We apologize for sending out another email so close to our last, but this information can potentially affect us all! Please take a few moments of your day and read the following message. These changes will affect Chiro, PT, OT, Acupuncture and many other forms of manual therapy!
Do you have HORIZON BCBS Insurance? Are you fed up with changes being made to your health insurance, regardless of the carrier, without your approval or even a solid warning of changes greatly reflecting your healthcare? PLEASE READ ON!
BCBS is partnering with a 3rd party company to manage your chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture, occupational therapy and speech therapy benefits.
WHY IS THIS BAD? This company routinely denies care after just 5 visits of the 30 approved on many plans.
The link will automatically identify the constituent’s legislators and will send the message directly to them and other key legislators before this partnership is approved. Please share this link and work together to fight this!
Thank you for taking the time to support this important message as we hope our elected officials will take a second look at this future partnership.
ART® is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.
HOW DO OVERUSE CONDITIONS OCCUR?
Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:
acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc)
accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia)
Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.
WHAT IS AN ART® TREATMENT LIKE?
Every ART® session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The ART® provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.
These treatment protocols – over 500 specific moves – are unique to ART®. They allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient. ART® is not a cookie-cutter approach.
Children grow so quickly! Seriously take a look at your kids and you will realize they never stop growing! As they are growing their bones and muscles are susceptible to temporary backaches, joint pain, and muscle strains. Do your part to ensure your kids never start on the long road of back-related problems and choose the right backpack for them. Our team of Chiropractors at the office can help.
To be safe, make it a game. The simplest tool is right in your bathroom. Get out that scale and weigh. Your small child’s backpack should weigh less than 10 pounds. For a 150-pound child, 15 pounds is the recommended maximum. For a 75 pound child, 7.5 pounds is the most they should safely carry.
Overly-heavy backpacks can contribute to ANY of the following:
Reduced blood flow
Lead to poor posture
Disrupt natural curve of the middle and lower back
Cause the spine and muscles to lean to over compensate
Place undue stress on the lower back
TIPS FOR CHOOSING A GOOD BACKPACK:
Try to get your child into the habit of wearing a backpack correctly, i.e., putting it on right and picking it up CORRECTLY. This part seems so simple but we are all guilty of the morning rush to catch the bus and run out the door holding something awkwardly!
If you and your child follows these rules it’ll go a long way to maintain good spinal health.
Squat or kneel to pick up the backpack Avoid twisting or bending picking up the backpack Lift with the legs (goes for everything) Slip it on (use a waist high table if you can) Always wear both straps Adjust the straps so the pack fits snugly Always use the waist straps If you are in the market for a new backpack make sure it has all or most of the following criteria:
Single strapped satchels are best avoided. It makes your child uneven and places the load off center on one side of their body. Two straps balance the load on both of their shoulders.
We’ve all seen that kid with the bag bigger than they are; funny as it looks it’s no laughing matter. A child’s backpack should be no bigger than the child’s back and it should lie 1-2 inches below the shoulders, and no more than 4 inches below the waist.
Properly Padded Straps
Wide shoulder straps distribute the load over more surface area and wider is better, with a minimum of two padded inches the best way to go.
Padded Back Pad
A padded back alleviates any nasty pressure points and protects from that pencil case or game system poking the spine.
For more information use the contact us page on our website or make an appointment today! 856.228.3100
PLEASE NOTE THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED ON SCIENCE DAILY AND NOTED BELOW! As a bunch of coffee and tea drinkers, we found this exceptionally interesting and worthy of being shared on our blog at this office! – Craig Evans, DC, ART
Date: May 10, 2019
Source: University of South Australia
Summary: A morning coffee is an essential for many people looking to kick start their day. But while the humble coffee may be a vital feature of the daily grind, how much is too much?
Latte, cappuccino or short black, a morning coffee is an essential for many people looking to kick start their day. But while the humble coffee may be a vital feature of the daily grind, how much is too much?
While the pros and cons of drinking coffee have been debated for decades, new research from the University of South Australia reveals that drinking six or more coffees a day can be detrimental to your health, increasing your risk of heart disease by up to 22 per cent.
In Australia, one in six people are affected by cardiovascular disease. It is a major cause of death with one person dying from the disease every 12 minutes. According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death, yet one of the most preventable.
Investigating the association of long-term coffee consumption and cardiovascular disease, UniSA researchers Dr Ang Zhou and Professor Elina Hyppönen of the Australian Centre for Precision Health say their research confirms the point at which excess caffeine can cause high blood pressure, a precursor to heart disease.
This is the first time an upper limit has been placed on safe coffee consumption and cardiovascular health.
“Coffee is the most commonly consumed stimulant in the world — it wakes us up, boosts our energy and helps us focus — but people are always asking ‘How much caffeine is too much?’,” Prof Hyppönen says.
“Most people would agree that if you drink a lot of coffee, you might feel jittery, irritable or perhaps even nauseas — that’s because caffeine helps your body work faster and harder, but it is also likely to suggest that you may have reached your limit for the time being.
“We also know that risk of cardiovascular disease increases with high blood pressure, a known consequence of excess caffeine consumption.
“In order to maintain a healthy heart and a healthy blood pressure, people must limit their coffees to fewer than six cups a day — based on our data six was the tipping point where caffeine started to negatively affect cardiovascular risk.”
Using UK Biobank data of 347,077 participants aged 37-73 years, the study explored the ability of the caffeine-metabolizing gene (CYP1A2) to better process caffeine, identifying increased risks of cardiovascular disease in line with coffee consumption and genetic variations.
Prof Hyppönen says that despite carriers of the fast-processing gene variation being four times quicker at metabolising caffeine, the research does not support the belief that these people could safely consume more caffeine, more frequently, without detrimental health effects.
“An estimated three billion cups of coffee are enjoyed every day around the world,” Prof Hyppönen says.
“Knowing the limits of what’s good for you and what’s not is imperative.
“As with many things, it’s all about moderation; overindulge and your health will pay for it.”
Ang Zhou, Elina Hyppönen. Long-term coffee consumption, caffeine metabolism genetics, and risk of cardiovascular disease: a prospective analysis of up to 347,077 individuals and 8368 cases. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2019; 109 (3): 509 DOI: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy297
Active Release Techniques: Active Release Techniques (ART) is a patented soft tissue treatment system invented by Colorado Springs, CO Chiropractor Mike Leahy. Active Release Therapy is a form of deep tissue work that involves the muscles, tendons, fascia (covers muscle), ligaments, and nerves. It is used to treat acute or chronic injuries, repetitive strain injury and nerve entrapment’s like carpal tunnel syndrome, and sciatica. ART is also used before and after surgery to reduce scar tissue formation and build up.
What conditions can ART help? ART can alleviate headaches, TMJ pain, back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain, wrist pain, hand pain, thumb pain, hip pain, knee pain, calf pain, ankle pain, and foot pain. ART also works on common injuries like; ITB Syndrome, Runners Knee, Shin Splints, Plantar Fasciitis, Rotator Cuff Injuries, Golfer’s and Tennis Elbow, Piriformis Syndrome, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and Sciatica. ART also can remove scar tissue build up after surgery, and scar tissue build up from joint replacements, instead of going through painful and sometimes risky manipulations under Anesthesia.
How does ART work? ART works to break up and remove scar tissue deep within and between muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. ART treatment is a hands on treatment where the doctor contacts the injured muscle, joint, ligament, or nerves with his thumb or fingers, the tissue is then shortened and moved through a range of motion while a tension is held over the injured structure. This breaks up the scared or fibrotic tissue present while reducing pain and improving range of motion.
How long will it take? The average number of ART treatments for all conditions ranges between 5-15 visits per condition depending on severity and duration of symptoms. Typically treatments are 10-15 minutes long, and patients should bring shorts for lower back, hip, knee, ankle or foot injuries. For neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand injuries a tank top is recommended.
Every year thousands of people suffer some type of lower back
injury. This often requires a visit to their chiropractor as a result of
gardening or doing some other type of yard work. This happens a lot in the
spring when people are anxious to get outside and tend to their yards after
months of being penned indoors by the winter season.
It is relatively easy to injure your back, especially if you are moving heavy objects around the yard. While good chiropractic care is always one of the first things you should do after receiving such an injury, you also want to consider the fact that chiropractic care, which occurs on a fairly regular basis, may help to curb some of these injuries in the first place as does following some common safety precautions when you are working in your yard. Our team can help you improve your readiness for the spring season using Active Release Technique, Chiropractic Manipulation, home exercise strategies, and improving your stretching at home as well!
are a number of tips that can help you when it comes to preventing back
injuries while you are working in your yard. Perhaps one of the most important
things to remember is that in most cases, the more fit you are the less likely
you are to suffer an injury of this type. Fitness is a good idea in any case
and this is especially true when you are performing any type of rigorous
physical activity. Good muscle tone and flexibility will go a long way toward
helping you stay healthy and free from back injuries that can be very painful.
addition, you always want to lift properly. Always lift with your knees and
keep your feet in front of you approximately a shoulder length apart or even
slightly wider. Whatever you do, always avoid lifting with your back. This is
one of the primary reasons that people receive back injuries in the first
place. Another thing you can do to reduce your chances of injuring your back is
to use tools that work well for you. If you are an individual with a smaller
build, you need to use smaller tools and try not to move things that are too
heavy without help.
course, if you do feel tightness in your back, or you have had an especially
hard day, you can typically relieve much of the tension by icing the muscles
appropriately. If you prefer, you may want to alternate ice and heat in order
to reduce inflammation and then relax the muscles. Ensure that you do not apply
ice directly to the skin and that you use caution when applying heat as well.
is always a good idea to visit your chiropractor on a regular basis even if you
are not currently experiencing any problems. Professional golfers in particular
have recently shown that they stay in top shape with semi regular visits to the
chiropractor. This can prevent you from suffering a back injury or some other
type of injury while you are working in your yard.
In the event that you do suffer an injury our team would be more than happy to help and can be an integral part of the recovery process. Working in your yard and getting ready for spring is something that most people enjoy, but it is also something that you should do carefully in order to ensure that you do not injure yourself. Be safe and contact us with any questions you may have.
If you have questions, please use our CONTACT US page at the following link!
Very excited to be invited back once again for the Tri856 Kick Off Party held this year at Aistriu in Marlton, NJ! We practically broke the seams of the Haddonfield Running Co last year, so in order to grow had to move over to Aistriu! We are always thankful to our friends at the Running Co of Haddonfield for ALWAYS BEING THE BEST, but this club is growing by leaps and bounds in 2019!
Triathletes, Triathlon coaches, Road Bikes, Mountain Bikes, Chiropractors and Physical Therapists all combined under one roof for more than a few reasons to chat all kinds of issues surrounding the sport of triathlon! If you were worried that we didn’t have any fun, just see the pictures below!
Thank you SO VERY MUCH to Aistriu for hosting our event, not kicking us out for being corny and in general just being FANTASTIC HOSTS!
The Haddonfield Adrenaline 5K Race went off with a bang this year, just like it has every year in the past and will continue to do so in the future! Dr’s Trisha Sileo and Craig Evans both ran the race and held their own in different respective ways. Dr. Trisha held a solid race long pace of about 30 seconds faster than she normally trains at during cardio races and Dr. Craig nearly pushed his daughters in the double stroller to a sub 30 minute total race which may likely be one of his best to date in the double stroller.
Across the board times were very fast for the event and several men and women finished in sub 20 minutes which is a very good sign for the quality of field that a race like the Adrenaline Run brings out each year. The race quality is thankful for the concerted efforts of the Haddonfield Running Co and the best shoe sponsor around, Brooks Running! Dave and TJ always make the day great and outside support from running clubs like the SJAC (South Jersey Athletic Club), Pine Land Striders, Run856, Run215, Break Neck Running Club and the Bryn Mawr Running Clubs are always great to see. Various high school and college aged runners from various organizations are almost always present as well including Haddonfield High School, Haddon Township High School, Haddon Heights School, Cherry Hill East, Cherry Hill West, Cherokee, Lenape, Shawnee, Bishop Eustace and Camden Catholic were all represented to at least some extent!
For us, some of the most fun comes after the race when we set up a few chiropractic tables in the basement of the Haddonfield Running Company and get to work using Active Release, IASTM, and our Chiropractic skills on most any runner who is or has been a patient. Talking running and working with runners to solve “runner probs” is more or less when of the best parts about this job! Thank you ten times over to the Haddonfield Running Co for hosting such an AWESOME race and letting us be a part of it now for 7 or 8 years straight!
Here are some pictures of the post race Active Release being done in the basement of the Running Co, it’s sweaty, a lot of bad jokes are told and a lot of running injuries are discussed! Click on the thumbnails below for some priceless expressions.
ALINE Systems Insoles have revolutionized the insole category with their multi-patented suspension zones, ribbed arches, and contour zones.
ALINE orthotics are designed to enhance your performance through improved support and alignment of the foot, ankle and lower kinematic chain! The alignment of your body is critical to proper and healthy movement. Our patented ALINE Suspension Technology combines over 100 moving ribs, bio mechanically correct supports, engineered suspension zones, a heel cup and gel pad to place your body in the correct alignment at the correct times during activity.
When you look at some of the less “performance minded” models of shoes from even the best sports shoe manufacturers, the amount of insole material supporting your arch is simply not good enough. In recent years, some running shoe manufactures have gotten better but often times soccer cleats, football cleats, baseball cleats, and high end basketball shoes are laughable when it comes to providing a proper or well fitted arch support.
Over 1000 professional athletes from Football, Baseball, Basketball, Hockey, Adventure racing, Snowboarding, Skiing, Cycling, MMA, Golf and other sports are wearing ALINE today to improve their training and performance. More than 100 X-Games medals, 13 Professional Golf Tournaments and 12 Olympic medals have been won by athletes with ALINE under their feet. Recently ALINE’s golf insole technology has even led to changes in the way some golf pros recognize and adapt to ground reactive forces!
Chiropractic care at Dr. Mark Kemenosh and Associates chiropractic clinic can diagnose and treat problems that affect the nerves, muscles, bones, and joints of your body, in the back and spine, or in the extremities as well. At a basic level a chiropractor will gently adjust your spine which often times brings relief of back pain when possible. At a deeper level chiropractors are doing much more than just adjusting or manipulation of the spine.
After your initial visit and consultation your chiropractor at Dr. Mark Kemenosh and Associates, we will have a good idea of what your treatment plan is going to consist of. We almost always treat on the first day you see us because we are interested in getting you up and back to moving around as quickly as medically responsible.
How many treatments will you need?
Dr. Mark Kemenosh and Associates chiropractic treatments can range from a few days to several weeks depending on the severity of your condition or the results you want to achieve. Chiropractic care can also be a lifelong choice to keep you on a path of well-being and solid core strength.
Many professional athletes continue to see a chiropractor even when there is no acute pain, as regular adjustments can keep you aligned and in peak form. The Chiropractic team at Dr. Mark Kemenosh and Associates in various offices across South Jersey are not just there when it really hurts; they can be in your corner frequently, keeping your body’s systems communicating at a high level and keeping muscle and bone deterioration at bay.
What causes back pain?
The back is a complex structure of bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles. Damage to any of the structures can lead to back pain, with various degrees of severity. Back pain has a long list of causes and we are all likely to suffer at some point in our lives from poor posture, obesity, or psychological stress. Each of these can lead to back pain or take it from a point of being able to manage yourself to need a professional team like our office to help you stay up right and moving freely without pain or discomfort.
Some tips to prevent back pain:
Maintain a healthy diet and weight
Stretch and exercise (ask your chiropractor what is safe or effective in relieving pain as well as increasing function)
Maintain proper posture at work
Wear low heeled shoes with adequate support and fit
While this is not an exhaustive list of tips, it’s a good starting point on the road to optimum back health. Contact our awesome team of Chiropractic Physcians today for more information. 856.228.3100 has been our phone number for over 30 years!
Our offices are located in Mount Laurel, Haddonfield, Laurel Springs (Blackwood and Clementon borders on Chews Landing Road), Sewell, and Somers Point, New Jersey! This enables our team to do our best to service most of South Jersey!