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Corporate Wellness Classes

Corporate Wellness Classes

Has working from home got you stressed out?  Have you and your team been feeling sore from that new work setup.  Do you just feel plain stiff and tired?  Our team has the resources to help you.       Dr. Cruze and Dr. Lutz have teamed up to offer virtual classes to get those bodies moving.  These Stretch and Release Classes have a therapeutic effect on those sore and stiff muscles that you have developed while working from home.  We know this has been a difficult time to get in proper exercise, to have great ergonomics, and to be at optimum health.        Movement is the key to reducing pain.  A body that moves well, is a body that feels well.  Your mobility, stability, and strength are the key to getting you pain free a ... read more

Work from Home and Ergonomics

Work from Home and Ergonomics

Work from Home and Ergonomics     Working from home can be quite the change.  You spend more time at a desk that is usually less comfortable, or worse, use a laptop on the couch or at your kitchen table.  Laptops are one of the worst things for posture and ergonomics. There is no effective way to use the laptop as is and have the screen and keyboard at perfect positions.  Let us talk a bit about working from home and minimizing the pain and poor ergonomics associated with it.       First, what is ergonomics?  Ergonomics is the study of efficiency in the working environment.  This more specifically relates to the posture, body position, and setup in which we use to perform our everyday work.  Most commonly used for people with desk jobs it also applies to more physically demanding jobs in trades and industry. This study is used to reduce the painful positions and habits that people develop as a result of their job and w ... read more

Heat

Heat application is an effective therapy in pain relief.  Because heat promotes inflammation it is most beneficial for the later stages of treatment after the initial swelling has subsided.  It is a conservative approach to relieve pain and bring new inflammation to the area to aid in healing. There are multiple types of heat that can be applied to speed up your recovery:    Superficial heat can be performed at home and in office.  It is known for its ability to relax the muscles, improve blood flow, and sedate nerve endings providing relief of pain.  Examples of superficial heat are hot packs, hot towels, infrared lamps, electric blankets, a sauna or steam bath, and many more.  They are called superficial because they only heat the outermost layer of the tissue. The recommended treatment time for superficial heat application is 20-30 minutes to obtain maximum benefit.    Deep heat is usually performed by a trusted healthcare professiona ... read more

Acupuncture for Tendonitis by Dr. Stephanie Wu

Tendons are important structures in our body. They connect muscle to bones and are essential  for all movements. Tendonitis is a condition in which tendons become painful, swollen, and  inflamed thereby impairing function. When tendons become inflamed, they can cause extreme  discomfort and irritation with associated movements. It is usually caused by repetitive  strain/overuse and or overload and is generally worse with movement.     Common forms of tendonitis include tennis elbow, golfers elbow, Achilles tendonitis, jumpers  knee, wrist tendonitis, shoulder tendonitis, etc.  ... read more

How can I fix my low back pain on my own?

How can I fix my low back pain on my own?

The truth is, once you have sprained (Joints/ Ligaments) or strained (Muscle/ Tendon) there will be a period of time that you need to let your body rest and heal. However, it is very important to have a trained physician look at the area to properly assess which tissues are responsible for the pain. This helps curtail the management of the pain, which can speed up recovery time. Management will often include seeing a Chiropractor, a Physical Therapist or a Massage Therapist. However, the most important part of your management plan is your Home or Self Care. Both during your recovery as well as preventable Home and Self Care. Your Self Care will require a daily approach. Often times our self care routines we write up for patients will include exercises that offset or counter the type of work you do. For example, if you sit at a computer or in meetings for most of the day. we will need you to periodically stand up and stretch and release your hip flexor muscles that will shorten during y ... read more

Chiropractic Care for Arthritis!

  What is Arthritis and what causes it? Arthritis is When the cartilage, the cushioning surface on the ends of bones, wears away causing the bone to rub against bone, which will subsequently cause swelling and stiffness. Throughout time, our cartilage between joints will deteriorate and arthritis is inevitable to happening. However, there are many ways decrease and limit the process of this condition from happening.   Chiropractic can benefit osteoarthritis in many ways! Chiropractic promotes movement within the joints that can have a huge benefit for osteoarthritis patients. Each specific adjustment not only improves joint movement, but it also stimulates the muscles to improve its strengths and functions surrounding that joint! Want to learn more? Contact our office today and we would be happy to provide more information on affects of chiropractic treatments

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