• Stress & Pain 

    There is a huge link between stress and pain. With the holidays being the most stressful time of year for a lot of people, calls of back injury flare-ups, headaches, and other pain exponentially increase at the studio. Here are 4 tips to decrease the stress/pain cycle: 1. Meditate – spend time alone each day […]

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    Heat vs ice for pain relief

    Heat generally increases circulation to an area. Heat can help promote healing, muscle relaxation, and joint movement. ICE decreases blood flow. This can be helpful when inflammation or swelling is present. Some quick/general examples: Tight/aching muscles –> HEAT will increase blood flow and loosen up muscles Sprained ankle –> ICE there is an acute injury and we […]

  • Yoga & back pain – does it help?

    As chiropractor, I know yoga is a great way to build: strength flexibility and mind-body awareness. However, with improper posture or underlying back issues, it can actually aggravate back symptoms. Here are 4 things to remember about yoga and your back: If you can’t breathe in a posture, you shouldn’t be there While flexibility is important, […]