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Yoga complements chiropractic care

Yoga complements chiropractic care

As you know, Sportscare Center added yoga therapy to its services in February 2015. Yoga complements your current athletic training by bettering balance, enhancing endurance, increasing flexibility, and building strength. Anecdotally, people who’ve taken the Re-Energize class report increased strength and weight loss. People who’ve taken the Relax class tell us they sleep like a log after taking the class.

Yoga also fits well into a wellness lifestyle. How many times have you heard “eat healthier and move more” from your doctor, your trainer, your chiropractor? Each person is promoting two things you can do immediately to improve your health and quality of life. Yoga is a great way to enhance wellness and meet the “move more” requirement.

How yoga promotes ongoing wellness:

  • Encourages regular exercise
    Decreases anxiety through breathing exercises
    Oxygenates tissues
    Strengthens the pulmonary system, e.g., lungs and diaphragm.

How yoga complements chiropractic care

If you have been a Sportscare Center patient for long, you know that chiropractic care improves wellness by repairing skeletal misalignments, which improves communications between the nervous system and other body systems, and ultimately, optimizes the body’s ability to function.

Yoga supports chiropractic care by improving posture, building strength, and stretching muscles.

Additionally, some yoga poses address physical issues by alleviating pressure around vertebra. Here are a few:

Seated Forward Bend or Paschimottanasana

Seated Forward Bend or Paschimottanasana

Seated Forward Bend or Paschimottanasana

This posture
• Stretches hamstrings, spine, and lower back
• Enhances calm
• Improves digestion
• Reduces fatigue
• Stimulates the liver and kidneys

 

 

 

 

Half Moon or Ardha Chandrasana

Half Moon or Ardha Chandrasana

Half Moon or Ardha Chandrasana

This posture stimulates vertebrae T6 and L5-S1.
• Tones muscles that support the lumbar and sacral regions of the spine
• Alleviates backache
• Relieves gastritis and acidity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corpse Pose or Savasana

Corpse Pose or Savasana

Corpse Pose or Savasana

 

This posture stimulates C1, aka Atlas.
Use this pose to alleviate tension, migraine headaches, tension headaches, and insomnia.

 

If you have any questions about using yoga to enhance your chiropractic treatments, just ask Dr. Duddey.

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Cleber Luciano stopped by Sportscare Center

Cleber Luciano stopped by Sportscare Center

Our good neighbor Cleber Luciano dropped by Sportscare Center today to show off what he’ll be wearing during his MMA match at the Bren Center on Friday night.

Luciano is a mixed martial arts (MMA) competitor who owns Cleber Jiu Jitsu in the same center as Sportscare Center.

We wish him all the best on Friday night and can only imagine how much harder that right leg will kick with our logo on it.

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April Calendar – Dr. Duddey SportsCare Center in Huntington Beach

April Calendar – Dr. Duddey SportsCare Center in Huntington Beach

Download our Dr Duddey Sportscare Center April 2015 Calendar here.

Here is additional information about the items on the April calendar.

Wellness Talk

This month’s wellness talk will be held  April 8 at 7:30 p.m.  Our topic is What you need to know about Sports Related Injuries.

As the weather heats up, so does our activity. And with all that activity, comes increased chances for sports-related injuries.

Dr. Duddey will address the following:

WHAT TO DO IMMEDIATELY
How you respond to an injury initially is important. Learn what you need to do before you see us.

WHAT TO DO IN RECOVERY
Recovery is work. We’ll let you know what to do in recovery to get your back to your sport or activity as soon as possible.

HOW TO CARE FOR SORE MUSCLES AND JOINTS
When you’re working out, muscles are building and feel tight. Yes, you may be flexible, but your muscles need some care. We’ll tell you how to take care of your aching body.

Be sure to RSVP here or call 714-377-0078 to reserve your spot.

Yoga

The calendar will give you all the classes and times for the month.  Visit our Yoga Classes page for detailed descriptions of each of the classes.  If you’re in doubt,  ask Dr. Duddey, Ashley McKeachie, Milissa Gillen, Craig, or Francisco which class they’d suggest for you.

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April 2015 Newsletter

You’ll want to share our April Newsletter with your friends and the family members you like!

* April Special (So good it’s only good April 1-4!)
* Wellness Talk – April 8 at 7:30 p.m.
* Yoga Talk

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You’ll receive our monthly enewsletter and an occasional reminder about wellness talks and other special events.

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March 2015 Massage & Yoga Specials

March 2015 Massage & Yoga Specials

Take advantage of these mad as a hatter March Massage & Yoga Specials. 

If you’ve been thinking about adding massage or yoga to your wellness regimen, March is your lucky month!  We are offering two wonderful specials this month. Remember, your first yoga class is FREE.

Yoga Specials

Add a side of yoga to your wellness regimen, Huntington Beach!

3 One-Hour Massages + 1 Yoga Class for $180

(Regularly $270)

3 Yoga Sessions for $24

(Regularly $45)
Disclaimer: Offers good through 3/31/15. Cannot combine with other offers. Call 714-377-0078 for details and to purchase.
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2015 February Calendar

2015 February Calendar

Stay on top of all the activity at Dr. Duddey SportsCare Center! Download our calendar today for a list of all the yoga classes and wellness events taking place in February.

Want to participate?  Call 714-377-0078 to RSVP.

Yoga Classes are only $15/class. Packages available. 

Wellness Talk are free of charge. These informative talks are geared to help you make more informed decisions about your wellness efforts.  We need to know you’re planning to attend so that we can reserve your space.  You can even register online on our EVENTS PAGE. 

Download the February 2015 calendar here!

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Yoga classes begin February 2 at Dr. Duddey SportsCare Center in Huntington Beach

Yoga classes begin February 2 at Dr. Duddey SportsCare Center in Huntington Beach

Now, you can add yoga to your wellness regimen right here at Dr. Duddey SportsCare in Huntington Beach.


CLASSES

Re-Energize
Start your day right! This invigorating class sets up your day for success! Move breath to movement to increase your circulation and stimulate your metabolism.
Renew
A gentle yoga class that focuses on breath centered movements.  This class is perfect for those seeking a slower pace, and a safer way to move the body.
Relax

A fusion of Yin and Restorative yoga dedicated to lengthening muscles and increasing flexibility, while being seated or lying down on your mat.  A 15 minute meditation ends the class that prepares you for a perfect night’s sleep.

Yoga Therapy

Using a variety of ancient techniques, this class relieves the symptoms associated with chronic pain.  Easy movements, breathing practices, visualization, and meditation are just a few of the tools that will be employed  to encourage overall wellness.

Click here to select classes and register for them OR call 714-377-0078. 

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Classes are limited to 15 students per class.  You’ll get more individualized instruction than you will in classes with more students.
  • Bring your own yoga mat, towel, and beverage.
  • In the early stages, if you register online, it’s a good idea to give us a call to confirm we received your registration.

PRICING

Single Class $15.00
You want to try without commitment.

10 Class Pack $119.00 
You need a few classes to determine if this is for you! Save you $31 off the Single Class price.

Unlimited $95/month auto-debit
You can’t get enough yoga with our instructor   Ashley McKeachie!  We have 16 classes a week!

 

If you have questions or would like to buy or book classes call 714-377-0078.

Stay on top of what’s happening at Dr. Duddey SportsCare Center. Download the February Calendar:
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Oh, My Aching Head! Try These 8 Headache Relievers First

Oh, My Aching Head! Try These 8 Headache Relievers First

Into every life a few aches and pains fall.  According to the World Health Organization, 1 in 20 people in the developed world suffer with a daily tension headache. Before you reach for a bottle of pain killers, try these pain relievers first.

Understanding the Types of Primary Headaches

There is a lot of confusion over the types of primary headaches, those not caused by another issue, e.g. sinus headaches.  Many people claim to have a migraine, when what they really have is a tension headache.  The level of pain does not determine the diagnosis.

A tension headache is the most common type of headache and is characterized by pain that affects the whole head. Some sufferers experience the pain in the back of the head; others feel it across the forehead.  Some people report a sensation like a tight band around the head or muscle tension in the neck and shoulders.  Even though tension headache sufferers may  be sensitive to light and sound, tension headaches tend to grow in intensity, which gives sufferers time to counter. They are typically not incapacitating.

There is a misconception that “migraine” means severe headache.  While migraines can be painful, the name refers to a type of headache. Migraines result from specific physiologic changes in the brain that lead to pain. Those changes are fluctuations in certain neurotransmitters, which are chemicals that send messages between brain cells.  Regular hormone fluctuations can be a trigger.  Then again, so can consumption of certain foods or a simple change in barometric pressure.  Migraine headaches are associated with symptoms such as: nausea, vomiting, light sensitivity, blind spots, pain on one side of the head, numbness or weakness in the limbs. After puberty, migraines affect more women than men.

Cluster headaches tend to occur daily for periods of a week or more with long spans with no symptoms between episodes.  They are caused by a sudden release of histamines and serotonin in the brain.  Sufferers may experience symptoms like sharp pain behind one eye, one eye gets watery or inflamed, and/or the sufferer experiences a runny nose.  This type of headache affects more men than women.

Headache remedies to try before reaching for a pill

If you’re like many of our patients, you prefer to only use medication as a last resort.  Here are some remedies and treatments to try before reaching for that pain killer.  (Did you know that overusing pain killers can make subsequent pain feel more intense?)

1 – Drink 16-32 oz of  Water

Cigna Health reports that 75 percent of  Americans are chronically dehydrated.  Health Factors suggests that 80% of all headaches are caused by dehydration. The idea is that dehydration causes blood volume to drop, which results in less oxygen rich blood flow to the brain and dilation of blood vessels and triggers the sensation of pain.  So make sure you and your children drink enough pure water daily!  What’s enough? Try this formula: Body weight/2 = Minimum number of ounces to drink daily.

2 – Essential Oil

Urban Zen

A couple drops of peppermint oil could put your headache on the run.

Some headache sufferers experience relief by rubbing a bit of peppermint oil on their temples and on their necks.

3 – Cold Therapy

Apply a cold compress to the area for 15 minutes to slow blood flow and reduce inflammation. (Conversely, others find relief with warm compress therapy, but this is Dr. Duddey Sportscare, where we cheer for Elsa in Frozen, Frosty the Snowman, and the Snow Miser!)

4 – Peppermint Tea

If your headaches include a little nausea, go for a cup of peppermint tea.  Peppermint has been used for millennia to calm muscles in the gastrointestinal tract.  And herbal tea will also help rehydrate you.

5 – Acupuncture

Acupuncture effectively relieves chronic headaches.

Acupuncture effectively relieves chronic headaches.

While it may take a few treatments to dial it in, acupuncture can help chronic headache sufferers by reducing muscle tension and  encouraging the release of painkilling endorphins.

6 – Activity

If you’ve been sitting in the same position for hours, it’s time to get up and get the blood flowing! Stretch periodically throughout the day

7 – Chiropractic Care

Regularly scheduled chiropractic care has helped many people overcome chronic headaches.

Regularly scheduled chiropractic care has helped many people overcome chronic headaches.

Your chiropractor can use a variety of treatments to offer relief to the headache sufferer.  At a minimum, your chiropractor adjust your spine relieving any impinged nerves or rotated vertebrae.  Massage or physical therapy treatments may be added to address muscle tightness and spasms to offer relief.

8 – Coffee

Sipping a small cup of coffee can provide the right amount of caffeine  to block the neurotransmitter adenosine, which causes blood vessels to dilate and create pain-causing pressure. Caffeine constricts those vessels and relieves pain.  This method is effective for people who consume about 150 mg of caffeine (about a 12 ounce coffee) daily. If you are a coffee achiever, your blood vessels may not be as responsive.

 

 

 

Sources that helped inform this article:

  • medicinenet.com
  • webmd.com
  • New York Times, Really? The Claim: To Prevent Migraines, Drink More Water, 8/15/2011
  • RealSimple.com
  • CignaBehavioral.com
  • HealthFactors.com

 

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