Stretching is not just something we should be doing before or after exercise, although this is a crucial time to do so. Tendons, muscles, ligaments, and cartilage get stiff from inactivity, and stretching has many benefits that few people appreciate. Routine stretching helps preserve the musculoskeletal connections we depend on for comfort and mobility. Stretching..
If you’ve ever suffered from a migraine headache, you know how helpless and miserable it can make you feel. People who suffer through migraines experience limited mobility, often unable to speak or function normally due to the intensity and duration of the pain. On days like these, some seldom make it out of bed at..
Some of the patients we see in our practice have either previously experienced or are experiencing vertigo, the disorienting sensations of dizziness that vary greatly in acute intensity and duration. Treatments that include a detailed analysis of the upper cervical spine have been shown to more clearly identify the root causes of these frightening symptoms…
Stay Fit While You Sit Millions of people conduct business from a desk or in front of a computer every day. These “desk jockeys” remain stationary for long hours, taxing the equilibrium of critical muscle groups in the neck, spine, and back. Such personal commitments take a surprising toll on the upper cervical spine, and..
A so-called fountain of youth has been the subject of folklore and rhetoric for hundreds of years. The ill-fated voyages of Ponce de Leon in the spring of 1513 are a testament to mankind’s search for an elusive spring of vitality, luring people to seek out the missing links, false idols, and hidden secrets to..
As active individuals, we’ve often heard of the so-called stress response, our body’s ability to sharpen our senses and stimulate the nervous system as a response to imminent danger or peak performance demands. Stressful situations inspire us to perform amazing feats of physical and mental ability, but they can also become a habitual autonomic response..
Peak performance is a popular phrase that has a number of connotations. In fitness, it implies ways in which athletes maximize their potential for competition, generating the mental stamina and physical strength to succeed in sports. In business, performance indicators involve project management, organization, and communication skills that yield cost-effective results for employees and companies…