Welcome again to Midway Chiropractic’s monthly newsletter! We’re excited to be able to share clinic news, health tips, and exercises, and to highlight parts of our practice, such as this month’s spotlight on the Graston Technique! Next time you come in, let us know what you think!

Office News: New Regence Massage Therapist

The Midway Chiropractic family is proud to introduce our newest massage therapist, Athena! Athena has seven years of massage experience, strong hands, and a passion for helping people get well! She is a provider for the following insurance networks: Aetna, Cigna, First Choice, Blue Cross, as well as Regence! That’s right, we now have two Regence massage therapists! If you have Regence coverage and had trouble scheduling a massage before, we now have twice as many massages available every week! Call 206-824-9500 and make an appointment today!

Wondering About Those Metal Tools the Doctors Sometimes Use?

Maybe you’ve seen the doctors using what appears to be small metal bars when treating some of our other patients, or maybe you have been getting the treatment yourself. If you’re curious about them then you’re reading the right paragraph! It’s known as the Graston Technique®, a tool-assisted therapy designed to help you get better, faster! At Midway, our chiropractors offer this nonsurgical treatment to correct issues related to soft tissue pain. Dr. Craig, Dr. Xavier, and Dr. George have all earned advanced certification in Graston Technique Training.

Soft-tissue injuries are common, whether from trauma or repetitive use. These injuries involve damage to ligaments, tendons, muscles, and myofascia. Doctors of chiropractic have long used their hands and fingers to break up glued muscles and restrictions, and to promote bloodflow. The additional benefit of using specially-designed instruments increases the positive effects of care to soft tissue damage.
See the Graston page on our website for further information and links.

Exercise of the Month: Trunk Rotation

kneetwistTrunk Rotation is good for improving flexibility in the back as well as strengthening the core.

Lay on your back with your knees bent, your feet flat on the mat or floor, and your arms out to the side on the floor.

Rotate your knees to the right side and hold for 15 seconds. Repeat the same motion to the left side.

Do each stretch exercises three to four times twice a day. Once in the morning and once before bed.

If you have have any questions about this exercise or would like to know more, ask Jimmie next time you come in!

Patients should always consult their doctor before starting any exercise regimen.

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