Reclining Hip Flexor Stretch

September Muscle of the Month: The Hip Flexors Reclining Hip Flexor Stretch 1: Start by kneeling down on the ground on both knees. In the reclining hip flexor stretch, we will stretch both legs at the same time. 2: Reach your right and left hands behind you and allow them to support your body weight. 3: Keep your core tight, glutes engaged and hips …

4 Reasons to Seek Chiropractic Care after a Car Accident

4 Reasons to Seek Chiropractic Care after a Car Accident

If you’ve just been involved in a car accident, your first thoughts are probably a trip to the emergency room and a call to your car insurance agent. But would you ever think to make an appointment with your chiropractor immediately after such an accident? Many people do not realize that seeking chiropractic care after a car accident is a …

Banded Quad Stretch

September Muscle of the Month: The Hip Flexors Banded Quad Stretch 1: Start by lying down on the ground or on an exercise mat with a resistance band. 2: Loop the band around your right foot and bring your chest to the floor. 3: Keeping your left leg extended, gently pull on the resistance band, bringing your right heel to right glute muscle. 4: Maintain …

5 Natural Headache Remedies

Natural Headache Remedies

Headaches – they can be a major pain in the neck!! (pun intended!) With our busy lives and hectic schedules, when a headache comes on, it can be very easy to try to put it on the back burner. Who has time for a headache?? We sometimes try to ignore them or temporarily treat the symptoms with painkillers like aspirin. …

Kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch

September Muscle of the Month: The Hip Flexors Kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch 1: Start by kneeling on your right knee with your toes down, and place your left foot flat on the floor in front of you. 2: Be sure both of your knees are bent at a 90-degree angle. Your left bent knee should be directly over your ankle. 3: Bring your arms …

Chiropractic Care and Massage Therapy

Chiropractic Care and Massage Therapy

If you are a current patient at Chesapeake Family Wellness Center, you know that we love mixing chiropractic care with massage therapy in our treatment plans. Our massage therapist Mary is absolutely amazing, and has the same all-natural approach to pain relief that we have with our chiropractic care! We often get asked what the differences between chiropractic care and …

Foam Roll the Hip Flexors

September Muscle of the Month: The Hip Flexors How to Foam Roll the Hip Flexors 1: Place your foam roller on the ground (to foam roll the hip flexors, we recommend the GRID Foam Roller by Trigger Point featured in this video). 2: Lie face down on your foam roller, with the roller located just below your right hip bone (when foam …

Back to School Tips for a Healthy Back

Back to School Tips for a Healthy Back

With Labor Day this weekend, we’re saying goodbye to summer and hello to the much-anticipated cooler weather of our favorite Maryland season: the fall! The new school year in Howard County starts up again on Tuesday, so we’re going to share some back to school tips for a healthy back!   Backpack safety We just recently went into great detail …

Thread the Needle

August Muscle of the Month: The Thoracic Spine Thread the Needle Stretch   1: Start on the ground on your wrists directly below your shoulders and your knees directly under your hips. 2: Exhale and slide your right arm to the right and underneath your left arm. This is threading the needle. 3: Keep your left elbow as straight as possible. 4: …

Knee Pain: The 4 Types You Shouldn’t Ignore

Knee Pain: The 4 Types You Shouldn’t Ignore

Let’s talk about knee pain. You’ve probably landed on our page today because you’re experiencing some type of pain in your knees that has reached a breaking point. Or, perhaps you just started feeling something off with one or both of your knees, and you are curious to what is going on. Whether your knee pain is significant and severe, …