I’m going to go out on a limb and say that unless you have been living under a rock for the past few years, you have heard somebody tell you they really need to work on their “core”. It is a constant hot topic in the fitness and physical medicine fields, but have you ever stopped to think about what the term “core” really means and why it’s important. My guess is that when I use the term core, the first thing you picture is a set of abdominals (or an apple, and if … Read More »
Understanding your pain is one of the most important components to getting rid of it. So first of all, what is pain? The most commonly accepted definition of pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience that is associated with actual or potential tissue damage. That seems like a pretty straight forward definition, but there is actually a lot packed into that sentence. The following is a short list of important keys to grasping the difficult and complex topic of pain:
Pain is all in your head. That’s right, your pain is all in your brain. I’m not saying your pain isn’t real, it certainly is, but you only suffer pain … Read More »
I am betting that a large percentage of people reading this article would admit to having “tight hamstrings”. I will go a little further and say a fair amount of you with tight hamstrings have also tried stretching with some regularity at some point in time with very little success in re-gaining flexibility. Well, my goal today is to touch on one possible explanation for why this situation occurs. I also happens to be the most common presentations we see … Read More »
The first answer that likely comes to your mind is, “they adjust the spine”. But the reality is, chiropractors offer much more. At Elite Spine & Sport our focus is on MOVEMENT. Allow me to explain what I mean. To adjust the spine is looking only at the ranges of motion of specific joints, and this makes up only a part of movement. True movement incorporates motion of joints with the addition of coordination, stability, balance and body awareness (proprioception). For this reason, quality motion does not necessarily translate into quality movement.
So now you’re probably saying to yourself, “that’s great Doc, but tell me what that movement stuff has to do … Read More »