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New guidelines for how physicians should treat lower back pain!!!

The American College of Physicians has released new guidelines for how physicians should treat lower back pain. In the Article published in the Annals of Internal Medicine new guidelines based on randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews offered some non-traditional key points. 1. The evidence-based clinical practice guideline, “Noninvasive Treatments for Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Low Back Pain,” recommends treatment of acute or subacute low back pain with non-drug therapies. Some of these non-drug therapies include: Physical Therapy, Active Release… Read More »

Do you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA)?

With 2017 quickly approaching, consider using your FSA for your health and wellness needs. What is an FSA? A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) allows you to have more control over where your health care dollars go without having a high deductible. A FSA can be part of your benefits package set up by your employer and allows you to use pre-tax dollars for eligible medical, dental and vision care expenses that are not covered by some insurance plans. How does… Read More »

Solving Front Rack Problems

Lets’ face it! A proper front rack position is of utmost importance for CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting alike. And many of us struggle with it. That is a fact! The inability to get into a good rack position affects your ability to effectively clean, front squat, press or jerks a barbell overhead. The proper rack position is described as having the barbell rest on the deltoid (shoulder), fingertips resting on the barbell, and elbows pointing straight ahead. It requires: thoracic… Read More »

CrossFit Athlete Lauren Fisher Testimonial

PRP & Regenerative Orthopedics Program

Crossfit Games Athlete Rasmus Anderson utilizing Dr. Bronner’s Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection and our Regenerative Orthopedics Program to Help heal his left shoulder injury. PRP injections enhance the tissue repair  mechanism by causing a mas influx of growth factors, which naturally accelerate the regeneration of injured tissues. To learn more please visit link below: http://www.docbron.com/Regenerative_Orthopedics.html

Bone Broth

Do you like soup? Have you heard of bone broth? Almost every culture throughout history has used bone broth for its nutritional significance, health benefits and rich flavor. Ancient Chinese medicine uses bone broth to strengthen the kidney and support the digestive system. The term “Jewish penicillin” is used to describe homemade chicken soup, which is known to inhibit cell inflammation and mitigate cold symptoms. And then there’s the English, who have sipped beef tea, or beef broth, since the… Read More »

Myofascial Decompression / Cup Therapy

Myofascial Decompression or Cup therapy creates a partial vacuum that draws up the underlying tissues which allow for localized healing to take place. Cupping has also been found to affect the body up to four inches into the tissues, causing tissues to release toxins, activate the lymphatic system, and promote increased blood flow. Post cupping red marks are common, but are not permanent.  They will fade in about a weeks’ time. In short, cupping brings fresh blood to the target… Read More »

Why wait for the injury to occur when you can prevent it from happening?

“The physical therapist before and they just put me on machines and gave me boring exercises.” The physical therapy profession is evolving. It now includes analyzing movement and predicting injury risk, determining areas of potential injury, addressing strength imbalances, and improving posture, performance and health. Musculoskeletal problems are a lifestyle problem. As a society, we are stuck behind a desk, spend hours commuting to work and don’t move. This lifestyle has changed our movement system and created imbalances that affect… Read More »

The Kombucha Craze

We have seen people drinking it. We may have even drunk it ourselves.   But what is Kombucha? Kombucha is fermented tea, naturally rich in probiotics and special cleansing acids, which help detoxify the blood and liver. This powerful drink is made with four simple ingredients: water, sugar, tea and SCOBY. The fourth and most unusual ingredient, SCOBY, gives Kombucha its “mystical uniqueness,” and is key to the fermentation process. SCOBY is an acronym for Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and… Read More »

Impact of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy

The clinical effects of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy include; accelerated healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation, decreased swelling/inflammation, and decreased scar tissue formation. Treatment with laser therapy is painless and can reduce muscle spasm and stiffness, which can lead to immediate pain relief. The infrared light of laser therapy interacts with the tissues at the cellular level to increase cellular metabolic activity. This increase is cell activity improves transport of nutrients across the cell membrane and increases production of ATP… Read More »

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