Thursday, April 17, 2014

Get Moving!

Spring "weather" is so, so close! Yesterday, my son did his first college visit, and walking around the campus in the windy cold felt like some sort of hazing ritual... but then they fed us well, and all the parents seemed happy again!
1. If you looking to start exercising again and need a fairly easy way to "get moving," check-out this simple routine I posted on our website:
My Chiro's Easy Exercise to Get Started
It's free, it's quick, and you don't need any equipment. Use a kitchen timer, watch a clock, or use an interval timer app such as Impetus (Creating a custom program on this timer is easy, but if you're not sure what to do just e-mail me and I'll post a video of me creating a timer program on my phone). If you're putting off excercise because something's hurting, walk-in to any My Chiro and we'll check it out.

2. Need to "burn" fat this Spring? Check-out Muscle & Fitness Magazine's article "20 tips for torching fat this spring" posted on MSN's Healthy Living site. My personal favorite was #13, "add some guac." We absolutely LOVE guacamole at our house (that is, my wife and I do... avocado was among our sons' first solid foods, but they both now strongly deny having liked anything "green"). Click here for some guacamole tips from Chef Rick Bayless.
(Puppy Chiropractor?  From link below.)

3. I don't usually say out-loud "Aaaawwww" to photos of cute puppies or kittens... but that's exactly what I said when I looked at "22 Photos That Prove Why Babies Need Pets." Now, I don't believe that the author's claim of proof was necessarily substantiated, but the photos are really cute. Number 21 is clearly my favorite, and I'm sure you'll see why:

Have a Healthy Spring,

Bruce Weisbein, D.C.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Cassy O'Shogay, L.M.T.

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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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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

My Chiro in the Cedar Rapids 2014 St. Patrick's Day Parade

"Save a Pot of Gold!"  That's the message Cedar Rapids parade-goers (sorry if that's not an actual word) saw when the green My Chiro Bug drove-by in the 39th Annual SaPaDaPaSo St. Patrick's Day Parade.  Christopher Weisbein (who may have skipped his last class of the day at Jefferson High School to help Mom & Dad with handing-out candy, a worthy cause, indeed), who last year at this time actually marched in Dublin's parade with the uniquely combined Jefferson-Kennedy-Washington High Schools' Marching Band, was not only a great candy-distributor... but also did a pretty fine jig while doing so!  Thanks so much for your help and enthusiasm, Christopher!

Bruce & Christopher Weisbein with Bri

See Christopher doing an Irish Jig while handing-out candy?

Kathy expertly navigates the Parade route

More jig-action from Christopher

Thanks to Bri and Kathy for decorating the My Chiro Bug (and if you see Kathy at the office, she'd love to hear what you thought of the awesome hat she made for the Bug), and thanks to Jackie for her witty registration details (and for helping keep the Bug from blowing away).  Thanks to Carrie & Raechel for filling-in at the office while we were gone.

Bruce Weisbein, D.C.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Trivia Gift Certificate Time!

Win a Gift Certificate with this week's trivia question:

It is time for the My Chiro Facebook Trivia. To win a $25 Gift Certificate towards a Chiropractic Adjustment or a Massage, simply answer the question correctly and be sure to "LIKE" My Chiro on Facebook. One correct answer will be drawn at the end of the week (March 15, 2014). Congrats to Dan L., our last Trivia winner.

And... here is the question:

What Iowa high school did My Chiro's Adam Williams, D.C., graduate from?

    A.  Jefferson High School

    B.  Linn Mar High School

    C.  Xavier High School

    D.  Benton Community High School

Answer where you see this question ON the My Chiro Facebook page:

The drawing is this Saturday, 3/15/14.  Good Luck!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Valentine's Gift Certificate Give-Away!

Through Valentine's Day, we're giving-away 6 six massage gift certificates!  At each of our three locations, you may put one entry per day (no purchase necessary, and you don't even have to be a client/patient) into the drawing box.  At each office on Valentine's Day, we will pick a winner to receive a pair of massage gift certificates.  It's that simple!

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Friday, January 31, 2014

30,000th Patient Welcomed at My Chiro!

"Jacob" with Bruce Weisbein, D.C.

In keeping with tradition, My Chiro recently celebrated the arrival of its 30,000th patient... with a "selfie" of me with cardboard cut-out Jacob from The Twilight Saga.  With HIPAA privacy laws, it's just so much easier to use our cut-out stand-in for the celebratory photo.

Why do so many people choose My Chiro?

I believe it's because we make it so easy to get an adjustment:
  • Walk-In
  • $25 Adjustments
  • No Extra Exam Fees
  • No Multiple Appointment Schedules
...just one, affordable visit at a time whenever you need it.

Thank you so much to so many in the Cedar Rapids community who've place their trust in My Chiro!

Bruce Weisbein, D.C.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Pec & Neck Stretch

Tightness of the chest and side, lower neck muscles can compress the nerves and blood vessels that go down the arm... representing just a couple causes of a condition called "Thoracic Outlet Syndrome."

The video below is intended to help instruct our patients who need to stretch these muscles.

Hold each stretch at least 20 seconds!  Try this two to three times per day (nothing wrong with doing more if you want to).  When arm/hand symptoms are due to compression from these muscles, many people report improvement within the first week.

It's FREE, it's SAFE, and NO EQUIPMENT is needed!

For more information on Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, click on the Mayo Clinic link below.  The section on "Prevention" ends with, "Stretch daily, and perform exercises that keep your shoulder muscles strong."  Well... that's good advice for about half the conditions we see in our practice!
Bruce Weisbein, D.C.