Archive for August, 2010
Posted in: Blog by chirocare on August 24, 2010
Fall Massage Special for Teachers and School Staff Only!
Start the school year off right. In honor of all those who work in the school system we want to extend our gratitude. Enjoy a therapeutic massage at a major discount from MollieShea!
Limited time only…
Starts September 1st. Must be purchased by September 30th!
One hour $40.00 (normally $60)
90 Minutes $65.00 (normally $85)
Call us at (314)-439-5548 or stop in. We are conveniently located at Olive and 270 across from TGI Fridays.
Posted in: Blog by chirocare on August 17, 2010
4th Annual Hydrocephalus Association Walk
Hydrocephalus occurs when excess fluid builds up in your brain. The excess fluid can compress surrounding, fragile brain tissue, causing brain damage. Once known as “water on the brain,” hydrocephalus is sometimes present at birth, although it may develop later. About 1 out of 500 children is born with the disorder.
Saturday August 21st 2010
Dr. Gina’s niece is participating in this very important cause. She says, “By spreading the word and fundraising, I show people living with the challenges of hydrocephalus that they are not alone.” Please help support her and learn more at www.walk4hydro.kintera.org
also visit www.hydroassoc.org
Become a part of the Wave of Awareness that is rapidly building momentum across the country.
AirPacks has developed a unique, patented system designed to help tote today’s loads more comfortably and safely. The AirPacks System is an innovative “air technology” that uses a combination of air-filled straps and a lumbar cushion to redistribute weight to the stronger, load bearing muscles in the hips and lower back – exactly where medical experts say weight should be carried.
No other pack can provide the ergonomic support or comfort of the AirPacks System.
During the month of August we are running an unbeatable special on these packs. Included will be a spinal screening and fitting for the AirPack!
Call for details and let us help your students bear their heavy load safely. (314)439-5548
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Chiropractic Care & Sports Rehab, Inc and
Massage Therapist, MollieShea Stephens
Want to make your move a little easier.
We are located in the Tempo Medical Building right next door to your new location!
I know how hard moving can be and I want to help.
I won’t lift boxes but I can provide some relief for sore muscles and stressed bodies.
We are offering a Special Discount on Massage for Rabo AgriFinance employees (in August and September)
One-hour massage for only $50 (regularly $60)
If you are currently a patient the one-hour massage is only $45.
Please stop by the office to take advantage of this great deal.
12401 Olive Blvd. Suite #101
Back To School Backpack Health
O.K. Kids need backpacks for school. They’re gonna get ‘em. They’re gonna use ‘em. But there’s a good backpack way, and a bad backpack way. Here’s why we need the good way and what the good way is.
* About half of all American school children carry too much weight in their backpacks, causing neck, shoulder and back pain.
* 10% of kids miss school and sports activities each year because of pain caused by bulked up backpacks.
* Teens are more at risk of pain and injury, because boys and girls have those teen growth spurts.
* Kids who walk to school are more likely to suffer because they log more backpack hours.
* Improper fit increases the chance of pain and injury. Backpacks worn too low or on one shoulder are causing back problems for kids.
Pack it Light and Wear it Right:
Loading a backpack
1. Never let kids carry more than 15% of their body weight. For instance: a child who weighs 100 pounds shouldn’t have a pack heavier than 15 pounds.
2. Put the heaviest book closest to the child’s back and arrange materials so they don’t slide around.
3. Make sure the items are necessary to avoid overloading.
4. Consider using a book bag on wheels if your child’s school allows it.
Wearing a backpack
1. Both shoulder straps should always be worn. Having the pack slung over one shoulder can cause a child to lean to one side, stressing the spine and creating discomfort.
2. Select a pack with well-padded shoulder straps. When too much pressure is applied to the neck and shoulders blood vessels and nerves are pressed on which causes pain and tingling.
3. Adjust the straps so the backpack fits snugly on the back. If it hangs loosely it can pull the child backwards and strain muscles.
4. Wear the waist belt if it has one. This helps distribute the weight more evenly.
5. The bottom of the backpack should rest in the curve of the lower back.
6. Choose the right size for your child’s age.
The Congress of Chiropractic State Associations recommends AirPacks. These backpacks have patented air technology, which reduces stress on the back up to 80%. This ergonomic design combines wide shoulder straps and an inflatable lumber cushion which creates a fulcrum to redistribute the weight from the shoulders to the hips, promoting a healthier upright standing posture, enhancing the body’s natural ability to properly carry weight. The transfer of weight is revolutionary in comfort and support. They have been university-tested and are clinically proven to be proportionally sized for students of all ages, with top and bottom adjustable shoulder straps that also automatically adjust from side-to-side to help maintain this correct ergonomic support.
During the month of August we are running an unbeatable special on these packs. Included will be a spinal screening and fitting for the AirPack! Call for details and let us help your students bear their heavy load safely. (314)439-5548
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Our friend and coworker Yanping in moving to Iowa. Her husband’s employer has relocated the family to Des Moines. We will miss her very much. As our Acupuncturist Yanping provided a very special service to our patients and even to our staff. MollieShea, the massage therapist, was treated by Yanping when she injured her elbow last year. We have seen Yanping’s acrupuncture treatments help many people in many ways. We will be without an Acupuncturist for some time and apologize for the inconvenience this may cause anyone. We would like to wish Yanping and her family best of luck on their new adventure and hope she comes to visit us. Thank you Yanping!