4 Signs You Need to Replace Your Sports Bra

When should I replace my sports bra??How long should it last? Signs you should replace your sports bra:————————————————————▪️It’s like a bounce house in there.-If its bounce town while you are running and jumping, and your boobs are going to hurt afterward- it’s probably time for an upgrade! ▪️ The bra band slides around-Raise your armsContinue reading “4 Signs You Need to Replace Your Sports Bra”

Your Posture Matters- how many of these incorrect postures do you do everyday?

Posture can be a big factor in alleviating aches and pains like back pain, shoulder pain, and headaches. Check out the graphic below to see where you can improve. For more posture information, check out this posture playlist on YouTube for information on setting up a work station, properly sitting on your couch, and evenContinue reading “Your Posture Matters- how many of these incorrect postures do you do everyday?”

I’m a Chiropractor- Here are the 5 Most Common Exercises I Recommend

Bird dog:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86iipQCGoDsGlute Bridge:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYUhKeugpmk&t=13sDead bug:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbKsie49PSEBulgarian split squats:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfIh-Uilfq0Lower body stretch:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOw8F0YITUw&t=66s There are studies that show the number one predictor of low back pain is actually insufficient core strength. Because of this, and because we tend to extremely under-utilize our core, I tend to choose things like Bird dog and Dead bug where you can start small andContinue reading “I’m a Chiropractor- Here are the 5 Most Common Exercises I Recommend”

Inversion tables

I wanted to take this opportunity to talk a bit about inversion tables. You can skip the reading and just listen to what I have to say here. Inversion tables are those tables that you strap your feet into and use to flip upside down. The idea behind them is to stretch things out andContinue reading “Inversion tables”

Is Popping my Own Back Bad for Me?

Why is “popping” your own neck (or anywhere in the spine really) bad for you? Some clicking and popping is natural for your body- but make sure you aren’t forcing your joints into unnatural positions. When you twist your own spine or force it to pop there are a few things that are happening. Let’sContinue reading “Is Popping my Own Back Bad for Me?”

Proper Posture on your Couch

With more people than ever sitting at home with today’s environment of social distancing and some working from their couch, I wanted to offer some tips to prevent back pain, neck pain and headaches to keep you happy, healthy, and pain free during this pandemic. Follow along as we go over the best ways toContinue reading “Proper Posture on your Couch”

3 Common Stressors that may be hurting you more than you think.

One of the most common questions I get as a chiropractor is “what did I do to mess myself up in between visits?” or even “I didn’t DO anything, why do I feel so terrible?” There are three huge stress categories that people face in today’s society that may be attributed to how you areContinue reading “3 Common Stressors that may be hurting you more than you think.”

Chiropractic & Yoga

As a Doctor of Chiropractic, I focus a lot of my efforts on injury prevention, healthy lifestyle practices including nutrition and exercise, and the body’s ability to heal itself. Yoga is a great tool for staying healthy because it’s based on similar principles. Like yoga, the chiropractic approach to wellness focuses on your body’s naturalContinue reading “Chiropractic & Yoga”

Successful Shoveling

With the potential for some winter weather coming our way in Des Moines this week, I wanted to share some information and considerations to make when shoveling snow. Common issues stemming from shoveling include back pain, shoulder pain, muscular strain, and cardiac events. How you position your body as you shovel is important for avoidingContinue reading “Successful Shoveling”

The Brain Body Connection

Hippocrates is quoted as saying “Look well to the spine for the cause of disease.” But why the spine? What does it have to do with our overall health? Well, let’s look at what the spine does. The spine not only provides stability for and dictates the upright posture for our bodies, but serves asContinue reading “The Brain Body Connection”