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Discover Soft Tissue And Spine

Primary Location
6740 Cascade Rd., S.E., Ste. 4
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Phone: (616) 956-1112
Fax: (616) 956-6265

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday9:00 - 12:302:30 - 6:00
Tuesday7:30 - 12:30Closed
Wednesday9:00 - 12:302:30 - 6:00
Thursday9:00 - 12:302:30 - 6:00
Friday7:30 - 12:30Closed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
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Gardening and Outdoor Activity Awareness

As springtime approaches, weather warms up and leaves turn green, many people will spend more time outside planting bulbs, mowing the lawn and pulling weeds. Gardening can provide a great workout, but with all the bending, twisting, reaching and pulling, your body may not be ready for exercise of the garden variety.  Gardening can be enjoyable, but it is important to stretch your muscles before reaching for your gardening tools. The back, upper legs, shoulders, and wrists are all major muscle groups affected when using your green thumb.  A warm-up and cool-down period is as important in gardening as it is for any other physical activity. Performing simple stretches during these periods will help alleviate injuries, pain and stiffness. To make gardening as fun and enjoyable as possible, it is important to prepare your body for this type of physical activity. The following stretches will help to alleviate muscle pain after a day spent in your garden.

Treatment

Here at Discover Chiropractic we utilize chiropractic care to work on correcting misaligned or out of place vertebrae and can remove the pressure placed on the nerve endings that line the surface of the joint and course through the space between the joints, reducing pain and improving flexibility and function.  We also utilize manual soft tissue treatments, massage therapy, nutrition, exercises and stretches to work on relieving pain and correcting complications associated with back pain. To see if we may be able to help you call 616-956-1112 today for a consultation.

Garden Fitness Stretches

Before stretching for any activity, breathe in and out, slowly and rhythmically; do not bounce or jerk your body, and stretch as far and as comfortably as you can. Do not follow the no pain, no gain rule. Stretching should not be painful.

While sitting, prop your heel on a stool or step, keeping the knees straight. Lean forward until you feel a stretch in the back of the thigh, or the hamstring muscle. Hold this position for 15 seconds. Do this once more and repeat with the other leg.

Stand up, balance yourself, and grab the front of your ankle from behind. Pull your heel towards your buttocks and hold the position for 15 seconds. Do this again and repeat with the other leg.

While standing, weave your fingers together above your head with the palms up. Lean to one side for 10 seconds, then to the other. Repeat this stretch three times.

Do the “Hug your best friend.” Wrap your arms around yourself and rotate to one side, stretching as far as you can comfortably go. Hold for 10 seconds and reverse. Repeat two or three times. Finally, be aware of your body technique, form and posture while gardening. Kneel, don’t bend, and alternate your stance and movements frequently.

When the Bulbs are Planted…

If you already feel muscle aches and pains and did not complete the warm-up and cool-down stretches, there are ways to alleviate the discomfort. Apply a cold pack on the area of pain for the first 48 hours or apply a heat pack after 48 hours, and consider chiropractic care.

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Chiropractic Dr. Lambert offers a variety of adjusting methods to provide you with a comfortable and pleasant chiropractic experience, including hands on and instrumentation adjustments. Soft Tissue Treatment Dr. Lambert  is different with his treatment in that he treats not only the joint component of injuries with conservative care, but he also treats the soft tissues, scar tissue, and adhesions in the soft tissues that contribute to pain a lot of the time.  Dr. Lambert has over 19 years of experience with providing treatment to musculoskeletal injuries. Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

Testimonials

Soft Tissue Work and Chiropractor Works!  Besides professional service and friendliness, the soft tissue has been a blessing. It is a mix of PT and Chiro. I no longer have the headaches I had and he is helping my hip!

Patty
Grand Rapids, MI

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday9:00 - 12:302:30 - 6:00
Tuesday7:30 - 12:30Closed
Wednesday9:00 - 12:302:30 - 6:00
Thursday9:00 - 12:302:30 - 6:00
Friday7:30 - 12:30Closed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Day Morning Afternoon
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9:00 - 12:30 7:30 - 12:30 9:00 - 12:30 9:00 - 12:30 7:30 - 12:30 Closed Closed
2:30 - 6:00 Closed 2:30 - 6:00 2:30 - 6:00 Closed

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  • 6740 Cascade Rd., S.E., Ste. 4 Grand Rapids, MI 49546
  • (616) 956-1112
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