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What are the benefits of having a family chiropractor?

What do you when a loved one is involved in a car accident?  When your child sprains their ankle playing sports or spouse injures their back moving furniture, who do call?  What about those nagging sport injuries or headaches that will not budge?  By building a relationship with a chiropractor for your family, you can be assured that you and your family’s musculoskeletal health is in good hands! Not only are chiropractors great at treating sports injuries, car wrecks, and sore necks, but also educate your family members on healthy eating, discuss and treat postural concerns, keep a watchful eye for...

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How do I choose the best chiropractor in Woodbury for me and my family?

Choosing a chiropractor in Woodbury can be challenging.  There are many techniques and types of treatments, so which should you choose? Is the chiropractor evidence-based?  Do they keep up with the current research and have they changed their treatment to be consistent with the research?  Sadly, there are health care professionals that do not, and if they graduated in 1986, they are still stuck in in the 80’s.  That does not bode well for care.  Since graduating in 2004, core stabilization has changed three times over!  If a chiropractic physician is still performing the same treatments as they did in the...

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Office Ergonomics - MN Spine and Sport

Ergonomics 101

  Office ergonomics:  With the new normal, working from home, ergonomics are more important than ever!  Poor body positioning can wreck your back if you are not careful and deliberate about your body positioning!   Here are 10 tips to ease strain on your body while working from home:   Remember, your body is meant to move!  You do this by adjusting your station throughout the day.  Simple movements like leaning back and stretching your legs can help. All items that you use should be placed within a comfortable reach.  This lessens strain on the shoulders and upper back. If you are using printers...

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Nutrition at MN Spine and Sport in Woodbury, MN

Does Nutrition Matter When you are Injured?

So, all of us have tweaked something in the gym at some time or another. Many of us have gotten injured during an athletic activity. The “go-to” recommendations are usually RICE: rest, ice, compression, or elevation during the first seventy-two hours and then begin some form of rehabilitation. However, no one ever discusses what your nutrition should look like while you are recovering. Proper nutrition while injured or while rehabilitating can make the biggest difference in speed of healing and overall recovery. I would argue that nutrition is the missing link in all of rehabilitation. You can be doing everything...

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Sports Physicals at MN Spine and Sport in Woodbury, MN

Does Single Sport Specialization Effect Injury Risk?

What is Sport Specialization? Sport specialization is defined as year-round training, participation on multiple sports teams of the same sport, and focused participation of sport at a young age.1 Over the past decade, there has been an increase in youth sports participation with an additional increase in training for a specific sport. There are many factors which contribute to this trend. They are to give the athlete an edge in competition, scholarships, and the youth becoming a potential professional athlete. Contrary to these perceived benefits, research shows the opposite; early sport specialization does not lead to a competitive advantage. In addition,...

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Sports Injuries MN Spine and Sport in Woodbury, MN

What is a Rehabilitation Specialist?

One of the biggest impacts that changed the course of my professional career is my training as a rehabilitation specialist. Becoming a board certified takes almost three years to complete. It involves over three hundred hours of instruction, written tests and a practical exam. After all of this is completed, a written case study submitted to a peer-reviewed journal is required. Becoming board certified also requires attendance at the national symposium and yearly re-certification. Rehabilitation education beyond what is taught in chiropractic school is extensive. Advanced examination and treatment techniques are covered. This includes topics like exercise prescription, functional movement, post-surgical...

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