Cat & Cow Stretch

August Muscle of the Month: The Thoracic Spine Cat & Cow Stretch >   1: Start on the ground on your wrists directly below your shoulders and your knees directly under your hips. 2: Begin by moving into Cow Pose: Inhale as you sink your belly toward the floor. Raise your chin and chest. Pause here and gaze up toward the ceiling. …

Backpack Safety

Backpack Safety

The fall school year is quickly approaching! This means different things to different people – maybe you are entering your second year at college or you are heading into your senior year in high school. To a student, back to school time can mean the end of another fun summer and getting back into habits of homework and studying. But …

The Clam Shell Stretch

August Muscle of the Month: The Thoracic Spine Clam Shell Stretch (Also referred to as a book opener)   1: Lie on your side, with legs stacked and knees bent at a 45-degree angle. 2: Gently rest your head on your lower arm. Use your top arm to steady your frame. 3: Be sure your hipbones are stacked, and remain in this …

Chiropractic Care for Your Migraine Headaches

Migraine headaches are one of the top debilitating health problems in the US. Migraines can come out of now where, and prevent people from leading their normal lives. So if you are currently experiencing an intense headache or a migraine, know that you are not alone! 9 out of 10 Americans suffer from headaches, so the market for pain relief …

Foam Rolling the Thoracic Spine

August Muscle of the Month: The Thoracic Spine Foam Rolling the Thoracic Spine   1: Place your foam roller on the ground (we recommend the GRID Foam Roller by Trigger Point featured in this video). 2: Now lower to the ground and place the foam roller under your mid back/thoracic spine. 3: Keep your knees bent and feet flat on …

3 Great Ways to Kick Up Your Summer Fitness

3 Great Ways to Kick Up Your Summer Fitness

It’s officially August, which means school is just around the corner, and the end of summer is near. However there are still a few weeks of fun in the sun! Between the concerts at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Ocean City trips, backyard cookouts, and baseball games, Maryland summer is filled with activities we want to look our best for. So whether …

Single Leg Wall Stretch

July Muscle of the Month: Hamstrings Single Leg Wall Stretch   1: Sit on the floor next to an open doorway 2: Rotate toward the leg you want to stretch, bringing your back flat to the ground, your heel up the wall, and your opposite leg through the doorway 3: Your leg and back sound remain as straight as possible …

Popping Noise During an Adjustment

Popping Noise During an Adjustment

Crrrrraaaaackkkk…POP! Ahhh, the satisfying sound and instant relief of a good spinal adjustment. If your chiropractic care plan involves spinal manipulation, you know that these sounds mean you’re going to be feeling fabulous when you stand up – but what exactly is going on when you hear that pop? Today, we’re here to answer your question: What’s that Popping Noise …

Single Leg Band Stretch

July Muscle of the Month: Hamstrings Single Leg Band Stretch   1: Lay with your back flat on the ground 2: Using a slightly taught resistance band, loop the band around the ball of one foot 3: With your leg straight, gently pull your band toward your chest 4: Sink deeper in the stretch with each exhale 5: Stretch each …

Why Are You Procrastinating & How Can We Help Fix It?

You might think that you’re alone in your tendency to procrastinate, and you may even spend a lot of time trying to hide your habit to keep your secret. The truth is that about 20% of all adults are chronic procrastinators. Many others, however, demonstrate that “put off until tomorrow” attitude. So, Why Are You Procrastinating & How Can We Help …