Chiropractic for Cyclists

Chiropractic for Cyclists

A burning sensation in the shoulders, numbness of the arms and hands, and tightness in the neck are common sensations among both recreational and competitive cyclists. They might be easy to ignore at first, but if they come back again and again they can seriously interfere with both enjoyment and training progress. Upper and lower back problems are another common consequence of regular cycling. Can a chiropractor help with these problems?

Absolutely. In addition, chiropractors can help prevent injuries and even enhance speed, strength, and efficiency for healthy cyclists. Athletes of all kinds can find help with rehabilitation, maintenance, prevention, and treatment in the hands of a well-trained chiropractor.

Chiropractors have a unique set of skills to offer cyclists, in addition to their general musculoskeletal expertise. Both specific and general skills are critical to successful treatment of cyclists because everything in cycling is interconnected: the nerves, the muscles, and the joints. In fact, if your physician doesn't address all three of these issues at once, you are likely to continue to have the symptoms, pain, or injury without relief.

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10 Benefits of Chiropractic

10 Benefits of Chiropractic

If you haven’t visited a chiropractor before, you might be missing out. Millions of people around the world have experienced the incredible benefits of chiropractic care. 

One of the best things about chiropractic care is it’s a drug-free and surgery-free path to healing naturally.

People have reported chiropractic benefits help to improve:

  • Back Pain
  • Headaches
  • Ear infections
  • Neck pain
  • Arthritis and joint pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Asthma
  • Blood pressure
  • Healthy pregnancy
  • Organ function
  • Surgery prevention

What Chiropractors Believe

 

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5 Exercise Tips for Better Posture

5 Exercise Tips for Better Posture

"Good posture" is more than an indication of whether you paid attention as a kid when your parents admonished you to "Stand up straighter" or "Don't slump your shoulders like that". Posture is the position in which you naturally hold your body when you are standing, sitting, and even lying down.

"Good posture" is what you do to maintain the correct alignment of your body parts.  This means you are supported by the right amounts of muscle tension against the pull of gravity. Most of us normally give no thought to our posture. Our muscles tend to "do it for us," without us even thinking about it.

The problem with this largely unconscious process is that over time our muscles can become weak or improperly trained to hold our bodies in less than an optimum position. This is bad-news-bears because proper posture helps us to keep our bones in correct alignment so that their supporting muscles are used correctly

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You don't need to lift more weight, to put on muscle? C'mon...

You don't need to lift more weight, to put on muscle? C'mon...

The Argument for Lower-Weight, Higher-Rep Workouts

Lifting very heavy weights can be dangerous.  Nobody has to tell you twice that if you decided to lift a horse, you are gonna wake up hurting in the morning... and many mornings to come.  But we are not talking about farm animals here, we are talking about lifting weights in the gym to stay healthy.

Bench pressing, squatting, curling etc at a very heavy weigh makes it more likely that you will be susceptible to injury.  This is because technique will likely deteriorate thus raising the risk of injury from bad form and increasing the likelihood of sudden adjustments - with nothing to say of actually dropping weights on body parts. This is double trouble if you're new to weight training.

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Summer Water Safety for Kids

Summer Water Safety for Kids

For lots of kids, there aren't many activities in the summer that are more fun than swimming, whether it's in a pool, lake, or ocean. And while it's great exercise for your children to be spending a lot of time in and around the water, there are (of course) dangers that they should be aware of. As a parent, you undoubtedly want to keep your child safe in the water this summer, so here are a handful of simple precautions to take and instructions to give your children before they put a toe in the water.

Explain to your children the importance of water safety. Make sure they know and understand the following:

* That they must always stay in the line of vision of a supervisor, be it you, a caretaker, or a lifeguard.

* That they must obey all rules of the place they are swimming-for example, if a public pool says "No Diving," then your kids should absolutely not dive. Remind them to respect the regulations laid down by lifeguards or other authority figures.

* That they should never, ever swim unattended until they have proven they thoroughly understand the rules and dangers of the water. This rule applies only to older children, and swimming in the ocean alone is not acceptable, no matter how careful your child is-there are too many variables and dangers that even the most cautious swimmer cannot avoid, such as riptides and undertows. 

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Want to Upgrade Your Running Routine? Try Cross-Country

Want to Upgrade Your Running Routine? Try Cross-Country

For many running enthusiasts, it is essential to keep improving the workout technique and to keep things interesting. One way of doing this is it to try out different surfaces such as the treadmill, the street, and the track. However, new information is coming to light about the best way to upgrade your running routine: running cross-country on a trail. Why is trail running so beneficial for runners?

* Running on trails is better for your body. A trail's surface is much more forgiving on your joints-the stress of impact is significantly mitigated, making the trail a better place to run, physiologically speaking. Many runners suffer from knee pain, shin splints, ITB syndrome, or other injuries caused by running on a hard surface that puts a lot of pressure on the joints. For these people, trail running can be a life-changer. Trail running is also purported to help prevent most forms of tendonitis (unless you suffer from Achilles tendonitis, in which case, running on a harder surface may actually be better for you).

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For High School Athletes, Sports-Related Back Pain Starts Early

For High School Athletes, Sports-Related Back Pain Starts Early

People often assume that lower back pain (LBP) is just a problem just for the elderly, or for middle-aged adults who have a history of physical wear and tear. But this is simply untrue. The fact is that over 31 million Americans live with lower back pain on a regular basis, and a great number of them are adolescents.

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What is Supination?

What is Supination?

The term "supination" refers to a position of the arm or foot that is different than the normal, at-rest position. In most cases, supination refers to the foot because of the problems associated with foot supination.

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Chiropractic Helps Reduce Golf Injuries and Improve Performance

Chiropractic Helps Reduce Golf Injuries and Improve Performance

Can chiropractic care improve your golf game? As a golfer, you may have pondered this very question-and now you're in luck. A recent Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) study showed that a combination of chiropractic care and stretching enables golfers to increase their drive distance by nearly 10%. PGA golfers such as Tiger Woods and Padraig Harrington certainly believe this to be true, as they've incorporated chiropractic treatment into their training regimens for years.

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The Latest on High-Protein Diets

The Latest on High-Protein Diets

Fans of the Atkins Diet, the Paleo Diet, and the Dukan Diet, all of which revolve around eating large amounts of protein to lose or maintain weight, might be well-advised to reconsider their eating habits. While these diets have been found to be effective at helping people lose weight and normalize their blood-glucose levels when practiced for short periods of time, two new studies in the March 2014 edition of Cell Metabolism indicate that they might also shorten your life.

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A Guide to the Most Common Foot Ailments

A Guide to the Most Common Foot Ailments

Our feet affect the rest of our bodies in a number of significant ways. We depend on our feet for good balance in standing, walking and running. So it makes sense that problems with our feet can lead to problems with our backs, which ultimately degrades the health of our spines-and poor spine health can adversely affect the entire body. Foot problems are quite common, but, fortunately, most can usually be treated relatively easily.

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