Physical Therapy

A Day in the Life of a Crash Test Dummy

Crash test dummies. You probably don’t think about them very much (if at all), but you may owe them much more than you realize when it comes to your health and safety on the nation’s roads. Automobile makers use crash test dummies—that is, inanimate, human-like mannequins—to simulate the type and scale of injury that may […]

Best Exercises For Preventing Shin Splints

Although you may have heard the term before, you may not know exactly what a “shin splint” is. It’s a common term for painful inflammation at the front of the tibia caused by strenuous activity. Medical professionals refer to it as medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS). The following exercises will not only help to prevent […]

How Flexible Should You Be?

Watching a dancer put her leg to her nose is an impressive sight, and many of us can perform similar feats when we’re children. But we begin to lose flexibility as we age if we do not make a conscious effort to remain limber. Inactivity causes muscles to shorten and stiffen, and muscle mass is […]

How Chiropractic Care Has Helped Me: Introducing Jeff Gordon

To any NASCAR fan, Jeff Gordon is a household name. His list of accomplishments on the track is impressive by almost any measure: After winning 3 races, Gordon joined Hendrick Motorsports in 1993 as part of the Sprint Cup Series in NASCAR. In 1998, Gordon was named to NASCAR’s “50 Greatest Drivers” list. In 2008, […]

“Exercise” Versus “Lifestyle Activity”: How Active Are You-Really?

If you are like most people, working out just for the sake of working out does not really appeal (although there are many dedicated gym buffs who couldn’t live without their daily workouts!). We all know that it’s important to exercise regularly if we want to live a long and healthy life. However, if you […]

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Look Who Else Uses Chiropractic: Professional Football

Professional football teams recognize the value that having regular chiropractic care affords their players.  All of the 32 teams in the National Football League (NFL) use the services of a chiropractor for treating and preventing injuries to team members. Dr. Spencer H. Baron, a team chiropractor for the Miami Dolphins and past president of the […]