Medical, Physical Therapy & Chiropractic Blog


Vitamin B12

Nov 29, 2022
Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is an essential nutrient that plays a role in many systems of our body. It is part of red blood cell formation, nerve function, production of DNA, and cell metabolism. Vitamin B12 is naturally found in meats (fish and chicken included) and dairy products. Vitamin B12 is added to fortified breakfast cereals and fortified nutritional yeasts. There are certain groups of individuals who may be more prone to Vitamin B12 deficiency. People who are vegetarians and… Read More

Achilles Tendonitis

Nov 15, 2022
One common injury in the lower body that we regularly see as healthcare providers is Achilles Tendonitis. This often presents as a pain in lower part of the calf that occurs with walking, standing, squatting, and other daily activities. The Achilles Tendon is located in the lower leg and attaches the calf muscles into the heel. Achilles Tendonitis is when that tendon becomes inflamed and irritated, often through injury or overuse. This causes inflammation to occur at the area, which can result … Read More

Scoliosis

Nov 01, 2022
Scoliosis is defined as the sideways, also called coronal, curvature of the spine. The diagnosis of scoliosis begins at a curvature measurement of 10 degrees or greater. It is most commonly diagnosed in childhood and can worsen as children grow. Approximately 80 percent of scoliosis cases are considered idiopathic- meaning there is no known cause. While both girls and boys can be diagnosed with scoliosis, it is more common for girls to have a curve that worsens over time. Doctors often use x-ray… Read More

Headaches can be a real pain, especially when it comes to migraines. Here are a few facts that can clue you in on whether you are experiencing a migraine.While many people suffer from migraines, their cause isn’t fully known- It is thought that genetics and environment do play a role. Genetically, migraines often run in the family, but are more common in women. A number of triggers also play a role including hormonal changes, sleep changes, foods, drinks, increased physical activity, and medicat… Read More

It’s time to go back to school, which means it’s time to possibly get your children a new backpack and decide what to fill it with. Back pain in children is on the rise and there are some beliefs that part of the problem is due to heavy or ill-fitting backpacks. There are a few things to consider when picking out a backpack, deciding how much to put in it, and teaching your children how to properly wear them. Backpacks should be no more than 10-15% of your children’s bodyweight. A backpack that… Read More

Yellow- Menisci, Blue- PCL and ACL, Red- Medial and lateral collateral ligamentsKnee pain is something that is commonly treated in our office. The pain can be located anywhere in or near the knee- the front, back, medially, and laterally. To better understand where our knee pain is coming from, I think that starting with the anatomy of the knee is beneficial!The structure of the knee joint is made up of 3 main bones which are the femur (the thigh bone), the tibia (the shin bone), and the patella… Read More

The weather is heating up and doesn’t look to be showing any signs of cooling off anytime soon. As we start to reach temperatures into the high 90’s it is important to know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Both conditions are forms of heat illness and range on a spectrum from not-so-serious to “call 911 immediately”. As the temperature outside goes up, it can cause the temperature in your body to spike as well. Here are some symptoms to be on the lookout for: Heat exhaustion: High… Read More

Whiplash

Jun 15, 2022
Whiplash injury- we’ve all heard it but do we all know what it means? Whiplash injury is often thought about with car accidents, but there are many more causes that can lead to this injury. Whiplash injuries can be seen with sports accidents, falls, and traumatic head injuries. The mechanism of injury is caused by the forceful back-and-forth movement of the head and neck. Whiplash injuries can also be thought of as a sprain/strain injury to the neck. While the ligaments and tendons are often inj… Read More

Knee on Trac

Jun 01, 2022
To better assist the healing process, we’ve introduced a new tool into our clinic! The Knee on Trac - knee decompression system. This decompression unit is designed to assist in the treatment of healing and restoring function to the knee. It does this by slowly and gently pulling on the knee to increase joint spacing and allowing more synovial fluid to enter the space. This treatment is generally done multiple times and patients can feel the results quickly. It’s important to note th… Read More

By now, many of us have heard about gut health and how it can affect our overall health. But the subject of gut health can be confusing and hard to navigate- so let’s try to simplify that! Our gastrointestinal (GI) tract contains trillions of organisms consisting of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and yeast and all these combined is what we call our microbiome. Out of all these organisms, bacteria are the most prominent so therefore, the most spoken about. While we often think of bacteria as bad, th… Read More