Diastasis Recti is a condition in which your most superficial abdominal muscles (rectus abdominus) separate along the midline of the body. The left and right sides of the abs split apart and the connective tissue along the midline stretches …

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Upon initial observation, it may not look like there is much of a difference between a chiropractic treatment using Active Release Techniques and one using deep tissue massage.  Let’s dive a bit deeper and find out what makes them different. …

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Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition, in which a person feels heel pain (or pain elsewhere on the bottom of their foot) that is usually at its worst first thing in the morning.  This condition can persist for months to …

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       vs.        You may have heard sports chiropractors and massage therapists talking about different modalities to treat soft tissue injuries like sports injuries and repetitive use injuries.  Terms like deep tissue massage, Active Release Techniques, …

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Here are some of the most frequent questions we get here in our office.  There are many myths and misconceptions about what chiropractic is, and we hope this information will be helpful to you in learning what to expect at …

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Photo: Wiki creative commons You may have heard of the piriformis muscle (and piriformis syndrome), but did you know that it’s only one of the six small muscles that perform essentially the same movement?  The six deep external rotator muscles …

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Creative Commons-licentie Naamsvermelding 3.0 Unported Dorsiflexion: Movement of the ankle which brings the toes closer to the shin.  The tibialis anterior and the ankle extensor muscles (deep to the front of the leg) guide this motion.  Typical range is about …

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Photo By Edwin Martinez [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Is elbow or forearm pain getting in the way of your tennis game?  Have you noticed that the same part of your swing or serve is painful time and time again, …

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