Posts Tagged "acupuncture"

What is Whiplash? The Gift That Keeps on Giving

What is Whiplash? The Gift That Keeps on Giving

It wasn’t until the fall of 2012 that I REALLY gained an appreciation for how badly whiplash hurts.  I’d been treating auto accident patients as a chiropractor literally every day for years and thought:  I’m sure this hurts but it can’t be THAT bad. I mean, everyone has been in some sort of accident, right? Fast forward to my own accident, hydroplaning in the 95 north express lane in Miami during a storm.  Spinning 360 degrees repeatedly and hitting the median each time to the soundtrack of Party Rock by LMFAO.  I literally couldn’t listen to that song for a year after the accident without feeling the room spin!  Punishment for listening to crappy music 🙂 Boy did my...

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The Guide to Owning Back to School

The Guide to Owning Back to School

Easy there parents, eaaaaaaaaaasy! It’s the time of year that every parent has been waiting for…the beginning of a new school year when the kiddos are back in classroom and out of your living room. Here are 7 juicy tips to get you and your family on track as you adapt back into the school year:  Feed your child a nutritious and fueling breakfast. It is proven that children who eat breakfast have an easier time concentrating and are more productive than those who do not eat breakfast.  Do your best to avoid excessively sugary cereals and foods that will cause your child to crash into zombie mode.  Begin the day with some nutritious foods such as eggs on top of veggies...

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On A Very Special Episode of HBO’s Ballers: Killing Pain with Pain Killers

On A Very Special Episode of HBO’s Ballers:  Killing Pain with Pain Killers

I’ve recently emerged from living under a rock and got expanded cable.  Blame it on having a baby and actually being home!  We didn’t even have a remote control until recently (feel free to judge). At the recommendation of my father who knows I work in sports, the HBO series, Ballers, was at the very top of his ‘catch up with living in 2016’ list.  And so I did!  After binge watching all of Season 1 and just getting into Season 2 I can say a few things about my addiction to this show: Given that my patients include elite professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, Horse racing, etc., the show is so real it’s almost eerie instead of entertaining. Ballers is based here in...

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How To Avoid Catching Pokémon Posture

How To Avoid Catching Pokémon Posture

If you’re anything like me, you have little to no idea why Pokémon is suddenly making a HUGE comeback. I decided to see exactly what all the hype is about. Pokémon Go is an ‘augmented-reality’ game that launched last month. In a nutshell, the game lays a sort of semi-transparent Poké-world over your actual, geographical location, which you can explore by physically walking around while staring zombie-like at your screen (no judgement). The app makes the little Poké-monsters appear on your smartphone screen, through the camera, as you walk through your neighborhood –making it seem as if they are right in front of you as you collect them all. Pokémon Go is providing...

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3 Proven Habits of Highly Successful Athletes

3 Proven Habits of Highly Successful Athletes

1) Meditation. “Baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical.” – Yogi Berra Would you believe that a totally free, 5 minute practice could be the difference between achieving a life-altering career peak and completely ‘you-know-what-ing’ the bed? Pro athletes are ALWAYS looking for an edge, and usually not on the banned substance list. A regular meditation practice has been proven through time and scientific research to improve focus, decrease pain, and improve resiliency. Want a piece of that? From 5 minutes to 5 hours it’s accessible to everyone from Kobe Bryant to you. Here is just a short list of the many athletes who consider meditation to be part of their...

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