shoveling-related injuries and medical emergencies were treated in the United States from 1990 to 2006.

Chiropractic Treatment of the Shoulder – Part 2

Check out another successful shoulder treatment of one of our patients by Dr. Peter Wohl.

Exercise of the Week #1 – Single Leg RDL

Welcome to The Spine and Health Center’s Exercise of the Week. In this week’s episode, you see one of our patients performing a Single Leg Romanian Deadlift (RDL). This exercise is great for glute activation, knee stability, and balance/proprioception.

 

Our Physical Therapists

Keri Moran, PT

Bruce Buckman,

Physical Therapy and Young Athletes – 5 Benefits

  1. Physical therapy helps prevent injuries and promotes quicker and safer recovery. For example, in aquatic therapy, young athletes perform various exercises in water to alleviate stress on their body. This form of exercise helps them strengthen their muscles and improve range of motion. In orthopedic physical therapy, your physical therapist targets injured areas to increase the blood flow there.

Chiropractic Treatment for the Shoulder

Check out what just one chiropractic treatment for the shoulder did for this patient. Dr. Kelly Blundy, D.C. is a chiropractic physician who can help you get your range of motion back. Be it from a rotator cuff injury, frozen shoulder, arthritis, impingement, or some other injury, limited shoulder range of motion can affect a lot of our everyday activities.

Dry Needling – A Quick Overview

What is Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN)?

Dry needling is an effective therapy performed for the purpose of treating muscle tension and spasms, which commonly accompany conditions such as arthritis, nerve irritation, muscle strains, ligament sprains and herniated disks. TDN uses a small monofilament needle, which is inserted by a trained physical therapist into a trigger point (contracted painful knotted muscle fiber) in an effort to create a local twitch response in order to exhaust and release the muscle fibers.

Home Care Physical Therapy in Bergen County – Active PT Home Care

We are excited to introduce Active PT Home Care, a Bergen County based home care physical therapy company co-founded by Dr. Kelly Blundy, D.C. and Keri Moran, PT.  Keri owned and ran a home care company for nine years prior to becoming the Director of Physical Therapy at The Spine and Health Center of Montvale.

ACL Physical Therapy Exercises (Part 2)

Now that you have an understanding of what the ACL is and how it works, check out this video that shows a few ACL specific strengthening exercises:

Stay tuned for more videos coming up, including our new to 2016 Exercise of the Month segment.

Our Physical Therapists

Keri Moran,

ACL Tears and Injuries – The What, The Why and The How

Everything You Need to Know About ACL Tears

DR. BRUCE JOSEPH BUCKMAN, PT, DPT

You no longer have to be an avid sports fan to hear about the ACL any more. If you are a parent of a young athlete, a recreational athlete, or weekend warrior, I would surely bet that you have heard of this ligament and its injury epidemic.

Golfers – How Can We Help You?

Give us a call at 201.746.6577 to schedule your examination and see how our team of chiropractors and physical therapists can help you!

 

Lumbar Disc Herniations (L3-L4, L4-L5, L5-S1) and Back Pain

We see many patients who complain about low back pain and stiffness in muscles such as their hips, quadriceps, glutes and hamstrings without even realizing that they may have a herniated disc in their lumbar spine.

Below you will find common questions about and answers to Lumbar Disc Herniations. We will also discuss basic treatment styles for such herniations and explain how they work.

What Can We Do For You?

How Was Your Experience at The Spine and Health Center of Montvale?

“How about most everything – no daily pain from everyday activities, walking, jogging, and strenuous workouts. I feel 10 years younger. The integrated approach to rehab after bilateral hip replacements, which came after a microdiscectomy – has been beyond my wildest expectations.”  

Chiropractic Update: Did You Know This About Dr. Wohl?

Did You Know?

Dr. Peter E. Wohl is a chiropractic physician who, along with his wife Dr. Kelly Blundy, co-founded The Spine and Health Center of Montvale. Dr. Wohl was recently named one of the Top 10 Chiropractors of New Jersey by the American Institute of Chiropractors™ (AIOC). Congratulations Dr.

Happy Birthday Keri – Our Director of Physical Therapy!

This past Friday was the birthday of Keri Moran, The Spine and Health Center’s Director of Physical Therapy. All of us at the office want to take this opportunity to thank Keri for everything she does for our physical therapy department. With 18 years of experience as a physical therapist, Keri has always delivered high quality patient care while developing a fun,

Affected by Sciatica? Here’s How New Jersey Chiropractors Can Help

If you have sciatica, you know it’s no fun, with common symptoms including nerve pain, burning, numbness and radiating pain. However, because sciatica is a symptom of a problem rather than a disorder itself, New Jersey chiropractors are uniquely positioned to help you. Rather than trying to resolve only the sciatica, they dig deeper to also treat its cause.

Ice or Heat – Which Physical Therapy Method is Right For You?

If your back or knee hurts, some people advise you to apply ice. Others swear by heat. Who’s right? Here is what physical therapist in NJ recommend:

Does your injury involve swelling and inflammation? Is the injury new, from the past few hours?
Because ice and cold packs constrict blood vessels, they are efficient in reducing or preventing inflammation.

Congratulations Dr. Blundy and Dr. Wohl on Being Named 2 of the Top Chiropractors of 2015 by 201 Magazine!

 

 

Congratulations to 2 of the top chiropractors in New Jersey!

 

 

 

Spoil Me Pink to Host a Free Day of Luxurious Pampering for Breast Cancer Patients & Survivors on October 23rd in Westwood, NJ

Westwood, NJ – Breast cancer advocacy group Spoil Me Pink is partnering with two local sponsors–Muah Makeup & Lash Bar in Westwood and The Spine and Health Center of Montvale–to host a very special event on October 23, 2015 in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Spoil Me Pink’s 2nd Anniversary. This one-of-a-kind experience includes a full beauty makeover,

New Jersey Chiropractic Advice: Find Your Neutral Spine Position

When you do Pilates, yoga and many other exercises, it’s important to start in neutral spine position. While “neutral spine” does not sound positive, it’s actually a very good thing. It is your natural spine position and occurs with proper alignment among your neck, middle back and lower back. When you exercise with your spine in this position,

Preventing and Treating Injuries in Young Athletes

by Bruce Buckman, PT, DPT

Quadriceps (thigh) muscle strain, or avulsion fracture?

Approximately 60 million children ages 6-18 participate in some form of organized athletics, with 44 million participating in more than 1 sport. Greater numbers of participant in youth sports has led to more intense training and thus competition,

What New Jersey Chiropractors Recommend Pregnant Women Do

When you’re pregnant, the advice can be dizzying, from what you eat to the exercises you’re supposed to do. That’s why New Jersey chiropractors keep their advice short and sweet—but no less valuable. First, it’s important to understand how pregnancy affects your body. You gain about 25 to 35 pounds and feel stress in many parts of your body,

Pulled a Back Muscle? Here’s What Chiropractors in New Jersey Recommend

Whether you pulled a back muscle while golfing, gardening, reaching for a toddler or trying to retrieve an object, the result is the same: not a whole lot of fun. You’ll experience inflammation around the affected area and then spasms. The spasms cause the majority of serious back pain and keep you from moving like you’re used to.

New Jersey Chiropractic Advice: Tips for Dealing with Neck Pain

Medications such as aspirin and other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), neck exercises and even surgery don’t always help neck pain go away. New Jersey chiropractic doctors talk with thousands of patients every day, and they’ve learned about unusual but effective ways patients combat neck pain. Some chiropractors have adopted a few ideas for their practices.

NJ Chiropractic Advice: 5 Summer Meals to Help You Lose Weight

Staying within a healthy weight range is one of the keys to healthier spine. Considering the fact that overweight people are more susceptible to back pain, you may need to lose some weight to keep your spine healthy. How do you do it? Here are some excellent summer meals NJ chiropractic experts recommend to help you successfully manage your weight and prevent back pain.

Have Back Pain in New Jersey? Try These 3 Tricks to Help

Studies show that approximately 31 million Americans experience lower back pain at any given time. Back pain is also considered as one of the most common reasons for missed work, the fifth most common reason for visiting the doctor and the single leading cause of disability worldwide. In addition, expert sources estimate that Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on back pain.

Why Chiropractors in New Jersey Recommend an Ideal Protein Diet

Experts agree that a healthy weight can lead to a healthy back. Thus, people with back problems should adopt a regular exercise routine and lose weight when necessary. And this is why some chiropractors in New Jersey recommend the Ideal Protein diet.

 

Obesity and Back Pain

According to the American Obesity Association (AOA),

The Importance of NJ Chiropractic Care for Bursitis

When left untreated, bursitis (the inflammation of the lubricating sac positioned between the bones, tendons and muscles around a joint) can cause excruciating pain, and may have a lasting effect on a person’s health and general well-being. As such, people who are suffering from this condition should seek professional NJ chiropractic care to make sure the condition heals properly and to prevent any serious complications along the way.

New Jersey Chiropractic Advice: Manage Your Body Weight for a Healthier Spine

New Jersey chiropractic experts agree that maintaining a healthy weight is the key to a healthier spine. According to the American Obesity Association, obese and overweight patients (especially those who gained a lot of extra weight in their midsection) are at a greater risk of experiencing back pain, joint pain and muscle strain compared to those who keep their weights at a healthier level.

How Chiropractic Care Helps as You Get Older

People of all ages get a lot of health benefits from regular chiropractic care. Numerous studies indicate that chiropractic treatment is effective for a wide variety of childhood ailments such as allergy, asthma, enuresis or bedwetting, infantile colic and otitis media (inflammation of the middle ear). It can also be quite effective for reducing pain,

Why a Chiropractor Would Recommend Getting an X-Ray before Treatment

When visiting the office of New Jersey chiropractor for the first time, you would be required to complete a health questionnaire to provide some information about yourself and your condition. You can also expect a chiropractor to ask specific questions to determine if you would benefit from chiropractic or physical therapy. In some cases, the doctor may take X-rays to get a more complete picture of your condition,

A Chiropractor’s Advice for Running Safely

As you may know, running is a very high-impact activity. This is why New Jersey chiropractors advise that you take proper precautions when you run, you are at higher risk for some serious injuries. For example, prevalent running injuries result from overstressing muscles, tendons and ligaments—or under-supporting them. The results are shin splints, knee injuries,

Why do New Jersey Spine Centers Recommend Active Therapeutic Movement?

New Jersey spine centers recommend active therapeutic movements because they lead to immediate and long-term results for people who have pain in the back, neck, shoulder, hip and pelvis. Active therapeutic movements are active neuromuscular movements done with passive holding devices. The aim is to work with the way a person’s central nervous system registers pain by making previously painful movements into normal,

Winter Storm Juno: Proper Shoveling Tips for Back and Spine Health

The Northeast is in for its first big snowstorm of 2015. Winter Storm Juno may not have dumped 1 – 2 feet of snow as forecasted, but many residents in New Jersey will be shoveling their driveways today.
Shoveling and snow blowing injuries are common right after a storm. According to statistics from the US Consumer of Product Safety Commission,

Tips From Chiropractors in New Jersey: How to Have Good Posture While Driving

Having good posture while you drive is important, especially if you are like many people and spend at least 30 minutes a day in your car. With bad traffic, errands and the like, sometimes you might even spend up to several hours a day behind the wheel. Here are several tips from chiropractors in New Jersey to keep you healthy.

Weight Loss in New Jersey: What You Need to Know About the Ideal Protein Method

The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method was created by Dr. Tran Tien Chanh more than 20 years ago. It focuses on two critical areas: losing weight and lifestyle education to maintain weight results. Many locations will help you with weight loss in New Jersey.

Why Weight Gain Is Such a Problem

Dr.

Tips for Better Posture: Advice from a New Jersey Spine Center

When your mother told you to stand up straight or you’d have serious problems, she was right. Bad posture has been linked to multiple physical issues, from headaches to fatigue and even breathing problems. If you currently suffer from these conditions, the personnel at a New Jersey spine center can help you to improve your posture and improve your health.

Tips for Better Posture: Advice from a New Jersey Spine Center

When your mother told you to stand up straight or you’d have serious problems, she was right. Bad posture has been linked to multiple physical issues, from headaches to fatigue and even breathing problems. If you currently suffer from these conditions, the personnel at a New Jersey spine center can help you to improve your posture and improve your health.

When Should You Consider New Jersey Physical Therapy?

In New Jersey physical therapy can help patients with a variety of health concerns. From chronic conditions like osteoarthritis and immune issues to acute conditions like sports injury or when recovering from surgery, physical therapy is the process of treating symptoms without medicine or surgery. This type of therapy often includes exercise, massage and heat treatment.

I have Bursitis and Tendonitis! What is it?

I get so many patient’s that are diagnosed with bursitis and tendonitis and they have absolutely no idea what it is.  All they know is that they went to their doctor, they looked at the area of complaint for a second or two.  They saw that the patient can move the body part ok, but they had pain.

Do You Suffer From Low Back Pain? by Dr. Kelly Blundy & Dr. Josh Jagoda

You ‘ve heard about it, or maybe even felt it from time to time, but we come across it every day!  Yes, that uncomfortable neck pain that you have been experiencing, can really put a damper on your day and how you feel.  It can affect everything from driving, basic conversation, attitude,  or even sitting at your computer.

Don’t Let The Light Fluffy Snow Fool You While Shoveling! Tips To Not Injure Your Back:

   Even know the snow looks light and fluffy out there, don’t let that fool you when shoveling.  Sometimes it is not the weight of the snow so much as the repetitive movements of shoveling.  This light, fluffy snow is better than the heavy, wet snow, but it can still cause injury.  

Sprain or Strain Treatment? Should I Use Ice Or Heat???

Ouch, I’m hurt! Do I Ice or Heat the Pain?

If you’ve recently injured yourself and are not sure what to do, then read on.

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More often then not, our patients are confused about when to ice or heat an injury. Is it a sprain or is it a strain?

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome : Supraspinatus Tendonitis

I began doing yoga in 2003. It helped with so many of my physical issues I was hooked instantly! Years of dance class made me a natural at the bendy twisty poses.

Two years ago I was in a restorative relaxing gentle class. We were told to go into Cow Face Pose.

This pose doesn’t make me think,

Condition of the Week- TMJ

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If you’re one of those unlucky people who have TMJ Symptoms in NJ, then this article is for you. Many people typically run to their Dentist or GP when faced with TMJ problems. While this is common and good practice, many are unaware that Chiropractors are leading the way in Treatments for TMJ.

Condition of the Week- Scoliosis

Every two weeks we are showcasing a condition that is commonly seen in the office. This week’s Condition of the Week is Scoliosis. Early detection of this condition is important because it can have life long effects.

Scoliosis

What every parent should know:

Understanding Scoliosis:

Scoliosis is a progressive musculoskeletal disorder in which there is a sideways curvature of the spine,

Sciatica, Low Back Pain, Lumbar Spine Disc Herniations and Pinched Nerves!

We have been seeing a lot more sciatica in the practice lately.  I guess there could be many reasons for that.

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  • We have had some late season snow (the wet and heavy kind) and shoveling has been a hassle
  • It is the end of winter and patient’s have been sedentary for a few months and have been getting weak,

Decrease Stress! No Problem… Just Breathe….. From your belly that is!

Decrease Stress! No Problem…

Just Breathe….. From your belly that is!

More and more studies are coming out about the power of breathing correctly. Due to our everyday stresses, we have a tendency to breath from our chest. This causes a decrease in oxygen to the right places and untimely increases stress to our body.  

Stress Management – Quick Strategies for Coping with Stress

The Quick Take Away:

  • Eat less sugar: sugar is an extraordinary stress-inducing food that undermines our health in countless ways.
  • Sleep more: go to bed earlier because you still have to get up at your usual time, so to get more rest – one the most effective stress relief behavior you can engage in,

Do You Have a Flex Spending Account?

For all of you that still have some money in your flexible spending accounts, it is a good idea to make your appointments now.  Most Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA’s) and Healthcare Savings Accounts (HSA’a) have a use it or lose it policy.  This means that any funds you have left in the account at the end of the year are lost if they are unused!

Dr. Kelly and Dr. Pete have completed the NSCA strength and conditioning symposium!

   Over this past weekend in association with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors (ANJC) sports council, Dr. Kelly Blundy and Dr. Peter Wohl completed a 16 hour symposium for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).  So many topics were covered including sport specific plans for strength,

“Clark Needs an Adjustment”

Clark Griswold stands with bated breath and extension cord in hand as a childlike giddiness overtakes him. The family drum roll commences, he makes the anticipated electrical connection and VOILA… nothing happens.

Clark has a power problem. Although the extension cords are all connected and each individual Christmas light has been inspected with precision,

Full, Bloating, Turkey Overload? Here are a few great ways to lose weight after the Holidays!!!!!

1. DRINK WATER: Drinking water, especially seltzer water, helps you feel full. People often mistake thirst for hunger, so squeeze a little lemon or add your favorite fruit and drink drink drink.

2. EAT MORE OFTEN: you should be eating at least 5 meals a day. It keeps and even speeds up your metabolism.

Car Accidents

   I don’t know why, but recently a lot of patient’s have asked me about car accidents.  As many of you know I have worked a lot over the last 10 years with people who were involved in car accidents.  Although it may seem like a very daunting thing, treatment of these injuries are usually very successful with Chiropractic Care and Physical Therapy treatment. 

THE FIRST SNOW IS UPON US, SO HERE ARE A FEW TIPS:

 

Now that the snow is obviously here, I want to make sure you protect yourselves from getting hurt.  

A recent poll points to snow shoveling as the leading cause of back and neck pain during the winter months. “Chiropractors are finding that some patients experience back and neck pain as a result of improper snow shoveling technique,”

HURRICANE SANDY CAUSING HEADACHES, and back pain, and neck pain, and…

I was just sitting down in the middle of a few morning adjustments and the big thing on everyone’s mind is obviously Hurricane Sandy and the preparations they are making/ need to make/ already made. And I got to thinking that couldn’t this be a metaphor for how many of us treat our body.

5 Simple Ways to Be Healthier and More Productive Without Leaving Your Desk

I saw this one on the internet and thought I would share it with you.  It comes from Entrepreneur, so I guess that means it is for important people, haha!  I hope you can use it:

We know physical health affects job performance, yet the demands of the day often win out over doctors’

Are Supplements Essential?

Hello all.  This is another great article from Bonfire Health.  They talk about why our diets now are affecting our health and what is different then how wew were 100’s and even 1000’s of years ago.

The quick witted Bonfire Member is probably saying “Hey, Doc, did our Paleolithic ancestors actually take their vitamins?”  Great question. 

Welcome Dr. J!!!

Dr. Joshua B. Jagoda – BS, DC, CCSP, CFT

SPINE AND HEALTH CENTER

Dr. Jagoda, a native of Nyack, NY, is a graduate of the New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, NY. He is a former athlete and active individual, has established himself as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) and also holds a Personal Training Certification (CFT).

The Annual Footprints in the Sand Walk-a-Thon is Here!

To all of our friends and patients:

On October 14, 2012 is the annual Footprints in the Sand Walk-a-Thon at the Duck Pond in Ridgewood, NJ.  Please help us raise money for this great cause by joining our team.  you can go to the following link and sign up:

http://admin.footprintsfoundation.org/uploaded/Registration%20Form%20&%20Waiver%20Release_1.pdf

Everyone is invited,

Fighting Inflammation

This is another great post from my friends at Bonfire Health about inflammation:

We tend to think of inflammation in terms of injuries such as a sprained ankle or a bug bite – those are what are described as ‘acute inflammation’. There’s a much more insidious and dangerous type of inflammation –

Here Comes The Backpacks …… and Unfortunately The Pain!

Below is a great article written by Liza Barnes. The tips are great and helpful, so let’s make sure to pass it along to your students or children.Exams. Pop quizzes. Homework. School can be a pain in the neck, figuratively. But if school is literally causing problems for your neck or back, your backpack may be to blame.

Benefits of Movement

I saw this from a website that I subscribe to (bonfire health) and I liked it so I am going to share it with you:

Critical Concepts:  Lack of movement promotes stress.
There are many well-understood benefits of movement and activity, including improved cardiovascular health, weight loss, lean muscle mass and strength,

“Healing on a Spare Donut…”

In case you get a flat, the temporary “donut” in your trunk is meant to get you off the road and to the nearest service station for proper repair ASAP.  Manufacturer’s instructions warn you to take it slow and easy when driving on them – those tiny tires aren’t designed to withstand the load of normal driving. 

2012 Kinesio Tape Olympics!

If you have been watching the Olympics this year then you have definitely had to ask your self, “What is it with all that colorful tape?”

It seems that no matter what the sport is, kinesio tape is making its mark on the bodies plenty of athletes.

11 TIPS TO BETTER POSTURE

Here are some tips I provide to patient’s to take home with them after their Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, Acupuncture or Massage Treatments:
1. Be brutally honest about your posture. You may think it’s pretty good, but if you are having neck-and-shoulder pain, headaches, issues with arms and hands, or if a bump is forming at the base of your neck,

Don’t worry… We’ve got your back…and your health!

There is so much confusion and worry about the future of healthcare in our country. Instead of trying to decipher a 2000 page bill, let’s adjust the focus of your energies and direct it towards YOU and YOUR HEALTH.

It’s all about prevention, prevention, prevention!

 

The normal tips that you probably see every day are along the lines of the following:

 

What To Do Every Day To Prevent Back Pain

I know how overwhelming the internet can be, especially when you are in pain and trying to find answers. So in order to cut your time in half and get you the information quicker I’ll do the searching for you. Not all the answers on the internet you receive may be 100% accurate. So I want to help you get the best information possible.

Five Moves Below That Dramatically Reduced Neck Pain and Increased Neck Strength

A study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology found that the five moves below dramatically reduced neck pain and increased neck strength in female office workers. For the best results, complete at least three sessions a week. (A session consists of three sets of three of the moves listed here; for each set,

Do You Have Scar Tissue?…… Here’s a Q&A on Graston Technique and How it Can Help You.

What is the Graston Technique?

The Graston Technique® incorporates a patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively detect and treat scar tissue and restrictions that affect normal function.

The Technique:

  • Separates and breaks down collagen cross-links, and splays and stretches connective tissue and muscle fibers
  • Increases skin temperature
  • Facilitates reflex changes in the chronic muscle holding pattern
  • Alters spinal reflux activity (facilitated segment)
  • Increases the rate and amount of blood flow to and from the area
  • Increases cellular activity in the region,

“Paint’s Not Dry Yet…”

You’re a few weeks into your Chiropractic care and you’re starting to feel better. You want to get back to your routine as soon as possible. There’s a ton to do around the house, you’ve got a family to take care of and you can’t wait to get back to the gym. You have an urgency to start ‘living’

How To Reduce Back Pain While Sitting In A Office Chair

How back pain results from sitting in an office chair
Sitting in office chairs for prolonged periods of time can be a major cause of back pain. Sitting is a static posture that can cause increased stress in the back, neck, arms and legs, and can add a tremendous amount of pressure to the back muscles and spinal discs.

Don’t Worry Be Happy….. and Healthy!

Below is a great article from the purpose fairy website that we found. With the way the world is going today, it is easy to get distracted and focus on the wrong things. This in turn creates negativity and untimely sadness in our lives. In this article, it explains and gives examples that we should all live by.

Welcome To Our New Website and Blog

We want to welcome everyone to our new website and our new blog. We are very excited to use this space to update you on many interesting topics about getting and staying healthy. We will be sending you up to date information from the news headlines to top research articles to find you the best health and wellness information that we think everyone should know.

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