It is the perfect time of year to lace up your hiking boots and summit a Colorado 14er!
On Saturday, August 29th, Kambeitz Chiropractic patients and staff will be meeting up to hike Gray’s and Torrey’s Peaks located in Colorado’s front range mountains. Organized by “Trainer Troy,” full details about the event, and to RSVP, are on Meetup.com.
Leading up to the hike, Troy will be giving information on how to truly prepare to hike a Colorado 14er!
This will NOT be a guided hike as the group will be too large and varied to keep together. Rather, participants will meet at the trailhead and from there everybody will be allowed to hike at their own desired pace.
Starting Tuesday, April 14th, our office hours will be expanding. This includes our training hours and our adjusting hours. Some of you probably don’t know that Amber, at the front desk, is also a certified personal trainer. Amber will be available for training every Tuesday from 10 AM until 12 PM. This is a perfect opportunity to get in a workout over your lunch break. Along with expanded workout hours we are also expanding our adjusting hours. Dr. Ryan will be available for adjusting from 11 AM until 3 PM every Tuesday. We know how busy your schedule can be and giving you another afternoon option to schedule your adjustment should make things easier. These expanded hours will enable us to help more people and be available to ease your scheduling challenges.
Please call to schedule your appointments and enjoy our expanded office hours.
In this how to video, personal trainer Troy Bacon, demonstrates and explains how to properly do a straight legged deadlift, also known as a Romanian deadlift. This is an exercise that is commonly done incorrectly, which can cause injuries to the lower back.
Each October the focus is for the early detection and treatment of breast cancer, rather than prevention. We know about the importance of mammograms and self-breast examinations, and are grateful for radiation and surgical treatments that save lives.
Yet we must remember that early detection and treatment of breast cancer is in NO WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM, a means to prevent breast cancer. So, let’s talk about prevention. Here are just a few suggestions:
Exercise, exercise, exercise. Adipose tissue (fat) manufactures estrogen in the body and breast cancer is an estrogen dependent tumor. Therefore the more fat cells you have, the more estrogen you make and the higher chances you have for developing an estrogen dependent tumor. 30 minutes per day is best.
Maintain a Body Mass Index (BMI) below 30. After menopause, obese women (over 30 BMI) have double the risk of breast cancer compared to women with a normal BMI. We can coach you to drop the weight with proper nutrition and exercise, through our 8WW program. The 8WW program can be adjusted for people of all fitness levels and ages to benefit from.
Burn away abdominal fat. The worst place to carry fat is around your middle. Your waist measurements should be less than 35” if you are a woman and less than 40” if you are a male. A high amount of abdominal fat is linked to breast cancer. If you haven’t visited our gym yet, get a complimentary personal training session to learn how to build your core strength.
Eat healthy consistently. Eats lots and lots of cruciferous vegetables. Cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli and brussels sprouts, contain a substance called “indole-3-carbinol”. This substance is a proven anti-oxidant and improves the detoxification of estrogen in the body. Flax seed and soy products are also important in balancing hormones in the female body. Our 8WW program focuses on making healthy eating decisions part of your everyday lifestyle.
Don’t accept breast cancer to be your destiny, even if you have family history. Your mind set is probably the single most important deterrent of cancer that your body has. Believe that your body has the power to heal, and it will.
Improve your immune system with regular chiropractic adjustments. Not only do adjustments boost your immune system, it enhances every aspect of well-being. Schedule your next adjustment with one of our three doctors at 303-790-6000.
Your heart is an amazing muscle! It beats around 3 billion times in an average adults life span. The interesting statistic is that everybody gets around 3 billion beats. If you exercise, reduce your stress, eat healthy, get massages and chiropractic care you will achieve a lower heart rate. A lower heart rate will use your 3 billion beats slower and you’ll live longer! Our 8 Weeks to Wellness program combines nutrition, exercise, chiropractic care, massage and meditation to help you improve your heart health, lower your heart rate, and live a long and healthy life.
It’s back. This Saturday, October 4th we’re open from 8:00-10:00 AM. Help strengthen your heart by participating in our group fitness class. While you’re here get an adjustment and a massage. The combination of these three activities will promote health and help to lower your heart rate. Call today to schedule your appointment.
What does a lacrosse ball, plus sore muscles add up to? Pain free muscles. Even if you, nor your kids have picked up lacrosse, a lacrosse ball is a helpful and inexpensive tool to work sore muscles. We have the 4-1-1 on using a lacrosse ball with the assistance of Thomas DuBois, Certified Massage Therapist at Kambeitz Chiropractic.
A lacrosse ball is not a substitute for stretching but works in addition to stretching for loosening tight muscles.
The lacrosse ball works best on smaller muscle groups and those that are hard for the foam roller access. Examples being the muscles between your shoulder blades, the gluteal muscles on the posterior and side of the pelvis, pectoral muscles and even the hip flexor region. The lacrosse ball also works well in the area just above the pelvis in the lower back. It can really get into the attachments there in a way that the foam roller will not.
Increase pressure gradually. Work into the tissue instead of forcing the ball to the deeper surfaces. Forcing deep pressure to begin with can have the opposite effect and cause the muscles to want to tighten up against you. When you find the tender areas, hold pressure as I you would with a foam roller.
The next time you’re visiting the clinic be sure to ask one of our personal trainers or massage therapists, if a lacrosse ball is a good solution to decrease your muscle pains before and after workouts.
Have you seen others at the gym rolling themselves over what looks like an oversized pool noodle? If you haven’t tried it yet, you should, and we’ll give you the pointers so you can try it for yourself!
The foam roller is a great tool to have at home to work through a tender muscle group after a strenuous workout or in the days following a personal training session at our clinic. If you haven’t tried a foam roller, or are questioning if your technique is helping, we have the 4-1-1 on foam rolling with the assistance of Thomas DuBois, Certified Massage Therapist at Kambeitz Chiropractic.
The first thing to understand is that foam rolling is not stretching nor should it be a replacement for stretching. Although some level of passive stretch may occur while foam rolling, the intention of foam rolling is to break up adhesions and scar tissue as well as induce a neuromuscular relaxation. The aim of stretching is to lengthen a muscle and foam rolling will never lengthen an muscle the way stretching does because it does not take the muscle to the end range of its motion. Foam rolling should be done in addition to stretching, not in place of.
The roller works best on large superficial muscle groups which includes hamstrings, quadriceps, adductors, IT bands calves, superficial glutes, latissimus dorsi, and erector spinae (which are the groups of muscles that create the columns on either side of the spine).
When rolling over your muscles, you will find areas that are more tender feeling than others. Feel free to hold pressure on this area for thirty seconds or until the tender feeling decreases. Whichever comes first. If the area is so tender that it causes your muscle to feel as though it is tightening in response to using to the pressure, lighten up. Avoid using the roller over bony surfaces.
The next time you’re visiting with one of personal trainers or massage therapists, be sure to ask for a complimentary copy of common foam roller exercises and areas to work. These instructions can lead you through a good general full body foam rolling routine.
Cassie is a personal trainer at Kambeitz Chiropractic and in this video discusses the proper squat technique.
Many of our patients come in thinking that they can’t do a squat because they have knee and low back pain. Squats are the perfect exercise for strengthening these problem areas. One key thing to remember is always work out in a pain free range of motion. If you have to shorten your range of motion due to pain, that is totally fine.
Many people squat incorrectly by leading with their knees which causes their heels to start coming up mid-squat. When you lead with your knees you are putting a longitudinal force on your knees.
Another common form mistake is allowing your knees to come in while squatting. This is caused by a core weakness and really tight IT bands. Any of us at Kambeitz Chiropractic can help you foam roll your IT bands and stretch.
Here are some things to look for in a good squat:
Stand with your feet hip width apart, and your toes in line
When you squat you always want to lead with your butt. Squeeze your cheeks and get your glutes will be engaged.
Sit back a bit, to keep your balance across your entire foot, keeping your heels on the ground.
Make sure that your ankles and knees stay in line.
Squat down as far as you can come down and then stand back up.
Again you want to make sure your heels aren’t coming up off the ground, and that your knees aren’t coming in.