Elliott Hulse shows everyone how to balance your neck musculature to decrease neck pain and forward head carriage.
Do you work at a desk all day, play video games, text on a cell phone or drive long hours? Do you notice your head sitting unnaturally forward compared to your shoulders? You might experience upper back pain and maybe even a bump at the base of your neck. This all could be due to a loss of cervical curve and an imbalance in the musculature of the neck. Treating the curvature in the neck is simple: contact your local chiropractor. Strengthening the muscles in the neck is also easy: see the video below to find out how.
Eau Claire, WI ranked #59 most livable city on Livability.com
Meaning “clear waters” in French, Eau Claire is situated along the scenic Eau Claire River and bills itself as the Horseradish Capital of the World. The city enjoys a thriving music scene while four colleges serve the community, and its main employment sectors are in health care, retail and education. -Livability.com
Livability.com has ranked the city of Eau Claire, Wisconsin number 59 in the top 100 best places to live in the United States. It's not the first time Eau Claire has been ranked at being a great place to live and it can only get better as downtown continues to enjoy revitalization.
Eau Claire's "Livability" Scores
Health Care: 75
Social/Civic capital: 67
Livability Score: 628
Everyone can benefit from a better night's rest.
This is a great summary of a study done by Indiana University.
Walking at work has been touted as a great way to normalize blood flow, decrease low back pain and increase morale in the workplace. This video sums everything up nicely from a walking study done by Indiana University. An increase in muscle activity thus creating better blood flow was shown to normalize arterial function in the body. If workers are allowed to sit for periods, blood tends to pool in the legs since muscles are not effectively helping circulation go back to the heart as talked about in this video from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Working out and exercising can be one of the best things you can do for yourself both mentally and physically. It releves stress, maintains a healthy weight and increases strength and endurance. There are a few common things many people forget when they start a new workout regimen or have even been working out for years. Here's a list of the main ones according to Dr. Mercola.
1. Skipping the Warm-Up
2. Not Feeding Your Muscles After a Strenuous Workout
3. Concentrating on a Single Body Area and Using a Limited Range of Motion
4. Training Too Long and Too Frequently
5. Inadequate Sleep
6. Talking Too Much
7. Using Incorrect Form
To read more about these seven workout mistakes, click here.
Workouts and fitness are complimented well by chiropractic care and massage. A healthy diet and stress free life is also essential.
Contact Dr. Pellatt at ChiroElite Chiropractic in Altoona, WI if you'd like to find out more on these topics.
It's that time of year again--football season! At ChiroElite Chiropractic, we are big fans of our Green Bay Packers. Aaron Rodgers is also a huge fan of chiropractic.
His father is actually a chiropractor in California, and Aaron attributes much of his success to the healthy lifestyle that chiropractic has provided him.
“I am blessed that my dad is a chiropractor,” Rodgers said. “Getting adjusted regularly–along with practicing other good health habits that my mom helped me to establish–are all part of my goal to win in life and on the field.”
His dad has been quoted as saying: "The structure of the human body, especially the spine and its relationship to function, can be impacted by the physical nature of accidents, falls, poor posture and injuries," -Dr. Rodgers
Dr. Pellatt at ChiroElite treats every kind of athlete in the Chippewa Valley. Combining Active Release Technique (ART) with chiropractic adjustments greatly reduces muscle spasms and allows adjustments to last much longer.
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Thomas R. Pellatt, DC
Chiropractor and Owner of ChiroElite Chiropractic + Rehab in Altoona, WI