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Iliotibial Band SyndromeYour iliotibial band is a fibrous band of tissue running from the crest of your hip, down to your knee. A muscle near the crest of your hip called the tensor fascia lata, attaches to this band to help control movements of your leg. Your iliotibial band passes over the point of your hip and over another bony bump on the outside of your knee called the lateral epicondyle.
6 Tips to Avoid DeconditioningProper maintenance is required for most things that we care about and this is particularly true of our body. The natural aging tendency to become more sedentary leads to a loss of strength, flexibility, mobility and balance. This will occur as a certainty unless you make a conscious effort to stay in shape.
Entering & Exiting Your Vehicle Entering and exiting your vehicle is a potential risky activity for low back pain sufferers. Follow these tips to limit problems: To enter the vehicle, open the door and stand with your back to the seat, legs close to the side of the vehicle. For larger vehicles, you may wish to begin by standing on the running board.
Spinal Manipulation Yields Great Results for Short-Term Improvement A randomized controlled clinical trial compared medication, needle acupuncture and spinal manipulation for managing chronic spinal pain. The highest proportion of early recovery was found for spinal manipulation (27.3%), followed by acupuncture (9.4%) and medication (5%). Manipulation achieved the best overall results.
What is Spinal Degeneration? Your spine is made up of 24 individual vertebra stacked on top of each other. To allow for flexibility and movement, there is a cushion, or “disc,” in between each pair of vertebra. As we age, these discs can wear, becoming progressively thinner over time.
Proper adjustment of your bicycle helps to minimize fatigue, discomfort, and overuse injury. The following guidelines should help fit your bike to your body: Choose the right size bike – a rough estimate for choosing the proper frame size is to subtract 10.5 inches from your inseam. Straddling a proper-sized bike will leave approximately 1” clearance between your groin and the top of the frame. Adjust the saddle so that when the ball of your foot is on the pedal (with your leg fully ex...
What is Tennis Elbow? Most of the muscles that extend your wrist are attached to a bony bump on the outside of your elbow called the Lateral Epicondyle. Sometimes, through injury or overuse, the site where these muscles insert can become irritated or inflamed. This condition is called Lateral Epicondylitis or “Tennis Elbow”.
5 Risk Factors & 32 Solutions for Back Pain Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missing work. It’s actually the second most common reason for doctor’s visits, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections. Back pain can happen to anyone at any time- without warning.
What is Cervicogenic Vertigo?We can help with Vertigo, dizziness, in Fort Myers Florida Your brain processes three different inputs to establish your sens e of balance: your inner ear, your eyes, and tiny pressure sensors that line the inside of the joints of your upper neck. Each of these systems relays information to your brain about the position of your head and body. Dizziness or “vertigo” arises when one or more of these balance systems malfunctions and “confuses” your brain by sendin...
Active Daily Living Advice – Getting In and Out of Bed Getting In and Out of Bed To lie down: Sit on the edge of the bed, pull your arms to your sides and tilt your body into the bed, maintaining the bend of your knees at 45 degrees. Finally, bring your feet into in a lying position or roll onto your back. To get up: From a side-lying position with your knees bent, push your body upright into a sitting position, swinging your legs over the edge of the bed as you rise.Coast Chiropracti...
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Dr. B. Timothy Harcourt, DC, FACO 
Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist

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Third generation Chiropractor from a family of Chiropractic and Medical Doctors
Graduated from the National College of Chiropractic
Board-Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist
Published in the most esteemed medical journal, the JMPT, and the Library of Congress.
Over 30 years practicing Chiropractic
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