With the exception of the top 2 vertebrae in the neck, there is a disc located between every vertebra of your spine. These discs act like a shock absorber and provide flexibility to our spinal column. Without these discs, we’d literally be stiff as a board. Any movement or function would be impossible.
In honor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day and National Chiropractic month, we wanted to talk about how the combination of Acupuncture and Chiropractic care is used to expedite healing.
Understanding what Plantar Fasciitis is and what you can do to improve the condition with Chris Soterakopoulos, Director of Physical Therapy at Vida Everett.
Of all the common injuries that keep us from using our hands, one of the most annoying is damage to the wrist, usually from chronic overuse. The usual culprits that lead to chronic wrist problems are those that are manually repetitive in nature. This includes activities that range from typing to tennis; and from working on cars to working in the garden. Even doing strengthening exercises, like bench press and curls, can damage the wrists over time, especially if you don’t use proper technique or forget to stretch after your workout.
If you are constantly using a computer or smartphone, commuting daily for work, or sitting for long periods of time, chances are that you often have upper-back and neck stiffness, and you may even have chronic shoulder and neck pain.
At the end of our humerus bone, near our elbow, there is a bony landmark where the wrist extensor muscles attach. This is called the lateral epicondylitis and the site of “tennis elbow.”
An effective treatment for an injured shoulder would first address the shoulder itself in order to reduce any inflammation and pain.
Dr. Diana Lam received her Doctors of Chiropractic degree from Life University in 2011 in Atlanta, GA and practices with Vida Everett.
Chris Soterakopolous is the Director of Physical therapy with Vida Integrated Health. His desire to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy stems from his passion to assist people in returning to a pain-free and active life.
Corynn has a wide assortment of knowledge and skills that range from Mulligan techniques to Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation and has recently added to that skillset with education in applied functional science and myofascial decompression.