The Truth About Water Sport Injury: Prevention, Detection, and Treatment

The warmer weather of summer draws millions of Americans out onto the water. Whether you live in the Land of 10,000 Lakes and spend your summer boating, or you vacation closer to the ocean and love to surf or parasail, the joy of a day on the water can quickly turn to pain in the event you suffer a water sport injury. Although activities such as water skiing, wakeboarding, knee boarding, and tubing, just to name a few, seem like fun and leisurely activities, it doesn’t take much for these activities to result in injuries that can plague you for weeks or months to come.

Your UV IQ: How Smart About the Sun Are You?

When the sun finally returns and warm temperatures lure Americans outside, many forget the flip side of exposure to the sun. Harmful UV rays can do more than give you a painful sunburn after a day on the lake or lounging at the beach. July is UV safety month in the United States, and this post will offer you a test of your UV IQ. How much do you really know about UV rays, and are you giving enough consideration to sun safety by protecting your body from the harmful side of those warm summer rays?

Foam Rollers: How to Improve Circulation, Mobility, & Prevent Injury Properly

If you haven’t already heard of the reemergence of foam rolling on the American fitness scene, you’re in luck. Foam rollers are increasing popular with individual of all fitness levels because the practice offers a variety of benefits. Whether you’re lifting weights for purpose of muscle-building and performance competitions or simply looking for a great recovery aid following strenuous fitness classes at the gym, foam rollers are the perfect tool.

Vertigo: Managing the Spinning and Dizziness Episodes

As children, we experience dizziness as an act of play. I remember time spent whirling around a miniature carousel at the playground, seeing who could make the most revolutions in a tire swing, and being blindfolded and spun around before swinging at a piñata. It’s true, the act of spinning is a feeling like none other, and the wobbly footsteps that came after a good spin are something most children can remember. I know I can.

6 Reasons Why You Have a Stomach Ache

You woke up and your stomach feels like it’s in knots, you feel crampy, bloated, and have diarrhea – what’s going on? Was it the pizza and beer from last night or have you been feeling like this more often than usual? Besides a case of food poisoning or heartburn, you might have a condition that is causing stomach aches and pain repeatedly. Your body is telling you something is wrong, now it’s time to listen. Here are the top six reasons why you have a stomach ache.

Top 8 Preventable Men’s Health Concerns

When it comes to motor vehicles, household structures, and lawn care, men typically lead the charge for routine maintenance. They realize that in these instances, a small amount of consistent effort helps avoid any larger issues from occurring. Sometimes I wonder why those who diligently perform oil changes and system checks on their vehicles don’t provide their bodies with the same level of upkeep. After all, routine maintenance is the key to keeping vehicles, and bodies, running better for longer.

Do Heartburn Pills Link To Dementia & Kidney Damage?

When people are looking for heartburn relief or ways to eliminate indigestion, they often look to a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). These pills help to treat acid reflux symptoms and diseases such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR). Common PPIs include Nexium, Prilosec (Omeprazole), and Protonix (Pantoprazole) which help to eliminate acid production and are more effective than H2 blockers like Zantac (Ranitidine) and Tagamet (Cimetidine). But what effects should you be aware of if you take these pills? Read more to learn more about PPIs, how they relate to dementia, and the natural remedies used to lessen the pain they cause.

10 Signs It’s Time for Routine Chiropractic Adjustments

I suffer from chronic _____. If you can fill in the blank, it’s time to make routine chiropractic adjustments part of your routine. I see patients who are experiencing acute and chronic pain on each end of the spectrum. Let’s be honest, though, many people don’t put chiropractic adjustments at the top of their priority list. Routine adjustments are not only beneficial; they are an integral part of your body’s performance. Unfortunately, pain isn’t something we can put a band aid on. It requires a hands-on approach. I’ll share signs to look for and explain why routine chiropractic adjustments are necessary.

What Physical Therapy is Not

Pain is not friendly. It’s nagging, aching, and uncomfortable. However, pain is usually our guide to something that is going on with our body. It’s a delicate issue. I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be. Your body deserves to be in tip-top shape, all of the time. Yes, you read that correctly. You deserve to feel your best.