A common story that I hear from my patients goes something like this: “I’ve started going to the gym, but lately my back has been stiff, and now I’ve got this pain going from my hip to my knee. I’m scared to go back.

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From the Doctor’s Desk When you  have a moment of quiet time, sit down and honestly assess where you are at with your health and fitness goals and where you would like to be in 2 months, 6 months, or a year from now? Could you use a little more activity in your life? Are […]

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From the Doctor’s Desk I attended a lecture by Sarah Mahoney, PT, and lead physiotherapist for children’s ergonomics in the New Zealand school system. I’ve included some of her tips for children. They’re great reminders for adults too! And since learning is a lifelong endeavor, I’ve listed some of my favorite books for healthy living. […]

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From the Doctor’s Desk… Do you like to hike, camp, or spend time outdoors? My family and I have gone camping and hiking in the high Sierra in years past. Even in June, there was still plenty of snow at 9300 ft…enough to pack a beautiful trout back down the trail for dinner! This curious […]

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Turn off those pesky computers and electronic toys and get outdoors! Long days and warm temperatures mean you can go for an evening hike or bike ride and plan a family picnic and badminton game for the weekend. In the winter months you can enjoy sledding, cross country skiing, downhill skiing or even an old-fashioned […]

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Posture Perfect with Core Training and Stability Balls Your mother was right; posture does matter! Good posture encourages deeper breathing, aids focus and concentration, reduces muscle fatigue, decreases risk of injury and promotes healthy aging. In addition, strong core muscles are essential to supporting good posture and protecting your back from injuries during daily activities […]

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Did you know that the role of chiropractic in the Olympics continues to expand with the first ever inclusion of chiropractic in the Olympic Village Polyclinic? Dr. Bill Moreau, D.C. is the director of sports medicine clinics for the USOC and a few years ago I had the privilege of taking a class on adjusting […]

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From the Doctor’s Desk So many books…so little time! The 100 Year Lifestyle Workout is out, In Defense of Food is the 2010 choice of Silicon Valley Reads and Food Rules is just plain fun. So start reading and start getting healthy! Dr. Pamela Wells Core Classes Continue Get your ESS in Shape: Endurance, Strength […]

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One of the things I enjoy most about being a Doctor of Chiropractic is that I have the opportunity to get to know you, and often, your families. We look forward to seeing our “regulars” who choose to come in for for wellness care, and those who come in “as needed,” often with an interesting […]

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08 Jul July 08, 2009

National Healthcare Reform

Dr. Pamela Wells 0 Chiropractic Articles, Newsletter

During his campaign, then President-Elect Barack Obama acknowledged the importance of including chiropractic in a national healthcare plan in a letter to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). Commenting that chiropractic care is “low-cost, drug-free, and non-invasive,” he further stated, “…steps should be taken to acknowledge the important care chiropractors provide, and knock down unreasonable barriers […]

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