If the Winter ever ends..
If you've looked outside, it seems Old Man Winter refuses to let go. The first Hillcrest Run Club run of the season was planned for April 18 and that date doesn't look promising. So, due to the large amounts of snow we have outside, we'll be canceling the Wed evening club until the ground is ready for it. In the meantime we do a dog walk every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 10:45AM. The route is the same as the run and we'll be going rain, snow or shine. Look for updates on our facebook page as to when the Wednesday @ 615PM runs will start. Have a great day!
These are some simple ways to enrich your life and make each day more meaningful. Chiropractic care should also be on here but we ran out of room ;)
Hey Altoona WI Chiroelite is back!
After 6 months in Colorado Springs, Dr. Tom and ChiroElite Chiropractic are back in the Chippewa Valley. Dr Tom stayed busy spending each weekend climbing mountains, driving on 4x4 trails and camping in the backcountry of Colorful Colorado. He has hundreds of pictures and stories to share of all the adventures he went on while out West. It was a great experience and chapter for ChiroElite and now we're moving on to the next one. We've purchased 1219 10th St W in Altoona which contains a lovely living space upstairs and a large chiropractic clinic space on the lower level. This provides much more space for seeing patients and will also allow us to start taking X-rays to view patients spines from the inside. Call today to schedule your new patient consultation at 715.832.9725!
Here's the no nonsense pricing structure that we have at ChiroElite. No need for insurance as we beat most insurance co-pays and deductibles.
Experience Great Health Through Chiropractic
We have cases of all kinds walk through our doors every day at ChiroElite Chiropractic. Patients come to achieve a higher level of wellness than what they're currently in. Whether it's relieving aches and pains that slow them down or gaining a performance edge over the competition, we work hard to provide the very best care. Try us out yourself and you'll see why we were voted the best.
Our main focus here at ChiroElite Chiropractic is quality patient care. In order to make our care more available, we've opened our treatment hours to full days Monday through Thursday. We'll start at 8:30 in the morning and be here till 6 at night. Friday hours, for now, are still 8:30am to 1pm. We hope this change makes scheduling an appointment more convenient and gives each patient the one on one care they need for the best results possible. Don't forget we have many ways of making an appointment including the online scheduler, phone, email or contact form on our website.
Don't Risk Your Life in a Fall
Deer season is upon us and with it comes hunting accidents. One of the more frequent accidents is simply falling out a tree stand. Whether its climbing up or down a tree, falling asleep in the early morning or just losing your balance; a tumble from 20 feet up can do serious damage. Neck and spinal injuries are very common in falls from heights leaving people permanently disabled or even killed. Do yourself a favor and buy a harness for your stand. Better yet, buy a safety rope along with it to prevent falls as you're climbing up and down your ladder as well. A harness can easily be the difference between minor soreness after a fall or being paralyzed for the rest of your life. Be safe and good luck this season!
Good luck tonight Badgers! #OnWisconsin
Same-day DOT examination appointments performed here at ChiroElite.
Dr. Pellatt is now a Certified Medical Examiner for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. If you're a CDL driver or motor carrier, DOT physicals are required every two years or even sooner depending on health conditions. Stay safe and keep your drivers on the road by making sure they stay up to date.
Our DOT Physicals Consist of:
Click on the button below or call 715.832.9725 to schedule your Department of Transportation Physical Examination
Build a Stronger Core for Better Balance, Less Low Back Pain and Greater Well Being.
ChiroElite Chiropractic is having a new patient challenge/competition: Core Strength. A good majority of patients and public alike sit for most of their work day. Sitting has been labeled the new smoking. It not only tightens muscles in your back and legs but also prevents many muscles from being used. This tightness and weakening can wreak havoc on your back, SI joints and even cause issues such as sciatica and digestive problems.
Over the years I've done quite a bit of core strengthening both at the gym and in my living room. Many exercises require equipment of some sort but there are also quite a few which don't need anything. The latter just call for yourself and a soft surface incase you lose your balance and take a tumble. However, to really be able to do a full assortment of exercises, a few basic pieces of equipment are handy to have. This includes a yoga/exercise mat, swiss ball, stabilizer platform and the optional kettle bell weight.
Here are the three core challenge exercises we're doing at the clinic:
1. One-Legged Floor Touch
Stand on one leg. Reach down with both hands to touch the floor, keeping the weighted leg straight. Kick your other leg straight behind you so you make a horizontal line with the ground from head to toe. Come back up and repeat a total of 15 times per side.
2. Unbalanced Squat
Standing on an uneven surface, stabilizer platform or bosu ball; bend your knees as far as you can into a seated squat position. Be sure to keep your back straight by looking up the entire time. Slowly go back to standing and repeat a total of 15 times.
3. Swiss Ball Tuck
Using a yoga mat and swiss ball, climb onto the ball with your feet until you can securing wrap them around the ball to stabilize yourself. Keep your arms extended at all times and look forward to keep your back straight. Bring your knees to your chest as far as you can, being sure your pelvis doesn't rock down or back while do so. Extend back out and do 20 times total.
Our challenge comprises a before and after tally. Counting how many floor touches, squats and tucks patients can do at day one and comparing the improvement at day 30. I encourage everyone to do the same and see how much stronger and more balanced you can become.
Yours in Health,
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Live at Your Best
Thomas R. Pellatt, DC
Chiropractor and Owner of ChiroElite Chiropractic + Rehab in Altoona, WI