July 29, 2009
From Joe Montana to Evander Holyfield to Tiger Woods ,all are active proponents of chiropractic care.
In this video Merrill Moses, Silver Medalist in Water Polo, discusses how important chiropractic care is to athletes and why more than half of the American Olympic athletes receive chiropractic care. For people who use their bodies for a living, the relationship between structure and function is obvious. Every adjustment allows the body’s function to be more coordinated and more balanced. It also allows the body to function more efficiently. Less energy is required to perform any given action, giving you more energy overall!
That is why we hear so often when people become practice members that they have more energy and a better sense of well-being. If you are involved in sports of any kind, chiropractic care is essential. Think of your car as an analogy to your body. Let’s say your car is out of balance and needs a wheel alignment. If that care sits in your driveway, there is little damage from it existing in an unbalanced state. However, if you take that car and drive 500 miles- you will absolutely see wear and tear from the unbalanced tires. So, if your body is out of balance and you put a lot of “miles” on it- you are doing more damage to your body.
Professional athletes look for any and everything that will give them an extra edge or advantage in their sport. Give yourself that advantage too! To increase the efficiency of your work outs- call us today at 408-979-9999.
July 27, 2009
Most people will experience an episode of back pain throughout their lifetime. Does this make it normal? Definitely not, it makes it common. People show up at our office to “get rid of the pain”. Not only will we help you with this but also help you figure out why it happened in the first place and how to prevent it next time! When the body gives us pain signals, it is always for a reason. Pain has some vital functions and we should pay attention.
Most back pain is the result of accumulated stress on the body – the straw on the camel’s back. As your body is healing, we encourage you to examine the “load” you have placed on your body. Your body will release the back pain when it has healed and the blocks to your healing are removed. The good news is that chiropractic adjustments will remove the blocks to your body’s natural healing and restore proper functioning!
While it is true that back pain may resolve on its own, if you never examine the accumulated stress on your body that has caused the problem initially, you can look forward to the pain returning and becoming a chronic problem for you. Please call us so that we can help you today!
July 15, 2009
As a busy mom, business owner, wife, homemaker, entrepreneur etc., time is the first excuse I will use not to exercise! If you desire to be a better mom, wife, business owner you must MAKE the time. I am absolutely in LOVE with “My Fitness Coach” by Ubisoft. I got the Wii game system at Christmastime and used the Wii Fit for a couple of months. While I liked it initially, it was designed more for people who were truly beginners at exercise. I researched other fitness “games” out there because staying at home to exercise was the most convenient for me. I found My Fitness Coach and I LOVE it! I can get it done first thing in the morning (or else it’s not happening) and track my progress. It has many different workouts-no 2 are the same- and you are re-checked for progress periodically. The trainer
Maya, checks in with you a few times during your workout to see if its challenging, too easy or just right and then will modify your next workout! You get cardio, strength and stretching! Did I mention I love it yet?? You do have to invest in a Wii system and the “game” but wow, if it can simplify your life by not having to get to the gym….I’m all for it!!
July 15, 2009
No matter what you think of Michael you cannot deny that he was one of the greatest entertainers and philanthropists of our time and possibly all time. What happened to him was a result of many factors including the use of prescription drugs to numb pain. The sad and very scary fact is that millions of people are addicted to prescription drugs like these and will die just like Michael. One of the biggest questions is “How can we prevent this??” We need to begin changing our THOUGHTS first.
We are absolutely not medicine bashers- medical care has a time and a place- but medicating for years and years with no plan to get off the meds is not the solution for our health challenges. Once you begin down the path of medicating for sleep, depression, anxiety,( you can add in your own symptom) there are always side effects and then perhaps you decide to medicate for the side effects, and on and on and on. Then you are on a path that is very difficult to get off.
The change has to begin with our THOUGHTS, does true health and healing come from a pill, potion or lotion? Or does the POWER that made the body HEAL the body? What do you think?
July 1, 2009
A recent study across 7 years and more than 70,000 patients within an HMO and an IPA (independent physician association) were studied to compare utilization of medical services. One group (IPA) had alternative practitioners as their Primary Care Physician-PCP (i.e. chiropractor, naturopath, acupuncturist) while the other group (HMO) had M.D.’s as their PCP. After studying the habits and pattern differences between their hospital admissions, days in the hospital, surgeries and procedures, and pharmaceutical spending the results were astounding.
RESULTS: Clinical and cost utilization based on 70,274 member-months over a 7-year period demonstrated decreases of 60.2% in-hospital admissions, 59.0% less hospital days, 62.0% less outpatient surgeries and procedures, and 85% less pharmaceutical costs when compared with conventional medicine IPA performance for the same health maintenance organization product in the same geography and time frame.
WOW!! If you want to truly save money, stay healthy and stay out of the hospital, and away from pharmaceuticals- become a practice member here at Rozenhart Family Chiropractic!