Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope

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What happened to our flexibility?

Essentially, we stopped falling. As children, you are able to fall with very little consequence compared to being an adult; this serves as an example of how our youthful, pliant muscles keep us agile and supple and less prone to injury. Then something happens- as adults we are taller, heavier and a fall hurts more. We take on responsibilities that cause us to move less; we forget how to sit, stand and move with good posture and all this is set against the backdrop of natural degeneration of our body's structures that comes with age. As we let ourselves go down this dangerous road, flexibility starts to fall away, our muscles become less pliant and we become more vulnerable to injury from seemingly innocuous movements: the twists, turns, lifts, dips, grabs and reaches, many of which are subconscious, that define our daily existence. But it doesn't have to be this way!

Flexibility of the mind leads to flexibility of the body

Keeping an open, flexible mind allows us to remain open to new ideas- for example, taking on a simple stretching routine that will negate much of the harm caused by sitting too much. No matter how inflexible you may feel, you can start adding flexibility into your life bit by bit, if only you know where to start. Here is an idea for an easy routine that will help you get started today:

Gentle twist

Upper shoulder stretch

Chest stretch 

Are you selling your flexibility short by not stretching?

At your Park Slope chiropractor, we know that keeping muscles pliant and flexible is one of the best ways to keep ourselves in a state of fitness as we age. In fact, it can make the difference between an old age of chronic pain and one of independence. Let's stop the stiffness today! Give our office in Brooklyn a call to schedule an appointment today. 

Dr. Karen Thomas, D.C.

A Primer on Proper Lifting Technique
21 Jun 2019 13:08

Many injuries that occur in and out of work have to do with hauling around heavy objects and failing to demonstrate proper lifting technique. There are a few measures you can take to protect yourself in those instances where you have to carry heavy objects so you don't end up getting an injury in or out of work. Below are a few ways to improve your lifting technique  [ ... ]

The Versatility of Chiropractic Care
18 Jun 2019 00:52

At Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope we like to remind our patients of the many health benefits chiropractic care stands to offer once explored. To put it simply, chiropractic adjustments aren't just great for your back, neck, and spine -- they're also great for other areas of the body, like the joints and legs. Chiropractic adjustments have [ ... ]

3 Things You Might Now Know About Acupuncture
14 Jun 2019 17:35

At Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope we specialize in chiropractic care treatments as well as acupuncture -- two classic, all-natural, drug-free solutions to pain, stress, injury, and a variety of additional health conditions that might be affecting you on a daily basis. Below we go over a few facts about acupuncture, which is a treatment ma [ ... ]

Contact Information

Phone: (718) 398-3100

Email: ParkSlopeChiropractic@gmail.com

Address:
182 8th ave. Brooklyn, NY 11215

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New Office Hours

 Monday:    8:00 am - 8:00 pm
 Tuesday:    8:30 am - 8:00 pm
 Wednesday:    8:00 am - 8:00 pm
 Thursday:    8:30 am - 7:30 pm
 Friday:    8:00 am - 7:30 pm
 Saturday:    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
 Sunday:    Closed