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The Benefits of Collagen & Gelatin

By: Dr. Krista Brayko, Naturopath

We’ve been fielding many questions about collagen lately so we thought it would be helpful to write a blog article on this popular supplement and it’s counterpart, gelatin. Touted for their ability to heal everything from our gut to our joints, while improving our skin, hair and nails, you’ve probably seen gelatin and collagen used interchangeably. While they’re similar, there are some key differences. We will explore the benefits, indications,…

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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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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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Supporting Your Seasonal Biological Rhythms through Nutrition and Supplementation

By: Dr. Krista Brayko, Naturopath

Biological rhythms are the natural cycle of change in our body’s chemicals and functions. Like an internal master “clock,” it takes cues from environmental rhythms (circadian, diurnal, infradian, seasonal rhythms).  These function of these rhythms include regulating sleep, appetite, body temperature and the immune system. A common example of disrupted biological rhythms is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons,…

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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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