Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Christine Wallen, D.C.


Hi,

My name is Christine Wallen and I am originally from Wilmington, IL.  I have always enjoyed being active and living life to the fullest. Some of my hobbies include: reading, playing and watching sports, exercising, and socializing with friends and family.

I attended high school at Bishop McNamara in Kankakee, IL and graduated in 2008.  I studied for my undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois Champaign Urbana.  It was during this time I knew my true passion was for Chiropractic care.  Previously being a patient under care I experienced the healing effects Chiropractic has to offer.  I wanted to share this experience and life changing profession with others. This led me to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.  I graduated with my Bachelors in Health Science and Doctorate in Chiropractic on October 17, 2014.

I enjoy living in the Midwest and was brought to Iowa to start working for My Chiro.  It is an upbeat atmosphere where I get to make a daily difference through my work.  I strongly believe in overall health and serving the surrounding community to the best of my ability. My first priority as a Chiropractor is and always will be helping people. I plan to achieve this goal one patient at a time and look forward to meeting you!




Get up! ...because sitting can kill you! by Bruce Weisbein, D.C.


Image: kellychiropractic.co.nz/sitting

Canadian researchers recently looked into the harmful effects of sitting and published the results in the Annals of Internal Medicine (Of course, I have to wonder if they sat while writing the paper). They concluded, "Prolonged sedentary time was independently associated with deleterious health outcomes regardless of physical activity.” So, the more sitting you do, whether for your job or leisure, the greater your risk of death from cancer, cardiovascular disease, and “all-cause” mortality; greater sedentary time was also associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, if you sit most of your day, you can’t expect exercise to reverse or negate the harmful effects of sitting.

Fortunately, another study suggests that if you reduce sitting-time and replace it with moderate to vigorous activity, you’ll reduce your risk. Even simple five-minute activity breaks every 30 to 60 minutes have been shown to improve the functioning of the arteries in the legs.

So, if you’re occupation requires that you stay-put in one spot all day, what can you do?

Consider using an “active workstation.”

Google that term, and you’ll see standing desks, treadmill desks, physioballs instead of chairs, cycling chairs, and chairs that tip & wobble. In a study of walking workstations, people reported “higher satisfaction and arousal and experienced less boredom and stress than those in the passive conditions.” Cycling workstations, however, were not so well-liked. As I’m writing this, I’m sitting on a bouncy physioball which keeps my joints moving (slightly, but at least they’re not immobile as with traditional sitting), muscles contracting (to make me bounce a bit and to keep me balanced), and I’m “forced” to sit with a better back and shoulder posture. Ask your supervisor if a change could be accommodated. Feel free to contact any of the chiropractors at My Chiro if you need some help figuring-out how to improve your workstation.

Enjoy the END of Winter!

Bruce Weisbein, D.C.
bruce@mychirowalkin.com


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Thomas, Licensed Massage Therapist

Thomas, Licensed Massage Therapist
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Thomas has now been practicing as a nationally certified Licensed Massage Therapist for almost 15 years. Though his background in massage is diverse, one of his current areas of focus is on neck tension, headaches, and stress relief in the cervical and occipital region. Thomas is an Iowa native, having lived in Des Moines and Eastern Iowa for 20 years.  After graduating, he spent several years practicing massage at resort spas, athletic clubs, pain management centers, and salons in Arizona, working with locals as well as people all over the US. Thomas returned to Eastern Iowa in 2010 and after living in Coralville for three years made Cedar Rapids his home in 2013.  

Areas of Focus:
  • Neck muscle tension/stress/headache relief
  • Swedish massage (medium-firm pressure)
  • Occipital/Cranial area tension release
  • Sports massage techniques


Friday, December 26, 2014

Foam Rolling, Bruce Weisbein, D.C.

Photo: http://www.bodywindow.com/foam-rolling.html

Daily, many patients ask, "Besides getting an adjustment or a massage, what else can I do to help this?"  The possible answers to that question, depending on an individual's condition, resources, and motivation, are both varied and long (for example, stretching, eliminating sugar, conditioning, changing desk height, modify the offending activity, change pillow, etc.).  

However, massage seems to be almost universally helpful, and when you can't get in to have a professional do it...

Consider Foam Rolling.

A foam roller is incredibly low-tech and inexpensive (under $9.00 in some cases).  The foam is usually like the stuff used to make pool noodles but in a 6-inch diameter roll.  You position yourself on top of it and move in various directions to massage and stretch your muscles.  

I personally have found it to be very effective, and in 15 minutes or less I've got the whole body done.  If you'd like to try it, here are two good demonstration videos:



Of course, who wouldn't feel pretty good to be outside on your deck with a lovely view of the Rocky Mountains like in the picture above?  Let me know how it goes for you.

Have a safe and peaceful Winter!

Bruce Weisbein, D.C.
bruce@mychirowalkin.com

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Cassy O'Shogay, L.M.T.



Cassy O'Shogay, L.M.T.
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My Techniques Include:
Deep Tissue Massage / Specific Area Care
Swedish Relaxation Massage
Pregnancy Massage
Massage for Geriatric / End-of-Life Care 
(very light relaxing strokes, not very much to no pressure involved)
Low Back Specific

Welcome to my page!
For as long as I can remember, I've always liked helping make people feel better.  So, I knew that being a massage therapist was the exact right fit for me.  I love being able to help someone relax after a long day at work, or being able to alleviate pain that has been bothering someone for a while.

I'm a people pleaser, so whenever I give a massage I give it my all.  I want my clients to feel like they are walking on "cloud nine" by the time their massage is thru.  I know that with being a massage therapist I have truly found my calling and I want to share with my clients.

I graduated from Capri in April of 2013.  I specialize in relaxation and therapeutic massage.  I can do some deep tissue.  I'm very flexible with my pressure.  Are you looking for relaxation or deep pressure?  I can give the exact pressure you are looking for!  Just schedule an appointment with me and I promise you won't regret it.  I'm looking forward to working with you!

Cassy O'Shogay, L.M.T.

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Tiffany Mally, L.M.T.

Tiffany Mally, L.M.T.
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Massage Techniques:
Swedish Massage
Deep Tissue/Specific Work
Pregnancy Massage


Welcome!

My massage style includes relaxation or deep tissue specific work, in which I focus in on a problem area(s), or I can also combine the two into one therapeutic massage.  I do not believe in a one size fits all massage.  I am very committed to meeting my client’s needs and goals.

I am very passionate about the benefits massage therapy has on the whole body and its ability to help the body heal itself.  Body, mind, soul and spirit.  
Stress is huge in our world today and the effects of it on our bodies are so toxic. Stress can cause headaches, muscle tension and pain, fatigue, upset stomach, sleep problems, anxiety, restlessness, lack of motivation, irritability/anger, and sadness/depression.  Massage therapy has been shown to reduce stress, improve sleep, provide headache relief, improve flexibility, ease physical pain, reduce anxiety, and improve blood circulation.

I would love to help you say good bye to tension and stress. Book an appointment today and make time for you!  I look forward to meeting you.

Tiffany Mally, L.M.T

 
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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(Takes you to our online scheduling at Schedulicity.com where you can choose the time, location, and therapist that you want.)

Prefer to just call us?  We'd be happy to help!  We have massage at:

Cedar Rapids My Chiro, 396-2300
and

Hiawatha My Chiro, 294-0000


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