RECOMMENDED RESOURCES FOR PATIENTS
This is a collection of online resources to help you lead a happier and healthier life.
The following 4 truths act as an overall guide from which we devised our strategy to help our patients prevent re-injury. Each truth is accompanied with a demonstration on how to optimize shoulder movement. It is meant for anyone with a pain-free shoulder (regardless of age) interested in preventing injury or RE-INJURY.*
In recent years there has been a growing movement towards preventive medicine. This trend is critical because preventing disease is, easier, cheaper, and more efficient than treating the symptoms after getting sick.
Most of our resources, however, are still going to treating symptoms, rather than prevention. The majority of these symptoms are the result of diseases that could have been prevented. Why is this happening? Why have we been experiencing this wave of preventable disease?
Did you know that when you twist from side to side almost all the rotation occurs in the thoracic spine? The lower spine evolved to stabilize and resist movement while the neck and upper back allows for the most rotation and movement.
Since most of us are hunched over devices, most of us have limited thoracic mobility. Chris Cooper details 5 techniques to keep the thoracic spine mobile and healthy. We use these very same techniques in collaboration with manual and other work right here in our clinic.
Read and watch the demonstration on www.DrJohnRusin.com
Amplify your workouts using Max Shank's "Strength Primers". These primers are "fantastic for preventing injury and maximizing your strength potential."
Read and watch the demonstration on www.MaxShank.com
Spinal manipulation is much more than just a "back crack". For over 100 years, chiropractors have been performing spinal adjustments or manipulations. This makes it easy for most people to think ONLY of "spinal manipulation" when they hear the word chiropractor—they think that's all we do.
After my 41 year-old brother-in-law, Joel, started experiencing sudden low back pain he sought the council of four practitioners: a massage therapist, a physical therapist, a chiropractor and an orthopedic surgeon. All of whom came to 4 very different conclusions.
The massage therapist deemed his back ‘too tight,’ the PT told him he had a muscle spasm, the chiropractor told him his pelvis was 'off' and the orthopedist sent him for an MRI and told him he had herniated a disc.
Who, if any, was right?
The way we treat sprains, immobility and swelling has changed. One of our favorite techniques is at the heart of this blog known as compression or Voodoo wraps. Made most popular by Dr. Kelly Starrett @MWOD and has since trickled into boxes, gyms, clinics, and most anywhere people are trying to optimize healing and performance.
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