Motivational Speaker Doug Osness at KCHWC

You are invited to join us!

Motivational Speaker Doug Osness will be speaking at Kambeitz Chiropractic Health and Wellness Center P.C. on Tuesday April 22nd.

Doug Osness is a local Denver metro Realtor and motivational speaker.  His Amazon.com author bio sums it up: “His passion is ‘creating magic moments’ for family, friends, and clients by inspiring, motivating and educating others to double their income, and joy in life. He is a writer, speaker and mindset trainer.”

You are invited to join us.  There will be light snacks served from 1-1:30, and he will begin speaking at 1:30pm.

This event is open for patients and a guest.  Please call 303-790-6000 to reserve your seat.  Once all seats are reserved, we will also have a limited amount of standing room also available.

Patient Special: Custom Orthotics

The Reason for Custom Orthotics for Athletes

Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net / Toa55
Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net / Toa55

Did you know that 3-5 times your body weight is transmitted through your ankles, hips and knees upon running or jogging?

One simple way to dissipate these forces is to utilize custom orthotics.

Save on Custom Orthotics at KCHWC

Run better, reduce pain, and prevent injuries this Spring and Summer with a pair of custom orthotics.

When you mention this article you will receive a complimentary digital foot scan and $50 off your order! Couple this with a gait analysis from one of our trainers and you’ll be running faster and more efficiently.  Call 303-790-6000 to schedule today!

Offer valid through April 30, 2014.

Gait Analysis at the Kambeitz Chiropractic Gym

Runner silhouetteWe’re excited to announce a new service at our gym.  Gait Analysis.

At Kambeitz Chiropractic Health and Wellness Center P.C. gait analysis is more than just picking out the right pair of running shoes.  Troy Bacon, personal trainer has specialized in gait analysis, with results benefiting beginner to expert athletes.  Using a high-speed camera and tracking software, the strengths and weaknesses of your running and walking technique are evaluated.

At our clinic Gait Analysis consists on two sessions.  The first session, you will be recorded on the treadmill to analyze your running (or walking) form. Between sessions your video will be analyzed, identifying the greatest weaknesses that can be improved upon. The second session, your trainer will discuss the results of your gait analysis, teaching you the exercises, stretches and drills to improve your gait and performance, one step at a time. To learn more about our gait analysis service, download our Gait Analysis Flyer.

Want to learn more about gait analysis, and learn how you can benefit for this new service?  We had Troy Bacon, our personal trainer and gait expert, answer a few of the most common questions he is asked about gait analysis.  Have questions, please share them with us!

What is your background with running and athletics?

I have always from a young age been involved in athletics – baseball, basketball, football, etcetera.  In college I competed in Division 1 Track and Field for the University of Northern Iowa as a decathlete. In that time I also earned my degrees in Exercise Science and Sport Psychology.

Where did you learn about gait analysis?

The first I heard about gait analysis was in college.  I worked for a store called The Runner’s Flat that did a basic form to determine appropriate shoe-style for customers.  Our version is more in-depth and designed to help runners increase their efficiency and avoid injury.

Describe what you are looking for when analyzing a patient on the treadmill?

The key points that I will be looking for on each patient are level of pronation in the ankles – this helps determine correct shoes, dorsi-flexion – if the toe is being pulled up each stride, knee drive, foot-strike, and tempo.  Every person is different so it is possible and likely that other points will be discussed specific to the individual.

If my gait is less than perfect, what recommendations will you have for me?
(different running shoes, different footwear for work/home, orthotics, massage, chiropractic…???)

These are all great in helping with proper gait.  I will prescribe a set of exercises, stretches and drills for each person – again, specific to their needs.  These will be basic movements that can be done at home, work, etc.  In some cases I may recommend that they spend some time with me in training to correct whatever problems they may have.

How can recognizing and treating my running gait prevent injuries?

There are a number of ways it can help prevent injuries.  The first of which is having correct footwear.  Also, improper form can create muscle imbalances which may lead to a pulled or strained muscle.  Lastly, tempo (steps per minute) and foot-strike play a role in how your energy is being spent – is every stride sending a shock up the leg OR is it efficiently propelling you forward?

How will having my gait analyzed and corrections made to my stride help me achieve more in the 8WW program?

Great question!  The 8WW program is designed to help you create and maintain a healthy lifestyle well beyond your eight weeks with us.  Having the knowledge and confidence that you are working efficiently in your outside workouts is going to help these healthy habits last.

Is gait analysis only for runners?

Everybody who walks will benefit from it, especially those who spend a lot of time on their feet.  Many of us have jobs that require spending hours on end up and moving around.  Having proper footwear or orthotics plays a HUGE role in ensuring this can be done comfortably.

16th Annual Kambeitz Chiropractic Holiday Toy Drive

Mark your calendars and schedule an appointment to feel good and do good! Our 16th Annual Toy Drive is coming up

On December 18th, we will offer a 50% discount on adjustments to existing patients, who bring a new unwrapped toy.

On December 19th, new patients will receive a complimentary wellness consultation and computerized spinal exam in exchange for 2 new unwrapped toys.

Get more info at:
Schedule your appointment by calling 303-790-6000

16th annual toy drive

Kambeitz Chiro Patients Get Generous to Feed the Hungry

IMG_1654 Food Bank of the Rockies

From November 20th-21st, Kambeitz Chiropractic patients filled the barrel at the clinic, to fight hunger with Food Bank of the Rockies.  In exchange for discounts on adjustments and new patient examinations, patients were generous bringing in ten or more items per person.

The food will be delivered to Food Bank of the Rockies on November 27th.

To learn more about this event and the food gathered, visit the press release.

Join us for our Wellness Open House on November 20th

Join us for an evening of wellness and networking.  The services at our clinic have expanded in the past year, and we want to share them with you.  Visit our gym, talk about proper nutrition, find the functionally weak areas of your body, and learn how to make them stronger, get an intro to yoga, and enjoy a chair massage.  Oh, and there will be refreshments too!

We would love to have you join us.  Please RSVP by calling the clinic at 303-790-6000 by Friday November 15th.

Open Hosue flier