This is part 1 of a 2 part blog series on sports chiropractic and why its popularity is booming. Sports chiropractic has been around for quite some time, but has recently exploded due to increased media attention. Professional athletes and professional teams have realized the benefits of having a sports chiropractor as part of their […]View Post
A new era, sports medicine office where we strive to develop a partnership with you, on your path to optimal health
The Chiropractic Physicians at Advanced Physical Medicine in North Haven specialize in treating conditions that are associated with an active lifestyle including sports injuries and everyday musculoskeletal complaints. Basically this means we treat any ache, pain, stiffness or tightness you may be experiencing. Pain is usually a warning sign that something isn’t right, and your body is telling to take care of it, before it gets worse.
With that being said, chiropractic care isn’t just for when you’re in pain, it also aids in performance enhancement. Advanced Physical Medicine’s Chiropractic Physicians are Certified Chiropractic Sports Physicians®, meaning they completed postgraduate education specifically on sport related injuries. By allowing joints to move through their full range of motion, muscles to fire in the right sequence and proper nutrition your body will be functioning as optimally as it can.
If your condition isn’t related to an active lifestyle, we most likely have a treatment option available for you too. Chronic pain, injuries after an accident and even headaches typically respond well to chiropractic care including deep tissue cold laser therapy.
We perform a full history and physical exam prior to reviewing treatment options specific for your case. Prior to any treatment, we review each technique with you and explain how this technique will help your body get back to feeling healthy. If your condition requires collaboration with other medical professionals such as an orthopedist or neurologist we will be happy to make any necessary referrals.
A referral is typically not needed to begin care and most insurances cover chiropractic care. If you have questions prior to beginning care at Advanced Physical Medicine, please do not hesitate to call, email or Facebook us.
27 muscles cross the hip, no wonder why it is sometimes difficult to diagnose where pain and/or dysfunction are coming from. These 27 muscles need to fire in perfect harmony for the hip to have proper motion, leading you to perform at your highest level. Any dysfunction on the muscular level or joint level can […]View Post
The American Institute for Cancer Research, an organization that studies the impact of lifestyle on cancer risk, recently issued a warning about the hidden health hazards of cookouts and campfires. Research is now showing diets high in red and processed meat increase the risk for colon cancer. By grilling meat, red and white, a potent […]View Post
With the weather starting to get nice we’ve noticed more and more people running and working outside. It’s great to see people being active. It’s our mission to see everyone being active, healthy, and doing what they love pain free, but we’ve noticed that with this great weather comes some injuries from over training. Some […]View Post
Chiropractic and headaches Chiropractic care can be very effective in treating headaches, especially with new research showing that spinal manipulation may be an effective treatment option for tension headaches and headaches that originate in the neck. If you have never experienced a headache, you are one of the lucky ones. Approximately 9 out of 10 […]View Post Cervical Spine, Chiropractic Care, Chiropractic Physician, Muscle Tension, Muscles, Pain Reliever, Spinal Manipulation, Sternocleidomastoid, Tension Headache, Tension Headaches, Tension Type Headache, Treatment Option, Trigger Points, Upper Trapezius
Many people suffer from low back pain. What many people don’t realize is that pain can often be linked to a lack of flexibility in the hamstrings. Let’s talk about some anatomy first. The hamstrings are located in the back of the thigh and connect the lower pelvis to the lower leg. They help in […]View Post Chiropractic Physicians, Core Stabilization, Erector Spinae, Exercise, Flexibility Stretching, Hamstrings, Low Back Pain, Posture, Rehab Exercises, Scar Tissue, Soft Tissue Mobilization, Spine, Stretching Exercises
With studies finding that about half of all expectant mothers will develop low-back pain at some point during their pregnancies, it’s no surprise many women have discovered the benefits associated with chiropractic and pregnancy. Chiropractic manipulation is safe for the pregnant woman and her baby and can be especially appealing to those who are trying […]View Post Chiropractic, Chiropractic Adjustments, Chiropractic Care, Chiropractic Manipulation, Low Back Pain, Medications, Postural Imbalances, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Exercise, Pregnant Woman, Proper Nutrition
When we work out, our muscles work together, to move the weights and our body by contracting and relaxing in a very coordinated way. On a microscopic level each muscle is made up of individual muscle fibers. As we work harder or lift/move heavier things more and more muscle fibers are recruited to help us […]View Post Inflammation, Muscular Soreness, Soft Tissue Mobilization, Stiffness, Stretches, Stretching Exercises, Tight Muscles, Workout Muscle Soreness
What is electrical muscle stimulation? How does it work? What does it do? Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) is a frequent treatment found in chiropractic and physical therapy offices, and even in many trainer rooms. Many people like the way this treatment feels because it is usually very relaxing, but how is it actually helping your […]View Post Chiropractic Physicians, Electrical Muscle Stimulation, Inflammation, Muscle Spasm, Tens Units, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation
Learn about car accidents, whiplash and chiropractic. No matter how minor you may think a car accident is, injuries can still occur to the soft tissues and joints of your neck and back. Typical injuries encountered in car accidents tend to respond well to chiropractic care. Dr. Maxwell Mitchell and Dr. Candice Pollack are […]View Post Advanced Physical Medicine, Car Accident, Chiropractic Care, Chiropractic Physicians, Cold Packs, Electric Stimulation, Massage Techniques, Rehab Exercises, Soft Tissues, Sports Injuries, Stiffness, Strain Injury, Stretching Exercises, Typical Injuries, Typical Treatment, Whiplash Symptoms, Work Injuries
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heJ6JodBrOQ&feature=plcp[/youtube] What is Chiropractic? On August 13, 2012 Dr. Candice Pollack and Dr. Maxwell Mitchell discussed chiropractic with Dr. Raeleen Mautner on her radio show “The Art of Living Well” on WNHU 88.7 FM. Among the questions were how long do Chiropractors go to school for? What do Chiropractors treat? What is that popping sound […]View Post Amp, Art Of Living, Candice, Chiropractic Adjustment, Doctors, Mautner, Maxwell, Own Health, Pollack, Radio Interview, Radio Show, Raeleen, Www Youtube
Kinesiotape aka SpiderTech, KT Tape, RockTape and numerous other names/brands This past weekend was the 2012 CrossFit Games and we noticed a good amount of the athletes were wearing kinesiotape. Ever since the 2008 Bejing Olympics this tape has been used widely in sporting events. From bright colors to cool looking designs this tape is […]View Post 2008 Bejing Olympics, Athletic Tape, Bright Colors, Colored Tape, Cool Thing, Damaged Muscles, Elasticity, Fashion Statement, Healing Process, Human Skin, Kinesiotape, Muscles And Tendons, Names Brands, Overuse Injuries, Proper Blood Flow, Range Of Motion, Recoils, Rubberband, Therapeutic Benefits, Tissue Function
Dr. Maxwell Mitchell and Dr. Candice Pollack sat down with Bill Dillane of North Haven TV to discuss physical wellness and weekend warriors. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38nlM3ww4_E&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]View Post Amp, Candice, Maxwell, NHTV interview with Bill Dillane, North Haven, Pollack, Weekend Warriors, wellness, Wellness Weekend, Www Youtube
Who knew an algae could be so beneficial? Spirulina is a blue-green algae which is commercially produced and widely marketed as a "superfood" and immune booster. It is also a rich source of natural, plant-based iron, calcium, vitamin A and vitamin C, and an excellent source of plant protein, with up to 70% of its […]View Post Allergic Rhinitis, Allergy Sufferers, Allergy Symptoms, Blood Samples, Blue Green Algae, Carbohydrate, Evening Primrose, Evening Primrose Oil, Exercise Performance, Exhaustion, Human Patients, Immune Booster, Journal Of Medicinal Food, Linolenic, Nasal Allergies, Oxidation Rate, Plant Protein, Respiratory Function, Rich Source, Significant Improvement
Too many people choose fashion over function when purchasing athletic shoes, not realizing that poor-fitting shoes can lead to pain throughout the body. Because footwear plays such an important role in the function of bones and joints—especially for runners and other athletes—choosing the right shoe can help prevent pain in your back, hips, knees, and […]View Post Athletic Shoe, Athletic Shoes, Best Shoes, Bones And Joints, Broad Band, Curved Shape, Fashion Over Function, Flat Foot, Foot Motion, Foot Type, Footprint, Forefoot, Motion Control, Overuse Injuries, Personal Decision, Poor Fitting Shoes, Pronate, Shock Absorber, Sneakers, Stability Features, Stability Shoes
Most Americans start their day with a cup of coffee and rely on an energy drink to get them through the rest of the work day, or that last hurdle of getting to the gym. “What many people don’t realize is it's not a lack of sugar that makes us tired during the day—it's the […]View Post Blood Sugar Levels, Clauson, Combat Fatigue, Cup Of Coffee, Early Evening, Energy Drink, Energy Drinks, First Energy, Fruits And Vegetables, Health Article, Hefty Dose, Last Hurdle, Men S Health, Natural Substances, Natural Supplement, Nova Southeastern University, Physical Performance, Phytonutrients, Rsquo, Safety Risk, Sugary Foods, Taurine, Yo Yos
You've sprained your ankle or are sore following a weekend of raking leaves. What to do now, ice or heat? This is one of the most frequently asked questions in our office. Following these tips will get you on the road to a quicker recovery. Ice: Slows down circulation which reduces inflammation Numbs the area […]View Post Blood Flow, Boswellia, Circulation, Cold Pack, Elastic Bandage, Elevation, Flow Increases, Ginger, Half Hour, Heat Increases, Heating Pads, Hot Pack, Impair, Inflammation, Moist Heat, Natural Anti Inflammatories, Nsaids, Raking Leaves, Range Of Motion, Time Period, Tissue Elasticity
What conditions do you think a chiropractor treats? Back pain? Neck pain? Headaches?…..Can’t think of anything else? If not you are probably in the majority of the population. Most people don’t think of going to the chiropractor for: Shin Splints Ankle Sprain’s Golfer’s/Tennis Elbow Any Tendonitis Jumper’s/Runner’s Knee Plantar Fascitis Rotator Cuff Sprain/Strain Carpal Tunnel […]View Post Ankle Sprain, Chiropractor, Edge Treatment, Extremities, Frozen Shoulder, Manipulative Therapies, Muscle Imbalance, Muscle Spasm, Muscular Tightness, Neck Pain, Overuse Syndrome, Poor Posture, Rehabilitation Protocols, Repetitive Stress, Shin Splints, Soft Tissue Mobilization, Soft Tissue Structures, Soft Tissue Techniques, Tennis Elbow, Treatment Modalities
Beyond “hands only” Interest in instruments to extend the “reach” of chiropractors, massage therapists, and others got a boost in the ’80s when David Graston suffered a debilitating sports injury. Graston’s disappointment with the rehabilitation methods of the day caused him to create several stainless steel instruments with various shapes and angled surfaces. These instruments […]View Post Acute Phase, Bony Skeleton, Extremities, Graston, Handheld Devices, Healing Process, Ligament, Ligaments Tendons, Massage Therapists, Maturation, Myofascia, Process Of Inflammation, Proliferative Phase, Rehabilitation Methods, Scar Tissue, Soft Tissue Injuries, Soft Tissue Injury, Soft Tissue Mobilization, Sports Injury, Stainless Steel Instruments, Strains And Sprains
According to the researchers at The Antiogenesis Foundation, many easily eaten foods help starve commonly occurring microscopic cancer cells. And help them from becoming a problem. This list, starting with green tea continues to grow over time as scientists verify the efficacy of various foods based on a body of research. Green Tea Red Wine […]View Post Blueberries, Cancer Cells, Cherries, Dark Chocolate, Fight Cancer, Ginseng, Grape Seed, Grape Seed Oil, Green Tea, Halibut, Kale, Lemons, Licorice, Maitake, Nutmeg, Oranges, Parsley, Red Wine, Sea Cucumber, Soybeans
Many avid golfers contort their bodies into oddly twisted postures, generating a great deal of torque. Couple this motion with a bent-over stance, repeat 120 times over three or four hours, add the fatigue that comes with several miles of walking, and you’ve got a good workout—and a recipe for potential lower-back trouble. As America’s […]View Post Aca Sports, American Chiropractic Association, Back Trouble, Chiropractor, David Stude, Dr David, Extra Time, Flexible Material, golf, Golf Fitness, Good Company, Lifting Weights, Love Affair, Mdash, National Golf, Postures, Proactive Approach, Several Miles, Sports Council, Tiger Woods, tips, Warning Sign
Dr.’s Candice Pollack and Maxwell Mitchell recently received their Doctor of Chiropractic degrees and their respective licenses graduating from the University Of Bridgeport College Of Chiropractic. With a significant level of youthful enthusiasm tempered by with a dosage of ‘down economy’ reality, Dr.’s Pollack and Mitchell will be seeing their dream come true as they […]View Post Available Office, Bridgeport College, Business Development Center, Business Plan Draft, Business Plan Templates, Chiropractic Service, Community Investment Corporation, Down Economy, Draft Document, Haven Area, North Haven Ct, Physical Medicine, Rsquo, sbdc, Small Business Development, Small Business Development Center, story, success, Tooth Comb, University Of Bridgeport, Ups And Downs, Vice Presidents, Youthful Enthusiasm