Author: bill

6 Running exercises you can do now to improve your strength, running form and speed.

6 Running exercises you can do now to improve your strength, running form and speed. We are at the beginning of running season, and as the weather warms, many of you have no doubt signed up to do a local 5 or 10k.   Most running problems develop due to a lack of strength or poor form, and often these problems develop later on during our runs while we are warmed up.  Unfortunately, many of us may not notice a problem until later on after the run. Running exercises can improve your strength, endurance and speed. Here are 6 exercises you can Read More »

Considering surgery and Opioids for pain control afterwards? The latest research suggests you should see a chiropractor first.

Considering surgery and Opioids for pain control afterwards?  The latest research suggests you should see a chiropractor first. Having been told to you need surgery is traumatic, since it requires you to adjust your life around a surgical procedure that can leave you in pain for weeks to come.   Surgery can affect your job, your life and your relationships as well, since you will need someone to take you there, watch over you and most likely, give you opioid pain medication while you recover.  It is also expensive, once you factor in the facility fee, anesthesia and of course the post and Read More »

Kinesio tape; does this really work and prevent injuries, reduce pain, reduce inflammation and improve performance?

Kinesio tape; does this really work and prevent injuries, reduce pain, reduce inflammation and improve performance A number of years ago, I noticed that certain athletes were wearing Kinesio tape while doing gymnastics, playing tennis as well as playing beach volleyball in the 2008 Olympics.   This was the beginning of a phenomenon that propelled the popularity of Kinesio tape, that was invented by a chiropractor in Japan in the 1970’s. With the increased popularity came increased usage by chiropractors, physical therapists and athletes for problems ranging from ankle problems, shoulder pain and swelling.   In 2010, I took the Kinesio seminar Read More »

Green leafy vegetables; how to get the most from these important nutrient rich foods courtesy of Consumer Reports.

Green leafy vegetables; how to get the most from these important nutrient rich foods. Do you get enough green leafy vegetables in your diet?   Greens are important because they contain fiber, nutrients and minerals that we need to keep our bodies healthy.   Dark leafy greens are especially important because they feed the gut and make sure the good bacteria in our bodies stay healthy and help us bring the nutrients in, while keeping inflammation down, which is the major cause of most diseases. Not everyone is a salad person, and there are other ways to take in greens than in Read More »

Back pain, sciatic pain and movement; here’s what the experts are recommending you should do now.

Back pain, sciatic pain and movement; here’s what the experts are recommending you should do now. In February of 2017, the Annals of internal medicine guidelines were published regarding back pain treatments. Their message was that the non-pharmacologic and non interventional treatments were more effective, and safer. Conservative non drug back pain recommended treatments include exercise, multidisciplinary rehabilitation, acupuncture, mindfulness-based stress reduction (moderate-quality evidence), tai chi, yoga, motor control exercise, progressive relaxation, electromyography biofeedback, low-level laser therapy, operant therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, or spinal manipulation (low-quality evidence). (Grade: strong recommendation). Most users of chiropractic care felt that finally, the medical communities premier Read More »