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6 Conditions Chiropractic Acupuncture and Dry Needling Can Help

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In the world of manual medicine and rehabilitation, chiropractic acupuncture and dry needling are the practice of placing thin needles into soft tissue to help alleviate many different types of pain and conditions. These modalities can be used as a primary treatment or in complement with chiropractic, soft tissue, and other rehabilitative methods. Though you may not be familiar with …

CORE CONCEPTS | Why sitting is hurting you: 5 tips for changing your sitting habits

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Nearly every day, I address issues that are – at least in part – associated with both the number of hours people spend sitting, as well as poor sitting posture. Most of us find ourselves sitting for hours every day due to the types of activities that require it: our work environment, driving, and even leisure activities. But these hours …

CORE CONCEPTS | Breathing for core stability and why “Sucking It In” doesn’t work

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A Breathing Epidemic A patient recently shared a story with me that I have found to be emblematic of a widespread breathing epidemic. He was five years old when one day, one of his babysitters pointed to his belly and told him to “Suck in that gut.” He remembered internalizing the off-handed comment with shame, and began holding in his stomach …

Art and Health

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Here at Capital Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, we think of health the same way as the World Health Organization. The WHO says, “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” To bring to life this multi-faceted, whole-person approach to health and wellbeing, we have made space for art …

6 Tips for Endurance Runners: Before, During, and After Your Run

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If you’re gearing up for the Des Moines Marathon, Des Moines Half Marathon, an Ironman, triathlon, road race, or relay, consider these six tips for using nutrition and specific exercises for before, during, and after your run to help ensure your peak performance and fast recovery. 1. Focus on warm-ups over stretching. Stretching before a run was once believed to …

Perform at Your Best: Plantar Fasciitis Risks, Prevention, & Treatment

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About Plantar Fasciitis Plantar Fasciitis is a heel condition characterized by pain on the base and middle side of the heel, especially upon the first steps of the day. With stretching, the pain typically lessens. Plantar fasciitis is not genetic. Rather, it is caused by dysfunctions in the way the body moves. Specifically, a lack of ankle dorsiflexion, or a …

Posture and Back Pain: 5 Tips for Surviving Desk Culture

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If you’re like many people, you may spend hours every day sitting at a desk – or sitting in a car, or on a couch, or at a kitchen table. And as we sit – even though it looks like we’re doing very little – through our inactivity and posture, we can actually be causing ourselves harm. Consequences of sitting …