So, you wake up with a headache, neck pain, etc. You have a busy day and can’t afford to be in constant pain; you reach for your over the counter(OTC) pain medication of choice. With the pain suppressed you go about your day as you would, without being in constant pain. While OTC medication is […]
Rich Froning – The Fittest Man in the World
Did you know Rich Froning, the fittest man in the world and avid Crossfitter, is a big supporter of chiropractic? “Rich Froning says that “at least once a week I see a chiropractor, if not more”. Now we all can’t be the strongest man (or woman) in […]
If you have or have not seen a chiropractor, this post is an overview of what your first visit at Active Life will be like.
The first steps are similar to any Doctor’s office, as we have you fill out the appropriate paperwork and get a copy of your insurance.
The next is a comprehensive […]
This is a question I get frequently from concerned parents. While that decision is up to each family, in this article, I will give you my opinion and rationale for why I think this way.
My first reaction to this question is typically no. I recommend this because when compared to all other sports, I have […]
Tennis elbow, golfers elbow, Medial and Lateral epicondylitis, carpal tunnel, thoracic outlet, these are all names for a similar string of conditions. All of these conditions share one thing in common. Irritation of the ligaments, tendons, and muscles of the upper extremity. What I want to talk about today is some preventative methods, some home […]
Today the stretch we will be going over is called the pigeon stretch. This stretch is an effective stretch to open the hips and maintain lower body mobility. Below are the following steps to achieve this stretch.
Start on all fours.
Slide the right knee forward toward your right hand. Angle your right knee at […]
For those of us that spend time at the gym lifting soreness and in some cases pain are a common occurrence. As we gain muscle and push our bodies we expect to have some level of discomfort and associated pain. Today I will go over some helpful tips for preventing pain while lifting.
1. Use Proper […]
Spring is here! As we all wake up from our wintertime hibernation, many of us will get out and start running. If over the winter months you have not been active, or often times even if you have, people will develop pain from running. Today I want to talk about some of the ways you […]
Headaches are something most people have dealt with at some point in their life. While over-the-counter medication can be an effective relief for this problem, chronic use can be very hard on our body. The good news? Other options exist.
In this post we will talk about some natural options to relieve or prevent headaches, as well […]
How to do the Bruegger’s Exercise
This exercise helps to strengthen the back and stretch out the shoulders and chest.
Step one is to retract (or bring together) your shoulder blades. The best way to accomplish this is with relaxed shoulders, take your thumbs and point them away from your body. This will naturally retract your […]