Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments

chiropractic-adjustmentsChiropractic adjustments refer to the specialized treatments that individuals receive from a chiropractic healthcare professional. Compared to treatment by a medical doctor that may involve the use of prescription medication or surgery as a pain remedy, chiropractic adjustments involve a manipulation of the patient’s spine by hand. Chiropractic treatments are designed to bring the body’s musculoskeletal structure back into proper alignment in order to effectively reduce or eliminate pain.

Following an initial consultation with a chiropractor, the patient usually lays down on a specially designed table in order for the doctor to apply manual pressure along particular points up and down the spine. This will help those points of the spine that have moved out of alignment. At times the chiropractor may change the position of the body while applying pressure to specific points in order to unblock nerve energy. Chiropractic adjustments are not painful, although some patients may feel surprised to hear occasional popping sounds throughout the procedure. This popping sound is caused by the release of gas bubbles in the joints as the pressure affecting them is being changed.

Some patients report pain relief after just one chiropractic adjustment, although most patients require a series of repeat visits to the chiropractor in order to receive maximum results. The elimination of the back and neck pain, soreness or other specific complaint that brought them to the chiropractor in the first place may take more than one visit. Over time, the manual manipulation of the spine helps to soothe and heal spinal nerve roots that have been sending pain messages throughout the body.

One of the biggest benefits of chiropractic adjustments is that they are successful at reducing and eliminating pain and tension in the body without the use of drugs or invasive surgical procedures. Premier Health Chiropractors’ adjustments are considered a holistic method of treating conditions ranging from headache to lower back pain and are often accompanied by recommendations from the chiropractor regarding diet, nutrition and physical exercise that might benefit the patient’s overall health. Once chronic conditions causing pain are addressed through chiropractic adjustments, patients may continue to schedule sessions from time to time as a preventative measure that helps to maintain a healthy nervous and musculoskeletal system.

Corrective Exercises

Benefits of Corrective Exercises

corrective-exercisesCorrective exercises are a large part of getting your body back on track once you have received a chiropractic adjustment. People don’t realize this right away, but if the adjustments we are providing are extensive enough, you will need to take part in some sort of daily exercise routine to get your body and its joints back in alignment. These exercises aren’t ruthless in any way, shape, or form, and will always depend on what part of your body you had adjustedin the first place. Premier Health Chiropractors will be able to walk you through the chiropractic care system that is set up for your personal healing and will be able to help you figure out what type of exercise you should be partaking in.

For some it’s as simple as having to walk different wacky or “interesting” ways, generally when they have some sort of hip or leg issue. For those who have neck or back problems, they might end up finding themselves doing some sort of common exercise like sit-ups, neck rotations, or different forms of stretching. Corrective exercises will generally never include any sort of lifting or running unless they absolutely have to. These exercises are meant to be rather mundane, yet done every day until you start to really see a difference. Corrective exercises are not necessary for everyone who gets an adjustment, as sometimes the issue can be minor. They are meant for those who have some sort of major adjustment or minor adjustment done to a very sensitive area that can easily have the same issue.

It is common for those who get an adjustment to a certain area to have trouble with it weeks or months later if not handled right. Some people don’t understand this and will just try to casually move on with their lives after the adjustment is performed. It is very important to realize that you will need to take it easy on whatever part you had adjusted until it is fully healed. This means no pressure or exercising that is not suggested by Premier Health Chiropractors. We recommend certain exercises that will help heal the alignment in your body and will inform you for exercises that could strain the bone or ligament. Certain exercises may hurt you without even knowing it.

In fact, one of the most common ways that people end up having to go back and get a second adjustment is that they irritate their bone or joint with some sort of unsupported rotation. Rotating your bone or limb in some way that is not necessarily accepted by your body regularly is one of the ways that people end up needing to get readjusted, and the more you get a bone adjusted, the more often you will have to repeat these exercises. All in all, it’s pretty much an endless cycle if you don’t take care of what you got adjusted, so make sure to keep that in mind.

Premier Health Chiropractors will make sure to get you on a corrective exercise routine that is right for you. Contact us today and take that first step to achieving a healthy and balanced way of life.

DOT Physical Examinations

DOT Physical Examinations (651) 455-5463

dr-gina-rivas-castro_premier-health-chiropractic-south-saint-paulPremier Health of South Saint Paul specializes in DOT & CDL physical for the Department of Transportation. These jobs include, but are not limited to, taxi drivers, over-the-road drivers, truck drivers, bus drivers, and other driving intensive careers monitored by the DOT.

Conveniently located 10 minutes south of Downtown St Paul, Premier Health Chiropractors of South Saint Paul has competitive pricing for your Department of Transportation physical examination.

For only $80, Dr. Gina conducts a full physical exam including urinalysis, blood pressure, vision/hearing, etc. Upon completion of your physical exam, Premier Health will complete a Medical Examiner’s Certificate and issue a copy of the results to you. A DOT physical exam is valid for up to 24 months.

Dr. Gina is a certified medical examiner with the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. Your privacy is our #1 concern. Call us at (651) 455-5463 to set up your SAME-DAY Department of Transportation physical examination today.

Early Detection

Benefits of Early Detection

early-detectionMany people find relief from back and neck pain by receiving treatment from a chiropractor. Chiropractors address back and neck pain from previous injuries, current injuries, and both chronic and acute health issues. Many chronic and acute health issues can be treated by a Doctor of Chiropractic. Premier Health Chiropractors are licensed and certified. Chiropractors provide treatment, adjustmentsand manipulation, emphasizing on the spine and the neck . Chiropractors provide treatment which increases range of motion, corrects postural and spinal misalignment and increases joint mobility. Many people have found that chiropractic care can offer relief to their discomfort and pain when traditional medical approaches have failed.

People who have not found relief from surgery or pain medication can be encouraged that chiropractic care may be able to provide an alternative treatment with outstanding results. Chiropractors use a variety of techniques to manipulate the spine and the neck to correct postural imbalances and promote stability and strength to weakened areas. Premier Health Chiropractors will complete a medical history and obtain information regarding your current health issues and concerns. They will complete an initial exam to determine whether chiropractic care and treatment are right for you. Our chiropractors use several evaluation tools including a postural assessment and a spinal evaluation.

A postural assessment is a tool chiropractors use to identify areas of concern and postural misalignment. Postural misalignment often indicate areas of injury or weakness. Chiropractors may want take a picture or several pictures to aid in treatment. Postural assessments allow the chiropractor to visually observe areas that are not in balance. For example, one leg may be longer or shorter than the other. Premier Health Chiropractors will determine through manipulation techniques whether the imbalance is correctable, or whether it requires compensatory techniques. The postural screen is a great tool for assessing any areas of concern regarding balance and alignment.

Another tool used by our chiropractors is a spinal evaluation. The spinal evaluation looks for specific concerns that may be present in your spine. The natural curvature of the spine is affected by poor posture, injury and illness. The spinal evaluation looks at the curvature of the spine to determine if there are any areas of concern or weakness. Spinal evaluations also look for postural misalignment in the spine. The imbalances and misalignment in the spine can often be addressed by a chiropractor. Early detection and early treatment can decrease the discomfort and possible need for surgery.

Early detection is the goal of both a postural evaluation and a spinal evaluation. These evaluation tools are used effectively by our chiropractors to determine the individualized treatment plan for you. In addition, the evaluations are an easy way for you and your chiropractor to work together to meet your healthcare needs. Contact Premier Health Chiropractors today and set up your screening appointment.

Family Chiropractic

Benefits of Family Chiropractic

family-chiropracticA family chiropractor is someone that can help you in many ways. There are a variety of health conditions that can benefit from the use of a chiropractor and this is something that you can involve the entire family in. Most of the focus in chiropractic work involves the nervous and musculoskeletal system. The joints and the muscles in the body will often be the main focus of treatment. A chiropractor uses their hands to perform chiropractic work.

When you and your family first visit Premier Health Chiropractors, we start with an examination to decide what course of treatment will be best for your needs. Patients will also need to complete medical history information for anyone that will be seen by our chiropractors. This first appointment will also require an examination. Blood pressure and pulse may be taken and the chiropractor may even listen to your heart. X-rays are also performed in order to see the bones in more detail.

A majority of people visiting Premier Health Chiropractors do so because they are experiencing back painor neck pain. Both symptoms are very common complaints that can be helped with the use of a chiropractor. Premier Health Chiropractors will provide you with exercises that you can do from home to help take our patients’ treatment even further. Make sure you understand all of the instructions that are provided to help you get the most out of your treatment.

The actual treatment that is performed by a chiropractor is painless. You should not feel any pain or discomfort during the entire process of each appointment. Manipulation is one of the most used techniques in chiropractic medicine. This can help a chiropractor to move a joint further than you can do on your own. The snap you hear during a chiropractic adjustment is caused by air bubbles that are released in between the joints. The muscles and the tendons of the body may also need treatment and this can be accomplished with stretching and even massage. Before you take your family to any chiropractic office you want to make sure that this chiropractor has the right experience and credentials. Premier Health Chiropractors have all necessary licenses, skills, and training to make sure your visit is safe and beneficial.

It is becoming more common for children to visit the chiropractors, as well. Often children and young adults can benefit if they are involved in sports, and this can also help to relieve stress. There are many healing procedures that can be performed that are noninvasive and do not require the use of medications. This can be very supportive to overall well-being in children. Many people do not think about how hard children are on their bodies. A child’s spine can be very small and very delicate. A parent can support good posture and help their child perform their best with the use of chiropractor services.

When you understand the benefits of family chiropractic services, you will be much more open to providing this service for your family. Chiropractic adjustments can benefit anyone whether they have specific problems or not. There is much more to chiropractic services than simply spine alignment. So remember, Premier Health Chiropractors use noninvasive techniques that can benefit your entire family.

Graston Technique

Benefits of The Graston Technique

graston-techniqueThe Graston Technique is a manual therapeutic method used to diagnose and treat disorders of the skeletal muscles and connective tissues. Licensed chiropractors at Premier Health Chiropractors use six stainless steel tools to detect and resolve adhesions in the muscles and tendons through a specialized form of massage, which includes a gentle scraping of the skin. The six tools are concave and convex-shaped, have rounded edges, and are not sharp or painful. The instruments are used to scan over and detect areas of injured fibrotic tissue.

Designed to help Premier Health Chiropractors in identifying and treating areas of restriction and an attempt to break up scar tissues, the Graston Technique works to increase skin temperature, separates and breaks down collagen cross-links, alters spinal reflux activity, increases the rate and amount of blood flow to and from the area, increases cellular activity in the region, and increases histamine response secondary to mast cell activity.

As an added bonus, patients may also benefit neurologically as with other manual therapies where certain nerve fibers are activated. The body’s position sense organs, such as mechanoreceptors and proprioceptors seem to respond to these forms of treatment.

Our licensed team at Premier Health Chiropractors can help you during a time of injury by performing the Graston Technique as well as many other non-invasive services to help you to feel your absolute best in no time. Since most of the back is made up of muscles, ligaments, tendons, and fascia, injures to these soft tissues tend to play a role in the pain and dysfunction associated with back pain. However, the Graston Technique can greatly help with injuries in a natural and effective way, and Premier Health Chiropractors can perform the Graston Technique in a safe environment.

Contact us today to make an appointment with one of our licensed chiropractors. During an injury, the Graston Technique can make for a faster rehabilitation and recovery time, it reduces the need for anti-inflammatory medication, and it resolves chronic conditions that were otherwise thought to be permanent.

Performed by a licensed member of our staff at any of our five Premier Health Chiropractors locations, the Graston Technique is used to re-introduce small accounts of trauma to an infected area. Using a cross-friction massage which involves the brushing or rubbing against scar tissue, patients may experience temporary inflammation in the area, which increases the rate and amount of blood flow in and around the area. The process helps initiate and promote healing of the affect soft tissues.

Contact Premier Health Chiropractors today and see how well the Graston Technique works for you.

Ice-Heat Therapy

Benefits of Ice-Heat Therapy

ice-heat-therapyPain is an equal opportunity annoyer. It’s also your body’s red light warning sign that something is haywire. One common mistake most everyone makes is hoping or thinking that maybe it will just go away. Well if it’s serious enough, it won’t go away on its own; at least not for very long. And even if the pain does return, the chances are it will be even worse. A chiropractic non-surgical – non-invasive approach using ice heat therapy offers the best parachute for your pain. The formula is simple enough; use heat to relax the muscles and ice to help control the inflammation.

Many folks are not sure when to use heat or when to use ice in the self-treatment of pain. There are certain factors that enter the picture in terms of ice-heat therapy and the applications therein. If a person is not careful, the skin can be damaged which is why it is recommended you always seek out professional advice and care from your chiropractic physician and follow his or her advice and instructions. Premier Health Chiropractors are fully trained and experienced in the art of chiropractic methods that have been a source of comfort for men, women, and children for centuries.

One of the major benefits of ice is to reduce the inflammation and swelling as well as redness and other irritations so pain is minimized. Ice is beneficial for any acute stage care. However, if the application fails to work effectively after 10 minutes, it would be wise to contact your chiropractic physician. Using ice does have its yellow caution sign in that it should not be used if you have a cold allergy like hives, nausea or decreased circulation. Frozen jell packs for ice therapy is preferred and when wrapped in a thin towel, will increase the ice’s effectiveness exponentially.

On the other hand, heat therapy is best for chronic muscle spasms, pain, and stiff joints. Its job, as it relates to your body, is to help increase circulation to the affected part and relax those body parts to improve their function. You should never use heat on a rash, sunburn, or if you have circulatory problems. The chiropractic suggestion for the safest application of heat is wrapping a hot pack in a thick towel, keeping in mind that some packs start out feeling cold but heat-up rapidly. Another chiropractic method is soaking in a warm bath or warm shower. In any event, limit your heat therapy to 20 minutes or less. Heating pads are dry heat and can often burn skin as well as put unnecessary pressure on nerve endings, which will only increases your pain.

Ice-heat therapy working together, under the continuing watchful eye of Premier Health Chiropractors, will produce the results you have been looking for. Contact us today and talk to a licensed chiropractor for tips on how we use ice-heat therapy to help heal and sooth many conditions.

Kinesio Tape

Kinesio Taping – Protect Muscles, Joints, and Tendons

kinesio-tapeKeeping your body free of tension and pain is essential, especially for athletes or when you work in a profession that requires physical labor. Thanks to kinesiology, the science behind muscular and skeletal movement, new devices and techniques are now available to help protect and treat muscles, joints, and tendons. That’s where Kinesio Tape comes in, and Premier Health Chiropractors can help.

Kinesio Tape is used by athletes or those with muscle injuries to support and relax muscles, alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, improve circulation, prevent muscle injury, and enhance performance. Kinesio Tape is carefully applied by our licensed chiropractors at Premier Health Chiropractors and is applied on top of an injured or strained area to stabilize it, but care is always taken to ensure that a muscle or tendon is never encircled with a ring of tape.

Our chiropractors at Premier Health will gently lift the layer of skin and attached tissue covering a muscle so that blood and other body fluids can move more freely in and around that muscle. As you move, the tape, skin, and connective tissue over the muscle or tendon also move, pulling slightly away from the muscle and creating space for lymphatic fluid to flow around and cleanse the inflamed tissue.

Other athletic tapes are used to tape a muscle or joint to restrict motion and prevent further injury, but they also slow down the body’s natural healing process. Kinesio Taping uses the tape to open up the muscle and allow full movement. To speed healing and improve circulation, muscles must be kept moving.

Very popular with professional athletes and in the Olympics, Kinesio Tape is also comfortable and thin. Made of a porous cotton fabric, it allows the skin to breath and ensures a full range of motion. The fabric lets the skin breathe and has elasticity comparable to that of the skin and muscles. The sticky side of the tape uses a water-repellant, medical-grade acrylic adhesive that further supports the muscles and connective tissues.

Another plus, the tape can stay put for three to four days, even while sweating and showering. You may also be interested in a waterproof tape for use on hands and feet.

It is very important to see your licensed chiropractor at Premier Health Chiropractors so that we can apply your Kinesio Tape in a safe manner. If applied incorrectly on your own, the tape could actually cause you more harm than good. Contact Dr. Gina at (651) 455-5463 and let us help.

Massage Therapy

Benefits of Massage Therapy

massage-therapyMassage therapy is a century-old therapy used as an effective healing process for many physical, physiological, and psychological conditions. Such therapy has been around for more than thousands of years. For centuries, massage therapy has been an integral part of many cultures. Healing a condition through touch is a natural reaction by humans. In fact, it is the primary healing process to reduce pain and stress. Also it is a perfect way to showcase compassion and support to another individual. Today, massage therapy has evolved as a popular therapeutic technique for treating many physiological disorders. One such popular therapy is the chiropractic approach in massage therapy.

For the last few years, chiropractic practices are highly used in order to treat acute to chronic back pain, neck pain, and headaches. Even for simple painful and distressing conditions, such massage therapy is very useful. Basically, the approach in chiropractic massage therapy is based on a powerful healing technique that addresses pain in many levels. Even for traumatic injury or acute illness, the chiropractic approach and massage can be very beneficial. Ultimately, such an approach will help in a speedy recovery as you return to a pain-free life.

Chiropractic therapy is based on a simple, yet powerful technique that helps a person attain a healthy and pain-free life. Most of the time, such massage therapy is used for treating spinal joints and nerves in the body. As the spinal cord is the chief part of the nervous system, the technique involves first and foremost healing of the spine. In fact, the spine is the main pathway of the human nervous system. Usually, chiropractic care focuses on healing and treating joint pain and joint dysfunction of the spine. Such a condition is known as a sublimation. To heal such pain, chiropractors often use massage techniques and adjustments to align the joints and return the bone to a normal position. This will, in turn, help the patient to start gradually including more motion into their daily life. Premier Health Chiropractors’ techniques help in removing pain and joint problems.

Many people often feel that massage is just a way to soothe and pamper our bodies. To understand the importance of massage, one must know the problems associated with stress. Stress can easily lead to ongoing illness. Therefore, it is essential to cope with stress and heal our body in order to get rid of joint ormuscle pain. Massage therapy heals your body and allows it to relax. This helps our patients cope with stress in a much better, more manageable way.

Premier Health Chiropractors use therapeutic massage to help patients manage stress and regain a healthy body. When your muscles are relaxed, you feel more calm, soothed, and optimistic. As massage triggers and accelerates the healing process and the relaxation response is also fast. It is essential for an individual to stay optimistic as positive effects help in faster healing. Gradually, you will also see many other health benefits when you find your body in a more relaxed condition. Without any doubt, massage therapy can help an individual attain the healthy body and mind they’ve always dreamed they could.

Muscle Stimulation

Benefits of Muscle Stimulation

muscle-stimulationChiropractors often use different techniques when working with bone and muscle, alleviating whatever discomforts the patient may be experiencing. Similar to how a defibrillator attempts to shock the heart back into the correct rhythmic patterns, the same goes with the nervous system. The muscles in the system have a certain pattern that promotes optimal performance and whenever those nerves in the muscles are numbed or left idle, they must be re-entered into the pattern within a timely fashion or risk being permanently lost. In order to get the muscles back in line with the nervous system, the same processes that already govern it have to be duplicated. One way this can be accomplished is through what’s called muscle stimulation.

Different size portions of pulses are sent to the nerve endings. These pulses target a number of possible patient ailments which include; reducing muscle spasms, regaining strength, lessening of pain and healing promotion. The stimulation process entails the pulses being entered in. This, in turn, allows the nerves in the muscles to contract and therefore settle back down into a more normal pattern. People who are immobile can still benefit from stimulation to a certain extent by having their muscle nerves toned without having to physically exercise their muscles themselves. The benefits of having electric stimulation administered by a licensed professional, like a chiropractor, are that the sessions are done in a controlled setting where abnormal changes can easily be troubleshot and corrected.

Particular treatments usually last between 10 to 20 minutes, which allows amble time for the body to get used to the electrolysis. As earlier stated, different ranges of voltage pulses are administered to the core of different problems. For example, while low voltage is an effective component for lessening involuntarymuscle spasms and pain, a micro current would aid in healing promotion as well as serve as a metabolism reset button.

Depending on the ailment in certain cases, stimulation has been known to help people who suffer from extreme insomnia. Athletes have witnessed the power of muscle stimulation for years, as they have used it to regain flexibility and overall range of motion in their joints. The most direct method that chiropractors, and those in sports medicine, use is to apply the electrolysis directly to the joint for best results.

Soft pads that are connected to the end of wires come out of the machine emitting pulses. Stimulation has been used on painful muscle conditions, such as arthritis, and shown major results. It has been proven to be the key to opening locked muscles and promoting endorphins, which happen to be the body’s natural produced substance for pain relief. This relatively safe process aids in relieving pain for conditions such as carpal tunnel, muscle damage through injuries, sciatica pain and unused muscles. The process used in connection with deep massage tends to produce optimal results. Stimulation is warranted when the effects of pain medication subside because of built up tolerances. It addresses the source of the problem by promoting healthy blood circulation. Contact Premier Health Chiropractors to see if muscle stimulation is right for you.

Nutritional Counseling

Benefits of Nutritional Counseling

nutritional-counselingNutritional counseling is a health assessment performed by a physician or by a certified nutritionist, which analyzes a patient’s individual health needs in relation to their diet and exercise plan or rather the lack thereof. Nutritional counseling is on the rise among professionals like doctors and chiropractors because it has proven to be a tremendous help to a wide array of patients with a vast number of health problems such as obesity, cancer, HIV, musculoskeletal problems, arthritis, migraines, heart disease and diabetes.

Individuals who receive nutritional counseling are known to experience a vast number of benefits ranging from increased life expectancy, increased concentration, and better sleep habits to the prevention or reduction in the likelihood of developing or contracting certain diseases. However, for chiropractic patients the benefits are much more centered on the musculoskeletal system and the problems associated with it.

Nutritional counseling by a chiropractor or nutritionist can help patients with ailments like arthritis, obesity and muscle strain or weaknesses, understand how their diet and exercise plan affects their health. Nutritional counseling can help patients understand that the foods they eat and the amount of exercise they get directly affects the body’s ability to protect and heal itself. Nutritional counseling will help patients to understand how a good diet, an active lifestyle and daily vitamins can help to control the body’s pain and inflammation response, improve mobility and joint functions, help to treat and prevent such things as rheumatoid arthritis, bone-loss, muscle tears and a host of other musculoskeletal issues.

Probably the biggest culprit of musculoskeletal problems today is obesity. A significantly large portion of the population in this country is significantly over-weight or obese. Even children are suffering from the ailments brought on by childhood obesity. The dangers of obesity and its effects on the human body are almost limitless. Obesity can trigger many problems from migraines to heart disease, and many common conditions such as arthritis, muscle strain or aliment problems within the skeletal system. These are made worse by the stress of excessive additional weight that may be added to the body. High amounts of excess weight stress the muscles, bones, ligaments and the internal organs, especially the heart, above what is safe. The effects of obesity are long lasting, especially as we grow older.

Incorporating nutritional counseling into treatment for chiropractic patients who are obese can significantly help them in their battle to control their weight. It also helps them control how much pain they experience, the recovery time from an injury and the lasting effects that an injury will have on them. The straightforward fact is that the healthier a person is the better he or she will be able to recuperate from health problems. Nutritional counseling can also help Premier Health Chiropractor’s patients understand how additionally important it is for their children to establish proper eating and exercise habits. Proper nutritional counseling now can help save future generations from succumbing to injuries exacerbated by a lifestyle of poor diet and exercise habits.


Benefits of Pilates

pilatesMany people suffer from back and neck pain, often due to long hours at the computer, or professions which have them performing repetitious behavior over long periods of time. In addition, many people suffer back and neck pain due to accident, injury or long term illnesses. Some people discover that the common western medical approach of surgery and medication offers no relief to their back and neck pain. At that point, they are often told that nothing can be done to alleviate their pain. This is where chiropractic care can help many people.

Chiropractic care is provided by a licensed and certified doctor of chiropractic. Chiropractic care is the manipulation, direct hands on approach, of the muscultosketal system. Premier Health Chiropractorsmanipulate the spine, neck, hips, arms and legs to correctly align the body; emphasis is often placed on the spine and neck. Manipulation is use to restore joint mobility, often decreased by tissue damage. The chiropractic techniques used, often provide relief from pain to ligaments, tendons, joints, muscles, and connective tissues. While under a chiropractor’s care a patient is often given exercises to aid in their recovery.

In addition to exercises, provided by your chiropractor, many people are using Pilates. Pilates are exercises used to neurologically retrain and stabilize an area weakened or injured. Once the areas are stabilized, Pilates is used to strengthen the weakened area. Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates in the 20th century. It is a physical fitness technique used to strengthen the body while increasing range of motion, flexibility, and endurance. Pilates especially focuses on spinal and pelvic alignment. Pilates incorporates breathing techniques, strengthening the body’s core, and increasing coordination and balance. Pilates requires increasing the body’s core strength, while thinking about how your body moves to control each exercise or stretch. People who participate in Pilates report increases in core strength, range of motion, flexibility, circulation, abdominal strength and posture. In addition, participants report decreased neck pain, back pain and joint pain.

Decreasing back and neck pain is also the goal for chiropractic care, and is why chiropractic care and Pilates go hand in hand. Chiropractic care and Pilates have the same goal, to provide you with relief to your back and neck pain.

Premier Health Chiropractors offer on-site Pilate classes that can be found in several of our Twin Cities Chiropractic clinics. Our Pilates instructors will start you off slowly, allowing your body to adjust to the exercises, and will increase in difficulty as you are able to perform each set of exercises. Pilates can be used no matter your fitness level. You should be sure to discuss your injury with your instructor and advise them of how you are feeling as the process continues. Our Pilates classes will support the techniques suggested by our clinics and will encourage your recovery.

Sports Chiropractic

Benefits of Sports Chiropractic

sports-injuryMany athletes and those that train for sports find sports chiropractic care an effective treatment for injuries. These treatments concentrate on the whole problem without the person needing surgery. Premier Health Chiropractors can give the patient exercises to treat the injury and prevent further damage. This helps them heal from the injury and also condition the body to prevent the injury from reoccurring.

Often, our care involves corrective exercises and treatments. Premier Health Chiropractors know a wide variety of techniques that help with different types of injury. It is often used to treat back and neck painfrom sports injuries and car accidents. Chiropractic care is a holistic way of treating a patient. Sports chiropractic promotes exercise and healthy diet.

Some of the treatments offered are spinal adjustments to help relieve pain. Patients often feel less pain after their chiropractic adjustments and treatments. Premier Health Chiropractors treat any number of injuries from running, whiplash, wrists, knees, legs, arms and shoulders. Our chiropractors will meet with you to determine what treatment is best for your injury. We want to relive pain as quickly as possible, so our patients can continue their life as if never being injured.

Most sports chiropractic treatments involves muscle testing for flexibility and movement. Plans usually involve a combination of physical, manual and orthopedic therapies. Muscle and soft tissue therapy is frequently involved in sports injury. This helps athletes because they are constantly and repetitiously working these parts of their body.

Premier Health Chiropractors will introduce exercises that help you heal and keep the injury from happening again. There are a number of treatments to help manage pain without medications and surgery.Cold laser therapy involves a patient being subjected to low levels of laser light. This help with the pain and inflammation of the injury. It often requires several treatments to be effective and helps the body repair tissue to start the healing process.

Extremity adjustments means adjusting joints in the jaws, ribs, shoulders, back, hips, knees, and other areas. We do this to relive pain of the injury and help your muscles and bones function at optimal levels. These treatments are very successful with all any type of athletes. They helps our patients recover quickly from all manner of sprains and injuries when competing or playing sports.

Chiropractic care is perfect for young and older athlete alike. Chiropractic treatments bring alignment and balance to the spine and body. Our patient’s performances improve because their body is in better balance, bringing improvement to their speed, strength, and agility. Chiropractic sports care helps athletes of all ages excel and improve. Even if you don’t currently have an injury, visit Premier Health Chiropractors and learn how to prevent sports injuries and improve performance by trying some of the effective treatments we offer.

Therapeutic Exercises

Benefits of Therapeutic Exercises

therepeutic-exerciseAfter all the technology that has been developed in the last two decades to make people’s life as comfortable as possible, health professionals and health conscious people have come to recognize the importance of adding exercise to their daily regimen. People have learned to go back to the basics, to the wisdom of our ancestors, who observed that being active all day long was a powerful medicine for most underlying ailments.

In our modern age, research studies have repeatedly validated the connection between health and therapeutic exercise. This exercise is a physical therapy involving a wide range of activities devised to improve the function of muscles, nerves and organs. Research is one thing, but people tend to learn more from their own experience. For many, it has taken them from making poor health choice, like binge eating and being a couch potato, and finally embracing therapy. It is for this reason that many therapists who suggest therapeutic exercise get help from their own clients and patients in designing the exercise program suitable for them. This way, patients can prevent secondary injury and lessen the chances of getting side-effects from medications and other treatments.

The first thing to realize is that therapeutic exercise program is not for everyone. Women who are pregnant and are having one or more high-risk medical conditions such as vaginal bleeding, preterm rupture of membrane, maternal heart disease, and premature labor should completely avoid it. Precautions need to be taken when their patients have other diseases, such as anemia, extreme fatigue, contractions, musculoskeletal pain and phlebitis, and high risk patients need to be closely monitored by a physician.

Therapeutic exercise program typically consists of a broad range of activities, from simple breathing exercises to high-speed walking on a treadmill. Therapists have long promoted this program to patients because of the multitude of benefits. As a direct result, this exercise generates energy, creates muscle tone, burns calories, lessens constipation and gets rid of depression. For people who have underlying health conditions, the program is modified to suit the patient’s level of endurance, ability, severity of the condition and the stage of recovery.

Therapeutic exercises are used on patients recovering from surgery in order to heal the inflamed tissues. Research shows that just a minimum amount therapeutic exercise yields major protection against post-surgery infections. Low-intensity stretching and mild walking is usually recommended during this period.

People with osteoporosis demonstrate wide variations in their strength levels and tolerance. For patients who are at high risk for pathological fractures due to low bone density, Premier Health Chiropractorsrecommend low-impact weight bearing exercise. However, caution should be taken while making twisting or explosive movements during the program.

Resistance exercise is another form of therapeutic exercise that plays a major role in curing muscle related pain and inflammation. This type of exercise lowers stress levels and blood pressure readings, resulting in healthier electrocardiograph readings. On the flip side, patients are advised to avoid over working and excessive fatigue causing postures while exercising. For best results, consult Premier Health Chiropractors for details on the best therapeutic exercises for your lifestyle.

Weight Loss Program

ISAGENIX Weight Loss Program

Isagenix Solutions for Weight LossThe Isagenix product line was developed in response to a perceived need for a nutritional cleansing system that would enhance the benefits of fasting and other methods used to remove toxins and impurities from the body. Proponents of fasting and other internal cleansing methods believe internal cleansing gives the body a chance to rest and regenerate, promoting greater overall health and well-being. The company has developed a complete approach to cleansing that includes “cleanse days,” periods of low-calorie intake, and “shake days,” where one of two meals are replaced with nutrient-rich drinks.

The “nutritional cleansing” line provides vitamins, minerals and herbs that accelerate the removal of toxins and impurities from the body. Products include shakes, soups and bars designed to help burn fat and maximize nutrient intake, as well as supplements designed to control hunger, boost energy and improve muscle tone. Supplements are available in 9-day or 30-day systems to facilitate a complete approach to nutritional cleansing.

Isagenix’s nutritional supplements are designed to replace the nutrients that are missing from the typical Western diet and help cleanse impurities from the body. They contain nutrients that enhance the absorption of other health-delivering ingredients. The supplement line includes antioxidants to help neutralize free radicals; a woman’s formula that promotes bone health, luminous skin and hair, and relief from per-menstrual symptoms; energy-boosting drinks to replenish nutrients lost during exercise; a supplement providing the equivalent of 30 fruits, and others.

Contact Premier Health of Saint Paul at (651) 487-2198 for more information.

Premier Wellness Club

Premier Wellness Club

wellness-clubSave on all our massage services plus receive additional perks with our new membership program. Unlike other massage memberships, the Premier Wellness Club is a month to month service with no contract to sign. Preferential bookings make certain you get the full benefit of your membership.

A single membership costs only $10.99 a month for unlimited discounted massages every month, discounts on clinic products, Pilates and Reiki classes. Dual memberships allow a family member the same massage privileges for only $16.99 a month.

Membership Benefits Include:

  • Unlimited monthly 60 minute massages for $39 each!
  • Free Chiropractic exam/consultation and X-Rays for you or a loved one
  • 10% off all retail items
  • 2-50% off passes for Pilates
  • 10% off all Reiki Workshops

This offer is valid at the Premier Health Chiropractors of Plymouth & Coon Rapids locations. Call for more more details today at:

Coon Rapids: (763) 270-5828
Plymouth: (763) 354-7880

Premier Wellness Club Brochure

Customer Loyalty Program

Massage Customer Loyalty Program

massage-therapy2Premier Health Chiropractors of St Louis Park has on-site massage therapists, ready to serve you. Receive a 1 hour Swedish massage, Deep Tissue massage, Pre/Post-Natal massage, or a Pain Relief massage for the low price of only $60.00.

If you sign up for our Customer Loyalty Program, you will receive your first 1 hour massage of every month for $45 and your second for only $35!That’s two 1 hour massages for only $80/mo. Not only that, but you can now sign up for our Customer Loyalty Program at no additional cost!

Here at Premier Health Chiropractors of St Louis Park, our massage therapists listen to the concerns of each client and do their best to help the patient manage stress and regain a healthy body. Each massage therapist uses a different variety of techniques to accomplish the continued goal of a healthy body. Call us at (952) 451-7119 to schedule your 1 hour massage today!

About Massage Therapy

massage-therapist2Massage therapy has a long history in cultures around the world. References to massage appear in ancient writings from parts of Asia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. Massage became widely used in Europe during the Renaissance. In the 1850s, two American physicians who had studied in Sweden introduced massage therapy in the United States, where it became popular and was promoted for a variety of purposes. There are many different types of massage therapy used in the United States for their conventional benefits and many are considered a complementary treatment to traditional medicine.

Massage Therapy is, at its core, the practice of soft tissue manipulation to both the superficial and deep layers of the muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues. It has been proven to serve a number of important functions such as pain relief, stress reduction, enhanced athletic performance, increased relaxation, toxin release, and a marked improvement in overall health and well-being.