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Thursday, September 2, 2021
Pregnancy and Chiropractic Care
Pregnancy and Chiropractic Care
• According to published research and the American Pregnancy Association, approximately 50 - 70% of all pregnant women experience back pain during their pregnancy and 50% to 75% of women experience back pain during labor.
• In addition, one out of 5 women suffer from Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) or Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) at 36 weeks gestation and almost half of the women suffering from Pelvic Girdle Pain 3 months after delivery, continued to report symptoms 1 year after delivery.
• Low back pain and PGP respond well to chiropractic care. A lack of care or prompt treatment can result in prolonged symptoms, delayed recovery and ongoing symptoms which may last for months or years postnatally. It can also have a significant impact on a woman’s emotional and psychological well-being both during and after pregnancy. 75% of pregnant patients who received chiropractic care during their pregnancies stated that they found relief from pain.
• Dr Allison Hyman is certified in the Webster Technique which is used to care for pregnant patients. The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) defines Webster Technique as, “A specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment for pelvic balance during pregnancy allowing for optimal fetal positioning (head down/anterior) for an easier, safer birth. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation and/or SI Joint dysfunction. In so doing, neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is improved.”
• Webster Technique is used to correct potential musculoskeletal causes of intrauterine constraint. Intrauterine constraint is defined as any force external to the developing fetus that obstructs the normal movement of the fetus. The technique is used throughout pregnancy as well as for women in the eighth month of pregnancy with breech presentation.
• Some effects of pelvic/sacral misalignment during pregnancy include:
- -Low Back Pain
- -Intrauterine constraint
- -Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP/SPD)
- -Pain/tightness in the gluteal region, legs and groin
- -Numbness, tingling, or weakness in the legs
- -Decrease in pelvic diameter/mobility
Thursday, March 19, 2020
COVID-19: we are open for Telemedicine!
We want to be a valuable resource to help patients as they navigate issues related to their musculoskeletal health during this trying time
We can be reached at (425) 818-0558
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Friday Faves: Office
• Varidesk turns any table or desk into a standing workstation! We've had them for years and our staff loves them https://amzn.to/2SusOQK
• Ergonomic mice can take some getting used to, so try a few and choose your personal best https://amzn.to/2KU3Wzu
• Swopper stool helps engage core muscles with 3 dimensions of movement. https://amzn.to/2UbYw78
• Topo mat for standing desks helps encourage position changes while standing https://amzn.to/2KYnoew
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
6 Tips for Staying Fit on Vacation
1. Pack accordingly
2. Utilize wait times for movement
|Dr. Hyman planking during a flight delay @ SeaTac|
3. Schedule time to workout (with your travel companions)
4. Hit the hotel gym
|Dr. Chimes and baby Jim staying active!|
4. No gym? No problem!
15 Triceps dips
|Pre-breakfast sweat sesh in Cabo|
5. Walk or bike, don't drive or taxi!Walking and biking are win-wins: physical activity and sightseeing. See your destination by foot or 2 wheels to burn extra calories and mindfully experience your surroundings.
|I insisted my friend and I walk the 4 miles uphill on a country|
road to San Gimignano. We earned our pasta for sure!
6. Chose your indulgences wisely & sparingly
|Fish tacos from 1&Only Taco in Cabo San Lucas|
Monday, March 12, 2018
LWSS Does Hot Yoga!
LWSS Does Hot Yoga!In the next iteration to better understand the exercise preferences of our patients and exercise-specific injuries, the LWSS team decided to try out hot yoga! (Prior to trying out hot yoga, we tried out Barre3).
Like Barre3, most of us were new to hot yoga too.
Prior to class:
-Different yoga studios heat their rooms at different temperatures. We recommend having your first class in a “warm” room, 80-90F degrees. We attended class at Shakti East Vinyasa Yoga in Bellevue which was an excellent temperature for an intro class.
-Hydrate well, starting the day prior to class.
-Bring a yoga mat and large towel to class (or rent from the studio).
-Arrive ~20mins early to class to register, set up your mat, and acclimate to the room prior to starting class!
What to expect:
-Yoga is often thought of as a moving meditation. Rooms are quiet and the emphasis is focusing on the breath and pose.
-Instructors will cue you and being in the back of the room will help you understand how to move through the poses.
-Keep breathing...the breath is the first priority but hard to master.
Hot yoga is a great way to get the therapeutic benefits of a moving meditation while increasing your heart rate. There are different types of hot yoga; hatha is a gentle introduction to postures, vinyasa focuses on the flow between postures, power is designed to be more intense than vinyasa, and Bikram is a series of 26 postures that are distinct from each other and arguably the most challenging. We enjoyed the vinyasa class at Shakti, but can also recommend the more demanding/hotter classes at Hot Yoga Inc., and Ashram Yoga Bellevue (Bikram style) in the downtown Bellevue area.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Dr. Gary Chimes on the Moving2Live Podcast!
Check it out!