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A joint that is utilized so often is a joint that is prime for wear and tear. At the point where it attaches the arm to the upper body, there is a complex network of nerves, tendons and tissues which all have the potential to suffer injury and cause pain. The rotator cuff is a collection of tendons (tissues that attach muscle to bone) and ligaments that support the arm at the shoulder joint. This rotator cuff is furthe reinforced by cartilage and ligaments that give your shoulder strength and support proper range of motion. Understanding the anatomy of this epicenter of movement helps us understand why many normal actions become fraught with pain and weakness when the shoulder starts acting up. So how can chiropractic help?
It is easy to point to faulty footwear or old equipment, but the truth is that the majority of sports injuries are entirely preventable. The expression, “leave it all on the field,” signals that athletes demand a lot from their bodies, often taking out more than they put in. The most common sports injuries that we treat involve strains and sprains. These injuries are the culmination of your body reaching a breaking point, and that breaking point is likely due to a number of factors both internal and external. So we ask: is that breaking point avoidable? Our job at Holmes Chiropractic is to help you exercise the greatest degree of control over the factors within your body.
Golf is an excellent sport for promoting mental and physical wellbeing; it is an opportunity to challenge yourself while still offering plenty of opportunity for social interaction. But whether you are playing against yourself or a competitor, don’t underestimate the golf swing- it is one of the most stressful motions for the spine and as such the game of golf presents unique challenges for spinal health. By understanding the biomechanics of the golf swing, we can improve our level of performance on the course while preventing injuries and spinal degeneration.
The Olympics is an unparalleled coming together of athletic accomplishment that celebrates the role of exercise in the human experience. Each of these athletes has pushed to the very top of their sport through a combination of natural ability, discipline and the pursuit of perfection. Along the way, athletes are looking for every natural advantage they can get, and chiropractic answers that call with natural treatment modalities that optimize the coordination of body and brain. Read on to find out how chiropractic answers the call of athletes all across the world.
Back pain is ubiquitous among pregnant women. During a time of great expectation and near-constant physiological and psychological change, the last thing you need is the accompaniment of pain. Yet still, as your child continues to grow, so to does the back pain. At Holmes Chiropractic, we are motivated by the idea that your pregnancy doesn’t have to be notable for its back pain. We use natural, pregnancy-specific modalities to help reduce pain, increase comfort and boost your chances of a successful pregnancy, free of medical intervention.
It is not to be underrated: ensuring that every cell in the body gets a constant flow of oxygen and nutrients is the best way to feel well. Oxygen is an essential component of cellular respiration, the process by which our body rebuilds, repairs and maintains. So the only question remaining is: why do so many of us forego the circulation we deserve. Our lifestyles often acquire bad habits that harm our circulation, many of which become engrained to the point of subconscious:
When our circulation is inhibited, we simply suffer. Read on to find out about increasing oxygenation throughout the body with chiropractic.