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April 11, 2018 Uncategorized

SPRING HAS SPRUNG!  Time to Get Moving!

How getting out and moving our bodies can improve your health!  So Get Moving! Moving the body and keeping active physically is essential to maintaining flexibility and range of motion.  The body was designed for walking, not sitting or slouching at a desk.  So get up and get your bodies moving!

Get Active this Spring

Whether it’s a stroll in the park or through the woods with a friend…

Something as simple as a daily brisk walk can help you live a healthier life. For example, regular brisk walking can help you: Maintain a healthy weight. Prevent or manage various conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.

Friends Walk

… or a group walk on the weekend with your besties, getting active on a hike through our gorgeous State Parks…

From helping you lose weight and de-stress to lowering your blood pressure and reducing your risk of many chronic diseases—going for regular walks is one of the best and easiest things you can do for your health.

get out of the office

… or a walk across the way to grab some lunch instead of sitting in some stuffy breakroom…

Whether you’re feeling stuck at work or you’ve been searching for a solution to a tricky problem, research shows it’s a good idea to get moving: According to a 2014 study in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, Learning, Memory, and Cognition, going for a walk can spark creativity.

Bike to Chiropractor

…or enjoying a bicycle ride to your local market, or better yet on your way to visit your favorite chiropractor!

Learn more HERE about Energy and how to keep it up!

Any extra steps taken to get your bodies moving is in your best interest!  Take advantage that Spring has sprung!  The sun is slowly peaking it way around the cloudy corners to greet you!  The air is crisp and fresh!  Grab a coat and get moving!  You never know what you might discover about yourself.

Learn more on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome here.


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February 7, 2018 Uncategorized

Lack of Sleep?

Lack of sleep is the #1 complaint around the world today!  Not pain, not money, but a lack of quality sleep.  Here is what you can do to improve mobility, reduce body ache and get a better night’s sleep.

SLEEP

Sleep anywhere? No?  You’re not alone!

Ask yourself:

  • Do you feel worse when you’re at rest?
  • Are your eyes weak, red and/or heavy in the morning, or throughout the day?
  • Do your hips ache while you sleep?
  • Do your fingers suffer from numbness and tingling, or go completely dead in the middle of the night?
  • Is your body stiff and sore upon rising from bed in the morning?

If you answered “YES” to any of the above mentioned questions, you may be suffering from lack of circulation caused by pinched nerves, and swelling around the joints and muscles.  All of this pertains to a lack of sleep, and if it happens long enough, can lead to long time damage. Luckily for you, there is something you can do!  Nightly body stiffness and the loss of mobility that incurs can cause numbness, inflammation and restless sleep.  Below is more information on how to help yourself.


McKenzie Stretches

Robin McKenzie believed that most patients could learn to treat themselves if taught correctly.  Robin Anthony McKenzie, born in New Zealand, was a Physiotherapist in the 1950’s.  Mr. McKenzie worked with numerous patients and internationally consulted many organisations involved in research and treatment of mechanical spinal disorders.  In the 1980’s he was awarded Honorary Life Member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and gave us the gift of his own patented therapy techniques which are used in Chiropractor Dr. Justin Davis’s office in Tigard OR today.

Elevation Chiropractic

Our clinic believes in empowering its patients to self treat through properly structured and well demonstrated stretching that the patient can easily perform at home in their own comfort.  These very specific stretches can promote improved mobility, increase the release of built up inflammatory fluids that have been trapped under the muscle tissue, and subsequently relieve pain which will also result in a better night’s sleep. Do these daily and your stiffness and aching pains will reduce naturally.

What are you doing?

On a daily bases you will move and posture your body in a way that commonly adds unknown stress to the joints and muscles.  This causes the body to naturally inflame and provide supporting fluids around the tissue.  Unfortunately that inflammation can cause achy joints,which become more noticeable during times of rest, making sleep less productive.  Our clinic utilizes many professional, long standing and proven techniques of adjustment, electrode therapy, and active release massage; however, just as imperative to your strength and continued mobility is the at home care and stretches Dr. Davis teaches you.

What we can do to help…

The McKenzie method of treatment will help you maintain an at home exercise regimen that is simple to do and effective in pain relief.  The treatment is used with patients ranging from sports enthusiasts to sufferers of auto accidents and everyone in between.  Give Elevation Chiropractic a call today and talk about your options to get your body back on track, and better rested!  Visit our Appointments Page to request your appointment now!

 


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December 9, 2017 Uncategorized

Your Body Wants to Keep Moving

Keep Moving

Keep moving and keep your health!

Sitting Will Kill You!

As a matter of fact, studies have showed that lack of keeping your body moving will actually diminish your lifespan!  Sedentary lifestyles to a chiropractor are considered self-destructive behavior.  So stop acting out and start stepping out!  Chiropractors will appreciate it!

Your Body is Amazing!

Your body wants to show you what it can do, but moving it is the only way to ensure its ability to lower your heart rate and blood pressure and to improve joint health and mental function.  Dr. Justin Davis asks “Did you know that the human heart beats around 100,000 times per day?”!  But when you live a less active lifestyle, your heart is not operating at its best and sedentary function settles the organs and blood cells, diminishing the flushing out of cholesterol and other fatty tissues that can build up and cause all sorts of destructive issues. This 97223 chiropractor often chats with patient about moving more.

Furthermore, it takes the human body 12 hours to completely digest a meal.  When you keep your body moving it aides in digestion so that waste is not left behind to build up and cause additional prolonged digestive and function issues.

Additional benefits of physical activity approved by chiropractors are:

  • Improved joint health
  • Lower resting heart rate
  • Improved immune function
  • Increased flexibility
  • Improved mental function
  • Increased muscular strength and endurance
  • Better control of body fat
  • Higher quality of sleep

When you don’t keep your body moving:

***Not chiropractor recommended

  • Loss of bone density
  • Stiffening of joints
  • Weakening of muscles
  • Weakening of the heart and lungs
  • Degeneration of the cellular energy systems

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that physical inactivity constitutes the fourth leading cause of death globally, causing an estimated 3.2 million deaths globally.  So stop killing yourself!  Get up, get moving, take a walk through a local park, walk the dog, go for hike, swim in the river, ride a bicycle, or do 20 minutes of chiropractor recommended yoga in the comfort of your home.

Learn more about how Poor Posture can cause neck and back pain HERE!

Dr. Justin Davis encourages all patients of all ages and body types to keep your body moving!  Lower your heart rate and blood pressure, and improve joint health and mental function with increasing your average steps per day, moving your muscles in your arms and stretching the body more often throughout the day.


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Tigard, OR 97223
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