The final week of the Open has arrived! Let’s finish strong!
It’s our favorite day of the week during CrossFit Open season!
Here we go with Round 4!
It’s Week 3 of the CrossFit Open! Time for another round of fun!
I hope the first week of the Open went well for all of you!
Here we go with Round 2!
The first WOD of the 2017 CrossFit Open has been announced!
Dr. Parkinen was recently featured on TheCrossFitChiropractors.com. This is a website dedicated to connecting athletes with chiropractors who understand movement and training.
Her article provides information about the rise in use of kinesiology tape for athletic performance and injury recovery. This trend is especially prominent in CrossFit, but is applicable to everyone. Dr. Parkinen believes everyone with a body is an athlete. The body is designed to move and kinesiology tape can be used as a tool to promote proper movement and recovery from injury. To learn more about kinesiology tape you may read Dr. Parkinen's article here.
Ask how kinesiology tape can improve your movement during your next visit. Despite its popularity, kinesiology tape is not just for CrossFit athletes.
Dr. Parkinen is now Webster Certified through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) after completing the requirements of the ICPA Perinatal Care Course. Chiropractic education includes training adjusting pregnant moms and children, however, Dr. Parkinen elected to attend additional training to become an expert. She is so excited to expand her knowledge to better serve her patients!
This course, developed and instructed by Dr. Jeanne Ohm, covers technique, case management and evidence informed practice for pregnancy, birth and infancy. The program also reviews common disorders in pregnancy, chiropractic co-management with other birth care providers, safety, efficacy and contraindications as well as certifies practitioners in the Webster Technique.
The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/SI joint dysfunction and in doing so, improve neurologic and biomechanical function and balance in the pelvis. In the care of pregnant women, sacral subluxation may contribute to difficult labor for the mother (i.e. dystocia). Dystocia is caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby malposition. The correction of sacral subluxations may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia.
In a theoretical and clinical framework of the Webster Technique, it is proposed that sacral misalignments may contribute to these three primary causes of dystocia via uterine nerve interference, pelvic misalignment and the tightening and torsion of specific pelvic muscles and ligaments. The resulting tension and their aberrant effect on the uterus may prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the best possible position for birth.
The Webster technique has been shown to be a safe and effective chiropractic analysis and adjustment throughout pregnancy. Having cared for pregnant women for 30 years in her own practice, Dr. Ohm has witnessed countless women experiencing greater comfort and safer births because of this care. She highly encourages mothers-to-be to seek out doctors who are trained in the Webster technique for their special needs in pregnancy.
For more information about the ICPA and the Webster technique click here.
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