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August 2010 

dr heidi
Hi Everyone!
This month we are focusing on the importance of good posture.  I like to tell patients that having good posture is as essential for spinal health as brushing your teeth is for dental health.  That seems to be an analogy most can relate to.  As a matter of fact, I think most of us take better care of our teeth than we do our spine.  Why is that?  If the teeth decay or are lost, it does not dramatically effect health and can be remedied quite easily with modern dentistry.  If the spine decays and becomes arthritic we know scientifically that nerve interference occurs and overall health diminishes.  This happens often without pain but many times is also associated with pain, loss of ability and function.
  Therefore we encourage you to bring your BACK to the FRONT of your mind when it comes to your health.  Be sure to include spinal health checks in your routine health care and make an appointment to see us if you are in pain or suffering any loss of range of motion.  Until our next adjustment... 


Yours in health,

Dr. Heidi & The InnerMovement Wellness Team

Check yourself before you wreck yourself!

Perform this easy self-posture check to help ensure your Spinal Health!  If you do find a postural imbalance, please schedule an appointment for a professional evaluation before the negative impact to your health becomes a painful chronic condition with the possible results of spinal decay, nerve damage and/or increased pain.

Posture can be improved through awareness and treatment.  Please watch this Marie Claire video clip to learn more:

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Our Recommended Posture Tools!
Correct posture while sleeping is essential to a healthy spine.  The neck should be neutral to the spine and a pillow should be placed between the legs while side sleeping.  While back sleeping the neck should be supported by a cervical roll and a pillow should be placed under the knees.
pillow    knee spacers
                          Cervical Pillow $49.95        Leg Spacer Pillow $32.

Sitting at a desk all day for work can be damaging to the spine. This vestibular disc forces you sit up straight while keeping movement in the pelvis, hips and low back.  It is light and portable and can be used with any desk chair.
vestibular disc
Vestibular Disc $30.

Receive 20% off on all Posture Tools this month!
All of these items are available at InnerMovement Chiropractic & Wellness.  Please drop in to pick these up or feel free to contact our office at 818/549-1300 to arrange shipping!
healthy food heart Healthy Nutrition Tip-of-the-Month!
from our Clinical Nutritionist Michelle

Long work days and busy schedules can leave limited time for healthy eating. Smart snacking provides sustained energy and will keep you satisfied, which will keep your metabolism going and can eliminate overeating for a slimmer waist-line. The goal is to maximize nutrients and eat a healthy balance of protein, fats and carbohydrates.

Here are our favorite healthy snacking ideas:
- Apple or banana with peanut butter or almond butter
- Baked tortilla chips with black bean dip and avocado
- Flaxseed crisps and hummus
- Brown rice crackers with goat cheese and olives
- Yogurt topped with berries and slivered almonds
- Make your own healthy Trail Mix using dried pomegranate seeds, dried cherries and raw walnuts. 

Experiment to mix it up and remember to have FUN!
Patient Success Story

"Dr. Heidi is just an amazing caring person who has infinite knowledge of health, nutrition, and body mechanics.  I've been seeing her for over a year and have referred many friends to her clinic, all of whom are now feeling better.  She is ultra sweet, her adjustments are very specific and gentle, and she only wants to see you when you need care instead of the usual 3x week routine you get from most chiropractors.  Fantastic Chiropractor!"

- Shenoa B.


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In This Issue
Posture Check
New Patient Special
Posture Tools ON SALE
Healthy Nutrition
Patient Success Story
Dr. Broosan's Research Corner
Free Insurance Check-Up
Exercise Options

Dr. Broosan's
Research Corner

When most people think of posture, they think of how it makes one look.  However, most people may not know how much of a role posture plays in overall health.  Poor posture is a big stressor on the body that can cause arthritic changes, reduce a person's range of motion, cause muscular imbalances, headaches, TMJ problems, affect lung function and even affect emotional vitality. 


Through chiropractic care, we can break up connective tissue adhesions (scar tissue) that form as a result of long term poor posture, restore range of motion and healthy joint mechanics.  Furthermore, we can address muscular imbalances and strengthen the postural muscles through exercise, stretching, and other methods. 


Here is a little excerpt from a research article that investigated posture's role in health:


"Posture affects and moderates all human functions, both consciously and unconsciously, from breathing to hormone production, to thinking."


Lennon et al. Postural and respiratory modulation of autonomic function, pain, and health.  Am J Pain Management 1994 (4) 36-39.

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