Gardening is a beautiful thing—it provides exposure to nature, sunlight, and studies have shown that sunlight lowers blood pressure and increases Vitamin D. When working in the garden, this light exercise can help burn calories and improve strength for anyone weeding, digging, raking, or mowing. In addition to physical health benefits, it can boost your mood. Read on to find out why gardening is beneficial to your health, all around, as well as what you can do to make sure gardening helps your back and doesn’t cause reinjury.
A body in motion stays in motion. After all, it’s Newton’s first law of physics—and while he may not have been talking specifically about the human body, there’s certainly truth to it when it comes to our own activity in life. Movement is good for your body. It’s healthy for it. It’s needed to live a full and active lifestyle. When you stop moving, you’re not using all of your muscles.
This summer, just like every summer, the sun will come out, and most families will be outside enjoying all the fun activities that come with the season. However, it’s important to keep an eye on temperatures and know what to do when the heat becomes extreme. Extreme heat is defined as 90 degrees for at least two days. Heat illnesses can be prevented when you’re prepared.
Headaches and migraines are so common, it seems like half of all commercials address some over-the-counter pain medication or even new pharmaceuticals for migraines. But what if you could help diminish the pain and severity of your headaches or migraines by going to a chiropractor?
Having a treatment plan seems like a great idea until life gets busy, right? Like anything else in life, you don’t want to go one step forward and two steps back. Adhering to your treatment plan can minimize relapses and help you maintain your health beyond just pain relief.
Shephard Chiropractic Clinic in Portland Explains: What’s the difference between instrument adjustment and traditional chiropractic?
We’re different from most chiropractic clinics in Portland. Why? A simple handheld tool called the Arthrostim is used in almost every gentle chiropractic treatment we do at Shephard Chiropractic Clinic.
The first thing a person may think of when they hear “chiropractor” is the spine. It’s true: the spine is central to the body, both physically and in terms of structure and support. However, chiropractors deal with the health of the whole body, not just the spine. Go one step further. If chiropractors can help your spine, imagine what they can do for your extremities. Imagine how good your arms, legs, knees, hands and feet could feel with the help of adjustments.
Spring is almost here. And with it, we’re all ready to hop in the car and hit the road in search of adventure. Before you head out on a long (or even short) road trip, you should be mindful of your health and take steps to prevent injury or re-injury while away from home.
Did you know you can get orthotics from your chiropractor? At Shephard Chiropractic Clinic, we’ll diagnose your condition, verify with your insurance, take the casting, and submit to insurance for payment. Read on to learn how we do the casting, and why someone might benefit from using orthotics from a chiropractor.
Though leg length discrepancy is a common cause of back pain and poor posture, it often goes undiagnosed. To learn more about leg length discrepancy (or leg length deficiency, as it’s sometimes called) continue reading to find out its causes, symptoms, results, and how chiropractic can help.
Like anything worth having, chiropractic is not a quick fix, but rather an investment in your ongoing health. Because injuries happen regularly (big or small) and habits are formed day-to-day, it’s important to keep your chiropractor appointments regular to address specific issues or keep your body aligned through health maintenance check ups.
Rounded shoulders are so common, we may not even need to describe them. It’s a signifier of bad posture–your body is out of its ideal alignment. Before it goes from bad to worse, learn how to correct your rounded shoulders with simple steps that you can take at home.
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Chiropractic is a 116 year old profession and in that time it has grown to become one of the largest independent healthcare professions in the Western world. Since Palmer College opened, chiropractic has developed rapidly and there are now over 35 schools and colleges around the world and on every continent.
An article about the history and development of modern adjusting instrument for chiropractic treatments written by Dr. Scott B. Shephard, D.C.
Shephard Chiropractic is an instrument only, controlled force adjusting chiropractic clinic in Portland Oregon. Learn more about this method of chiropractic treatment.
As a driver, passenger, cyclist, or pedestrian, you have access to chiropractic care after an accident. Many times without any expense of your own. All Oregonians are required to have Personal Injury Protection (PIP) on their auto insurance. Learn more about how to get the help you need.