1. What is dry needling? Dry needling is a skillful therapy that uses a thin, filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying muscular trigger points or muscular and connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement problems. As dry needling has evolved, several various terms for the therapy have emerged. The general term, “dry needling,” includes […]
Elbow tendinitis (also elbow tendonitis) can be frustrating because it slowly becomes increasingly painful and intrusive into one’s life. Also known as tennis elbow or golfers elbow, the pain can occur on either side of the elbow. Symptoms may range from a simple tenderness along the forearm muscle and epicondyle to severe pain when attempting to […]
Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of all ages, who may be suffering from a variety of health conditions. DCs are especially well-known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain, and headaches…particularly with their highly skilled spinal manipulations or chiropractic adjustments.
Exercise is often prescribed for patients of all ages to reduce pain complaints in muscles and joints. But some feel it gets harder to exercise as they get older. Learning how to exercise more effectively, as you age, will make you feel better.
Participation in sports or exercise is a crucial step in maintaining your quality of life. Exercise strengthens your heart, bones, and joints and reduces stress, among many other benefits. Unfortunately, exercise related injuries are all too common. Often, these injuries derail someone’s exercise efforts, keep coming back despite episodes of rest, and take the joy out […]
Last week, Dr. Brad Cole was interviewed by Fitr.tv on their popular Barbell Shrugged podcast. How Chiropractic Therapy Can Prevent Injury and Improve Performance in CrossFit – EPISODE 31 Most readers know that CrossFit has exploded as a sport. The functional movements (squatting, picking up heavy things, pulling, running, climbing, jumping) integral to CrossFit exercise programs leave […]
You may not represent the U.S. in sporting events, but that doesn’t mean you have to live your life on the sidelines. This fall, the American Chiropractic Association and doctors of chiropractic (DC’s) across the country will highlight ways you can feel your best every day, regardless of your age, occupation or fitness level, during National
October is National Chiropractic Month and the focus this year is “Find Your Game.” This simply means achieving optimal function at any level of fitness. That includes everyone from athletes to office workers, young and old. We encourage you this month to focus on being your best, feeling your best, and performing your best.
Prehab (pre-rehabilitation) is a rehab concept that focuses on identifying predisposing factors to injury. It asks, “why does it hurt?” after answering “what hurts?” Injuries usually occur at weak links in the biomechanical chain that become overloaded by either
We diagnose and treat both traumatic and non-traumatic sports injuries. Non-traumatic/ non-contact injuries result from mechanical overstress of anatomy due to restricted joints, muscle imbalance, and functional instability. Under the rigors of intense physical activity,