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
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
• 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
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
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.
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.
Here is additional information about the items on the April calendar.
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.
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.
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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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.
Add a side of yoga to your wellness regimen, Huntington Beach!
3 One-Hour Massages + 1 Yoga Class for $180
3 Yoga Sessions for $24
Disclaimer: Offers good through 3/31/15. Cannot combine with other offers. Call 714-377-0078 for details and to purchase.
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!
Now, you can add yoga to your wellness regimen right here at Dr. Duddey SportsCare in Huntington Beach.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You want to try without commitment.
|10 Class Pack
You need a few classes to determine if this is for you! Save you $31 off the Single Class price.
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:
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
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.
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.
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:
- New York Times, Really? The Claim: To Prevent Migraines, Drink More Water, 8/15/2011
We told you things were going to get exciting when we moved to our new location. We are about proactively preserving wellness here. That’s why we encourage our patients to come in for regular maintenance checks.
Acupuncture is now offered at Dr. Duddey Wellness Center.
Last month we introduced you to our new acupuncturist, Milissa Gillen L.Ac., MAOM. Some of you met her in person at our last Wellness Talk and some of you scheduled an appointment. Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that has been practiced for centuries. It’s based on the theory that energy, called chi (say “chee”), flows through and around your body along pathways called meridians.
In a session, Milissa will talk with you about what you’re feeling or experiencing. Then, she’ll take your radial pulse and may palpate your abdomen. Next, based upon what you and your body has shared with her, Milissa will insert between five and 15 needles on various parts of your body. These needles are extremely fine. Think about the fine filament you might see in a mini light or fairy light. Once in place, the needles will stay in place for up to 45 minutes while you lean back and let your body do its work. During this time, patients have been known to experience tingling, warmth, coolness, buzzing or nothing at the insertion sites.
URBAN ZEN INTEGRATED THERAPIES
Urban Zen Integrated Therapy therapists use pure oils in their treatments.
We are excited to announce that we now offer Urban Zen Integrated Therapies at Dr. Duddey Sportscare Center. Urban Zen is an approach that treats the patient, not the disease. It combines eastern healing techniques, yoga therapy, essential oil therapy, nutrition, and contemplative care to address the needs of the patient.
Patients who add Urban Zen to their wellness program can expect to start off talking with their therapists to identify the issues they want to address. Therapy may include yoga poses, essential oil therapy, and Reiki.
Reiki is a Japanese technique to reduce stress and promote relaxation by channeling chi by laying hands on or just above the patient’s body. Some people report feeling “energy flowing” or “release” after a session.
We’re excited to bring these choices to you to add to your wellness regimen and hope you’ll schedule an appointment with either Milissa for Acupuncture or our friends at Urban Zen.
Stay tuned! There’s more to come.