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Why We Should Foam Roll Everyday

By: Dr. Peter Chiang DC, CCSP

To understand why we need to foam roll everyday, we need to understand the myofascial system that is affected by foam rolling, or other “releasing” techniques.

The myofascial system is made up of Myo = muscle, and Fascia = bandage or “girdle”. Fascia is a connective tissue just below the skin

By |May 20th, 2014|Athletic Conditions, Common Questions, Our Blog|Comments Off on Why We Should Foam Roll Everyday

How to Help Turn A Breech Baby Naturally

by Melissa Diaz, DC
You have just returned from your appointment with your obstetrician or midwife and have been told that your baby is in a breech position. What does this mean? By eight months, most babies turn heads down on their own to ready themselves for the upcoming birth. A breech presentation means that the

By |April 21st, 2014|Common Questions, Our Blog|Comments Off on How to Help Turn A Breech Baby Naturally

Lessons From My Knee Injury….

– Dr. Peter Chiang DC, CCSP
My knee problem started on the high school football fields. During one of the plays, I was involved in a tackle that caused one of the other players to fall on my knee. The injury was diagnosed as a bone bruise by the trainer at hand, I thought nothing of

By |May 13th, 2013|Athletic Conditions, Our Blog|Comments Off on Lessons From My Knee Injury….

Cold Weather and Joint Pain

by Melissa Diaz, DC

Winter weather plays a major role in the way that our body moves and interacts with the world around us. The drop in temperature and changes in barometric pressure tend to cause uncomfortable pressure in the weight bearing joints, making them feel stiff and achy. Most common areas of pain include the

By |January 24th, 2013|Chiropractic and Health Musings, Common Questions, Our Blog|Comments Off on Cold Weather and Joint Pain

Chiropractic Care: A Not So Scary Experience

by Dr. Melissa Diaz, DC
Many times one of the first comments a new patient will make when coming into my office is “I am a little scared to be here”. Honestly, I cannot say that I blame them! There is a lot of misinformation and assumptions that people make when it comes to chiropractic care.

By |October 8th, 2012|Chiropractic and Health Musings, Common Questions, Our Blog|Comments Off on Chiropractic Care: A Not So Scary Experience

Ankle Sprains: A Chiropractic Approach

By:  Dr. Peter Chiang, DC, CCSP
Most people will visit the chiropractor for back and neck injuries, but although it is not as well known, is that chiropractors can also treat sprains and strains. The body tends to compensate for any injury or weakness, causing additional problems in areas that were previously healthy.  A person who

By |September 25th, 2012|Athletic Conditions, Our Blog|Comments Off on Ankle Sprains: A Chiropractic Approach

Will My Insurance Pay for a Chiropractor?

Many insurance companies recognize the value of offering chiropractic coverage to their members. Chiropractic is conservative healthcare that allows individuals to achieve better function, increased movement, and decreased down time – all without the use of drugs and surgery. Insurance companies recognize these advantages and are increasingly finding ways to make chiropractic care more accessible. With

By |September 18th, 2012|Our Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Will My Insurance Pay for a Chiropractor?

Therapeutic Taping During Pregnancy

by Melissa Diaz, D.C.
 

Referred to simply by the brand name, such as Kinesio Tape, Rocktape, and SpiderTech Tape, therapeutic taping is becoming an increasingly popular treatment tool. It was originally developed for the treatment of athletic injuries and various musculoskeletal conditions by Dr. Kenso Kase, using concepts of kinesiology. Therapeutic tape is composed of an

By |August 10th, 2012|Our Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Therapeutic Taping During Pregnancy

The Meaning of Pain

by Melissa Diaz, DC

Pain is a complaint that I come across everyday when I am in practice. It is the main reason why people seek care, and in these times when wellness and prevention have become more popular – pain is still king when it comes to visits to the chiropractor. Doctors spend years in

By |May 23rd, 2012|Chiropractic and Health Musings, Our Blog|Comments Off on The Meaning of Pain

Tennis and Golf Elbow: Causes and Treatment

A Common Cause of Pain For Fitness Oriented People And Athletes Alike
by Peter Chiang DC, CCSP

Tennis elbow or Lateral epicondylitis is inflammation, soreness, or pain on the outside of the upper arm near the elbow.  Golfer’s elbow or Medial epicondylitis is pain and inflammation on the inner side of your elbow.

How the injury occurs:

Both of

By |May 17th, 2012|Athletic Conditions, Our Blog|Comments Off on Tennis and Golf Elbow: Causes and Treatment