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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.
YTWL Neck and shoulder pain are often caused by imbalance between the muscles of your shoulder and chest. Often, the muscles that stabilize your shoulder blade have become “lazy” and “forget” how to work. Here’s an exercise to help them “remember”.Coast Chiropractic CentersMove Better.
Stop Your Headaches!Headaches affect more than half of the population. They are so common that people may begin to think their pain is “normal”- which is not true. Headaches are a sign that something is wrong.
The holiday season is upon us once again, a time for happiness, counting our blessings, and gathering with family and friends. It’s a time full of joy and good cheer, but can also be a time of additional stress. It’s fun to get into the holiday spirit and participate in all the festive activities surrounding us this time of year, but the added demands of the season can also stress the capabilities of our bodies.
Prevent Running Injuries This FallWith cooler temperatures and less humidity in the air, you may be inspired to lace up your running shoes and hit the road. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or a beginner, it’s wise to take precautions to avoid injury, especially if you’ve been less active in the preceding months. Here are a few of the most common running injuries and helpful tips to prevent them.Plantar FasciitisPlantar fasciitis is a painful irritation of the fibrous band runn..
Lifters often focus on the large muscles that are more noticeable (i.e. chest and shoulders) and forget about the reciprocal muscle groups (i.e. scapular stabilizers).
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Dr. B. Timothy Harcourt, DC, FACO 
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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
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Over 30 years practicing Chiropractic
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