How to Sit At Your Desk Comfortably We know that sitting for prolonged periods of time is bad for our health, but many people are required to spend the bulk of their day behind a desk. If standing isn’t an option, here are some ways to re-adjust your work-space so you can work more comfortably and ward off potential injuries. 1. Adjust your chair – The seat height of your chair should allow your feet to rest flat on the ground with your thighs parallel to the floor.
Hamstring Doorway Stretch Your hamstring is the group of muscles in the back of your thigh that flex your knee, i.e., moving your heel toward your buttock. Tightness in this muscle is a common contributor to low back pain, especially in those who sit all day. Here’s an exercise to help stretch your tight hamstrings.Coast Chiropractic CentersMove Better.
What is Knee Pain? Knee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all ages. Knee pain may be the result of an injury, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage. Medical conditions — including arthritis, gout and infections — also can cause knee pain.Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) (“runner’s kpain.
A Healthier You in 2016 –Safe and Effective Exercise Most people are aware that exercise is a key to physical and emotional health. However, most people do not give exercise enough attention. Today, we’re going to discuss some of the specifics of a healthy exercise regimen.
Exercise of the Month – Ischemic compression Ischemic compression Mid back tightness can develop in many ways. Sometimes it is brought on by an accident or an injury. Other times, it develops from repetitive strains or poor posture.
Your over-sized tote or handbag may be considered a stylish accessory, but once it’s loaded up with all of your daily essentials, it becomes a detriment to your health. Hauling around a fully loaded purse everyday places stress on the neck and shoulders and affects your posture, which will ultimately lead to back pain. Consider these tips for choosing the right bag and using it in the most ergonomic way possible.
R.I.C.E. for New Minor InjuriesThe acronym RICE can help you remember what to do after a new minor injury:•Rest – Limit stress to the injured area for at least the first 48 hours.•Ice – Apply for 10-15 minutes. Break for 30 minutes.
What is Rotator Cuff Strain?The term “Rotator Cuff” describes a group of four small muscles that hold your shoulder in its shallow socket while larger muscles move it. Strains and injuries to the rotator cuff are the most common cause of shoulder problems, accounting for 4.5 million doctor visits per year. Less than 10% of rotator cuff tears are the result of an acute injury like falling, pushing, pulling, throwing or lifting.
Cost-Effectiveness of Chiropractic Care – Is Chiropractic care cost-effective? Cost-Effectiveness of Chiropractic Care A study over the cost of health care for back or neck pain for individuals belonging to an HMO who used chiropractic care or other methods of treatment were evaluated. The cost of surgery, use of diagnostic imaging, and the satisfaction of patients were evaluated. Claims that were paid from October 1, 1994 through October 1, 1995 were evaluated and analyzed.
A Healthier You in 2016: Limiting SugarThe foods we eat have a dramatic impact on how we feel. We would not expect our car to perform well unless we put in quality fuel. Our bodies, too, will perform best with quality foods.
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Dr. B. Timothy Harcourt, DC, FACO 
Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist


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
Creator of the SONOMA Method
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