Overweight and Obese Children…Why Are We Ignoring This Issue?

In a recent article in the Washington Post, we are reminded that “for the first time in history, American children could have a shorter life span than their parents. The cause: obesity.”

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Healing Time Clock

Are you planning to get healthy? What are your goals? As you make a plan, consider this information we recently reviewed by Dr. M. Colgan describing the body’s mechanism for healing and the time required for complete healing.

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When Dr. Ala Has a Back Injury

Exercise is such a brilliant thing for the human body, but there is a point of overload. Here’s an experience of how exercise adversely affected my health over the Fourth of July weekend.

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Repairing the Brain with Neuroplasticity

Neuroplasticity is doing something over and over again expecting a different outcome. We learn through repetition whether it is something new or the need to re-learn something we’ve lost.

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Ask our Patients About Concussions

What would you tell other athletes that have suffered a concussion?

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Ask our Patients About Their Recovery Process

After your concussion, what was your recovery process like at Smith Family Chiropractic?

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Ask our patients…About Our Comprehensive Testing and Examination Methods Q: How valuable are the examination by the doctors and testing methods (such as CAPS testing, VNG exams, and Saccadometry) in recommending proper care for an injured athlete? A: Very valuable. They show […]

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Ask our Patients…About Early Concussion Intervention Q: How important do you think early intervention is as it relates to concussions? A: We cannot stress the importance of early intervention enough.  Both myself and my mother say, ‘run to Dr. Ala as fast […]

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Concussion Symptoms Left Unchecked Can Prove Deadly Now more than ever, young athletes are pressured to perform.  This pressure comes from many sources, but as parents, it’s important to monitor your athlete closely.  A recent article CBC news describes how a young […]

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Children, Safety, and Head Injuries Being a parent is tough!  It’s hard to draw the line between over protective and negligent…especially as it relates to head injuries.  How much supervision do they need?  What should they be allowed to do?  How much […]

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