Monday, December 14, 2015
Defeating Foot Pain During the Holidays
Did you know that 3 out of 4 people will suffer with foot pain and dysfunction? The American Podiatry Medical Association has estimated that 72% of Americans will have foot pain.
There is a solution however to that disabling foot pain; and it doesn’t have to take a long time to experience relief.
Addressing the root cause and correcting the underlying biomechanical problem that’s responsible for your foot condition is extremely important for long-term relief and correction.
Most people don’t think of their chiropractor first when it comes to their foot condition. However, don’t let that to keep you from coming in to our clinic for a chiropractic evaluation for a foot problem.
We take great pride in providing a higher level of care for patients’ feet than what you would typically expect.
There are 26 bones in each foot and these bones are aligned into four separate arches. These four arches are designed to absorb the shock from each step. However, when you have misalignments of one or more of those 26 foot bones, it causes great stress to the arches of the foot as well as the surrounding muscles, joints and nerves.
Foot bone misalignments will often lead to foot pain, stiffness or dysfunction is they are left untreated.
Here at this clinic, we adjust the tiny bones and joints in the feet, restoring function and optimal performance. Many of our patients have suffered for years with unbearable foot pain and dysfunction and we have been able to help them immensely.
The foot adjustment is a gentle process, and it’s generally a pleasant experience to have your feet adjusted. Your feet will move and feel better when they are properly aligned.
Many of our foot patients have been referred by other satisfied patients. Thank you for recommending others to us for their foot health.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
4 Great Ways to Increase a Child's Happiness this Holiday Season And it's NOT What You Think!
According to a study by psychologists at the University of British Columbia, children are happier to give than to receive. In this study, children were asked to give away their own treats, as well as extra treats. They showed greater happiness about sharing their own possessions. The study suggested that the act of personal sacrifice was emotionally more rewarding to the children involved.
What is the best way to increase your children’s holiday cheer? According to the research, it’s allowing them the opportunity to give.
Here are 4 great ways you and your family can give back this holiday season.
2. Donate books. Spread your joy for books to others that like to read. Collect books that you may never read again and look for ways to give locally. You will save on shipping costs and help those in your community. Consider your local libraries, Goodwill, or Salvation Army. If shipping is not a problem, you may consider great charities such as “Books for Soldiers” or “Books for Africa”.
3. Deliver cookies. Baking cookies as a family is a common activity during the holiday season. Make a few extras to gift those who are serving the community by working on Christmas day. Hotels, airports, hospitals, fire stations and stores are open for business. Call ahead and check company policy before you deliver.
4. Give yourself. Pack up the kids for a quick holiday visit to those that matter most. Bring egg nog or hot chocolate and share a cup (…or two) with those relatives who you do not normally have the opportunity to spend extra time with during the year. Start a tradition while strengthening family bonds.