Toe touch progressions

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Strengthen your foot muscles to cure your plantar fasciitis.

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhen I consult with my patients about plantar fasciitis, the symptoms vary greatly. For some, it’s like stepping on glass when walking. For others, they only feel it when going on long runs. Most people have had it for a long time, which makes it difficult to treat with my expected fast results. It’s not my favorite thing to treat …

Focusing on the important few.

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhen professionals deliver services to a niche group of customers, they tend to attract more business. There is something inherently trusting about going to a professional who only focuses on one thing. People know that this focus will provide more expertise, more efficacy, and more value for the extra money. I remember reading Harry Beckwith’s book Selling the Invisible about …

Be the one who never has back pain.

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe musculoskeletal system is the most important system in your body for your quality of life. No other system has such a profound impression on the way you live your life moment to moment. You might rely on your heart to pump blood to your organs and your brain. You might rely on your lungs to oxygenate the blood and …

Get your neck looked at if you have chronic headaches.

Reading Time: 2 minutesLast month a paper was published in The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics where they looked at some of the factors that make chronic migraine sufferers different than everyone else. They found that, compared to people who don’t have headaches, if you have regular migraine headaches, you will have some sort of neck problem. If you have headaches, you …

What would you do if you suffered from disabling migraine pain 7 days a month for 18 years?

Reading Time: 2 minutesPeople who don’t experience headaches really don’t understand the suffering you go through if you have migraines. The brain fog. The pounding sensitivity to light, noises, or smells. The pain. The lack of focus. The feeling of shutting yourself off from the world. The worry that you will lose your livelihood if you miss work. The detachment from your loved …

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Does chiropractic care change when you are in pain?

Reading Time: 1 minuteA new study came out this month, published in JMPT, that talks about an experiment that the researchers performed. They hooked up electrodes to the patients, and they measured the response that their back muscles had when they were adjusted. We know that when you have your low back adjusted, there is a reflex response in your muscles that gets …

Three things you should know about chiropractic for runners

Reading Time: 2 minutesHumans are made for walking and running. And compared to other animals, we can run long distances through the mid day sun. We have endurance. Our bodies are made to run. Our feet allow it. Our ankles allow it. Our pelvic structure is there for it. But sometimes the way you function can interfere with the way you run. You …

The hidden cause of knee pain that you may be overlooking.

Reading Time: 2 minutesI heard you’ve been having knee problems, and you’ve tried everything you can think of to help it out. Painkillers every day. Herbal remedies. Anti-inflammatory diet. Comfort diet. Braces. Exercises. Rest. Well, there’s another cause of your knee pain that you may be overlooking. You’re fooling yourself if you think treating your knee in isolation is going to make things …