If you're a homeowner wanting to accomplish some things around the house and are looking for some tips on how to help make the work a little easier on your body and potentially keep yourself out of the chiropractic or physical therapy office, then this series of posts I am going to make in the coming months is for you. With many of us transitioned to being at home more for the past two years, this spurred a movement in home fitness and home improvement. Like some during the p
Whether you're an old or new home owner, yard work often gets the best of many of my patient's backs. While developing good mobility and a strong core are often part of the long-term treatment picture, working smarter is just as important. If you're someone who finds themselves pulling weeds from their yard all the time and are feeling tight or sore in your low back from bending over- or even threw out your low back before, then be sure to check out this video as I review the
Are you looking for a quiet and portable massage gun to use around the home or on the go? In this video I review and compare the Merach NanoPro, the Addsfit Mini, and the SportsFlow Tech FlowMini which all claim to operate at 40 decibels or less. See how they stack up. -Dr. Wen
By now you're likely settled in with working from home and probably have acquired a stand up desk. Yet, you still might not be feeling comfortable during your work day with your current office chair. Or you may be experiencing low back pain even though you're standing. If so, then you'll definitely want to watch this video. I unbox and review the $598 LeanRite multi-configurable seat that may be the companion you've been looking for to complement your home set up. -Dr. Wen
As my patients already know firsthand, the way that I practice is anything but the typical chiropractic they've encountered over the years. For the past several months at Integrity Chiropractic I've been experimenting with and integrating a new device called Plantiga in the assessment of several patients that present with pains and complaints in the lower back and lower extremities as part of my never ending obsession to understand and treat the human body better. I think it'
Patients have been curious about it, and you've seen the ads online. "Is it better than the foam roller I have at home?", you might be wondering. If you're looking to make an addition to your home mobility toolbox to manage pain and improve mobility, check out my thoughts on the Chirp Wheel+ yoga wheel. While a yoga wheel is definitely a great tool for treating yourself at home, I can help you dial in your self care better with a thorough assessment and home care plan based o
There is no denying that pregnancy, in all the glory of its amazing process, can really affect your day to day in difficult ways. Pregnancy truly is an incredible event; you’re growing a human! But there will be days that you just don’t feel your best. From nausea, lack of sleep, cramping, hemorrhoids, headaches, back pain, etc. and now the added stress and dangers of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pregnancy during this time can be stressful, scary, uncertain and confusing- on top of
Looking to get out for some bigger and longer hikes but have some knee troubles? Check out my latest product review for the HoverGlide Tactical floating backpack which may help reduce some knee discomfort- especially if you carry items for a hike.
It's time to face it- working from home is going to be the new normal for most professional services and tech workers. In my last video, I reviewed an ergonomic keyboard to see how it helps with shoulder, arm and wrist discomfort. In this video I take you through how I set up my computer workstation based on my past experience working in front of a computer all day and treating those that do, as a chiropractor. If you experience neck pain, upper back stiffness, headaches, and
With working from home the norm for the foreseeable future, many of you are without a doubt starting to feel the discomfort with working in a less than ideal environment- if you weren't already back at your office. As a chiropractor that came from engineering and tech, I understand what these long hours can do to your body. Here I review the Kinesis Advantage2 Ergonomic Keyboard. I chose it because of its novel approach in attempting to alleviate discomfort in the forearms an
Last Updated: 05/19/20 Below is free material that we have created at Integrity Chiropractic help our patients and local community to treat many common musculoskeletal complaints (headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, lower back pain) from working long hours in front of a computer at home (combined with childcare). Scroll down for the content. In the past few weeks we have been actively preparing for the new normal as Washington begins to phase out of stay-at-home. If you're r
The entire Integrity Chiropractic team is super excited about our move (if you didn't see that post) and we wanted to keep you updated with our build out progress 👷 as we move to our new location in Totem Lake. November 5th, 2019 The most notable difference about our new space in Totem Lake is that we will not have a large waiting area like we did at our current space. We've always tried to keep our clinic running on time and not make anyone wait more than a few minutes at m
People love the Pacific Northwest for its beautiful summer days and lush environment. These two come together to make our backyard here in Seattle, a runner's paradise. Today's blog is an answer to a question from a patient wondering if there is an advantage or disadvantage to the different types of footstrikes when running. There's much contention between what is the right foot strike to adopt. Scientists have conducted countless studies, and people still form their own reso
It's another very common question that is asked by patients all the time that wake with neck pain and shoulder pain. There doesn't seem to be a shortage of new pillow designs coming out year after year in attempt to alleviate the neck and shoulder pain that people might have when waking up. You might think that the problem would be solved by now. Yet... here you are reading this 😃. In this article I'll present the most practical information that I've gathered from the resear
In this episode of the Active Ingredients Podcast, Donny and I share our thoughts and research on whether crawling can help increase your performance as an athlete. Listen to our podcast below: *Here's the information on horse gait and gait in general that I found to be helpful. The Big Takeaway Crawling itself has not been extensively studied in regards to performance and training. The one study we found that examined bear crawling found that alternating stepping with hands