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Who to See for Movement “Illnesses”

Abbie SawyerYour Best Life

Who do you call? For people who are sick, going to see your primary care physician and getting a diagnosis is common sense. But who do you see for a diagnosis if you’ve got a movement “illness”? For example, if your knee hurts when you go hiking, if you can’t get on and off the floor to play with your …

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When should I see a chiropractor?

Abbie SawyerYour Best Life

Chiropractic care is not just for back pain. And it isn’t just about “cracking” backs. Evidence-based chiropractors bring a depth of knowledge and skill to help with a wide range of ailments and at much less cost and disruption than other treatments, like surgery. “After all, chiropractors—health care professionals who specialize in musculoskeletal system and nervous system disorders—heal everything from …


Posture to Avoid Tech Neck with Your Phone

Abbie SawyerYour Best Life

  View this post on Instagram   Tech neck! Have you ever looked like this first picture of Dr. LoRang, with your neck and upper back craned down to look at your cell phone? 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏽‍♂️ It’s so easy to do! But it’s so unnatural for your spine. Instead, try bringing your phone up (like photo #2) or leaning forward on …

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Functional Movement Flow with Dr. Chris LoRang

Abbie SawyerYour Best Life

  View this post on Instagram   Want a stronger core? Forgo traditional sit-ups and, instead, try this functional movement series from the @dnsrehabilitation model. This multi-dimensional flow builds muscles that you need and use in everyday life. Sit-ups, on the other hand, only work the 6-pack muscles and leave out the rest, while also putting extra strain on your …

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

Chris LorangYour Best Life

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, …