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|THE ROAD TO AN OPTIMAL LIFE BEGINS WITH OPTIMAL HEALTH|
Alignment of body, mind, and spirit to acheive the life you envision.
Here are some excellent back strengthening exercises to help rehabilitate & strengthen your spinal muscles.
First of all a 20 to 30 min Cardio-Vascular warm-up is imperative. Rowing, biking, jump-rope, swimming, elliptical are all good options.
Next, begin with EXTENSOR muscle work & strengthening. These are the muscles (triceps, latts, quads, buttock & back) that help us stand up straight, with straight arms & legs.
It is always best, whenever possible, to do 'cross-crawl' exercises. This means opposite arm & leg engagement. For example, imagine throwing a javelin - your eyes will be on the hand in extension & you will be standing on the opposite leg. We are designed this way & it is the best way to exercise.
Finally, wind down w/ flexor muscle exercise - only now do you do any biceps, pect & ab work! And finish w/ a few minutes of stretching.
Plan routine work-outs 3 to 4 times a week. Keep a well aligned spine with chiropractic adjustments & enjoy a long & healthy life!
Dr. Karen A. Thomas Park Slope Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture
Movement Leads to Increased Physical Performance and Mental Sharpness
Exercise effects a sea change from "can't get started" to "can't live without it!" Cardio-vascular and musculo-skeletal activity promotes mental acuity, improves mood, and personal confidence. We help you incorprate an effective exercise program into your life with safe, progressive routines to enhance balance and coordination, improve breathing, and increase flexibility, strength, and endurance.
(Please note: We offer nutritional counseling in support of Chiropractic & Acupuncture Treatments only. But there is not a nutritionist on staff.)
Nutrition and plenty of water are the building blocks of a healthy mind and body. Selecting the right foods can provide higher micro- and macro-nutrients and restore proper pH balance to the body that help reduce pain inflammation - which is key to achieving optimal health. We help you increase your vitality through improved food choices, vitamin and mineral supplements, and healthier eating habits.
Acupuncture and traditional chinese medicine balance yin and yang, harmonize the flow of Qi through the meridians, tissues, and organs. TCM treatments help promote spiritual peace and well-being in a safe and natural way. We use clean needle technique, cupping, moxabustion, Tai-Chi, and Tue Na to dispel illnes and improve vitality.
Chiropractic treatment corrects spinal misalignment and restores healthy joint mechanics. We reintegrate the entire body by removing nerve interference and enhancing brain function. Our hands-on adjusting, gentle non-force techniques, trigger point release, and physiotherapy work to alleviate pain and promote your health and well-being.
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