Wednesday was Colorado’s State wide bike to work day! We were offering complimentary stretching and massage right beside a water tent and fruit booth for the ride home on Wednesday afternoon! The smiling faces, despite the 90 degree heat, is what we love!
Dr Weston and Ryan will be helping them, teaching some dynamic dryland exercises to the youth swimmers to prevent injuries while practicing.
Dr. Weston Gustafson, D.C, will be working with athletes through Myofascial Therapy. This form of soft tissue muscle therapy benefits athletes through optimizing muscle recovery and athletic performance. This technique is also used to treat sports injuries, muscular imbalances, faulty movement patterns, and pelvic misalignment. Myofascial Therapy consists of muscle stretching under soft-pressure to re-establish optimal muscle length and function. Athletes will remain fully clothed during the Myofascial Therapy treatment.
Ryan Kerner, Exercise Specialist, will be working with athletes on Dynamic Exercise. Dynamic Exercise is an excellent form of movement that prepares the body to withstand the muscular demands of sports and activity, including swimming. This form of exercise consists of total body movements that work to strengthen and stabilize the muscles at their optimal and active ranges of motion. Athletes will only need a pair of sneakers to safely perform these movements.
Whether you’re young or old, competing or doing sport for recreation, we’d be glad to help you with the same type of exercises, specific to your sport, to help you improve and reduce injury!
Do your feet ache at the end of the day? Then maybe it’s time to look at your shoes
and see where there’s room for improvement.
Repetitive wear of narrow shoes and high heels over time can lead to bunions.
Bunions can be painful due to swelling and can take the joy out of
sandal season. Don’t cover your feet another day! With a specific bunion protocol the laser is
here to make a noticeable difference.
Did you know that the cold
laser can help with toe nail fungus? After trying numerous creams and topical
treatments to get rid of stubborn fungus, the solution has finally arrived:
Plantar Fasciitis is inflammation in the bottom of the foot’s connective
tissue. This can be caused by tightness,
a tear and or strains to the ligament connecting to the heel. The Erchonia (cold laser) just received FDA
clearance based on a series of studies showing the effectiveness of laser
treatment on Plantar Fasciitis. Erchonia
is the only company with low-level lasers that were market cleared by the FDA
for a variety of issues (acne also being one of them).
Low level laser works at the cellular level to rejuvenate cells and help you heal faster. Do you want to learn more and see how laser therapy can help you?
When was the last time you had an Epsom Salt Bath?
The National Academy of Sciences states that American’s are extremely magnesium deficient. This contributes to America’s high rates of heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, arthritis, digestive maladies, chronic fatigue and many other chronic diseases.
Our magnesium levels have dropped by half in the last century due to changes in agriculture and our diet. In fact, the modern American diet of fat, sugar, salt and protein actually works to speed up the depletion of magnesium from our bodies.
Magnesium is poorly absorbed through the stomach and studies have shown that magnesium is better absorbed through the skin as from soaking in a bath.
The benefits of soaking in an Epsom salt
• Improved heart and
circulatory health, reducing irregular heartbeats, preventing hardening of the arteries,
reducing blood clots and lowering blood pressure.
• Improved ability for the
body to use insulin, reducing the incidence or
severity of diabetes.
toxins and heavy metals
• Stress relief. Excess adrenaline and stress are believed to
drain magnesium, a natural stress reliever, from the body. Magnesium is necessary for the body to bind
adequate amounts of serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that
creates a feeling of well being and relaxation.
• Reduces inflammation to
relieve pain and muscle cramps.
Improved absorption of nutrients.
Recommendation: Add two cups of Epsom salt to a warm bath and
soak for at least 12 minutes up to three times per week.
We all know to be drinking water, but ask yourself, are you drinking quality water? Do you drink well water or city water? Did you know that we offer complimentary water to all of our patients? Try Alkaline water from our Kangen machine today!
Did you know that “Kangen” means, “bring back to origin” in Japanese? This Alkaline water can help balance your body’s pH, be used as an antioxidant, and is also much more easily absorbed into the body compared to conventional tap water, due to its molecular shape.
We should be drinking enough water in a day to equal half our body weight in ounces – Actual water, not coffee or tea which can actually DE-hydrate you! Especially on extremely hot days, after exercise and post massage treatment, we need to make drinking quality water apart of your regular routine.
Make it fun and convenient; always have a water bottle with you, make goals to consume a particular amount before a certain time, or even flavor your water with fresh mint or cucumber.
This summer, you can eat your way to hydration as well. Enjoy tomatoes, celery, strawberries and other produce to keep you feeling great!
Tips to Stay Hydrated
KCHWC massage therapist Eric Carlson explains the importance of staying hydrated, what happens to the body when it is dehydrated, and tips to increase your water intake.
We kicked off Mother’s Day with a massage and stretching booth at the Girls on the Run 5K. Over 2000 runners showed up to run in the beautiful weather and to celebrate Mother’s Day and empower young girls! We were busy with our complimentary massage and stretching station near the start/finish!
Interested in having our staff run a massage booth at your event? Contact us at 303-790-6000!
Thomas J DuBois, LMT NCTMB of Kambeitz Chiropractic Health and Wellness Center P.C. demonstrates how he uses Active Isolated Stretching for tight internal hip rotators. These stretches are frequently used in the treatment of lower back pain, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, and with patients who have had hip replacements from hip degeneration.
Eric from the Kambeitz Chiropractic massage therapy team took a break to discuss the importance of hydration, and tips to stay hydrated.
If you have been a patient in the clinic you have probably heard us mention that it’s important to stay hydrated, either during a massage, adjustment or workout.
Your body weight is comprised of 60% water. Your brain alone is somewhere between 80-85% water. You blood and muscles need water to properly function. Water helps you regulate body temperature. It also helps with joint lubrication.
If you don’t drink enough, there can be consequences for your health. You may not realize immediately that you are dehydrated, it can still affect you in multiple ways. Even a two percent decrease in body water can lead to dehydration and decrease performance with physical activities.
Dehydration can lead to:
Sleepiness and fatigue
Poor mood Confusion
Benefits of staying hydrated:
Improved brain function
Prevents kidney stones, UTIs, and constipation
Improves cardiovascular health allowing blood to travel easier through arteries and veins; and decreases excess cholesterol production
Improved cartilage health
Tips to stay hydrated:
Keep a water bottle with you
Drink water before, during, and after workouts
Drink on a schedule, either hourly or with each meal/snack
Enhance the flavor with fruit like oranges or lemon
Get additional water from cucumbers, watermelon, or leafy greens
Have any questions? Please ask them at your next visit to our clinic
Thomas J DuBois, LMT NCTMB of Kambeitz Chiropractic Health and Wellness Center P.C. demonstrates an Active Isolated Stretching technique in his series of stretching the leg, in order to stretch the psoas muscle which connects the top of the femur to the lumbar vertebrae, and is commonly tight in those who sit for extended periods of time.