Babies benefit from adjustments just as much as their parents! In this video Dr. Kambeitz works with Cavan, improving his range of motion. It’s not easy being a baby, learning to roll, crawl, and walk all while trying to hold up a proportionally larger head. While they might not be able to voice exactly what is bothering them, babies too can have sore necks. Fortunately, chiropractic adjustments provide relief aching back and necks for both young and old.
A 2019 highlight – sharing chiropractic with the next generation. In this video Dr. Kambeitz works with Cavan, improving his range of motion. It’s not easy being a baby, learning to roll, crawl, and walk all while trying to hold up a proportionally larger head. Babies benefit from adjustments just as much as their parents!
Stress is an integral part of everyone’s life. It seems the more you try to avoid stress, the more stress finds you. Stress is not something to be managed. Stress is an everyday fact of life. What needs to be managed is our response to stress. One of the most powerful ways to do this is to learn how to meditate.
Mindfulness is taking control of your mind by directing its awareness towards something else, like your breath. Remember we are trying to strengthen our PEACE of mind muscles. This cannot be done without peace. It’s like trying to lift weights without the weights. Mindfulness is the mind-body tool that will remove fears, reduce cravings, strengthen self-awareness, and increase our ability to make proper choices when perceiving a stressful event. With 8 Weeks to Wellness® achieve an INCREASE in physical and mental relaxation, alertness, and capacity for more intimate and quality contact with others, creativity, productivity, personal satisfaction with life and work.
Calm and Headspace are two of many apps that can help you get started.
Depak Chopra aptly
said we are human “be”ings and not human “do”ings . We certainly have perfected
our ability to juggle multiple balls at one time. However, we have not
perfected our ability to quiet our mind and truly become a human BEing.
We made it back-to-school, now let’s set the kids up for success this school year!
Back to school is never easy – school supply shopping lists, early
alarm clocks, and the anxieties of meeting new classmates and teachers.
It is also physically stressful for kids of all ages, as they carry
heavy backpacks, spend hours looking at computer or tablet screens
(often with poor posture), and are sore from the return of after school
Now that your family has made it back to school, don’t
forget to keep adjustments in your family’s routine. Adjustments are
beneficial for children of all ages, helping with conditions from
bed-wetting, stressed immune systems, sore muscles, growing pains, and
As Dr Bryan Zales explains, “Back to school can be a
stressful time for our kids. Their developing immune systems will be
bombarded by cold and flu bugs daily. Their growing spines will be
carrying heavy loads in improperly fitting backpacks. Fortunately,
Kambeitz Chiropractic takes back to school very seriously. Chiropractic
adjustments help the spine become more resilient and boost the immune
system. Myofascial release therapy relaxes the tension and tightness in
their muscles. Exercise helps to strengthen the body and gain postural
strength. For my son Colter, I increase the frequency of adjustments to
give him the best chance at a happy and healthy back to school!”
Set up your Workspace for Better Comfort and Productivity
Do you work at a desk for a few hours at a time and find that your joints are sore, your neck is stiff, and your wrists are aching? If you answered “yes,” it’s time to evaluate your desk and work area ergonomics. This is necessary for your office, as well as your kids’ homework desks.
Dr. Weston’s Top 5 Things to Pay Attention to When Sitting at Your Desk!
1. Posture! – Make sure your shoulders are touching your seat back. You should be seated upright with your shoulders back. No slouching!
2. Head Position – Is your head jutted forward? Stop that. Your head
should be directly over your shoulders. Any deviation of the head
forwards increases the strain on your neck muscles leading to neck pain,
stiffness, and HEADACHES!
3. Computer position – Organize your
workstation in a manner that allows your elbows to be at your sides and
bent at 90 degrees when typing on your keyboard. Your hips and knees
should also be at a comfortable rest position around 90 degrees when
seated. Last, but not least, your monitor should be at a height that
allows you to look at it directly in front of you (no neck flexion or
4. Stretch Regularly – If your muscles
maintain the same position for an extended period, they will become
accustomed to the new shortened position leaving you with a tight and
stiff neck, back, hips, YOU NAME IT! It is important to stop and stretch
any muscles you feel may be getting tight. You will thank yourself in
the long run.
5. MOVE!!! – You should be taking frequent
micro-breaks (2-5 minutes) throughout your day. Aim for standing up and
walking around the office every 20-30 minutes. The more you move the
better you will feel.
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!