Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope

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Dr. Peter Sansone is a graduate of Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, Pepperdine University and Wagner College. He is Webster Certified, a successful technique for expectant mothers carrying breach babies which treats the pelvic region to help turn the baby. He has 30+ years practicing Cox Technique and McKenzie Protocol, both tried and true methods to treat herniated discs and help patients avoid back surgery. Dr. Peter has two other specialties, the first being sports medicine and rehabilitation, the other is treatment of both acute and chronic TMJ (‘jaw’) dysfunction. Additionally, Dr. Peter has lectured before medical physicians in his field of expertise, and is a former adjunct professor of the health sciences in undergraduate colleges. He has acted as clinic director of several clinics and he is a most welcome addition to our staff of highly qualified chiropractors and acupuncturists.


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Dr Karen A Thomas, Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed Acupuncturist is a 1987 graduate of the New York Chiropractic College and maintains a thriving private practice in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Her post-doctoral credentials include: a diplomate in chiropractic neurology from Logan Chiropractic College and The Carrick Institute, and certification in homeopathy from New York Chiropractic College.

In 1998, Dr. Thomas added traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and acupuncture to her qualifications when she completed a four-year program at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City. She creates and teaches programs on complimentary alternative medicine (CAM) approaches to pain management. She has served as a college lecturer and has also worked with multi-disciplinary clinics.

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.

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A useful and fun way to add more movement into your nightly routine? Yes, please. Use the power of yoga to turn your down time into something healthy. Child's pose has a variety of health benefits and is particularly useful for people suffering from lower back pain. 

Child's pose: How to

  • Kneeling on floors with knees touching and buttocks resting on the feet
  • Exhale and lower your torso over the thighs
  • Touch forehad to the ground 
  • Lift buttocks slightly and stretch arms over the head
  • Touch your palms to the floor until you feel shoulder blades stretching
  • Stay in this position practicing deep breathing for up to 3 minutes or as long as you feel possible, 

The benefits of child's pose: 

  • Stretches hips, thighs, ankles
  • Lengthens the spine, relieving neck and back pain
  • Deep breathing relaxes the mind and body
  • Relieves tension and accumulated anxiety
  • Increases circulation

Think of your body as it slowly tightens, accumulating more and more tension as you press the button for that next episode. The healthy thinker wants to break this cycle of tightening. Child's pose is an easy and fun way to do this from the comfort of your own living room. Give it a try next time the thought strikes you and see much better your body feels. To optimize every aspect of your life and change toward a more holistic and healthy back care life style, call our office in Brooklyn at to schedule an appointment today.

Dr. Karen Thomas, D.C., L.Ac. 

 

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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