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Our Denver Chiropractor, The 50 year old rookie

Yep, that’s me playing on my first official ice hockey team at age 50. I grew up playing street hockey back east, but never really got play ice hockey. (Long story, but Mike Schmidt, the Phillies third baseman bought the only hockey rink in my hometown and tore it down to put up a strip mall. That story ends with me getting punched in the face by a woman at a Phillies game in 1986. But that’s off topic right now. Ask me next time you’re in).

 

Anyway, my youngest son Zach started playing hockey when he was 4. He’s 9 now. All along the way I’ve been involved as an assistant coach. I’ve been working on my skating. Hiring a private coach and going to adult hockey clinics. I’ve put in the work. And it’s been hard.

You see, skating is very technical. There is a ton of technique involved- going fast, stopping fast, turning, turning around, skating backwards, turning while skating backwards. And all of that is before having to deal with the puck. Then there’s avoiding collisions, staying onsides, making good passes, taking good shots, and on and on and on.

I’m getting better, but I wouldn’t say I’m good yet. And therein dear reader is my point. (By the way thanks for reading this far:-). The challenge – the process of learning new sport full of difficult skills is the important thing here. First of all, it’s fun. I have always enjoyed learning new skills, like mountain biking, Olympic lifting, and now hockey.

 

Second, learning new stuff is good for your brain. There is tons of research, google it. And finally learning and playing new sports if good for you physically. Simply going to the gym for the sake of going to the gym is fine, but training for something- whether it’s a sport, a race, a vacation, whatever. That takes it all to another level.

It’s all about pushing yourself, whatever that might mean to you personally. And we would like to encourage you to do just that – push yourself. Find your hockey, find your thing – that thing you’ve always wanted to try or learn and do it. I’d say “Just Do It” bur Nike owns that. Anyway, you go push yourself and we’ll be here if you need us. Have fun out there!

 

Glenn Hyman, #68

Denver Chiropractic Center

A little outside leg training

Today we show you how to grab a kettlebell and take it outside to do a little leg training. As always, check with a doctor first. If you don’t know how to use a kettlebell, find a qualified trainer in your are to teach you. Have fun out there!

These exercises can help prevent back pain, hip pain, knee pain and even sciatica. But remember, this is not a substitute for medical advice. If you need help with back pain, hip pain or knee pain, why not call us at 303.300.0424?

Denver Chiropractor shows you how to avoid back pain from your garden

This popular post on our Facebook page features our Denver Chiropractor showing you some lifting tips to help you avoid back pain in your garden this year.

Our Denver Chiropractor shares his best tips for foot and ankle rehab exercises.

It surprises many people that a chiropractor can treat foot pain, ankle sprains, calf pain and shin splints. We also work with recovering injuries (like post-surgery or after coming out of a cast or boot). Well, we sure do. We use advanced Active Release Techniques soft tissue treatments for the muscles and ligaments and simple rehab exercises like these.

Because I broke my ankle in 2017 I went on a long frustrating journey of various physical therapy approaches to rehab it. These simple classic exercises are what work best. Use your good judgment, check with your doctor, and make sure these are right for you.

Our Denver Chiropractor is Back from the Springs

I am back from a 4-Day Active Release Techniques (ART) advanced class in Colorado Springs. It was an awesome weekend learning new protocols that I’ve already started using in the office. If you need need us, call us @ 303.300.0424

We have our latest video below for you: Neck stretches Level 1 and 2.

 

As always, use common sense and make sure this video is appropriate for you.

Our Denver Chiropractor shows you how to improve flexibility with the 90-second rule.

Our Denver Chiropractor shows you how to improve flexibility with the 90-second rule. As always, check with your doctor first.

The Barbell Thruster, one of our Denver Chiropractor’s “Best Ever” exercises

This is one of those, “Best bang for your buck,” type of exercises. As always clear it with a doctor and make sure it’s right for you. Nothing that you read or watch on this site constitutes medical advice. Always seek out a licensed healthcare provider.

Work those glutes w this side lunge.

Work the side of the hips (strengthen the oft accused glute medius) and build up some sport-relevant endurance with this excellent little exercise. Always clear w a doctor first.

Our Denver Chiropractor has deconstructed the overhead squat so anyone can do it.

Our Denver Chiropractor, Dr. Glenn Hyman, thinks this is a great way to improve your posture, prevent knee pain and improve muscular endurance in your quads and glutes. Check with a doctor first!

Denver Chiropractic- Short week alert and this week’s 1-Page Health News

We have a short week this week, as we will be in Monday-Wednesday (and out Thurs and Fri). Our schedule for this VERY short week is filling up VERY quickly, so call us at 303.300.0424 and we will get you in!

Here is this week’s 1-Page Health News:

Mental Attitude: Money Worries Have Americans Anxious. A nationwide poll of more than 1,000 adults revealed that 39% of respondents are more anxious than they were a year ago, with finances, safety, and health topping the list as sources of anxiety. American Psychiatric Association, May 2018

Health Alert: Illnesses Tied to Ticks and Mosquitoes Soaring in US. Diseases transmitted by ticks and mosquitoes in the United States (US) have more than tripled over the past decade from about 27,000 cases in 2004 to over 96,000 cases in 2016. Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) adds, “Zika, West Nile, Lyme, and chikungunya—a growing list of diseases caused by the bite of an infected mosquito, tick or flea— have confronted the US in recent years, making a lot of people sick. And we don’t know what will threaten Americans next.” The report reveals the need for an increased effort to both combat the spread of these pests and better educate the public how to prevent bites. CDC Vital Signs Report, May 2018

Diet: Eating More Produce Lowers Depression Risk. An analysis of data from 18 published studies found that each 100-gram increase in daily fruit and vegetable intake reduces an individual’s risk for depression by 3%. British Journal of Nutrition, May 2018

Exercise: Can Exercise Make Your Heart Younger? In this study, researchers found that mice that ran the equivalent of 3.1 miles (5 km) per day generated about 4.5 times more new heart muscle cells than mice that abstained from exercise. The investigators report that these findings demonstrate how exercise can increases the heart’s capacity to regenerate. Researcher Dr. Anthony Rosenzweig notes, “Maintaining a healthy heart requires balancing the loss of heart muscle cells due to injury or aging with the regeneration or birth of new heart muscle cells. Our study suggests exercise can help tip the balance in favor of regeneration.” Nature Communications, April 2018

Chiropractic: Shoulder Strength Affected By Posture. A recent study assessed the effect of various sitting postures on the external rotator muscle strength of the shoulder. Among a group of 100 participants, researchers observed that shoulder external rotator strength declined 8% following five minutes of sitting in a forward head rounded shoulder posture. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, February 2018