08. March 2021
Birth is a natural and beautiful process that can be likened to a dance between mom and baby. The geography of mom’s anatomy pairs perfectly with baby’s primitive reflexes, triggering these reflexes in an ideally choreographed ensemble and assisting in moving baby through the birth canal. Now imagine a dance partner that is constantly stepping on your toes. Not as beautiful a picture, is it? Mom’s body and spine go through a significant amount of change throughout pregnancy. The pressure...
01. March 2021
Torticollis is a condition in which one’s head tilts to one side while rotating to the other. This is caused by the tightening of a muscle called the sternocleidomastoid (whoa, say that ten times fast). This looks like a pretty wild word, so let’s break it down. The first part, sterno, refers to the sternum or breastbone. The second part, cleido, refers to the clavicle. The third part, mastoid, is the bony process of the skull that sits just behind the ear. We have two of these muscles, one...
19. February 2021
We're All Ears!
Have you ever wondered why ear infections are so common in little ones? Some kids have so many ear infections, that they seem to be taking antibiotics regularly and some are even candidates for ear tube surgery. I don’t know about you, but that does not seem like much fun to me. Kids should be running, jumping, playing, and enjoying life! Not constantly run down with a sore ear and everything that comes with it! But there is a very specific reason as to why littles are more prone to ear...
28. January 2021
Motion Sickness: It’s in Your Head, but You’re not Imagining it
With the warmer months rapidly approaching, we are not far off from road trip season! While we love packing up the car and heading out on an adventure, the extended hours in the back seat might put some people at higher risk for motion sickness. So let’s take a deeper look at why some people can read in the car and enjoy their trip, while others succumb to a headache, dizziness, and nausea.
21. August 2018
Did you know the brain and human body has an operating system? The autonomic nervous system is in fact, the operating system of the human brain and life supporting systems of the body. I like to call it the automatic operating system, because it operates without any conscious effort from you. In other words, you don't have to think about keeping your heart beating or your lungs breathing, it just works. However, like any operating system, it can be corrupted under certain conditions.
05. July 2017
The ability of a baby to properly latch and feed is a complex suck-swallow-breathe sequence. This requires the function of 6 cranial nerves, 6 cervical nerves and a few thoracic nerves in order to coordinate as many as 31 muscles in the lips, cheeks, tongue, jaw, chin, soft palate etc. All of this soft tissue means that there can be involvement of many structures in problems of latch or abnormal suck. Let,s look at some of the muscles involved in moving the tongue. The three main muscles of the...
24. August 2016
Does My Fibromyalgia Pain Have A Primary Cause? Fibromyalgia is painful debilitating condition that mostly affects women between 20-50 years of age. The pain from Fibromyalgia can be so severe, that simple everyday tasks become challenging. It is estimated that 12 million people suffer from Fibromyalgia with many of these people going undiagnosed. These people are the mothers, sisters, daughters, neighbors, and friends of our community. Even though Fibromyalgia is most common is middle-aged...
25. July 2016
We always learn how much our mother was right as we get older. Do you remember your mother constantly saying “stand up straight! Don’t slouch!”, it turns out she was right all along. Your spinal structure is one of the most important things that can affect your health. The development of your posture is directly related to the development of your spine. The proper development of your spine results in a group of small bones called vertebrae that are designed to fit together to form an...