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National Chiropractic Month

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Do You Suffer from back pain? It’s 2015 National Chiropractic Health Month! Now is the time to do something about it. For the entire month of October we are offering a Complimentary Spinal Exam and X-Rays (If needed). Call 816-232-5113 for an Appointment Today. This offer is good for all three of our locations in Platte City, Gower and St. Joseph.

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Summer 2013 Newsletter

Posted by on Aug 9, 2013 in Newsletter | Comments Off on Summer 2013 Newsletter

Articles: Providing Care Beyond the Cast Posture Check: Quick tips for a healthy back Injury Prevention View this document on Scribd

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Spring 2013 Newsletter: March – May

Posted by on Mar 8, 2013 in Newsletter | Comments Off on Spring 2013 Newsletter: March – May

Meet the Staff: Dr. Stihl Wilson   Dr. Stiehl Wilson has been practicing chiropractic at Performance Plus since 2011. He earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City where he also completed a B.S. degree in Human Biology. Dr. Wilson uses a variety of evidence-based manual therapy techniques in treating his patients’ musculoskeletal problems. In particular, he likes working with injuries and conditions affecting the extremities. Dr. Wilson welcomes the opportunity to work with both adults and children. He is currently pursuing the designation of Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP).   AD #1: Home Health   Performance Plus now offers in-home physical therapy! No extra paperwork, no hassles. Let us come to you! With just a script for physical therapy, we are able to perform physical therapy evaluations and treatment sessions in your home. Contact our office for more details. 232-5113       Article: Active Aging:   With age, the body systems undergo numerous physiological changes. While much of this process is inevitable, research has demonstrated that regular physical activity can drastically slow many of these changes. Additionally, a 2012 study found that a sedentary lifestyle actually has the reverse effect, resulting in an even lower rate of “successful aging” as compared to non-exercising but physically active counterparts (4). The results of this study support current recommendations by the CDC, which not only encourages regular strengthening and moderate intensity exercise, but notes that as little as 10 minutes of physical activity at a time throughout the day can add up to make a big difference in health and “successful aging.” So what does it mean to be “sedentary?” A recent study compared two definitions of the term “sedentary lifestyle.” One definition was based on “active energy expenditure” less than 10% of total daily energy expenditure; the other on performing less than 25 minutes of physical activity per day. Both definitions were equally correlated with aspects of metabolic syndrome including BMI, hypertension, abdominal circumference, and cholesterol levels. Due to the relative ease of determining the time spent performing physical activity by an individual, use of this definition is recommended for clinical practice (3). While 25 minutes of activity per day may seem low, recent research estimates as much as 35% of the United States population live “physically inactive” lives, meaning they “have sedentary jobs, no regular physical activity program and are generally inactive around the house or yard.” (1) Not surprisingly, a low level of physical activity has been associated with higher instances of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, increased BMI, and even chronic pain. While clinicians often hear patients attribute these conditions to “just getting older,” physical activity can have an remarkably positive impact in the prevention and treatments of what many people consider to be inevitable, particularly with regards to cardiovascular and musculoskeletal health. The American Heart Association is just one of many national groups advocating for increased daily physical activity. The AHA website notes that just 30 minutes of moderate activity per day improves blood circulation, improves blood cholesterol levels, and prevents and manages high blood pressure, resulting in a reduction in coronary heart disease by 30-40%, and risk of stroke by up to 27%. These benefits are further supported by a meta-analysis and review by Pedersen and Saltin (2006) which assesses the effect of physical activity on several chronic diseases, including dyslipidemia, hypertension, and coronary heart disease. One of the studies included in the meta-analysis demonstrated that a moderate to hard intensity aerobic training session 3-5x/ week resulted in a mean 4.6% increase in HDL cholesterol, a 3.7% decrease...

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