January 1, 2019

SPORTS

Kinesiology Tape: Update

FEATURE

The Rock Doc Being One and Becoming One

FEATURE

Chiropractic Adjustments Increase Maximal Bite Forces Through Effecting Cortical Changes

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SPORTS

Kinesiology Tape: Update

A lot has changed since the first time I placed a strip of kinesiology tape (KT) on a patient in the early 1990s. As someone who looked closely at biomechanical loading, I was applying kinesiology tape in a similar fashion to other light elastic tapes, using the concepts of compression and motion control.

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FEATURE

The Rock Doc Being One and Becoming One

For nearly every practicing doctor, chiropractic has given us the opportunity to not only become friends with our patients but to also highly influence their health care and lifestyle. However, for some of us, chiropractic has provided the tools to move away a bit from the normal daily practice.

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FEATURE

Chiropractic Adjustments Increase Maximal Bite Forces Through Effecting Cortical Changes

Chiropractic has been shown in the literature to affect neural plastic changes. According to Wikipedia, “Neuroplasticity, also known as brain plasticity and neural plasticity, is the ability of the brain to change throughout an individual’s life, e.g., brain activity associated with a given function can be transferred to a different location, the proportion of grey matter can change, and synapses may strengthen or weaken over time.

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PERSPECTIVE

Cooperation is the Future of the Healthcare Revolution

DC Is there a “know-it-all” in your life who has left no room in his or her mind for anyone else’s ideas? Sometimes, such people attain great individual success, but it is often at the expense of group success. American health care exemplifies that trend on a larger scale with plenty of individual successes, but having spent far more money than any other nation on health care(1) only to achieve dismal outcomes by comparison to our global peers(2), it would be fair to state that individual success has come at a steep cost—our health.

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RESEARCH

Adolescence and Orthotics

We aren’t born with arches in our feet. For most children, those arches begin to form soon after they start walking, and arch development continues until age 6 or 7— and later in some cases. As their feet develop, children are prone to several conditions and injuries that could drastically influence the health and functionality of their feet, and of the rest of their body.

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PERSPECTIVE

Life Expectancy in the United States Is Decreasing

A report published in Medscape Medical News in September 2018 found that life expectancy at birth decreased for the first time in the United States since 1993. Life expectancy decreased by 0.2 years from 2014 to 2015 and by another 0.1 years between 2015 and 2016, owing in part to an increase of drug overdoses, according to the latest annual report on the nation’s health released today.

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CASE - STUDY

Regenerating Bone Structure: Unexpected Results

Allie* is a teenage girl who has struggled most of her life with a debilitating structural bone condition. Her issues began at approximately one year of age when she broke her right tibia, near the distal growth plate. The tibia did not grow normally after that injury.

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MILESTONES

Standard Process Celebrates 90th Anniversary

A word from President & CEO Charlie DuBois on continuing three generations of family ownership, leading innovation, and quality in the Standard Process whole food nutritional supplement brand.

December2018