Dr. Stephan Ray has been in active practice for nearly 45 years. Over the years Dr. Ray developed successful Chiropractic practices in Oregon and Hawai’i. He recently joined the Shephard Clinic of the Chiropractic Arts where he specializes in the treatment of patients injured in automobile crashes.
Swimming has so many wonderful benefits. Not only is it a great low-impact exercise (especially for those with back pain) it can also reduce stress. If you’re considering a new exercise regimen, read on to find out all the ways you could reap the positive benefits of swimming.
Some of our patients wonder “is chiropractic safe for kids?” We always encourage our patients to do what they feel comfortable with. That said, we also encourage them to bring their young ones in for a consultation at the minimum to see if chiropractic care could be helpful—both to support healthy systems, to prevent injury, and to address any pain or discomfort they may be experiencing.
Having a treatment plan when you go to the chiropractor is like having a plan before you go on a road trip. Everyone can help navigate, and you know where you want to arrive (Point B) and when. It’s extremely important to stay on your treatment plan so you can have prompt and consistent results. And it’s even more important to your health if you’re in treatment for a car accident or a personal injury.
Finding a new chiropractor—maybe it wasn’t at the top of your priorities last year, but now that you’ve turned the calendar over and it’s 2023, it’s definitely time to find a Portland chiropractor that can help you achieve your wellness goals and get you back in alignment.
It’s time to set your new year goals, your resolutions, and your intentions this January. Even if you dread starting over, having a clean slate can help get you back on track so you can live your life to the fullest. This is our best guidance on goals so you can have a new year that revives and delights you.
After a car accident, it can be a whirlwind of emotions, pain, confusion, and insurance paperwork. It’s difficult to know what to do immediately after a collision, so it’s best that you take specific steps to address your pain and ensure you make the most of your insurance.
Can I be treated by a chiropractor while I’m pregnant? During pregnancy, there are many questions about what you can or cannot do to stay healthy and keep your baby safe in utero. And with more than half of all pregnant women having some degree of back discomfort, it’s no wonder that you’ll want to seek out some help with your back pain.
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 128 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.