DOT / School Physicals

 

July already, how is that possible?!  We’ve been so busy at the office treating patients, expanding our services and preparing for baby James #2 due in August!  While it is all so exciting, time has flown by and we wanted to catch you up on the exciting additions to Elite Chiropractic.

 

We are pleased to announce we now offer DOT Physicals for drivers and School Physicals!  Both physicals are quick, easy and very affordable.  There have been many request from the community and patients to offer these services and we are grateful Elite Chiropractic can answer that demand!  We continue to maintain our Patient First mindset that sets us apart in the community.

 

We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable rest of the summer.  Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have. 

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Pain, Pain, Go AWAY! Headache addition

What type of headache do you typically have?

The word ‘headaches’ can vary depending on the location and severity.  In general, most patients tend to have a similar, reoccurring type. Luckily, there is a treatment for these headaches that doesn’t involve taking aspirin every 4-6 hours.

One of the most common types of headaches we treat in the office is cervicogenic headaches.   This particular type of headache starts at the base of your skull and migrates over the top of your head.  Cervicogenic headaches are caused by a mechanical issue within the body, such as tight neck muscles or restricted motion in the spine.

The best way to treat a mechanical issue is with a mechanical solution.  Our office prides itself on getting the best results by combining neck adjustments with soft tissue therapy.  This provides more range of motion in the neck and allows the tight muscles to relax, which takes some pressure off the base of the skull.  

Red Flag Headache Symptoms:

  • Sudden, unfamiliar headache

  • “The worse headache I have ever had”

  • Dizziness

  • Difficulty walking

  • Difficulty speaking

If you are experiencing these symptoms seek medical attention (Primary Care Dr. / Emergency Room)

Om Grown Yoga Collective (OMgyc)

At Elite Chiropractic, we are strong believers that movement goes hand in hand with overall health and wellness. Maintaining proper movement and flexibility are key factors in achieving desired function as we move about our daily routine. Dr. Ethan highly recommends yoga to his patients to help compliment chiropractic care. We asked OM Grown Yoga Collective, to share the benefits yoga and what services they have to offer.

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Om Grown Yoga Collective (OMgyc) is a collaboration of local yoga teachers who want to bring breath, movement and mindfulness to our community!!

Our goal is to make yoga available, accessible and affordable for everyone; we want to change the world for the better and we want to begin in our own community. No previous yoga experience or certain fitness level is required to attend any of our classes.  Yoga will meet you right where you are! 

So, what is yoga? In the most simplistic terms, yoga practice combines aspects of breath, movement and mindfulness to enhance relaxation, mobility, flexibility, balance, strength and coordination. 
                                                                                                                                        
In western culture, yoga is known primarily as a physical practice designed to stretch the body and many classes also incorporate breath work (pranyama) into that practice. This style of yoga is more accurately described as Hatha Yoga. 
Under this Hatha Yoga umbrella, we here at OMgyc offer three varieties of classes:

Vinyasa Flow which emphasizes breath to movement, where you move in and out of poses with your inhales and exhales. Sun Salutations or Moon Salutations are featured in these practices and accompanying sequences are created by each teacher. OMgyc Classes in this category: Breath & Body Yoga, Soul Flow Yoga, Flow & Let Go Yoga, Relax & Recharge Yoga, Rise & Shine Yoga, Sweat & Stretch Yoga.

Yin Yoga emphasizes deeper and longer passive holds, often for 3-5 minutes, targeting connective tissue. Many people find yin yoga to be very relaxing however, long periods of silence coupled with the intensity of the poses can be challenging to individuals who are constantly on the move (physically or mentally). Yin yoga can be a great tool during injury recovery. OMgyc Classes in this category: Deep Stretch & Zen Yoga.

Restorative Yoga uses props such as blankets, pillows and blocks to support the body in seated or reclined poses. The purpose of this practice is to allow the body to completely relax while you focus on your breath to relieve stress. Restorative yoga can also be a great tool during injury recovery. OMgyc Classes in this category: The Soul-Storation Series (offered on January 13, February 10 & March 10)

We are delighted to offer our classes in lovely historic downtown Baldwin in partnership with Baldwin City Academy of Dance and Voice at 711 High Street and Baldwin City Fitness at 814 High Street.   You can follow us on Facebook at fb.me/omgrownyogacollective,  contact us through email at omgrownyogacollective@gmail.com or by phone: Lora @ 253-678-4720; Lynn @ 785-331-9967 or; Sandy 913-709-7568.  We are happy to answer any of your questions or provide more information. 

Our fee structure is based on a “pay-what-you-can” model because everyone has a unique financial position. Simply pay what you can afford or what is in your heart. If you are unable to pay, please join us as our guest.



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Meet our teachers:

Lora Rimmer is thoroughly enjoying her second career, teaching & sharing yoga.  She taught health and wellness for over 25 years as an Army Officer and became a regular yoga practitioner in 2011. Lora completed her first 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2015 and began teaching in Baldwin City in 2016. Lora earned her 500-hour teacher certification in September 2018 through Gopi Sandal’s Yoga with Heart and is registered with Yoga Alliance. Lora’s education and training includes Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and various restorative styles of yoga as well as meditation and breathing practices.

Lynn Irvin loves teaching yoga as a method to alleviate every day stress. Her teaching style is rooted in the foundations of yoga with an emphasis on relaxation, breath work and guided meditation. She believes that the practice of yoga not only increases your strength and flexibility but opens your heart to the world. Lynn is a registered teacher with Yoga Alliance and has earned a 500-hour level training through Yoga with Heart with Gopi Sandal in the Bhakti tradition of yoga.
 
Sandy Chapman is an undercover yogini in the corporate finance world by day and light hearted, fun Yoga adventurer by night. She is fiercely passionate about the connections the practice of yoga makes in an individual, community and the world. Come join her in the exploration of Yoga and its various physical expressions - vinyasa, Hatha, hoop, restorative. Sandy is a CYT-500 teacher training in the Bhaktivana tradition through Gopi Sandal’s Yoga with Heart program. She has also studied Ayurveda under Maya Tiwari in the Wise Earth School of Ayurveda.


Workspace Ergonomics Card

Our office put together a pretty neat handout to give you some tips around your workstation. Check it out. Print it out. Hang it up and share with others. Our goal is to help prevent you from back and neck pain!

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It's Back-To-School Week

Make sure your little one protects their back!  Be sure to share and subscribe to YouTube channel for more tips and stretches.

Dr. Ethan of Elite Chiropractic, Baldwin City shows some tips for backpack safety. Help prevent back pain or neck pain for our little ones by following these tips! More information on pain prevention and stretches go to www.elitechiropractic.net

Sitting is the new smoking

Sitting is the new smoking....

It is common knowledge the effects that smoking and tobacco products cause:  increase risk of cancer, cardiovascular conditions and shortened life expectancy, just to name a few.  We also know that quitting smoking and tobacco use can reverse some of these conditions and allow us to achieve better health.  What if I told you that most of these very same conditions can be associated with sitting for long periods throughout the day?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 15.5% of Americans currently smoke.  Luckily, that number has continued to decrease in the last 10 years.  But how many of us spend most of the day sitting?  The large majority of us live a sedentary lifestyle.  Whether that be at work or when we get home.  How many of us take a break at work to stretch or take a short walk?  How many of us go to the gym before or after work to stay fit and healthy?  How many of us ask their bosses for a stand-up desk?  How many of us have had their posture analyzed to see where we can improve?

All of these questions are simple and can be addressed easily.  All it takes is you.  When are we going to stop making excuses for our lifestyle and realize that our health begins with us?  I challenge everyone to make a conscious effort to take those breaks at work.  To park in the back of the parking lot.  To get off the couch and go to the gym.  To take the family for a walk or bike ride. 

These small changes can lead to a healthier and happier you.