•Orthotics: Poor alignment of the feet and legs can cause wear and
tear to other parts of the body much like poor wheel alignment on a car can
affect steering and suspension. This mal-alignment disrupts normal knee and
hip functions as well as increasing forces on the muscles in the lower back.
Orthotics are utilized to align the feet and body posture to their correct
position we need to restore the lower limb’s natural angle. There are many
orthotics advertised on infomercials, at the drug store and customized by
podiatrists. Vasili and Powerstep orthotics are fitted or customized by me in our office to
ensure the best product at an affordable cost. I would be happy to evaluate
your foot alignment at any time at no cost to see if you are a candidate for
our orthotics or if some other form would be appropriate..”
•Liquid Nutrients: Studies and common sense have shown that
supplements have better absorption and faster assimilation in liquid form. We
have carried Liquid Health products in our office for many years and have
found them well received by our patients. Our most popular products are the
Complete Multiple, Liquid Calcium and Glucosamine Joint Formula.
•Pareben Free Skin Products: Recent studying and continuing ed.
classes has led me to explore the effects of things we put into our bodies
through our skin. Parebens in many forms are widely used as a preservative in
lotions, sunscreens and soaps. They are estrogenic or hormone disrupting and
have been linked to cause cancer. Begin reading the labels on most of the
products we put on our skin and you will find parabens and other chemicals.
Even many of our very expensive skin care products will have these chemicals
in there. The majority of sunscreens have these and other micronized
chemicals that are readily absorbed into our blood stream via the skin. Many
of the pain relieving gels out on the market also have parabens in them. Our
office no longer stocks pain relieving gels that have unwanted chemicals in
them. We have found pain relieving gels, lotions and sun blocks that are
paraben free. Feel free to ask us about them. For more information, do
internets search on parabens.
•Cervical Pillow: As a Chiropractor, I have been asked what I
recommend for neck pillows and mattresses while sleeping. Call me to ask my
opinion regarding mattresses as it will take a little explaining. I recommend
a good supportive cervical pillow for sleeping either on your back or side.
Pillow's designed to reduce neck anteriority while on your back yet support the head from the side are most appropriate for our patients. We have been fortunate to find companies that have designed pillows that meet our specificatons both using memory foama and fiberfill.