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Vitamin D + COVID-19

By: Dr. Cooper Adams, DC

The outbreak of COVID-19 has posed significant threat to worldwide health. With no current vaccine, it is important to ask, what can we focus on to help build a healthier immune system? Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, is a natural hormone that is created in the skin when UV rays come in contact with the skin. Those that are at higher risk of vitamin D deficiency are…

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The Shoulder Integrator

By: Craig Fitzpatrick

Too often nowadays, our shoulder motion gets confined to a little box; our hands rarely come above our shoulders or below our waists, and we simply rotate at our elbows inward and outward like a bunch of Tyrannosaurus Rexes (and let’s not forget what happened to them). When we get in that box, the shoulder muscles not only get weak and atrophy, but the elbows, wrists and hands overwork, and…

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Thoracic Kettlebell Stretch

By: Craig Fitzpatrick

Ah, the trapezius, levator scapulae, and rhomboid muscles.  These guys like to swell up with stress and tension better than Thanksgiving Dinner when the topic turns to politics.  The good news is we have a video that shows you how to use a kettlebell to give a deep stretch to those tight muscles that we think you’ll love.

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Increase Mid-Lower Back Flexibility with the Arm Swing

By: Craig Fitzpatrick

The arm swing exercise helps to improve flexibility in the mid and lower back, hips, and shoulders. It also helps to improve circulation in the arms (try it and you’ll know what I mean). Also, instead of reaching for a coffee when you’re feeling that mid afternoon slump, try this instead. Awww, who am I kidding! I know you’re going to have the coffee anyway, but maybe only get a…

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Simple Stretch for Upper Back Tension

By: Craig Fitzpatrick

Taming upper shoulder and mid back tension is as easy as having…a tug of war with your hands?  It sounds weird, but don’t knock it until you try it. The Hand Pull Apart opens up your trapezius and rhomboid muscles, two muscle monsters of the upper back and shoulders that love to get tight.  By changing your hand position, you can target either one of these beasts and find some…

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The Standing Hip Stretch

By: Dr. Seth Hosmer, DC

Hip pain, balance problems, loss of mobility – try this mobility routine for your lateral hips.  Pair this with the supernova for the hips and see what you can achieve.

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Proper Row Form for Improved Posture

By: Craig Fitzpatrick

In the immortal worlds of MC Hammer: “this is the way we row, we row, this is the way we row.” Find out how to improve your strength and performance of rowing and pulling exercises, reduce the chance of injury, and how to prolong your shoulder’s life by perfecting your rowing form.

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6 Major Changes Coming To All Cigna Plans in 2018

By: Dr. Seth Hosmer, DC

In an effort to educate our patients, we wanted to publish changes brought to our attention by the insurance company Cigna, effective January 2018. Cigna has hired third-party administrator American Specialty Health (ASH). Part of ASH’s role is to provide Medical Necessity Review (MNR), and decide how much treatment you need for a given injury. Here are the 6 biggest ways your plan will be affected: Medical Necessity Review begins…

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Calf Stretch Variations for Tightness & Flexibility

By: Craig Fitzpatrick

Did you hear about that person that didn’t have tight calves?!  They were found having a picnic with a unicorn and Bigfoot…in The Land Of Make-Believe! Because a person who doesn’t have tight calves doesn’t exist. Take a peek at some effective ways to stretch these ridiculously tight muscles in ways you have never done before, and who knows?  Maybe you will finally get some more flexibility and less tightness in…

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3 Things to Know Before Your 2017 Insurance Expires

By: Dr. Seth Hosmer, DC

The end of the year is only just over three months away! Whether or not you’re anticipating changes to your insurance plan in 2018, here are a few reasons to take full advantage of your current plan: 1. Your alternative care benefits likely expire at the end of the year. If you’ve been experiencing musculoskeletal pain and have been putting off getting evaluated and treated, call us to make an appointment…

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