Oh the terrible two’s. For a chiropractor, it’s more like the terrible two’s, three’s and four’s! Getting your child to comply for a doctor of any kind is tough, let alone a doctor who is going to gently put their hands on their back and neck. However, this is a very important time for your child to keep up with their wellness. Aside from the great benefits for a growing child’s development, chiropractic plays a pivotal role in managing other illnesses such as otitis media (ear infections), croup, pertussis and more. Children of this age are just getting used to moving and walking in their bodies, so musculoskeletal injuries are not uncommon. These are just a few of the many benefits of starting chiropractic at an early age.
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When we add in the time spent in baby carriers, it’s no wonder that there is a significant increase in the number of babies with flat spots on the back of their little heads. However, the bigger concern here is not cosmetic but instead, the concern of cranial distortions potentially resulting in compromised neurological function. Now more than ever before it’s important that infants spend less of their awake time on their backs and this is easy enough to accomplish.
In structural massage the focus is to find the problem. By looking at the surrounding area of pain we find the root cause. The body works as a whole, thus it is much like a circle. If one aspect is compromised it will affect the rest of the system. As Hippocrates said ” Health is the balance within the body”. Read the rest of this entry →
By: Kelsey Walter
It looks like the rest of the world is starting to catch on! Runner’s World Magazine recently published an article that highlights the Graston Technique as an effective form of soft-tissue mobilization. Graston is one of our doctors main therapies for sports related injuries and a number of other soft tissue conditions.
Here’s a quote from the article, “Massage is a great tool for relaxation and postrace recovery, but I’ve found that ART or Graston Technique is usually more effective at treating specific running injuries, particularly plantar fasciitis and IT-band syndrome,” says Shari Macdonald, physical therapist and director at the Running Injury Clinic in Calgary.
Each month we will be writing a new blog about our favorite things. This month we chose some of our favorite restaurants!
Lisa’s Favorite Restaurant: Vert
My favorite place to eat in Denver is Vert Kitchen. I initially found it because it is right across the street from my kid’s school, Lincoln Elementary and it is super convenient. After about two years of eating lunch there regularly it has cemented itself as my favorite lunch establishment in Denver. Truth be told I always order the same thing – the BLT. It has to be the best BLT in Denver if not in the country or the world. Bacon cooked to perfection, delicious fresh lettuce and tomato and a huge slab of mozzarella and some super secret dressing. Honestly, I could eat one every day. PS – I love to substitute avocado instead of mozzarella!
Favorite Dish at Vert: BLT
The Power of Talking to Your Baby from The New York Times
The ten best stores on Broadway from Denver Westword
Spring Smoothie from Shana Kurz at Constructive Health (our cleanse nutritionist!)