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July 30, 2019

The Injury Before the Injury: IT Band Syndrome

While we gear up into the full speed of running season, we have to remember to always put our health first. We get it! – Accidents and injuries do happen but the good news is we’re here to help. Keep…
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Chiropractic Physical Medicine
July 15, 2019

The Injury Before the Injury: Runner’s Knee

While we gear up into the full speed of running season, we have to remember to always put our health first. We get it! – Accidents and injuries do happen but the good news is we’re here to help. Keep…
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July 11, 2019

Improve Your Golf Swing, Save Your Back

Are you a golfer who suffers from back pain? Are you a golfer who doesn’t want back pain? Maintaining a strong core and mobile spine is vital to overall health as well as supporting daily activities. But over time we…
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Chiropractic Physical Medicine
July 5, 2019

Fitness Friday | Fleet Feet Fit ID Process

Proper running shoes are a key component in having a successful and injury-free running season. The good news is, our friends at Fleet Feet are here for you to make sure you have the shoes that are best suited for…
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May 10, 2019

Base Strength Exercises for Running

At Aligned Modern Health we understand the importance of cross training for runners. Cross training can activate specific muscle groups that will help give you strength, mobility, activation, range of motion, and the correct pattern movement to keep you injury free…
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Chiropractic Physical Medicine
April 17, 2019

Workout of the Week: Squats

Let’s talk squats! It can either be your go-to exercise to get your blood flowing or the closer of a great workout. Either way, squats are a great tool to utilize in your workout.  Our Chiropractic Physical Medicine team encourages…
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February 22, 2019

Our Workout of the Week – 9Round KickBoxing

At Aligned Modern Health, we love promoting an active lifestyle! What better way to do this than to have our providers share their favorite exercises. This week, our Wicker Park Chiropractic Physician, Dr. Tanya Freseth tried out 9Round Kickbox Fitness!…
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Chiropractic Care for Pregnancy and Webster Technique
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February 18, 2019

Chiropractic Care for Pregnancy | Webster Technique

Chiropractic care can help make pregnancy and delivery easier as your body undergoes 40 weeks of incredible changes. © Tommyandone | Dreamstime.com Throughout pregnancy, your spine and nervous system need to be working in response to support your body's many…
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Chiropractic Physical Medicine
February 8, 2019

Aligned Modern Health Joins BirthFit to Expands Support for Moms

Chiropractic care has been growing in popularity as a safe remedy for pregnancy related pain. In addition to offering the Webster Technique, a specific pelvic adjustment that is beneficial during pregnancy, Dr. Andi Kneessi, DC, of our Chiropractic team, has…
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Chiropractic Physical Medicine
January 17, 2019

Snow Shoveling Tips to Avoid Injury

Snow my Goodness! Here it comes, Chicago! As winter weather typically goes, we begin seeing more and more snowfall in the early months of the new year. Unfortunately, the wet and heavy snow can be a leading cause of pain…
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December 11, 2018

Muscle of the Month – Quadratus Lumborum

Our muscle of the month for December is the quadratus lumborum in the lower back. Pain or discomfort in our low back is something we may feel more heavily during the winter months. The quadratus lumborum is a muscle of…
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Chiropractic Physical Medicine
November 20, 2018

Sit and Be Fit

This time of the year is notorious for having you feel inclined to stay indoors more often and spending long hours sitting, which can sometimes lead to pain. We’re here to bring you some of our favorite tips from our…
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October 30, 2018

Two Minute Turnaround | Healthy Desk Exercises

It’s 2:00 PM, your energy is dipping, you can’t stop thinking about that second or third cup of coffee… We’re here to help! If you are like the average person, you are spending more time at a computer screen than…
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Chiropractic Physical Medicine
October 29, 2018

Chiropractic Health Awareness Month

As we approach November, we reflect on National Chiropractic Health Month! American Chiropractic Association (ACA) devotes the entire month of October to encourage people to prevent chronic back, neck, and overall pain! This year, the theme was “Move 4 Life” which encourages…
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October 2, 2018

Kinesio Taping for Runners

Kinesio Tape, Rock Tape, also known as Kinesio Tape is often used to treat overuse and injuries in athletes. When properly applied Rock Tape can help prevent injury while addressing pain, swelling, and inflammation. Considerations Before Using Kinesio Tape Many runners come…
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June 28, 2018

Core Exercises for Runners: Bird Dog & Dead Bug

Whether you're training for a marathon or partaking in casual running, core strength and mobility exercises are extremely important for a runner's overall health. A strong core sets the foundation for healthy posture and can help runners prevent injuries and imbalances. Two…
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Desk Posture
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April 24, 2018

8 Facts You Should Know About Posture

Stop for a moment and notice how you are sitting right now. Is your back curved? Shoulders slumped? How about your legs… are they crossed? The way you are sitting can have a transformative impact on your day. It’s hard to…
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April 4, 2018

Recovery Routine: Foam Rolling & Lacrosse Ball Exercises

Foam rolling is a form of self manual therapy to reduce myofascial tightness and improve myofascial mobility. Foam rolling, or self myofascial release, can be done before you exercise or after you workout. You may add this to your dynamic…
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Plank Exercises
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June 1, 2017

Plank Exercise Demo: Videos

Despite it’s simple appearance, a plank exercise can be is one of the most beneficial movements in your routine. It’s great for strengthening your core, abs, and back. While strengthening your body, planks can also relieve back pain and improve…
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Foam Rolling Athletes
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May 31, 2017

Foam Rolling for Athletes: Videos

Foam rolling before and after a workout can help athletes recover and reduce injury. Rolling is an inexpensive and valuable warm up and cool down tool that improves circulation, range of motion, and flexibility. Be sure to make the most…
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Basketball Warmups
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May 22, 2017

Dynamic Basketball Warmup with HoopsLink

Dynamic Basketball Warmup Looking for dynamic basketball warm ups? We teamed up with HoopsLink for a basketball warmup to help get your body moving safely and ready for action! HoopsLink is one of our favorite fitness apps that gives local…
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Chiropractic Care for Preganancy
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May 12, 2017

Chiropractic Care for Expectant and New Moms

Chiropractic care can help improve overall health and wellness during your pregnancy and throughout motherhood. Pregnancy specific chiropractic treatments combined with strengthening rehabilitation therapy can provide an optimal foundation for your baby to grow and prepare your body for delivery.…
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April 20, 2017

Sports Movement Screening for Chicago Athletes

Too often, runners assume that the aches and pains they experience during training are an unavoidable part of the process – and it’s only after the race is finished that they realize there’s a more serious issue at work. The…
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Understanding Chiropractic Care and Exercise for Adult Scoliosis
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February 24, 2017

Understanding Chiropractic Care and Exercise for Adult Scoliosis

Adult scoliosis may be occur as a result of untreated childhood scoliosis or it may develop in conjunction with another spinal condition, such as degeneration, bone loss (osteoporosis), or bone softening (osteomalacia). If you have scoliosis you may notice that…
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Exercise is Medicine
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February 22, 2017

Exercise Should Be Prescribed Just Like a Medicine, Experts Say

Exercise should be prescribed just like a medicine. This is what the Journal of American Medical Association asserts and a growing number of doctors are taking action to further prove the scientific benefits of exercise. Study upon study continues to…
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5 Ways Moms Benefit from Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
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January 30, 2017

5 Ways Moms Benefit from Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, your body goes through 40 weeks of incredible metamorphosis and growth. Throughout this life-altering journey, several of these changes can cause temporary pain and discomfort. Chiropractic care can help relieve pain naturally and enable you to maintain a…
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Avoid Back and Neck Pain at Work: Tips to Combat Too Much Screen Time
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January 29, 2017

Avoiding Back and Neck Pain at Work: Tips to Combat Screen Time Overload

Are you a screen queen? If you are like the average person, you are spending more time at a computer screen than you do asleep.  While computers and smart phones are supposed to make us more productive, they are one…
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6 Reasons for Chiropractic Care Over the Holidays
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November 21, 2016

6 Reasons for Chiropractic Care Over the Holidays

Seeing a Chiropractor during the holiday season can help reduce stress, heal and prevent winter injuries, and boost your mood. Often when we are busy is when we need support and self care the most. Give yourself a little more…
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Chiropractic Care for Baseball
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November 7, 2016

Chiropractic Care for Baseball

Given our love for baseball and all things Chicago, how could we not take a minute to talk about Chiropractic Care in the major leagues? Along with the Cubbies’ historic World Series championship, natural performance enhancement is one of the…
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Chiropractic Care for Pregnancy and Webster Technique
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March 31, 2016

Chiropractic Care for Pregnancy | Webster Technique

Chiropractic care can help make pregnancy and delivery easier as your body undergoes 40 weeks of incredible changes. © Tommyandone | Dreamstime.com Throughout pregnancy, your spine and nervous system need to be working in response to support your body's many…
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