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Posts for: December, 2015

By contactus@sheldonroadchiropractic.com
December 30, 2015
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Our Schedule for the New Year:

(Thursday) December 31, 2015:         9am - 1pm   

(Friday) January 1st, 2016:                Closed

(Saturday) January 2nd, 2016:          9am - 1pm

Office hours will reflect our regular schedule for the week of Monday, January 4th.


The Doctors and Staff at Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year!

 

Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy
10930 Sheldon Road
Tampa, FL 33626
813.884.1457
www.sheldonroadchiropractic.com


By contactus@sheldonroadchiropractic.com
December 30, 2015
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Laser therapy is simply using light energy to promote cell and tissue healing and repair.       

 Luckily for us, understanding the physics and cell biology behind this medical technique, IS NOT a requirement for laser therapy to work!  The scientific research has been done and we can begin to utilize the benefits of laser therapy for pain management and healing our bodies right NOW!

 The science involves a photochemical response.  That means, using light to create a chemical reaction within injured tissue.  Not just any light. The therapeutic dose of light must be the right power (brightness), able to penetrate deep enough to the injured tissue, and delivered into the injured tissue over a specific amount of time.

 These factors are determined by your Doctor after they take a thorough medical history, perform an examination, take or review diagnostic tests including x-ray/MRI, and arrive at a proper diagnosis. If you're a candidate of laser therapy we can start your treatment that same day!

 Getting the most out of Laser therapy:
Laser therapy treatments are cumulative, each one adding to the one before.  It is important to remember that the absence of pain does not indicate complete healing has occurred.  So be sure not to stop receiving treatment when you start to feel better.  Adhering to the recommended treatment protocol assures the best outcomes.  Only then can laser therapy be successful in the role of increasing the speed of recovery and the quality of your healing. 

 The sooner the therapy is performed on the injured tissue, the better the response.  So, don't delay. Call us to schedule and speak with our Doctors about laser therapy for your pain TODAY!  813-884-1457

--Dr. Karen Derr

Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy
10930 Sheldon Road
Tampa, FL 33626
813.884.1457

www.sheldonroadchiropractic.com


By contactus@sheldonroadchiropractic.com
December 28, 2015
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Foundation for Chiropractic Progress Recognizes Dr. Karen Slota, First Female Chiropractor Contracted by the National Football League to Serve on Medical Staff

CARMICHAEL, Calif. – December 18, 2015 – The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), a notfor-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the value of chiropractic care, recognizes Karen Slota, DC – the first female doctor of chiropractic (DC) to be contracted by the National Football League (NFL) to serve on its medical staff. According to experts at the F4CP, the impressive health and athletic performance displayed by professional athletes can, in part, be credited to the multidisciplinary team of on-staff healthcare professionals, including DC’s.

“For athletes, chiropractic care can help to reduce the risk of injuries, and enhance health and performance through improvements in range of motion, flexibility, muscle strength and other key factors,” says Dr. Karen Slota, team chiropractor, Detroit Lions. “The NFL recognizes that access to top-notch healthcare, regardless of discipline or gender – is the foundation for success on and off the field, and I am honored to work alongside the NFL’s seasoned medical staff.”

Healthcare personnel who serve professional athletes and teams generally include medical doctors, doctors of chiropractic, physical therapists, certified athletic trainers and support staff. Utilized by all 32 NFL teams, doctors of chiropractic are qualified to diagnose, address and manage a broad spectrum of health conditions. In 2001, the Professional Football Chiropractic Society (PFCS) was established to provide the education and communication necessary to enhance the perception of chiropractic care in sports and the general public, as well as optimize the health and performance of individual athletes.

“Initially, the PFCS aligned to promote acceptance of chiropractic within the league, and now that all NFL teams employ at least one DC on staff, we have been able to shift our focus toward continued education and amplified success for the profession,” says Brenda Ellis, executive director, PFCS. “The growing reliance on chiropractic care within the NFL signifies a shift from traditional treatment modalities to a more integrative and effective approach. Congratulations on a ground-breaking appointment, Dr. Slota!”


About Foundation for Chiropractic Progress: A not-for-profit organization, the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress aims to inform and educate the general public about the many benefits associated with chiropractic care.



Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy
10930 Sheldon Road
Tampa, FL 33626
813-884-1457

www.sheldonroadchiropractic.com


By contactus@sheldonroadchiropractic.com
December 18, 2015
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And the Holiday Massage Winner is... Taskin Balaban!!

Please contact our office at 813-884-1457 and speak to Laura or Debbie to schedule your free hour massage with the therapist of your choice!

Thank you to all of our participants! Happy Holidays!


Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy
10930 Sheldon Road
Tampa, FL 33626
813.884.1457

www.sheldonroadchiropractic.com


By contactus@sheldonroadchiropractic.com
December 14, 2015
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Core strength is a concept often talked about in health centers, gyms and yoga studios but what is it and why does it matter?

In human beings, the majority of movement originates from the lower part of the torso (the lumbar spine and abdomen).  This is the part of the body that tenses first and keeps the body balanced during running, lifting, twisting and other normal day-to-day movements.  Strength in this region is a basic building block from which to develop power in other areas of the body and is fundamental to maintaining good posture and spinal alignment.

Anatomically speaking, the core region of the body consists of the lower back, abdomen, pelvis and diaphragm.  The main muscle groups include the transversus abdominus, internal and external obliques, rectus abdominis and erector spinae.  It is these muscles that often need strengthening due to the fact that on a daily basis most of us are far less active than our ancestors who worked at more physically demanding jobs.

We’ve known about the importance of core strength for a long time.  Yoga and Pilates teachers, martial artists and qi gong practitioners all move from the same center of gravity and balance in the core region and view this area as the nexus of human power and energy.  They stress the importance of strengthening the core through breathing exercises and meditation as well as physical movement.  Since the core region of the body contains the diaphragm, ease of breathing is both a sign and result of good core strength.  Back pain, on the other hand, may well be a sign that core strength needs to be improved. 

For those who practice sports, proper alignment is particularly important to prevent injuries during physical exertion.  If the core muscles are not strong enough to support the spine during movement, then other muscle groups will be used to perform the action with a much greater risk of damage.  The rest of us also need to be conscious of our core strength since we all engage in strenuous action at various points in our lives (lifting boxes, running to catch a bus, playfully swinging a child, etc.). 

 While chiropractors are always willing to help patients in need of treatment, the ultimate goal of chiropractic care is for everyone to have the best possible spinal health.  Good core strength definitely contributes to that, whether you are otherwise healthy or have an ongoing postural problem.  If you want to improve your spinal health and posture and reduce your chance of injury, working on core strength through a balanced program of exercise is a very good, and inexpensive, way of going about it.

Dr. Kollias always suggest these simple yet very effective Back Exercises for strengthening the core muscles. Any questions regarding proper implementation should be directed to either himself or Dr. Karen Derr.

Cheers to core strengthening! 
 

Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy
10930 Sheldon Road
Tampa, FL 33626
813.884.1457

www.sheldonroadchiropractic.com