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Your Ultimate Guide to Pediatric Chiropractic Care

Your Ultimate Guide to Pediatric Chiropractic Care

How does pediatric chiropractic care work? When it comes to your baby, you’ll do just about anything to ensure their health and safety. Did you know that chiropractic care does exactly that? Your little miracle is curled inside of your belly for 9 months (more or less sometimes) and they are constantly in a position that isn’t ideal for their bodies. When a child goes through labor and delivery, their bodies go through a lot of trauma and force, as does yours. Chiropractic care aims to reduce that trauma so your baby can be the healthiest possible.  Many parents don’t know that they can bring their baby to see a chiropractor regularly starting at just a couple of weeks old. Pediatric chiropractic care isn’t as […]

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Pain Prevention & Treatment for Swimmers

Pain-Prevention & Treatment for Swimmers

Swimming is great exercise — it activates many different muscles and parts of your body, giving you a full-body workout. While it does have a number of benefits for your body, some frequent or competitive swimmers suffer from Swimmer’s Shoulder.  What is “Swimmer’s Shoulder”? In swimming, you consistently make repetitive strokes, sometimes hundreds of times in a row. This repetitive motion causes a lot of wear and tear on your shoulders and can cause the muscles and tendons to tense up or wear down over time.  Swimmer’s Shoulder is the most common injury swimmers experience, and it isn’t fun to deal with. Consistent practice and swim meets require you to use your arms to pull and push you forward in the water — and your […]

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4 PT Tips to Prevent Golf Injuries

4 PT Tips to Prevent Golf Injuries — Man swinging club on golf course

It’s summertime, which for many individuals means getting out on the golf course as much as possible! For most golfers, the game is fun but it can also be challenging and frustrating. A lot of golfers think that the psychological aspect of the game is the biggest challenge to becoming a better player, but there’s more to it than just your mindset. Your health and fitness status plays a major role in your golf game. If you aren’t in your best shape and you don’t have the right technique, you can experience pain in uncomfortable places – preventing you from golfing as much as you want. While golfing is relaxing and enjoyable, it is a one-sided sport and you put your body under a lot […]

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5 Tips to Stay Injury-Free While Gardening

5 Tips to Stay Injury-Free While Gardening

The weather is finally getting warmer, which in upstate New York is definitely a treat, and we can get outside and resume our favorite activities, like gardening! Gardening is an extremely peaceful and relaxing activity that allows us to connect with nature, but if you’re not taking proper precautions, it can make a lasting impact on your body. Gardening can lead to back pain, knee pain, pulled muscles, and so much more if you’re not paying attention to your body. Despite working out regularly and being in shape, not having the proper form and equipment can cause some serious damage. Here are ACPT’s top 5 tips to stay safe while tending to your garden: 1. Don’t stay in one position for too long. No matter […]

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Car Accidents Can Impact Your Body — Here’s How Professional Treatment Can Help You Heal

Car Accidents Can Impact Your Body — Here's How Professional Treatment Can Help You Heal

Car accidents can ruin more than just your car. No matter what kind of crash – whether it be a minor or major collision — the impact on your body can be severe. While you may think you’re fine due to limited pain and comfortable movement, a car accident can cause long-termdamage that doesn’t appear for months or even years. If you’re in a car accident, we always recommend seeing a professional at Albany Chiropractic & Physical Therapy to ensure you don’t run into any health issues later in life. Our team of chiropractors and physical therapists are experienced in auto accident pain relief and are qualified to evaluate your injuries, provide you with pain relief, and prevent any pain in the future. What do […]

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Top 4 Fitness Technologies to Track Your Exercise

While technology in the fitness industry is nothing new, the COVID-19 pandemic has majorly increased use of these tools to stay fit and track wellness. Here are our top four technologies that you can use to stay on track and monitor the progress you’ve made towards achieving your health goals: 1.  My Fitness Pal My Fitness Pal is a smartphone and desktop app that allows you to track your calorie intake, water intake, and exercise. The best part? It’s free. If you are tracking your macros or are looking to start, this is a great app to track your nutrients daily. This app is easy to use and easy to learn. If you’re looking to get more into your health and wellness, this is a […]

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5 Tips to Avoid Snow Related Injuries This Winter

Living in New York’s Capital Region means a cold, snowy winter – which means shoveling. Although the snow is beautiful, shoveling it isn’t as pretty. If done improperly, it can be dangerous and lead to serious pain due to the twisting, bending, and tossing of snow. However, with the right technique and equipment, it can be a breeze! Nobody wants to experience snow-related injuries. Here are some ways to prevent that from happening: 1. Do a Proper Warm-Up Before shoveling, warm up your muscles. Give your body 30 to 45 minutes to ‘wake up’ before heading outside. Your neck, shoulders, and lower back are the muscles that experience the most damage from shoveling, so be sure to stretch and warm up those areas before starting. […]

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3 Vitamin Supplements to Boost Your Immune System

Using vitamin supplements as part of your daily routine is proven to boost your immune system — naturally. COVID-19 has made a strong immune system a top priority for many people. But while everyone can use a boost to their immune system, you may be confused about how to do so.  Because vitamins help make your bodily systems work better, they must supplement a healthy, balanced diet.  While taking some form of daily vitamins will help improve your health, you should never substitute vitamins for a healthy and balanced diet. Some people think they can rely on vitamins alone — a common misconception. Staying healthy and protecting yourself from infection and disease are likely at the top of our priority list right now, so it […]

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Get Fit in 2021 With These 5 PT-Approved Exercises

Get Fit in 2021 With These 5 PT-Approved Exercises

What a better time to start your fitness journey than at the start of a new year? The New Year always gets people motivating and moving, whether that means creating a fitness resolution or amping up a current goal. Although you have the motivation to start this journey, do you have the time? Did you know that many people don’t complete their New Year’s resolutions due to lack of time? Here are 5 Physical Therapist-approved exercises that are easy to work into your schedule and help you get fit in the New Year! Cervical Forward Bend While standing with feet shoulder-width apart, slowly bend the head forward, with chin toward the chest. Bend until you feel a gentle stretch in the neck. Hold for 7-10 […]

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How to Treat Chronic Pain Using Chiropractic Care — Not Medication

How to Treat Chronic Pain Using Chiropractic Care - Not Medication

The main goal of the Chiropractic health care profession is to correctly align your body, alleviate pain, and support your body’s ability to heal itself naturally. Forms of treatment include gentle chiropractic adjustments or mobilization. Chiropractic care is a non-invasive, hands-on approach to treating your spine, muscles, joints, and most importantly, your nervous system. At your first appointment, your chiropractor will identify the source of your pain and because chiropractors take a holistic approach, your physician will determine the best ways to treat your pain naturally. For example, if you are experiencing neck pain, your doctor may determine that your pain stems from your hips being out of alignment and begin hands-on treatment, rather than prescribing medicines. “The American College of Physicians’ low back pain […]

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