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Move Over, R.I.C.E.

Posted by PHS Chiropractic on Tuesday, June 02, 2020

The acronym R.I.C.E. stands for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation and it was coined by Gabe Mirkin, M.D. in 1978 as a way to address inflammation due to injury. Ever since, this modality has been a staple to treat sports injuries and muscle soreness issues. However, just because R.I.C.E. has been the standard, it may not always be the best way to treat injuries or to promote recovery.

Why Choose Spinal Decompression?

Posted by PHS Chiropractic on Wednesday, April 29, 2020

"My back hurts, Doc." This is one of the most common complaints heard by family doctors. Approximately 25–60% of patients who experience low-back pain (LBP) will report recurrence of pain, many within as little as one year.¹ LBP is the most common cause of work disability in the US.² Many patients on disability for in excess of six months will not return to work, and that number decreases to near zero after two years.³ LBP is also the most expensive reason for work disability in the US.² It has been estimated that 2% of the work force in the US will be compensated for back injuries yearly.³ 

Show Your Upholstery Some Love

Posted by PHS Chiropractic on Thursday, March 26, 2020

First impressions matter. Clients pay attention to details, and upon first glance they will notice if your upholstery looks clean and well cared for, or if it appears tattered, stained or in disrepair. Since you have made an investment in purchasing a quality chiropractic table, it is important to keep it clean and in good repair for many years of use, and satisfied customers.

Ask the Doc: Apollo Laser Q & A with Dr. Curtis Turchin

Posted by Curtis Turchin, MA, DC on Thursday, March 05, 2020

Learn more about how to apply laser treatment for chronic health conditions with the Apollo Laser through a series of questions posed to Dr. Curtis Turchin, chiropractor and creator of the Apollo Laser System.

Matting Matters: Q & A with Smart Step Wellness Mats

Posted by PHS Chiropractic on Monday, January 20, 2020

Anti-fatigue floor mats promote employee wellness and workplace safety by proficiently reducing stress, strain and improving circulation, all while minimizing joint, limb and muscle aches. The use of high quality, ergonomically sound anti-fatigue mats is a crucial link in reducing pain related to standing long hours at work. 

Safe Standing

Posted by PHS Chiropractic on Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The human body is designed to move. Unfortunately, in today's workplace environment most people have either sedentary jobs, or jobs that require long hours of continuous standing. Office jobs that require sitting at a desk for eight or more hours per day is generally considered unhealthy. Although standing can be a healthier alternative to continuous sitting, prolonged standing can place excess strain on the back, legs and feet. This blog will discuss the benefits of using anti-fatigue mats to lessen the strain.

ADA Compliance: For Chiropractors

Posted by PHS Chiropractic on Thursday, December 05, 2019

In 1990, The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) came into law. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas open to the general public, including jobs, schools, transportation and public and private places.1

An Ounce of Prevention with Apollo Lasers

Posted by PHS Chiropractic on Thursday, November 07, 2019

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Creating a planned preventative maintenance program for your Apollo Laser unit only makes good cents in the long run uncovering minor issues early to save time and money.

Apollo Lasers Case Study: Dr. Albert Scales

Posted by Dr. Albert Scales on Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Lakeshore Chiropractic Group in St. Catharines, Ontario uses the Apollo Laser to provide cold laser therapy treatments at their facility. Chiropractor Dr. Albert Scales shares his experience working with Pivotal Health Solutions and the Apollo Laser Desktop Unit.

Details Matter

Posted by Nathan Unruh, DC on Wednesday, September 25, 2019

First impressions are made within the first few seconds of meeting a new person or being in a new environment, and patients, whether new, prospective, or current, form an impression of your office based on a thousand small details that together set the tone of your clinic environment.