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Dr. John’s Blog

Chiropractic as preventative care in a wellness program

September 22nd, 2017
Chiropractic, Diet, Exercise

As a chiropractor, my goal isn’t just to help you heal from injury, it’s also to help you learn to prevent injury from occurring. When your body is strong, well-fueled and properly aligned, it can protect itself from injury better than when it’s not. Preventive chiropractic care as part of a wellness program, along with […]

Degenerative Disc Disease: Chiropractic vs. Spinal Surgery

March 1st, 2016

I talk about this every day with my new patients, and thought I’d take 2 minutes to discuss it here. What causes spinal disc degeneration? A disc is what separates the spinal vertebrae from each other. It acts as a cushion and when working correctly will allow for fluid, pain-free, normal range of motion. It […]

Eating and exercise…short, sweet and to the point

January 11th, 2016
Chiropractic, Diet, Exercise

Food (and exercise) for thought   January is always a great time to take a step back and reevaluate where you’re at and where you want to go. In terms of health, this might entail looking at diet, exercise, and fitness goals. One has to be brutally frank with oneself for this to work right, so […]

How to Decrease Pain and Stress With Yoga

September 28th, 2015
ART, Chiropractic, Exercise, Physiotherapy, Yoga

The majority of my patients come for acute and chronic pain, muscle stiffness and vertebral misalignments (subluxations). During a session, I make adjustments to the spine and joints to remove subluxations, and I perform Active Release Therapy, or ART to help with the pain and stiffness.   But my goal as a chiropractor isn’t to keep […]

How to Fit Your Kids’ Backpacks to Prevent Back Pain

August 7th, 2015

Well it’s that time of year when our kids head back to school and I’m always horrified to see the damage ill-fitting backpacks are doing to kids from first grade through high school. The smaller the child, the more important the following tips are in helping to prevent neck and back injuries simply from carrying […]

Shark Attack

July 23rd, 2015

Given all the shark attacks lately, I thought I’d depart from the usual theme of my blogs and recall a story from my marine science days, the shark attack I witnessed, and my subsequent rescue attempt. All of this is true.   When I was a graduate student at the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School […]

How to Stay Healthy When Exercising in the Heat

Exercising in the heat is a challenge for any athlete. Whether you’re running a road race, training for your next triathlon, or just want to get out and exercise, these summer exercise tips will keep you going strong even when temperatures rise. The generally accepted “ideal” temperature for running is 55-60 degree F. So anything […]