Tape: All Hype or Scientifically Sound?

Dr. Thomas Anderson Blog

Bottom Line: It’s difficult to find a single sporting event where you won’t see an athlete wearing colorful tape somewhere on their body. You may have wondered what it is, and more importantly what it’s used for. The tape is called kinesio tape and was initially developed by a Chiropractor about 40 years ago. It works by stimulating proprioception, which …

Moving Kids Toward Better Health

Dr. Thomas Anderson Blog

Bottom Line: Life is motion. Moving every day is crucially important to your overall health and wellness. Everything from cardiovascular disease to depression has been tied to a lack of physical activity. And this isn’t something that only adults need to be aware of. Getting enough physical activity as a child is an important step in reducing the risk of …

Foam Rolling: It Hurts So Good

Dr. Thomas Anderson Blog

Bottom Line: Foam rolling has exploded in popularity over the past few years. No longer used only by athletes and trainers, foam rolling (or myofascial release) is now used by people at all levels of fitness. The goal of foam rolling is to improve muscle function, performance, and range of motion. When a tight muscle or trigger point is released, …

Back Pain: Top Organizations Recommend Against Opioids

Dr. Thomas Anderson Blog

Bottom Line: At last, many top healthcare organizations are taking a stand against the prescription of opioids for treating back pain. The American Pain Society, Harvard Health, and the American College of Physicians have all recommended that people suffering from back pain seek conservative care options, such as Chiropractic, before taking any medications. What’s more, their stance is supported by …

Headaches: Before You Reach for Medication…

Dr. Thomas Anderson Blog

Bottom Line: Do you suffer from headaches? If so, you’re not alone. It’s estimated that up to 50% of people deal with headaches each year. While an occasional headache is nothing more than a nuisance, when they become chronic, you can experience challenges at home and at work and you might even experience depression. The good news is, it may …

Opioids: By the Numbers

Dr. Thomas Anderson Blog

The opioid epidemic is one of the deadliest drug crises in our recent history. Look at the United States. It’s estimated that over 2 million people have a problem with opioid abuse and nearly 50,000 people die each year due as a result. So, how did we get here? Well, in the 1990s, pharmaceutical companies began aggressively marketing these drugs …

Finding Relief Without Drugs

Dr. Thomas Anderson Blog

Bottom Line: With the opioid crisis affecting millions of people, it may come as no surprise that there’s probably someone in your circle of friends and family struggling with opioid misuse or addiction. For those people, it can feel nearly impossible to find a way out. That potent combination of pain relief and euphoria characteristic of opioids makes them so …

Class: Detox for the New Year! A few spots left!

Dr. Kristina Fruechtl Blog

A detoxification program is a great way to improve health and functioning of your body. It affects how your body filters harmful toxins and flushes out by-products of normal cellular activities. This class will help you get ready to use the Metagenics Clear Change Metabolic Detoxification Program. At Marty Chiropractic Saturday, February 2nd at 12:30pm. Call ahead to register: 952-894-5108 …

The Key to Crossfit Success

Dr. Thomas Anderson Blog

Bottom Line: If you’re into Crossfit, you know how addictive it can become. That mix of high-intensity interval training and competition can help drive your motivation and commitment and lead you to achieve amazing changes to your body. That consistency becomes the key to your success – to getting the results you’re after, but what do you do when you’re …

The Healthcare “Secret” of Pro Athletes

Dr. Thomas Anderson Blog

Bottom Line: Entering the arena of professional sports comes with high stakes. The slightest advantage can make all the difference between coming out on top or coming up short while competing. As a result, most high-level athletes are in tune with every nuance of their body and on the constant hunt to find ways to improve their performance.  It might …