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

 

 

22 Aug 2015

Should I use heat or ice?!

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 waistlinespinal cord.

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.

 

 

13 Apr 2015

“Product” of the Month

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!!

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For more information, check these links as well! Acupuncture is in the air!

http://www.nyacuhealth.com/allergies

http://www.medicalacupuncture.org/forpatients/articlesbyphysiciansaboutacupuncture/acupunctureandseasonalallergies.aspx

http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/19/health/acpuncture-allergies/

 

 

Acupuncture can help

08 Apr 2015

Spring is When Life’s ALIVE in EVERYTHING! – Christina Rosetti

picstitchDr. 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!

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01 Apr 2015

Pregnant? GET ADJUSTED!!

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Top 10 reasons to be adjusted while pregnant:beachbaby

1. Prepares the pelvis for an easier pregnancy and birth by creating a state of balance in pelvic bony structures, muscle, and ligaments.
2. Removes torsion of the ligaments that support the uterus thus potentially educing aberrant tension to the woman’s uterus.
3. Reduces interference to the mother’s vital nerve system which controls and co-ordinates all of her systems and functions.
4. By improving maternal function we are decreasing the potential for unnecessary intervention.
5. Reduces interference to the mother’s nerve system allowing for better baby development.
6. Pelvic balance allows the baby greater room to develop without restrictions to its forming cranium, spine, and other skeletal structures.
7. Offers the baby the room to move into the best possible position for birth.
8. With proper fetal positioning, there is a significant decrease in dystocia and the resulting birth trauma caused by intervention.
9. Relieves back pain during pregnancy.
10. Reduces overall back pain during labor and delivery.
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01 Apr 2015

Babies Need Massages, Too!

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!

 infant massage
1. Mental clarity
2. Stimulates cognitive development
3. Faster weight gain (for infants)
4. Stimulates motor development
5. Improved immune system
6. Better bonding
7. Relaxation and better sleep
8. Improved skin condition
9. Calming effect (they cry less)
10. Reduction in anxiety and depression
– Heather Fox
25 Mar 2015

Top 5 Anti-Inflammatory Foods For Post Race or Post Hard Workout Recovery

Positively Chiropractic’s Certified Sports Dietitian’s Top 5 Anti-Inflammatory Foods For Post Race or Post Hard Workout Recovery:

anti inflammatory foods

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
23 Mar 2015

10 Reasons to Choose Massage Therapy!

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Let our Massage Therapist, Heather Fox, help you spring into warmer weather with an improved state of being!!

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

18 Mar 2015

Product of the Month

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

Thorne Buffered CVitamin 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!

 

18 Mar 2015

Chiropractic for Your Most Precious Ones

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!

 

Baby-spine Is chiropractic care for pregnant women/children a new development in the world of chiropractic?

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.

 

At what age can you first examine an infant/child?

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. 

 

Can a chiropractor detect Scoliosis? If so, at what age is that usually determined?

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.

 
Can chiropractic help scoliosis? 

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.