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My Favorite Monster: How the Banded Monster Walk can help your knees (and your butt).

By: Craig Fitzpatrick

You are not a monster. (But, maybe your squat form is.) The scariest thing in the world: watching the knees collapse in during leg squats, lunges, deadlift, etc. Well, maybe not the scariest thing in the world, but it’s definitely up there. Especially if you want to be able to use your knees in the future. The Banded Monster Walk exercise is dynamite for protecting your knees.  It does this…

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Banded Sidewinder Exercise

By: Craig Fitzpatrick

Squatters, Runners, Lungers, lend me your ears. . . And feet and knees. Your feet should not collapse in when you run, squat or lunge.  But boy oh boy, if you are a runner, there is a good chance they are. When they do collapse in, your knees tend to follow, which can lead to some nice MCL snapage and meniscus tearing.   But WAIT! THERE’S MORE! Collapsing the knees…

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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS TO MEDICAL CARE after an Auto Accident or On-the-Job Injury

By: Dr. Krista Brayko, Naturopath

If you should find yourself in the unfortunate situation of a work injury or an auto accident, you may not know your options for treatment. Many are under the false belief that they first have to hire an attorney, or perhaps dread filing a claim due to the unknown ramifications. It is our hope to eradicate some of these misconceptions and fears, and educate you on your rights and treatment…

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YOU ARE WHAT YOU DIGEST- Keys Components To Successful Digestion

By: Dr. Krista Brayko, Naturopath

Many people report they struggle with heartburn and indigestion. It is common practice to reach for, or be prescribed ‘acid neutralizers’ (Prevacid, Nexium, Omeprazole (Prilosec), etc). With new research focusing on the adverse effects of chronic proton pump inhibitor use – such as increased risk of stomach cancer and bone fracture, kidney disease, and vitamin deficiencies to name a few –  it is important now more than ever to learn…

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Ask The Doctors: Summer Travel Tips

By: Dr. Seth Hosmer, DC

The sun is out, the trees are green and the birds are chirping- summer is almost here! As the nice weather rolls around, we tend to travel more and spend our weekends driving or flying to our favorite vacation spots. This doesn’t mean you should forget about your home-care exercises or fitness goals while you are out there having fun! Get to know your doctors by discovering their favorite travel…

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Just how Essential are Essential Fatty Acids?

By: Dr. Seth Hosmer, DC

Protecting Your Heart and Mind: What You Need to Know about Omega 3 Fatty Acids Have you been wanting to jumpstart your health, but unsure where to begin? Are you providing yourself with the proper building blocks to prevent age-related diseases? Have you been made aware of the critical role that Omega-3 fatty acids have in conditions like heart disease and dementia? The goal of this article is to help…

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Isometric/Static Neck Strengthening

By: Craig Fitzpatrick

Make your Neck stronger without moving it! Understatement of the year: Our necks are pretty important. We rarely do anything to stretch it (unless it’s tight) and the only exercise it gets is a side effect from other exercises.   That needs to change. I’m not saying your have to include “neck day” in your weekly workout routine, but you do need to give the Ol’ neck some attention.   …

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Eccentric Neck Strength: Turn your Negative into a Positive

By: Craig Fitzpatrick

The column of power! The eccentric neck strengthening series is a powerful and effective way to strengthening the neck.  And we don’t mean eccentric like your co-worker who is always telling you, “you need to do a cleanse,” eccentric.  The eccentric we are referring to is, “loading a muscle while it is being lengthened.” A simple way to think of this is doing a bicep curl: as you curl the…

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The Effect of Sugar on Your Health

By: Dr. Krista Brayko, Naturopath

Mary Poppins coined the phrase, “A teaspoon of sugar makes the medicine go down…” But what effects does sugar have on our health?  Everyone knows that eating too much sugar is associated with tooth decay and weight gain, however, according to scientific research, sugar’s health effects reach well beyond your teeth and belly. When sugar enters our bloodstream it affects the body’s blood-sugar balance, triggering the release of insulin, a…

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Welcome Dr. Hosmer!

By: Dr. Seth Hosmer, DC

Welcome to the clinic Dr. Hosmer!  Wait a minute, isn’t there already a Dr. Hosmer at the clinic?  Yes there is!  This Dr. Hosmer, however, is Dr. Danielle Hosmer, MD.  She brings a new skillset to the clinic, and will be helping patients access care with Workers Compensation cases.  Read her full bio here.

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