Dynamic Triplanar Calf Stretching

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There isn’t one right answer for what to do post-run as far as movement. But from a functional perspective, dynamic stretching after a workout can help prevent injuries. Dynamic, or triplanar stretching, moves your muscles in all directions. Dynamic Triplanar Calf Stretching can be a great way to warm up, cool down, or to include in your standard stretching. Dynamic …

Dr. LoRang’s Hummus Recipe

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Hummus is a tasty dip, spread, and overall condiment that pairs well with vegetables, eggs, and  lettuce wraps. Whether you’re a devoted hummus fan or complete newbie, check out Dr. LoRang’s recipe below. He’s been honing it for years and considers it a staple in his kitchen. Give it a try – You may discover a new favorite food (and …

Top 5 After-School Snacks

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Check out these easy-to-prepare snack options for your kids! We know that keeping healthy food around for after school snacking can be difficult – try these 5 delicious combinations for easy to prepare options. Making healthful food options readily available instead of less healthy options can have a dramatic effect on your child’s food choices. Make it easy! As a rule, fats and proteins are …

Integrative Care Provides Better Outcomes for Low Back Pain

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At Capital Chiropractic, we treat low back pain often. And we want to help people feel their best. That means we take time to explain concepts of pain and discuss the causative factors of their symptoms. We implement an evidence-based approach using education, biomechanical intervention, and specific home exercise. These modalities of manual medicine can offer a solution for acute and chronic …

Secrets of the Squat: What it tells us and what it means

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What is a squat? Squats are a universal human movement, seen everywhere from the basketball court, to the football field, the Crossfit Box, and even among infants learning to walk. It’s what you do if you’re trying to see a product on the bottom shelf at the grocery store. Your feet are roughly shoulder width apart as your knees bend, …

Tips for Avoiding the Holiday Sugar Bug (Paleo Dessert Recipe Included)

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Everyday life provides plenty of sugary temptations – from the ones that are easy to spot, like sodas and candy bars, to the more insidious kinds of hidden sugar, like in flavored yogurts, spaghetti sauce, crackers, and salad dressings. But once we hit Halloween, followed by Thanksgiving, holiday parties, and New Year’s celebrations, it can be  one long descent into …

Q&A About Acupuncture

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Earlier this month, I completed my certification in Chiropractic Acupuncture. As word has spread, I have heard many questions, both in the clinic and out in the community. Here are responses to people’s most common questions about acupuncture. Does it hurt? What does it feel like? Some people report feeling a feel a small pin-prick when the needles are first …

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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 …