Myths About Chiropractic Treatment

In this day and age, there is plenty of misinformation that gets spread about a variety of subjects and chiropractic treatments are no exception. Bellow Holmes Chiropractic goes over a few of the myths about chiropractic treatments that might make a potential patient hesitant to pursue chiropractic as a viable treatment option.

Myth #1: Chiropractic is Only for Back Pain

Chiropractic treatments have been shown to be beneficial for a wide range of areas of the body, not to mention vital systems of the body (like the immune system, the GI system, and the central nervous system).

Myth #2: Chiropractors Aren’t As Educated as Traditional Physicians

Chiropractors go to school for at least 4 years in order to earn a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree and have to go to 3-4 years of an undergraduate college program.

Myth #3: Chiropractic Adjustments Are Only For Those Who Are Injured

Although it’s true that chiropractic adjustments benefit those who experience injury, it’s equally true that chiropractic treatment can help you avoid injury and increase flexibility and range of motion, not to mention provide drug-free pain relief to common conditions that affect many patients daily.

Contact Holmes Chiropractic to learn more about how chiropractic treatments can benefit you.

Read This Before You Stretch

Stretching is vital for keeping the body healthy and successfully recovering from a nasty workout, however, many folks who stretch are doing it the wrong way, which can seriously compromise the amazing results you’re supposed to be getting from the time you invest in stretching.

Read on for a few measures that serve as suggestions in order to get in a proper stretch.

Stretch AFTER Your Workout

Stretching before your workout isn’t the best way to go about the situation since stretching is designed to reduce tension in your body and your muscles after a workout. Working out after you stretch will slowly defeat the purpose of all that stretching you did to begin with over the course of your workout.

Hold Your Stretches

Hold stretches anywhere from 20-30 seconds to get the full effect. Try not to bounce as you stretch. Holding your body in perfect position will maximize your efforts.

Stretch In a Warm Room

Stretch in a heated room which will help your muscles become more pliable.

Working yoga-style stretches into your routine is ideal to increase your flexibility and range of motion. If you have any questions about how chiropractic treatments are the perfect companion to an active lifestyle, contact Holmes Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation.

3 Healthy Foods for Your Brain

When it comes to nutrition, more of us should be thinking about what we eat and what it does for us nutritionally. Some foods are especially good for energy while others are great for brain fuel. Below Holmes Chiropractic goes over a few foods that will have you thinking more clearly and in a more focused fashion.

1.) Walnuts

When you eat Walnuts you’re giving yourself the gift of the top nut for brain health. Walnuts are packed with DHA, which is a type of Omega-3 fatty acid. DHA has been shown to improve cognitive performance in adults and help prevent age-related mental decline.

2.) Avocado

Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fats that promote healthy circulation and blood flow to your thinker.

3.) Turmeric

This spice/root is filled with compounds that help out the brain and has been shown to help in the treatment of Alzheimer’s.  

If you have any questions about how chiropractic treatments can help you feel amazing when combined with a healthy diet, contact Holmes Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation.

Chiropractic for MMA

MMA fighters and those who train in the martial arts (ie. kickboxing, jiu-jitsu, etc.) stand to gain a vast array of health benefits from chiropractic treatment. Below are a few ways chiropractic helps the MMA fighter in particular. 

Drug-Free Pain Relief

Chiropractic adjustments result in drug-free pain relief. MMA fighters have to worry about all sorts of testing for foreign and banned substances, so chiropractic treatments are a great way to stay in the clear in that department.

Improved Range of Motion

Chiropractic treatments will help improve your range of motion, which will help you land shots you could never land before.

Engage in Active Recovery

Chiropractic treatment can be considered a form of active revoery (like yoga, for instance). Try chiropractic treatments on your day off to get something productive done instead of watching TV on the couch.

If you have any questions about how chiropractic adjustments can benefit MMA fighters, contact Holmes Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation.

Tips for a Happy, Healthy Teen

At Holmes Chiropractic we like to provide education to our diverse patient base, which includes patients of all ages. Teens are especially susceptible to societal pressures, not to mention the sizeable obstacles they face in school and in figuring out what they’re supposed to do with their lives. That’s why we thought we’d go over a few tips that will help keep teens healthy, engaged, and having great outlooks for the future.

Stay Connected

Teens need to stay connected to family and to some sort of larger community. Those in their teens might feel more of a sense of isolation and alienation, which makes it all the more crucial to make sure they are getting social stimulation. It’s also a great practice to get kids involved in something larger than themselves early on.

A Happy, Rich Life is the Goal

Instead of encouraging a teenager to win at all cost, it’s important to make sure they are more focused on being happy and fulfilled. Of course, this does not mean teens should get to do whatever they want, but it’s important to follow your bliss in life and do what makes you feel happy and satisfied.

Keep Them Active

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of having completed a jam-packed day. Those who are extremely happy tend to be more productive and have as much packed into their stream of consciousness as possible each day.

To learn more about how chiropractic treatment can help teens stay healthy and boost their physical performance, not to mention cognitive ability, contact Holmes Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation.

Tips to Enhance Your Weight Training

When you’re in the weight room, it’s important to maximize your time in there to experience maximum benefits. Below Holmes Chiropractic goes over a few ways you can get more out of yourself and your workouts.

Stop Sacrificing Form

Weight lifting form should never be overlooked during your workouts — form is more important than lifting the actual weight. Keep your back straight and concentrate on the muscle groups you’re supposed to be working.

Work Your Useful Muscles

Stop being overly obsessed with chest and biceps. Instead, work your legs and your core. Work your back out as well to build a solid foundation for your wellness.

Stay On Top of Your Nutrition

How, what, and when you eat are of paramount importance when you’re training. Eat clean, whole foods and avoid processed carbs and sugar.

Switch It Up

Switching up your workouts will shock the body and keep you engaged in your workouts. If you can find a way to learn a new skill — such as with Dance, Muay Thai, MMA, Jui Jitsu, etc. — during your training, all the better!

If you experience pain as a byproduct of your active lifestyle, chiropractic care is the perfect antidote. Contact Holmes Chiropractic to schedule your consultation today.