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What does a licensed athletic trainer do?

Written by: Corey Wencl, Licensed Athletic Trainer at Agnesian HealthCare In my nine years’ experience as a licensed athletic trainer (LAT), I have often been asked the question, “What does an athletic trainer do?” or “That’s like a personal trainer, right?” Well, not exactly. Although LATs can specialize in performance enhancement, that simply scratches the […]

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Advice for a football parent from a certified athletic trainer

Written by: Tyler Schwarz, Certified Athletic Trainer with Agnesian HealthCare I have been working as a certified athletic trainer for 15 years and have seen a lot of things, mostly good, but some bad.  And I have dealt with lots of different injuries; most minor, but some serious.  The one thing that I have never […]

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Crunch-Free Core Strengthening for Athletes

Participating in a regular core strengthening program has been shown to increase explosive power and prevent injury during athletic activities. Your core muscles are needed to stabilize both your upper and lower extremities during high level activities, such as throwing and kicking. When most people think about core strengthening exercises, the first exercise that comes […]

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Preventing Sport-Related Knee Injuries

A torn knee ligament is one of the most debilitating injuries that routinely occur in young athletes.  Sports that involve jumping, cutting, pivoting and sudden stops such as football, basketball, soccer and volleyball place the athlete at a greater risk for developing a knee injury. The good news is that there are ways to decrease […]

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Is chiropractic care safe for pregnant women and babies?

Written by: Drs. Bryan Henslin and Andrew Judkins There are a lot of anatomical changes to pregnant womens’ bodies; chiropractic care keeps their bodies loose and functioning to allow for a better pregnancy experience and birth. Chiropractic care has proven very effective in the treatment of babies’ colic and ear infections. Chiropractors treat patients as young […]

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What is the noise during a chiropractic adjustment?

Written by: Drs. Bryan Henslin and Andrew Judkins It is not necessary to have a cracking sound to manipulate the spine. There won’t always be sounds associated with the adjustments. If there are sounds during treatment it is because of the pressure in the tense areas being released.

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Does a chiropractic adjustment hurt?

Written by: Drs. Bryan Henslin and Andrew Judkins Just like starting a workout plan, a patient will be a little sore at first after adjustments, especially if the patient was experiencing inflammation before the treatment. The soreness usually subsides after the first couple treatments. Once a patient has restored function the adjustments feel very good. How […]

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Benefits of chiropractic care

Written by: Drs. Bryan Henslin and Andrew Judkins Decrease inflammation, decrease pain, increased range of motion Great results for people with migraines (usually cervical origin), vertigo/dizziness and chronic low back pain from repetitive stress motions and tightness. The care focusses on the whole person; life is about balance Treatment plans offer education on lifestyle management, nutrition […]

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Targeting High Blood Pressure with exercise

Exercise is a drug free approach to lowering blood pressure. Regular aerobic or dynamic (moving) exercise depend mainly on the energy derived from consuming oxygen or your increased oxygen consumption helps your heart/cardiovascular system become stronger and more efficient at pumping blood, thus lower/control blood pressure. Systolic blood pressure (the top number) will rise with […]

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What do chiropractors look for?

Drs. Bryan Henslin and Andrew Judkins Chiropractors look for subtle dislocations in spine. The dislocations can cause inflammation, decreased motion, and pain/lack of function. Main causes of subluxation (subtle dislocations in spine): Physical – slips and falls, accidents, repetitive motions (for example, improper lifting). Repetitive motion is the most common cause they see. Emotional – […]

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