Thursday, September 29, 2016

World Heart Day is September 29th

         World Heart Day is September 29th
Learn to listen to your body and if you have a concern, don’t rest until you have an answer.
This World Heart Day, we want everyone to understand what they can do to fuel their hearts and power their lives. Your heart is at the heart of your health. And it's easy to give it the care it deserves.
Just a few simple steps such as eating more healthily, staying active, regular check ups, cutting down on alcohol and stopping smoking can improve your heart health and your overall well-being.
September 23, 2016, Freed Chiropractic Clinic, Ally Wilson

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

September is child safety month

September is Child Safety Month

Here are some simple, low-cost product safety tips to protect children:

1. Never leave standing liquids unattended. Stay within arm's reach while your child is bathing or near any container of water. If the phone rings, let it ring; stay with your child.

2. Prevent tap water scalds by adjusting the temperature on your hot water heater to 120 degrees F. 

3. Keep medicines and hazardous household chemicals locked up and out of sight. Use child-resistant packaging for medicines and hazardous household chemicals, and call 1-800-222-1222 if a poisoning occurs.

4. Cut the loops on window-blind cords and call 1-800-506-4636 for a free repair kit.

5. Make sure your hairdryer has a large rectangular plug. The immersion protection device prevents electrocution if the hairdryer is dropped in water.

6. Change the battery in your smoke alarm when you change your clock's setting in October.

7. Have a professional check your furnace for carbon monoxide leaks and your chimney for blockages; put a CO alarm in the hallway near every separate sleeping area. 

8 Prevent electrocutions by installing a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) in your household outlets.

9. Installing Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs) can prevent electrical fires. AFCIs can sense electrical arc and trip circuit. 


Monday, September 19, 2016

How Chiropractic Can Benefit An Athlete

How Chiropractic Can Benefit An Athlete


An athletes body takes on a lot of stress. Between workouts, practices, and games, of course they suffer from aches and pains. These can sometimes cause more serious injuries.

By correcting spinal alignment and function, a chiropractor can help maximize your performance on the field by preventing injuries and improving recovery.

Chiropractic adjustments allow the body to move as freely. When your spine is out of alignment, your muscles commonly spasm or cramp up, causing a decrease in range of motion. Relieving misalignments throughout the spine helps free up areas of tension in the back and neck, reducing pain and improving mobility.


Chiropractors mainly focus on the spine but can also help to treat:

  • Shoulder pain
  • Shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand sprains and strains
  • Hip, knee, ankle and foot sprains and strains
  • Tennis and golfer's elbow
  • Headaches
  • Neck, mid-back and low-back pain
  • Sciatica


September 19, 2016 Freed Chiropractic Clinic, Ally Wilson

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Back pack safety: Backpack buying tips

Backpack Safety: Backpack Buying Tips
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) suggests that backpack safety begins with making sure parents purchase the right backpack. Look for:

•A lightweight backpack that doesn’t add weight to what your child must carry. If it’s a choice between that cool leather backpack, and a more common canvas backpack, choose the canvas. It’s lighter, so better for backpack safety.

•Two broad shoulder straps with padding are better than narrow straps... which are more likely to dig trenches into a child’s shoulders. A backpack with one shoulder strap may look awesome, but isn’t good for backpack safety. Your child needs two straps to distribute the weight of the pack as evenly as possible.

•Padded backs are a feature of better quality backpacks and a must for backpack safety. Padding makes the backpack more comfortable, and also keep those sharp pencils, rulers, and book corners, for instance, from poking your child in the back.

•Waist belts are important for backpack safety, as they keep the weight of the backpack more evenly spread out, to prevent stress on any one part of the body.

•Lots of compartments are good for backpack safety, because these too, help spread the weight around, preventing injury and stress to the body.