Archive for June 2019
Chiropractic for Pregnant Patients
Patients going through pregnancy have very specific reasons to explore chiropractic care during all stages of pregnancy. Below Holmes Chiropractic discusses some of the ways that chiropractic adjustments can help facilitate a smoother, more successful pregnancy and labor process.
Your Body Changes During Pregnancy
The fact that your body changes during pregnancy is something you cannot avoid, but something you can take measures to address. Your back and spine can become seriously out of whack as you’re forced to haul around another life. Chiropractic adjustments will help provide posture correction, not to mention provide drug-free, all-natural pain management solutions that are good for you and your baby.
Improve Cognitive Function
It’s pretty common for pregnant patients to feel anxiety during their process, and chiropractic care is the perfect antidote to boost mood and have you firing on all mental cylinders when you need it the most.
Improve Labor and Delivery Time
Chiropractic treatments help loosen the body up, which has been shown to improve overall labor time and reduce delivery time as well.
If you have any additional questions about the efficacy of chiropractic care during pregnancy, contact Holmes Chiropractic today.
3 Hallmarks of Proper Lifting Technique
Proper lifting technique is an important precaution to take, especially considering that 80% of human beings on the planet will experience some sort of back pain during their lifetime. Back injuries are common in the workplace, too, and many of them come as a result of failing to utilize proper lifting technique.
When lifting heavy objects, both at work and at play, please try to take some of the measures we list below.
Keep a Wide Base
Make sure your feet are shoulder-width apart. Ideally, you’ll also have one foot slightly ahead of the other, to establish a good, sturdy foundation before you lift.
Lift with Your Legs
Never lift with your back. Always squat down to lift a heavy object, remembering to put all of the pressure on your legs.
Keep Your Head Up and Maintain Good Posture
When lifting, keep your head up, looking straight ahead, and make sure that your back is straight. As an extra measure, make sure that you carry whatever you’re lifting close to your body to avoid back injury.
If you have any questions about how you can practice perfect lifting technique, or if you experience a back injury at work or outside of work, contact Holmes Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation.
Hidden Benefits of Chiropractic Care
Did you know that chiropractic care offers immense benefits beyond simple back repair and injury treatment?
It’s true! When you come in for a chiropractic adjustment you are opening your life up to a whole new chapter when it comes to your overall wellness. Below Holmes Chiropractic goes over a few of the lesser known benefits of chiropractic treatment.
Improve Mood and Reduce Depression
Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to increase mental clarity, boost mood, and reduce overall anxiety and depression in many patients. There is an undeniable connection between your spine and your brain, and when your spine gets out of whack, all sorts of problems can occur.
Boost Gut Health
Your gut is connected to your brain just like your spine is. When your GI tract is out of whack, chiropractic adjustments might do the trick to bring back your inner balance.
Boost Your Immune System
Chiropractic care has also been shown to boost your immune system. Think of chiropractic adjustments as your body’s “tune-up,” bringing back equilibrium, helping all of your body’s important processes perform at optimum capacity.
If you have any addtional questions about how chiropractic care can benefit you, contact Holmes Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation.
Most Common Sports for Knee Injuries
At Holmes Chiropractic many of our patients seek treatment for back and neck injuries, but we also see patients who experience leg injuries as well. Chiropractic care treatments have been shown to be beneficial to the body in numerous ways, a drug-free pain management solution and a means of correcting your body when it’s all out of whack.
Many of our patients experience back injuries while engaged in athletics, but knee injuries are also extremely prevalent in sports.
Below are some of the sports where athletes commonly experience knee injuries.
If a player gets injured on the court, chances are it’s going to be the player’s knee, leg, or ankle. We’ve seen players tear their ACL and MCL, not to mention snap their Achilles tendon. We’ve even seen players break their shins from the wear and tear of running, jumping, and landing.
Combat sports are also super hard on the knees. Many kickboxing, karate, and MMA champions have experienced knee surgeries as a result of the repetitive motion of kicking, not to mention leglocks and grappling.
Football’s open field running and tackling leave your legs and knees especially susceptible to injury.
If you have any questions about how chiropractic treatments can benefit the body and mind, contact Holmes Chiropractic today. We have a long track record of treating both athletes and regular working folks.
Tips to Boost Your Back Health
Have you ever heard that expression “you’re only as healthy as your spine?” It’s true, in many ways. Your spine health is directly linked to your physical and mental wellness, as a matter of fact. Below, Holmes Chiropractic goes over a few ways that you can take care of your back on a regular basis.
Yoga is a great companion to chiropractic care as a way to improve flexibility and range of motion. It’s also very good for your back, neck, and spine. There are many poses that help decrease stress and muscle tension.
Reach Your Ideal Body Weight
If you’re walking around with more than a few extra pounds, it might be time to think about losing a little weight as a way to improve your body’s functionality, not to mention reduce overall wear and tear.
Visit Your Chiropractor
Visiting your local chiropractor is the number one drug-free, all-natural way to reduce pain and avoid injury to your back, neck, and spine.
Contact Holmes Chiropractic today to learn more about how our chiropractic treatments can improve your health and wellness.
3 Hallmarks of Great Health Coaching
When it comes to health coaching, which is one of the many wellness services Holmes Chiropractic provides in addition to chiropractic adjustments, there are a few key qualities a quality health coach should exhibit. Below we go over some of those qualities to look for when looking for a top-notch chiropractic treatment center.
1.) Good Reviews
You can look your prospective chiropractor and health coach up on Yelp and on social media channels to check out what patients have to say about them. Make sure that most of the reviews are glowing!
2.) Great Qualifications
Make sure your chiropractic care specialist and health coach has the education and training to practice in your state. Check the school(s) they went to and where they got their practical training. Look for chiropractors who have a great reputation with their patients and peers.
3.) Custom-Tailored Health Coaching
Make sure that your health coach custom-tailors their solution to meet your body type, your specific needs, and achieve your goals.
If you have any question about why Holmes Chiropractic is one of the leading health coach providers in our community, contact us today.
Chiropractic for Basketball
Holmes Chiropractic treats many patients who are active in athletics and basketball players are people who can specifically benefit from chiropractic care. In honor of the NBA Finals, we thought we’d go over a few ways that chiropractic care benefits basketball players in particular.
Your Back Takes a Lot of Abuse
Whether you’re running or stationary in the paint, crashing for rebounds, basketball puts a lot of pressure on your back, which can be relieved by chiropractic adjustments.
Chiropractic is Good for Your Joints
Your joints also take a lot of abuse in the physical game of basketball, which can be aleviated with chiropractic treatments, which are drug-free solutions and natrual pain relief.
Chiropractic Helps You Avoid Injury
Chiropractic adjustments can help increase your flexibility and range of motion, which will end up helping your ability to stay on the court by helping you avoid injury.
Contact Holmes Chiropractic to learn more about how our chiropractic treatments can help you optimize your wellness. Schedule your consultation today!