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Archive for November, 2015

Activator Methods

Chiropractic Tip of the Month: The following is excerpted from The Chiropractic Report (May 2014 Vol. 28 No. 3) written by Dr. David Cassidy Use of an Activator adjusting instrument (Activator) is the second most common chiropractic technique in the USA and internationally after manual Diversified technique. A recent systematic review of clinical trials of Activator Methods (AM), now more researched than any other manipulative technique, concludes it is as safe and effective as manual manipulation or trigger point therapy for patients with acute and chronic spinal pain, and other biomechanical restrictions such as temporomandibular joint dysfunction and trigger points in the trapezius muscles. For patients, the high-velocity, light-force properties of instrument adjusting were found to be a valuable alternative…

Three common muscle injuries

Playing sports, sitting at a desk all day, or even running outside are all simple actions performed in our day-to-day lives. But, did you know that most of these actions require repetitive movement that can often cause muscle strain. The motions of everyday activities can sometimes contribute to common injuries, such as tennis elbow, shoulder tendonitis and shin splints. Here are three types of preventative exercises you can do at home to help alleviate and prevent those everyday injuries from slowing you down: Tennis Elbow, a common overuse injury that happens in the summer months due to increased sports activity with racquet sports, cycling, or golf. Preventative exercise: Eccentric strengthening. Use weights to strengthen the area and muscles used in…

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