The Importance of Posture
Everyone knows we are supposed to have good posture, but why?
According to the American Chiropractic Association, maintaining good posture helps to keep our bodies in alignment. This prevents strain on our muscles and ligaments, which can cause pain. Everyday activities such as sitting at a computer or reading can lead to bad posture. It is important to make a conscious effort to sit up straight and engage the muscles that help with posture.
There are plenty of exercises that you can do to help with posture! You can check out the videos on our website to see some examples of how to stretch and strengthen your muscles.Read More
Free Yoga Thursdays!
Don’t forget, we have free yoga every Thursday night! You can either call or stop in to sign up!
The class is focused on healing, and is very relaxing. Come give it a try!
Our address is 22821 Lake Forest Drive, Lake Forest CA.Read More
Free Thursday Night Yoga
Every Thursday night at 6:00 pm we have a FREE beginners yoga class!
Give us a call to sign up for the next class! (949) 716-5050
Feel free to bring family members and friends along, and remember to bring your own mat!
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Mastering the Plank
Many people have trouble strengthening their core muscles. The plank exercise is a great way to do this, but correct form is essential. The video below shows proper the proper form to help engage your core.Read More
How to avoid surgery for lumbar herniations with PT
If you are wondering what else you can do besides surgery or injections for a low back herniation, you have a great alternative in PT. Giving PT a good effort with a great home program can drastically reduce a lumber herniation, and also significantly relieve pain and symptoms. Talk to us today about setting up a program that is right for you. We work with you and your doctor to develop a program that fits your needs and exact diagnosis. You have tried PT elsewhere, now do it right and do it with us!Read More
Preventing Youth Sports Injuries
A few months ago, the Orlando Sentinel published an article featuring Dr. James Andrews on youth sports injuries. He talked about the consequences of playing certain sports year-round. He mentioned that this type of activity, especially when focused on one sport alone, is the leading cause of adolescent injuries. Adolescents should have at least a few months off during the year to allow their bodies to recover.
To read more on this article, click the link below:
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What is Plantar Fasciitis…?
Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes pain in the bottom of your foot and heel. It can be incredibly painful and many people suffer from it. It is caused by the inflammation of the ligament that connects your heel to your toe.
To help this alleviate your pain, reduce pain and swelling by giving your feet a rest at the end of the day, wear shoes with good arch support, and follow stretches like these to relax the tissue.
We also have treatments at our clinic if you need more help! Call us to make an appointment at 949-716-5050!
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Why Is Stretching Good For You…?
Stretching is a very important part of your everyday, not only does it help with your flexibility and yoga skills but it also helps with blood flow and to allow your joints to get full motion to then help your muscles work to its fullest potential.
Also some tips people may get confused about or are unaware of is that you can over stretch which can cause over stretching of the muscles and can lead to strains and other issues.
When you stretch just like in Yoga class everything is slow moving, pain free, and gentle.
*Don’t forget to check out our website for videos that can help with stretching exercises.Read More
Different Sources of Protein
Protein is a macromolecule that is essential for human life. Without it, our bodies would not be able to function. Many people think that meat is the only way to get enough protein besides supplements, but this doesn’t have to be the case! Meat does contain of of the essential amino acids we need to survive. This is also a called a complete protein. This is the easiest way to get these nutrients.
Vegetarians can get all of the essential nutrients out of the food that they eat. For example, by eating beans, rice, and some type of vegetable, you are getting all of the protein that is necessary for the body to function! Nuts are also a great source.
Many foods are also fortified with proteins, such as cereals, breads, and granola bars. Though this is not the ideal way to obtain nutritional needs, it still works! In general, the average American does not need to worry about their protein intake.Read More
Did you know…
Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition characterized by stiffness and pain in your shoulder joint. Signs and symptoms typically begin gradually, worsen over time. If you feel any slight symptoms please come and see us sooner rather than later.
Call today to set up an appointment 949-716-5050
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