chiropractic

Core 4 Functional Movements for Physical Health Continued.

Welcome back to the Core 4!  When putting together an exercise plan there are thousands of exercises and pieces of equipment to choose from.  The variety tends to be overwhelming for most people especially those who do not have much exposure to functional exercise. I am a big proponent of teaching people how to move well,…

The Difference Between Functional Movement and Corrective Exercise

Let’s clear up some confusion between these two buzz words. Functional Movement: Think of functional movement as being the equivalent to nutritious whole foods in your diet.  They represent training a variety of movements and not just individual muscle groups.  Typically, these movements are replicating some sort of real-world type of scenario like a pull,…

Got Tight Hips? Stop Stretching And Foam Rolling And Do This Instead

Do you sit for more than 4 total hours per day? Do you perform full body exercises (squat, lift, pull, push, run) less than 3 days per week? Do you have chronic back or knee pain? Do you have poor squat mobility (chest forward, up in your toes, knees inwards)? If you answered yes to…

The Three Worst Stretches for Back Pain

This may shock you but these 3 stretches that you are doing for your back pain are doing more harm than good. Yes, even if a clinician gave them to you.  They may feel good at the time when you do them, but over the long run are they are damaging the discs in your…

Ice or Heat? A Definitive Guide. Sort of.

It might surprise you to know that there really isn’t a one-size fits all recommendation when it comes to icing or heating your body.  You might hear one practitioner say ice and never heat, or another say heat and never ice, or some say use neither!  What I can tell you is from my experience…

5 Reasons Why Every CrossFitter Needs A Chiropractor in 2017

Whether you’re a beginner to CrossFit, a weekly box-goer, master’s athlete, or top-level competitor, the chances are very strong that chiropractic can help you.  In fact, I am yet to check someone who is a CrossFit athlete who didn’t need help!  Here are my top 5 reasons that ALL crossfitters need a great chiropractor:  Correcting…

3 Major Post-Workout Nutrition Tips for 2017

I should say first and foremost that I don’t believe in one size fits all recommendations. I do think that there are certain principles that apply to most people, but certainly there aren’t perfect recommendations.  The most important thing is that you experiment and educate yourself on what works for you and your specific goals….

The Deadly Quartet: Is Your Health A Ticking Time bomb?

The following 4 risk factors are known as the deadly quartet: Upper body obesity Glucose intolerance or chronic elevated blood sugar Hypertriglyceridemia or elevated blood fats Hypertension or high blood pressure  Why does this matter?  If you have any of these risk factors this can lead to bad news for your long-term health. Two of…

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