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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Join Our Cycling Team!


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Please Join Our Cycling Team!

We have secured a spot in the production of this highly sought out Capo Custom Cycling Apparel! We chose a high end quality fabric with a clean look and feel. The ship out date is estimated to be early March. We are having a "pre-sell" block of time so please secure your order to ensure you get the correct size.

You can mix and match sizes only during the pre-sell date of 30 days.

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Membership has its Benefits!
 
  • Buy a 12 visit treatment package and get a FREE kit.
  • If you purchase 2 kits, then you get a FREE 1 hour treatment session with Dr. Chappy to improve your alignment, body mechanics and muscle strength.
  •  If you purchase 2 kits, then you get a FREE massage and adjustment $160 value
  •  If you purchase a kit then you get 20% off one treatment package. Apply to one visit or multiple visits.

So please Rock Our Kit in 2011!!
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Chappy J Wood, D.C.
415.924.8398
Marin Spine & Wellness Center

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Athlete's Shoulder & The Straw The Broke The Camel's Back

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Cold Laser Therapy is applied to
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Athlete's Shoulder &
The Straw The Broke The Camel's Back

deltoid-illustrationThe shoulder joint provides movement in all directions, whereas many other joints allow one directional movement like the knee or elbow.  The musculature and range of motion make shoulder injuries more complicated.   

There are many sports where athletes are prone to frequent shoulder injuries: 
  • Swimming
  • Paddling
  • Golf
  • Baseball
  • Tennis
  • Gym Class   
  • Laptop Olympics 
These sports place high demand on the shoulder muscles, and also involving repetitive motions. 

Shoulder injuries can occur quickly due to traumatic impact or over time with strains and micro-traumas.  Here is a very simplified version of what happens.
Small tears in the muscles from repetitive stress create adhesions and scar tissue.  Overtime the scar tissue and adhesions interfere with the muscle function resulting in loss of flexibility and weakness.

As a result of this cycle, injury can occur during routine exercises; the straw that broke that camel's back.

We offer several treatments for shoulder injuries including:
  • Active Release Technique (ART)
  • Graston Technique
  • Cold Laser Therapy
Do not wait for the straw that breaks the camel's back! 
Treat a minor shoulder injury now before it turns into a serious problem. 
If you have shoulder pain or tightness, make your appointment now!

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Chappy J Wood, D.C.
415.924.8398
Marin Spine & Wellness Center


Monday, November 8, 2010

Take It Easy On Your Knees, Please!

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Many patients come in with different kinds of knee pain. Often the real issue often stems from problems in the feet, ankles or hips.

Here are a few tips to help you prevent knee pain:


Protect Your Knees With Proper Form
The most common causes of knee pain are:

  • Ligament Tension
  • Tendonitis
  • IT Band Syndrome
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Chondromalacia patella
These are often a result of improper form or repetitive stress from:
  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Tennis
  • Gym Classes
  • Other Sports & Activities
At Marin Spine & Wellness Center, we treat all kinds of knee pain successfully with:
  • Active Release Technique
  • Graston Technique
  • Cold Laser Therapy

Ask me to check your form! If you aren't 100% sure you have great form when working out, let me give you some tips on the house!

Schedule Your "I Want Proper Form" Appointment!

Sincerely,

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Chappy J Wood, D.C.
415.924.8398
Marin Spine & Wellness Center
www.marinspineandwellness.com



Thursday, October 21, 2010

Stop Slouching! Improve Your Posture at Home and Work

              
The foam roller is a necessity for your spine like a toothbrush is for your teeth. It's simple shape can help you improve your posture by releasing tension and improving range of motion of your spine.

Your spine protects the amazing network of spinal nerves that control your entire body function.

If you have a restricted range of motion or forward head posture, you could have other potentially serious health problems as a result.

Dr. Chappy recommends adding 5 minutes to your daily routine and your body will thank you for it.

Soreness? Pain? Make your appointment right away so we can help you improve your range of motion! 

Book an appointment!

Chappy J Wood, D.C.
415.924.8398
Marin Spine & Wellness Center
www.marinspineandwellness.com

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Hip & Back Pain: The Hidden Root (Revealed)

Our featured muscle this week is the psoas….with silent P, pronounced so-az.

The psoas is a powerful hip flexor that is attached to the leg and the back.  It pulls on the lower back and is often misdiagnosed as back pain. Unfortunately treating back pain alone will not help when the issue is with the psoas.

When the psoas becomes stiff and tight it shows up as hip or low back pain. The stiffness and tightness comes from sitting too much, as well as from sports with repetitive movements such as cycling, running or other activities that cause pelvic misalignment.

Both Active Release Technique and Cold Laser Therapy are very effective in working on the Psoas.

I recommend this simple stretch for tight hips everyday:



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Chappy J Wood, D.C.
415.924.8398
Marin Spine & Wellness Center
www.marinspineandwellness.com

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Accomplish Your Health & Fitness Goals!




Recently I set a goal to ride my bike up Maui's Haleakala, a 10,000 ft. climb up 36 miles - accomplishing this goal was one of the hardest things I have done in my life, but completely worth it!

I encourage my patients to do the following when setting goals:


Be smart about setting health & wellness goals - be specific and define exactly what it is you want to do.


Make sure you can measure your progress - for me the mile markers let me know how close I was.


Make sure that your goal is attainable - how will you know when it is accomplished (for me it was reaching the top of the mountain!)


Make sure your goal is reasonable - I cycling and cardio is a big part of my regular exercise routine, and I increased my training specifically for this ride during the upcoming weeks. This goal was reasonable for me to set, but make sure you are not setting goals that are unattainable.



Make sure you set a date and time to reach your goal - and define specific steps to make sure you can do it.


Give yourself the support you need - There comes a point along the way where you may be challenged on every level – do not give up, make sure you have the support you need to push through.

When I stopped at the sign above, I felt great! 11 miles from the top, though, the ride got really, really tough, I had to use everything I had to get to the top. Fellow cyclists and tourists at the top were cheering me on as I got closer – that really helped!



Tell me what your health goals are for October and receive 20% your next visit! Schedule now!



Chappy J Wood, D.C.415.924.8398
Marin Spine & Wellness Center
www.marinspineandwellness.com

Thursday, August 26, 2010

What's Your Wellness Strategy?

What is your Wellness Strategy?
We want to know how you stay well? What are your healthy habits, and what motivates you to develop those healthy habits?

Here is Dr. Chappy's Wellness Strategy:
1. Start the day with the Green Monster - a nutritional shake with vitamins & antioxidants.

2. Burn plenty of calories throughout the day adjusting patients at Marin Spine & Wellness Center

3. Eat primarily organic, healthy, nutrient rich food as part of a well-balanced diet

4. Think positive thoughts, prayers and affirmations.
5. Spend about 12 hours a week of exercise including cardio, strength training & flexibility at the Bay Club, running or on his favorite bike ride from Corte Madera to Nicasio, to Point Reyes to Stinson to Muir Beach to Mill Valley to Corte Madera. Who wants to come?



Reply to this email with your own Wellness Strategy and receive an $85 adjustment for $65 or a massage & adjustment for $85 on your next visit!

*Offer expires Sept 10th

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sports Injuries - Effective New Treatments

Ever suffered from any of the following?
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • IT Band Syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golf Elbow
Graston Technique® is an innovative form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables Dr. Chappy to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions often caused by sports injuries.
He uses this specially designed stainless steel instrument to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. As many of Dr. Chappy’s patients know, Graston Techique® is great for chronic pain from sports injuries!




Chappy J Wood, D.C.415.924.8398
Marin Spine & Wellness Center
www.marinspineandwellness.com