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Common Dance Injuries

Published: September 5, 2016   |   Category: Blog   |   Service:

Dancer’s Fracture “I landed badly from a jump and now it hurts to walk.” This is the most common acute fracture seen in dancers. This fracture occurs along the 5th metatarsal, the long bone on the outside of the foot. The typical method of injury is landing from a jump on an inverted (turned-in) foot. […]

Youth Hockey Players Benefit from Chiropractic

Published: September 4, 2016   |   Category: Blog   |   Service:

Youth hockey does not look so different than adult hockey, besides the obvious differences in stature among the players. The essential elements of the game are there: The skates’ clatter on the ice; the smoothly sliding puck; and, oh yes, that tousling and hitting they call body checking. The question: Are 11 and 12-year-olds – […]

Ice or Heat?

Published: May 24, 2016   |   Category: Blog   |   Service:

To Treat An Injury: Ice or Heat?Posted April 12, 2009You’re at the park on a glorious Saturday morning playing a friendly game of basketball with your fellow weekend warriors. You jump for a rebound and land awkwardly, twisting your knee, and drop to the ground in pain. Moments later, you’ve been helped off the court […]

Eating to Fuel Exercise

Published: May 12, 2016   |   Category: Blog   |   Service:

I read an interview with a nutritionist in the New York Times recently.  Since many Balance Atlanta patients and friends are very active and make exercise an important part of their lives, I thought I would share this helpful information with you. Now that I have decided I am a runner  (OK – so I […]

Sports & Chiropractic

Published: May 11, 2016   |   Category: Blog   |   Service:

CHIROPRACTIC CARE GIVES ATHLETES AN EDGE Why do professional athletes in almost every sport rely on regular chiropractic care? The simplest answer is, because it works. In fact, the role of chiropractic in sports is three-fold: It speeds up recovery from injury, it enhances performance, and it helps prevent future problems. Common sense tells us […]

Strength and Balance

Published: April 29, 2016   |   Category: Blog   |   Service:

Strong muscles keep your body upright and allow you to move. Good muscle strength and balance are critical to maintain proper posture and minimize muscle tension. Your muscles function much like the wires that hold up a tall radio or television antenna.   If the wires are equally strong on all sides, the antenna will stand […]

Yoga – It’s not a new fitness craze.

Published: March 29, 2016   |   Category: Blog   |   Service: ,

Every five years or so a new fitness craze sweeps through the culture. Television news anchors blather on about the latest, greatest exercise programs. Newspapers and magazines publish features in their Sunday sections, filled with pictures of glistening, glowing, glamorous celebrities hard at work on the new routines. Back in the mid-1980s, aerobics classes were […]

Movement

Published: March 12, 2016   |   Category: Blog   |   Service:

Imagine waking up one morning with a frozen shoulder where you couldn’t move your upper arm more than a few inches in any direction. How much would that impact your ability to do your job? How much would that affect your ability to drive your car or even to dress yourself? How much would that […]

Chiropractic and Yoga

Published: March 3, 2016   |   Category: Blog   |   Service:

Chiropractic care and yoga are comparable and complementary disciplines. The practice of yoga provides strength, flexibility, and centering, enhancing physical performance on multiple levels. Participants in yoga classes derive across-the-board benefits for their long-term health and well-being. Chiropractic care could be described in very similar terms. Chiropractic care provides more energy by allowing muscles and […]

Is Cortisone Effective or Not?

Published: February 26, 2016   |   Category: Blog   |   Service:

In the late 1940s, the steroid cortisone, an anti-inflammatory drug, was first synthesized and hailed as a landmark. It soon became a safe, reliable means to treat the pain and inflammation associated with sports injuries (as well as other conditions). Cortisone shots became one of the preferred treatments for overuse injuries of tendons, like tennis […]

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