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
Sitting Through this difficult time many of you have been sitting more than usual. To make matters worse, your at home desk setup isn’t as ergonomically friendly or you may not even have a true desk at all and have just been using the couch. This can put a tremendous stress on the body and cause all sorts of aches and pains you may be feeling right now. What can we do about this? Sitting is a part of everyday life. It is honestly unavoidable. We want to take some stress off our lower body and relax while we work and sitting is perfect for that. While not immediately detrimental, chronic seated posture leads to shortening of the hip flexors, the pecs, the anterior shoulders, the posterior neck, and the upper shoulder muscles. Often, these can progress into pain in the low back or numbness/tingling sensations in the arms and may even contribute to carpal tunnel symptoms.   ... read more
Cryotherapy is an effective anti-inflammatory treatment that contributes to overall health and wellness. Providing immediate pain relief, it is a conservative form of care that can be performed both in office and at home. Cryotherapy can range from application of an ice pack on an inflamed area to full submersion in an ice bath or cryo-chamber. It has maximum benefit during the acute phase of care in reducing pain, inflammation, and elasticity of the tissues. Cryotherapy can benefit most people but should not be used in those with ... read more
Cupping is an ancient Chinese modality that uses glass, ceramic, plastic or bamboo cups on the skin to create suction in a specific area. It can be applied to different areas of the body including, over the lungs, along energy meridians and even soft tissue to increase blood flow to the area and assist in breaking up congestion and stagnation. Cupping has come to the forefront in recent years for treating musculoskeletal conditions due to its simplicity of administration, low cost and immediate symptom improvement. For the purposes of chiropractic care cupping has been shown to improve symptoms of low back pain, calf strain, shoulder pain, rotator cuff strain and muscle tightness. It has also been used on Olympic athletes to improve athletic performance. Low back pain is one of the most common reasons adults seek out chiropractic care with a lifetime prevalence of 50-80%. It is considered one of the most expensive health problems to treat and can cause debilitating effects to one ... read more
In a nut shell swimmers shoulder is damage to the shoulder capsule. This can be the muscular capsule (Rotator cuff muscles or tendons) or the joint capsule (glenohumeral ligaments or labrum). Swimmers shoulder can also be acquired from volleyball, baseball, softball, benchpress or any other overhead activity. Often times this condition is acquired from overuse or repetitive use. Proper management of activity is required. You can also benefit from proper approaches of shoulder health to include thoracic mobility, scapular musculature strength, and rotator cuff strength. This is a very manageable condition with a proper management plan from your musculoskeletal health professional.
What is an ACL? The ACL is one of 2 thick ligaments attaching your femur (thighbone) to your tibia (shinbone). Its functions are to stabilize the joint of the knee, prevents your femur from moving forward over your tibia, and prevents hyperextension of the knees. Injuries to this ligament involves a quick or rapid in a change of direction. You see this injury common within sports such as basketball, football, baseball, tennis, soccer etc. How would you prevent an ACL Tear? There are many ways to prevent ACL tear and injury such as working on your balance, stability, agility and change in directions, proper landing mechanisms, and strength. It is also important to perform a proper warm up routine before exercising to get your increase blood flow to your muscles and increase joint mobility! Be sure to perform each exercise with proper kinematics, land fully before you make any quick moves, and strengthen your hip muscles! A couple of exercises to perform are squats, squat jumps ... read more
Every Triathlete, Marathon runner, Crossfitter, Body Builder, Rock Climber or all around fitness junky has had sore shoulders or sore legs which we call DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) following a big work out. How do you relieve DOMS? You need to move the tissues (muscles and connective tissues) in that sore region. Rather than doing air squats all day following heavy squat and deadlift day, put on the Marc Pro for the needed and required muscles activation with out having to load the joints and look silly at your desk trying to to a million squats and lunges to make yourself less sore. The Marc Pro provides the needed muscle activation to clear the muscle collagen bond tightness, clear the bi-product of your previous days work. The Marc Pro is a Motor Nerve Stimulation machine. The Marc Pro will have you back into normal healthy movement patterns for the next workout.