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Warm-Up Stretches

Whole Health Chiropractic in Nampa offers treatment for athletes of all ages, and anyone exercising should know how to properly warm up. Often, pulled muscles and tendons can be avoided if stretches are done in the proper order.
The most important thing to know about warm-ups is to never start with a static stretch. Arm circles, jogging in place, lunges, and butt-kicks are dynamic stretches; they require movement and get the blood flowing to the part of the body being targeted during the workout. But static stretches, which require a person to maintain a difficult pose for a set time, could cause muscles to tighten up. A person could even hurt themselves by stretching a muscle while still “cold.” Most people require about five to ten minutes to be properly warmed up.
Static stretches do have a place in a workout, but they are best left until the cool-down phase. The body will be plenty loose by that point and cool-down stretches will help keep it that way.
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Tailbone Injuries

At Dr. Anthony Obert’s Whole Health Chiropractic practice in Nampa, we assist patients struggling with pain in their spinal columns, including their tailbones. As is the case anywhere else in the spine, injuries and pressure in the tailbone can pinch nerves, which, due to the tailbone’s position, may result in sciatica.
The tailbone, also known as the coccyx, is actually made up of several vertebrae and ligaments fused together into one structure. Pain in the tailbone is scientifically known as coccydynia. One of the most common causes of tailbone injuries is horseback riding, although childbirth, biking, and sports mishaps can cause bruising, as well. The pain is usually worse when the patient is seated.
Imaging tests such as digital x-rays help us to determine the nature of the patient’s injury, and if the patient complains of sciatica, it is important for us to know the location of the pinched nerve. The tailbone can be adjusted. While healing, patients should sit on ring-shaped pill…

Benefits of Massage Therapy and Chiropractic

When chiropractic care joins forces with massage therapy, the benefits for the patient are endless. Not only do these two different approaches treat sore muscles and speed up recovery from injury, they also alleviate back and joint pain. At Whole Health Chiropractic, we offer massage therapy in junction with spinal manipulation as a hands-on, drug-free approach to treating musculoskeletal conditions.
Chiropractic treatment and massage therapy complement each other because they relax the muscles and joints. Even the healthiest person can have physical pain caused by tightness and stress. When used with chiropractic treatments, massage helps to increase blood flow, improves circulation, and helps decrease pain. Next time you visit our doctors at Whole Health Chiropractic, inquire about massage therapy.
If you have questions or concerns about massage therapy, please give us a call. To learn more about the services provided by Whole Health Chiropractic, visit www.wholehealthnampa.com for mo…

Treating Scoliosis

Scoliosis occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty. Scoliosis is an abnormality that occurs when the spine becomes rotated and curved sideways. It’s important to understand that this condition doesn’t develop because you wear a heavy book bag or sleep in a weird position, it’s genetic, but the good news is that mild cases don’t require surgery to treat. Fortunately, our doctors at Whole Health Chiropractic can suggest alternative treatment methods.

Physical Therapy – When it comes to scoliosis, there is a physical therapy exercise that is tailored to meet the needs of a patient. At Whole Health Chiropractic, our doctors will tailor different exercises to meet your individual needs. 


Chiropractic Adjustments – Our doctors at Whole Health Chiropractic have experience with treating scoliosis patients. Therefore, all chiropractic adjustments performed in our office our safe. Before performing a chiropractic adjustment you will need to visit us for a consultation to dete…

Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Dr. Anthony Oberti and Whole Health Chiropractic have a pain solution for every patient.  Electrical muscle stimulation is recommended for patients with muscle or soft tissue injuries because it reduces pain and swelling and can reduce overall recovery time.  When disease or injury occurs, a body’s natural electric current is disrupted.  Electric muscle stimulation mimics the electrical current that occurs naturally in a healthy body. 
For the treatment, electrodes are placed directly on the skin in the affected area and the machine is turned on.  The gentle current causes the muscles to contract and relax, which relieves pain and can release locked up muscles.  These contractions also trigger the release of endorphins, the body’s most powerful natural pain reliever.  Most patients describe the treatment feeling like a tingling sensation and aren’t uncomfortable during the process. The treatments are short in length and can be scheduled over a series of weeks.
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Sports Injuries

Many athletes turn to chiropractors after an injury.  Medical doctors typically treat a sports injury by alleviating symptoms with medication and recommending rest from activity.  Whole Health Chiropractic has an approach to rehabilitating sports injuries that considers a patient’s entire body and its natural ability to heal itself.  This always results in less time ‘benched’ from activity and a quicker recovery!
You don’t need to be a professional athlete to rehabilitate a sports injury the right way.  A chiropractor will focus on repairing any damage to hard and soft tissue with chiropractic adjustments to the spine and extremities.  If you are in pain from an injury, of course your chiropractor will advise the best pain relief strategy for you.  However, your only prescription will likely include physical therapy exercises for you to perform on your own.  Start rehabbing sports injuries with your chiropractor now for a lifetime of healthy activity!
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Posture Tips to Keep Your Spine Aligned

Posture is defined as the position you maintain while standing, sitting, lying down. No posture is perfect, but maintaining good posture has numerous benefits for your spine and your overall health. Good posture is essential for avoiding back and neck pain. It also reduces stress on the ligaments that connect the spinal joints. If you notice yourself slouching, or desire to improve your posture overall, Our doctors at Whole Health Chiropractic suggest trying out these tips.

Imagine that a string is attached to the top of your head and pulling you upwards. The idea is to keep your body in perfect alignment, maintaining the spine’s natural curvature, neck straight and shoulders parallel with the hips.
To stand correctly, you should always keep your shoulders back and relaxed while pulling in your abdomen and keeping your feet about hip distance apart.
Balance your weight evenly on both feet and try not to tilt your head forward, backward or sideways. Finally, you should always keep your le…