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  • Chiropractic in Edmonds - Head 2 Toe Spine & Sports Therapy - How many visits do you really need?

    How many visits do you really need?

    Here at Head2Toe we keep track of how we’re doing by keeping track of how you’re doing. We remove personal identifying information from individual cases and then aggregate our data to look for trends and to assess our providers and treatment methods. This allows us to identify areas of growth and opportunity which guides us in implementing the most current evidence-guided treatments. We identified some trends in our treatment results. Some key takeaways are as follows: 1. Older people need more treatment.
    For most cases, every 10 additional years of age beyond age 20 requires 1-3 more visits/case. This is most likely due to delayed healing and greater degeneration of ....

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  • Chiropractic in Edmonds - Head 2 Toe Spine & Sports Therapy - How long should you wait until you get treated?

    How long should you wait until you get treated?

    Work, family, sleeping, running, lifting, swimming and even commuting can all cause aches and pains. This list is not all-inclusive. Sometimes the pain just goes away over time. Sometimes it doesn’t. This blog post is for the times it doesn’t. So when should you ignore it and when should you call Head2Toe to make your next appointment? New activities, new shoes and changes in habits or patterns can cause mild lingering soreness. If things go away within a week after starting a new activity or making some other change in your life or habits then you’re probably fine, especially if the soreness improves within a few days. Maybe you already know certain foam rolling ....

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  • Chiropractic in Edmonds - Head 2 Toe Spine & Sports Therapy - Contemporary Cupping Therapy

    Contemporary Cupping Therapy

    What happens (procedure)?
    Cupping derives from an Eastern medicine philosophy that presence of toxins in the body will also bring on pain. By cupping a particular area, toxins can accumulate in that region and with negative pressure effects (vacuum), the skin opens up the pores and accelerate the detoxification process. This is much similar to the idiom of “sweating out the toxins”. It’s an alternative treatment that is natural, non-invasive method of purging toxins from the body. There are two genres of cupping dry and wet. Wet cupping involves micro-lacerations of the skin while the region is suctioned/cupped much similar in philosophy to bloodletting. Dry cupping was ....

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  • Chiropractic in Edmonds - Head 2 Toe Spine & Sports Therapy - Race Recovery for the Holiday Weekend Warrior

    Race Recovery for the Holiday Weekend Warrior

    Tis the season to do holiday races!! One great thing about us PNW-ers is that we accept the inevitable rainy weather and soldier on anyway. Five K’s, mud runs, and polar swims abound. If you’re a seasoned vet who competes all year long, you probably have a routine for your pre-, during, and post-race. For those of us holiday warriors jumping in to help raise money for the cause (and hot chocolate), we may not be in tune with the up-to-date race recovery strategies. Or are even aware that we need them. That means you! The one who swears they’re NOT a runner, you’re just running this once. Even if you only walk the race, that’s fine, your still a participating ....

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  • Chiropractic in Edmonds - Head 2 Toe Spine & Sports Therapy - Bone Broth Recipe

    Bone Broth Recipe

    Delicious soups have an allure for any winter meal, but I have learned that there are outstanding health benefits to the regular consumption of bone broth. Many cultures serve broth as a staple in their diet, and there are fantastic health reasons to do so. The broth is easy to make, the trick is it takes a while to cook. Here is a summary of the key reasons to consume broth and a simple recipe. This summary is provided by www.drmercola.com
    The ....

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  • Chiropractic in Edmonds - Head 2 Toe Spine & Sports Therapy - 6 Tips to Stay Healthy this Holiday

    6 Tips to Stay Healthy this Holiday

    By: Dr. Annie Armstrong
    1. Stay Active! Many of us travel for the holidays and can’t get to our regular workout class or gym. But, this not a reason to stop moving. Drag the family out for a winter hike or walk. Get a run in! Or, ask your Coach for a mini workout to do during the holidays. Allow yourself to be off schedule, but don’t allow yourself to stop moving! 2. Don’t pig out on sugar Sure, you are going to eat some sugar during the holidays, but keep it in moderation! Remember that sugar stays with you for months after you consume it, creating blood sugar irregularities, cravings, and inflammation. If you do have sugar one day, try not to the next day! Take a ....

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  • Chiropractic in Edmonds - Head 2 Toe Spine & Sports Therapy - Exercise Reduces Aging!

    Exercise Reduces Aging!

    By: Dr. Annie Armstrong
    We all know that exercise is one of the most important things you can do to stay healthy. But, did you know that it can add years to your life? A recent study found mice that ran on a treadmill a couple times a week for five months staved off premature aging in almost every organ of their bodies. This study was published February 21, 2011, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . This is one of the most powerful pieces of data ever published proving that exercise is indeed an anti-aging remedy. In addition to anti-aging, exercise decreases your risk of getting a wide assortment of chronic illnesses. Here is a list of conditions that physical ....

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  • Chiropractic in Edmonds - Head 2 Toe Spine & Sports Therapy - Control your blood sugar and Sleep Better!

    Control your blood sugar and Sleep Better!

    By: Dr. Annie Armstrong Many of us have heard of high blood sugar. We know it’s linked to diabetes, one of the most prevalent diseases in this country. However, must of us are not aware of the blood sugar roller coaster and how to stabilize our blood sugar and improve our sleep. Many of us wake up at 3 am and in most cases waking at 3 am is not a true sleep problem, it’s a blood sugar problem.
    If you are carrying around stubborn belly fat that you can’t seem to get rid of, have frequent cravings for sugar or starchy foods (especially before bedtime) and often wake in the middle of the night, you most likely have a blood sugar issue. So what happens when you have a nice ....

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  • Goals vs Intentions and How to Use Them

    By Dr. Annie Armstrong
    As many of you know, I meet weekly with my Business Coach/Therapist. She is such a valuable resource to me, as she allows me to gain perspective on areas of my life that I am blind to. Last week she gave me the valuable lesson of setting daily intentions. This has become so important to me, that I thought it worth sharing. As a businesswoman, I am a GREAT goal setter. I set goals for my company every quarter. I set performance goals for my clinicians and myself. I set goals for my patients! I set personal goals as well in the realm of diet and exercise. So, when my Coach/Therapist suggested a ritual of daily intentions, I had no idea of how to separate them from ....

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  • Should I Ice?

    It has been the status quo for decades, when you’re hurt: rest, ice, compression, elevation. In recent years, though, research and experience have started to question this recipe. Naturally, there’s a lot of speculation floating around these days, so we wanted to provide a clear take on the big question: should I ice? The answer: it depends!
    I know, really clear, right? Well, it all depends on 3 things:
    The nature of the injury
    The Location
    Other treatments being administered This is as simple as we can make it:
    Do Ice:

    Acute injuries
    ...but not too much or to soon! With an acute injury, you will see lots of swelling (inflammation). It is a normal and healthy ....

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