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The first day of fall is almost here. If you plan on reaching for the tools to clean up your yards and gardens, be sure to these extra precautions to prevent injury.Stretch for 15 minutes prior to working to warm up the body.Bend at the knees, not the waist.Don’t twist your torso.Keep your piles small.Take frequent breaks.If you feel soreness or stiffness, call our office to schedule a check-up.At Coast Chiropractic Centers, Dr. Harcourt wants to help you move better so you can feel better...
8 Tips for More Restful SleepAlthough often ignored, sleep quality is one of the pillars of good health, along with exercise and nutrition. Adequate sleep is essential for physical, mental, and emotional health; but in today’s busy world, sleep often takes a backseat. Here are a few tips to help you rest more soundly.Make sleep a priority.
The United States is burdened by an opioid epidemic, resulting in escalating health care costs and long-term addictions. The FDA has recommended that doctors seek alternatives to prescribing opioids, including chiropractic spinal manipulation. Numerous papers have shown the clinical effectiveness of spinal manipulation for Low Back Pain,but now a new study has demonstrated that chiropractic care is a cost-effective tool to help combat the opioid epidemic.Click the picture below for a link to the...
9 Tips to Consider Before Buying a New Backpack This Upcoming School Year A trendy style backpack may be at the top of a students must-have list, but purchasers should look for other criteria as well. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, backpack-related injuries send an estimated 5,000 students per year to emergency rooms.
Your brain processes three different inputs to establish your sense 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 sending incorrect information.When you lean your head sideways, the pressure sensors on that side of ...
Exercise of the Month – Low RowThe Low Row exercise targets the muscles in your mid to lower back. All you’ll need is an elastic exercise band and a doorknob to do this at home.Attach the center of an elastic exercise band to a doorknob or other sturdy object in front of you. Grasp one end of the band in each hand and with straight arms at your side,stretch the band backwards.
Upper Crossed SyndromeYour posture plays an important role in your overall health. Poor posture leads to chronic strain and discomfort. “Upper Crossed Syndrome” describes poor posture that results om excessive tightness in your shoulders and chest with weakness in your neck and mid-back.
With spring right around the corner, you and your children may be gearing up for the start of outdoor sports and activities. No matter which activity or sport the members of your family participate in, these 4 tips will help to keep everyone healthy and injury-free this spring. Start off slow. It’s best to stay active throughout the entire year by moving your activities indoors during the winter months.
Back pain strikes the majority of adults at some point in their lifetime. The good news is that most cases of back pain are mechanical in nature and are not caused by threatening conditions like fractures, infections, or cancer. The back is a complex structure made up of many bones, joints, nerves, muscles, discs, and ligaments- any of which can be the source of pain.
Upper Crossed SyndromeYour posture plays an important role in your overall health. Poor posture leads to chronic strain and discomfort. “Upper crossed syndrome” describes poor posture that results from excessive tightness in your shoulders and chest with weakness in your neck and mid-back.
Meet Our Chiropractor
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
Creator of the SONOMA Method
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