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To Stretch…or Not to Stretch

by June 5, 2012
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Do you take the time to stretch before exercise? If so- ironically enough- you may be sabotaging your best efforts at getting fit.   Research over the past decade has shown little, if any, benefit to traditional-style stretching prior to exercise, and has suggested that these stretches may compromise the Read more »

No Time to Exercise?

by May 15, 2012
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Inject Some Unstructured Activity into Your Day I frequently like to remind myself, and my patients, that getting physical activity doesn’t always have to be in the form of a structured workout. Remember- workouts are a relatively recent construct. They compensate for the fact that we don’t get enough physical Read more »

Foundation Training for Back Pain Relief

by April 29, 2012
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For those of you looking for a simple, effective approach to core strengthening and back pain relief, I highly recommend Foundation Training.  Developed by chiropractor Dr. Eric Goodman, this unique, yoga-esque approach strengthens the deep spinal muscles and large postural muscle groups through a combination of isometric (sustained hold) Read more »

Why We Get Fat (And What to Do About It)

by March 25, 2012
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Gary Taubes’ book is one of the best I have read in years on the topic of weight gain, nutritional science, and dietary behavior. He effectively outlines why the modern American diet is making us fat and destroying our health, and how much of the nutritional advice we have been Read more »

To Ice… or Not to Ice?

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When is it right to use ice on an injury, versus heat? Let’s look at what happens after an acute injury. Imagine you bend forward to pick something up off the floor, and you feel a sharp, painful pinch in your lower back. Chemicals are released from the spinal joints Read more »

Time for a New Bed?

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Some of the most frequent questions I am asked as a chiropractor center around beds and mattresses. Could my old mattress be causing my lower back pain? When should I replace my mattress? What type of mattress is best? With about a third of our lives spent in bed, it Read more »