Thanks for stopping by. I’m your sports chiropractor, Dr. Kathy. Please enjoy my athletic adventures, personal stories, favorite tools and useful tips to stay healthy, active and on your feet doing what you love. It’s our mission at Positively Chiropractic, to make sure you’re always moving forward.
All My Best, Dr. Kathy
Having aches and pains? Small muscle injury? PUT ICE ON IT! Ice is an anti-inflammatory, which calms swelling down. Ice your pain for 72 hours (three days), in maximum increments of 15 minutes. If ice is used for more than 15 minutes at a time, it changes the effect and is not good for your pains. After you’ve iced for 72 hours, use heat if the pain is from a muscle. Heat should never be used on the spine. The spine is a hot nerve, therefore only ice should be used on the spine. Your spine is not just your back, but reaches from your head down below your waistline.
STAY AWAY FROM HEATING PADS! Heating pads actually dry out tissue and create problems later on. Studies have actually shown that heating pads weaken the immune system. Instead, hot baths and any kind of moist heat is preferred. Take your pain as an excuse to soak in a nice hot bath! You deserve it.
Our “product” for April is actually more than just a product….. Due to the massive amount of allergens in the air, we’ve decided the most beneficial source to educate our valuable clients on this month is ACUPUNCTURE!
Acupuncture is a fantastic way to help allergies. Instead of turning to antihistamines and other over the counter medicine this spring, Why not give this natural and ancient practice a chance?! It has stood the test of time, and we brought it here to Positively Chiropractic so that our team can continue to provide our clientele with the best possible care for all of your aches and pains, sneezing included.
Make an appointment with our exceptionally talented Acupuncturist, Megan, today!!
For more information, check these links as well! Acupuncture is in the air!
Dr. Rose just got back from the Bahamas where she did some incredible sky diving with her now FIANCE!!!! That’s right, she got engaged! We are beyond thrilled that she will be starting this adventure and can’t wait to watch her future unfold. The pictures were too beautiful not to share! Help us congratulate her, and make an appointment today!
Top Ten reasons for children and infants to have a massage. Massage is food for them! Make an appointment with one of our Massage Therapists today to give your baby the best care possible!
DO YOU LEAN FORWARD ALL THE TIME? When you find yourself stooping forward or leaning all the time toward your computer screen, do the following to reset your posture: PUSH both your shoulders down, PUSH your chin backwards so you give yourself a double chin, TIGHTEN your abdominals, and PUSH your heels down into the floor. HOLD this posture for 10 seconds and then relax. Your new posture is the healthy one that you should always aim to maintain during your day. Once you have done this for a month, rechecking your posture consciously, this new alignment will become natural to reset into without working so hard. Strengthening your postural muscles takes dedication and focus, just like strengthening your heart and legs for running!
Positively Chiropractic’s Certified Sports Dietitian’s Top 5 Anti-Inflammatory Foods For Post Race or Post Hard Workout Recovery:
1) Cauliflower - (decrease inflammation in a hurry)
2) Tart Cherry Juice (looking for less pain the next day work in 8-10 oz post workout or race)
3) Pineapple (ditch the Advil and use this instead)
4) Chia seeds (packed with omega 3's to decrease inflammation)
5) Asparagus (get rid of extra fluid retention fast)
Remember to always drink plenty of fluids for a quicker recovery too!
Rebecca Mohning MS, RD, CSSD, LD
1. Better circulation
2. Improved immune system
3. Lower blood pressure
4. Better digestion relieves constipation
5. General well being
6. Reduction in pain and stress
7. Improved sleep
8. Reduces depression and anxiety which means better mental health
9. More productivity and mental clarity
10. Improved athletic performance
Introducing: Buffered C Powder
This Thorne product provides the vitamin C you need to stay active & get ready for the warmer weather! We know vitamin C is good for us, but what exactly does it help with?
- Treats common cold symptoms
- Helps reduce arthritis symptoms
- Natural cure for skin problems
- Improves blood flow
- Protects Brain and Nervous System from effects of stress
- Lowers cholesterol
Vitamin C can improve your immune function and provides antioxidant support! Many people with sensitive digestive systems find it difficult to take high amounts of vitamin C. Thanks to Thorne, there is now a product that supplies a product that allows you to take large amounts of vitamin C without discomfort. Buffered C Powder has 350 mg of calcium and magnesium per scoop, along with 99 mg of potassium all in addition to 2,350 mg of vitamin C per scoop! Get you vitamin C fill with this AWESOME product of the month!!
Kick your immune system into gear for spring by picking up your own supply of Buffered C Powder next time you’re at PosiChiro!
Did you know that chiropractic care is EXTREMELY beneficial to both mother and baby?! To better understand the importance of early adjustments, Dr. Stephanie has answered some commonly asked questions regarding chiropractic care for your most precious ones. She specializes in chiropractic care for pregnant mothers, infants and children. See why it’s important to schedule an appointment for her to adjust you and your little one!
Chiropractic has been available for pregnant women and children since chiropractic’s inception in 1895. As the profession has advanced, techniques have also improved, becoming increasingly specialized. To consolidate advancements made for the care of pregnant women and children, Dr. Larry Webster, DC founded the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) in 1986. The ICPA is the profession’s oldest, largest, and most sought out chiropractic pediatric association.
Children can be checked as soon as they are born! In fact, early check-ups are ideal as birth can be very traumatic to the baby’s spine and cranium. The method of delivery, including the position of the baby prior to delivery (breech, transverse, posterior, twins, etc) can be very stressful on the baby’s alignment and nervous system.
Yes! Chiropractors can absolutely detect scoliosis. X-rays are helpful to determine the degree of scoliosis, and are strongly recommended if progression of the scoliosis is suspected. However they are not always necessary to make an initial diagnosis. While scoliosis can be detected at any age, it is ideal to be detected prior to puberty and growth spurts to maximally prevent or reverse progression of the curves. Age 8 is recognized as the optimal time to detect scoliosis to help prevent the child from developing dangerous health conditions later on in life.
Absolutely! It is important to keep in mind that there are many reasons why scoliosis in a child may develop. Categorized as either a functional (nonstructural) or structural scoliosis, the type of curve will determine what level resolution can be expected. A functional scoliosis is a curve where the structure of the vertebra are of normal development, but there is an underlying cause for the abnormal postural curves. This can be due to several factors, including leg length inequality, restricted spinal mobility, injury in a weight bearing joint, and posture/ergonomics, all resulting in compensatory curves. A structural scoliosis is a curve resulting from an actual deformation or abnormality in bone shape, causing the adjacent vertebra to align in a non-linear fashion. While chiropractic adjustments cannot change the shape of the bone, it is imperative that the spine is routinely checked and adjusted so that subsequent curves and compensations do not result and progress. Whether a functional or structural scoliosis, chiropractic care can offer a tremendous amount of relief and prevent progression of further spinal ailments.