With fall sports upon us, here is an interesting article on how to increase athletic performance:
A non-randomized experimental feasibility study into the immediate effect of three different spinal manipulative protocols on kicking speed performance in soccer players. -Chiropr Man Therap. 2015 Jan 13; 23 (1)
There were 4 groups of 10:
group 1: SI joint manipulation
group 2: lumbar spine manipulation
group 3: combination of lumbar spine and SI joint manipulation
group 4: laser
result: significant increase in kicking speed/ performance in the manipulation groups with the best being the combination group 3.
Moral of the story: to improve performance in your sport - come get adjusted.
By: Julie E Kulig, DC
Did you know 9/10 Americans suffer from headaches?(1) What do you do when you have a headache? Pop an Advil? Does it go away? Did you know there is a better alternative?
In 2014 the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT) found that interventions commonly used in chiropractic care improved outcomes for the treatment of acute and chronic neck pain. In 2011 a study published in JMPT found that chiropractic care, including spinal manipulation, improves migraine and cervicogenic headaches.(2)
Headaches have many triggers. The majority of headaches are caused by muscle tension in the neck. With hours spent texting on our cell phones, sitting at a desk or sitting in front of a computer screen, it’s no wonder we leave work with a pounding headache.
We’ve all heard of the recent term “text neck” and it’s no joke. When we spend hours at a time in a static position we are asking for joint irritation and muscle tension in the upper back, neck and head.
Chiropractic care can help reduce muscle tension and restore proper joint function, while alleviating pain. We use a combination of spinal manipulation, manual soft tissue manipulation, and corrective exercises to help reduce and control your pain.
If you’re suffering from chronic headaches- suffer no more- come see us today!
1. Headaches and Chiropractic. (n.d.). Retrieved August 03, 2016, from http://www.acatoday.org/Patients/Health-Wellness-Information/Headaches-and-Chiropractic
2. Bryans R, Descarreaux M, Duranleau M, et al. Evidence based guidelines for the chiropractic treatment of adults with headache. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2011; 34: 274-89.