Archive for June, 2010
Posted in: Blog by chirocare on June 30, 2010
Dr. Tushaus has some tips about summer footwear:
“For many of us, flip-flops become the go-to footwear during the summer, but these flimsy slip-ons do not always provide ideal foot support.
Even with a comfortable flip-flop, you should limit your use to no more than a few hours of wear. Going to the pool or the beach is fine. People get into trouble when they use them all day, walking around and standing for a long period of time. The worst scenario is perhaps the Six Flags fracture. This is when a person who’s already walking more than they usually do also wears footgear with no support. Vacations can be ruined because people develop stress fractures, knee problems, and hip and back problems.
When buying flip-flops, gently bend them from end to end, ensuring it bends at the ball of the foot. Shoes of any kind should never fold in half. Don’t re-wear flip-flops year after year. Inspect older pairs for wear. If they show signs of severe wear, discard them. Avoid wearing flip-flops while walking long distances. Even the sturdiest flip-flops offer little in terms of shock absorption and arch support.”
If your wearing flip-flops and you are experiencing ankle, knee, hip and/or back pain please consider a different type of sandal and of course, let us help! Dr. Tushaus is always “watching your back”.
Call the office for your next appointment and have a safe, fun summer break.
Dr. Gina will return from maternity leave on Wednesday July 7th. Her office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. She is always taking new patients and looks forward to seeing those of you who we’ve missed the last few months.
Posted in: Blog by chirocare on June 9, 2010
MollieShea is offering the best deal for a Monthly Massage Membership.
For only $40 a month you will receive a one-hour Massage from the same therapist every visit.
For only $40 a month you will receive a one-hour Massage that is customized to your needs.
For only $40 a month you will be able to share the membership or give away a massage if you like.
I work closely with Chiropractors; Dr. Gina and Dr. Tushaus to provide the very best in Therapeutic Massage focused on not only relaxing you but also improving your range of motion and decreasing pain.
The Monthly Massage Membership is the best price you can find in the St. Louis area. I also have convenient evening and weekend hours.
Please email (firstname.lastname@example.org), send a message via facebook or call the office at 314-439-5548 for more information and to schedule your visit.
Posted in: Blog by chirocare on June 4, 2010
Chiropractic Care & Sports Rehab, Inc. wants to help you make the best of the first month of summer with some health tips and a special discount offer on Massage Therapy.
**National Safety Month promotes safety at home and work**
Overexertion is a major cause of the inflammation of joints and ligaments that results from excessive physical effort. Overexertion injuries, mainly sprains and strains, to the back or spine comprise about 40 percent of both on and off-the-job injuries. Overexertion is the third leading cause for non-fatal injuries in the United States (National Safety Council Injury Facts, 2010 Edition). Pacing yourself and moving properly can help make you more productive in the end. Stretch and/or warm up before heavy lifting or strenuous activity. Know your limits. Don’t be afraid to slow your pace or take a break if your body needs one. Lighten your load with a friend! Take the strain off with half the load. Avoid bending, reaching and twisting when lifting. Lift with your legs bent and objects close to your body.
**Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month
Promotes healthy eating for the whole family**
The USDA recommends 2-3 cups of fresh fruits and veggies every day, depending on your activity level. Eating fruits and veggies adds fiber to your diet, for digestion, and ensures you get enough vitamins and minerals for healthy living. Fruits and vegetables are linked to the prevention of heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes and stroke. The more variety in color the better. Greens are great for your eyes. Orange fruits are good for the immune system and red for heart health. Blue and purple have antioxidants, which protect against cell damage and improve memory. White fruits and veggie lower cholesterol and blood pressure. A lot of veggies can be eaten raw and are great for snacks and finger foods but steaming is the healthiest way to consume cooked veggies. The nutrients we need are retained when steaming. Fresh produce is now available in grocery stores, farmers markets and roadside stands so add a peach to your breakfast, a mixed salad at lunch and maybe steamed bell peppers, onions and broccoli for dinner.
**Fathers Day is June 20th**
Treat your “Dear Old Dad” to a massage this month. Our dads work hard and we want to tell them we appreciate them and want them the stay healthy and happy. Massage Therapy is a great way to give your dad the gift of relaxation and improved his well being. One-hour massages are only $50(regularly $60) right now and 90 minutes for $85(normally $95). Gift certificates are always available and valid for 12 months so, purchase in June and your dad can use it when he needs it! Call MollieShea to schedule (314) 439-5548
As always Dr. Gina, Dr. Tushaus, Elvira and MollieShea are here to answer your questions and provide the very best in chiropractic care. Visit us on facebook and twitter!!