warm holiday socks

Finding Calm Amidst Chaos: ‘Tis the Season for Sensational Sensory Challenges

Parents, does your child’s behavior easily derail given the special activities this time of year?

Do you plan a strategy to both attend and escape normal holiday events?

Does it seem like you spend more time feeling frustrated and guilty than enjoying?

If this describes the fragile margins you live within, keep reading. Read more

choose to be grateful

Travel Travails: Gratitude and Calm

Traveling to spend time with loved ones?

It’s the busiest time of the year to travel and weather can be a bit unpredictable. How we make the most of the time involves so many choices –

  • Travel style — leave early or cut it close?
  • Packing styles — be flexible and light or prepared for any situation?
  • Packing for the kids — snacks, games, blankets, stuffies?

This week the team shares some thoughts for successfully navigating the holidays. Read more

push, pull, or carry luggage when traveling

Travel Travails: Push, Pull, or Carry?

Luggage: Which style to minimize body stress?

Does the thought of travel make your back or shoulder cringe? Each type of luggage has its own pro’s and con’s related to stress to your body.

Which is right for you? Depends on several factors. Some of the pro’s and con’s are discussed below to help guide your decisions.

None of the luggage options seem quite right? We are here to help improve how your arms and core work together, so you’re best equipped to hit the road pain and stress free. Read more

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Travel Travails: Overhead, Uh-oh!

Flying and bags overhead: A recipe for many an injury

Traveling this holiday season? Believe it or not, how you use the overhead space on a plane is essential to maximizing time with loved ones. There are so many ways that putting a bag overhead can lead to an injury which can ruin holiday plans.

Here are a few reminders of how to keep yourself safe: Read more

falls

Falls, Balance, and Brain Health: Yes, There is a Relationship!

Proactive work on your balance can reduce the impact of a fall, and help your brain health!

Wow, it has been slippery outside!

Short story to share about a client who had a close encounter with a sidewalk.

Letting the dog out one night, he was victim to the random tug of the leash. On the icy sidewalk that tug ended up pulling him off balance; he went down hard onto his right side. Thankfully the landing was on his glutes rather than the hip itself. Ice, heat, and a chiro visit later the pain was tolerable, but walking and standing were not so easy. Read more

back to school sports

Beyond Concussion: Return to School and Play

The case of the high school Volleyball Concussion

“Thank you for seeing M last week! She is feeling much better and was cleared from her concussion on Friday! Thanks so much for your help.”

On a recent Tuesday evening a high school volleyball player took a powerful bump to her head from a ball during pre-game warm-ups. As the national anthem played she began feeling worse and worse. Something was wrong. The athletic trainer checked for concussion and advised her to stay home the next day. Read more

baby at birth

Beyond Concussion: Head Injuries at Birth

The unexpected head injury — birth

As we explore head injuries this month it is easy to overlook events from our very entry into this world.

There are so many ways that a baby’s head gets stressed at birth. Yes, there is supposed to be lots of stress at birth. However, in a number of birth scenarios there is an inordinate level of stress. Some of the birth scenarios include when the head positioning is oriented wrong, baby is breech or sunnyside-up, has torticolis or has a wrapped umbilical cord. Read more

Falling can be an issue for older adults.

Beyond Concussion: I Keep Falling. Why?

“I’m 75 and trying to stay active. I keep falling and no one can figure out why. I don’t want to use this walker but I’m afraid to be moving around without it.”

Falling, a post-concussion issue?

Head injuries don’t just happen to children and athletes. Falls amongst older adults are a leading cause of head injuries. (Statistics are below.) Read more

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Beyond Concussion: What If It’s Just a Head Injury?

“My daughter fell on the playground at school. The ER says there is no concussion. She took a pretty good hit in the face. Should we come in?”

Each year, nearly 200,000 children, ages 14 and under, require emergency room treatment due to playground falls. Read more