Is cracking your back bad for you? Santa Clara expert explains.

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Almost everyone has experienced it at some time or another. Be it after a tenuous car ride or after several hours sitting at a desk, the satisfying feeling of twisting your back and hearing the little pop sound is almost euphoric. Not only is the sound satisfying, but generally cracking your back relieves stiffness and…

What is Rock tape? Local Santa Clara Chiropractor explains

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Kinesiology Tape Kinesiology tape, commonly known as Rock tape can do wonders when applied correctly. Though simple in concept, the effects of taping can be multifaceted. At the most basic level, the adhesive properties of the latex free tape separate the dermis layer of the skin from the muscle layer. This assists in relieving pressure from…

Local ART specialist in Santa Clara

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What is ART? ART, also known as Active Release Technique, is a hands-on technique that treats scaring and impairments in soft tissue (muscles, tendons, fascia, ligaments, and nerves). ART requires precision and lots of training. As the only soft tissue therapy that has ever been patented, only certified ART experts such as Dr. Grossman are fully qualified…

Tension Headache Treatment in Santa Clara California

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Tension Headaches There is nothing worse than coming home from a long day of work to that dull annoying headache that won’t quite go away. You know that type of headache that feels like a tight band is squeezing your head often accompanied by pressure along your forehead and back of head. Other symptoms of…

Strengthen or Stretch?

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Whether or not you should focus on stretching or strengthening your muscles can be confusing. When you stretch a muscle you are essentially trying to lengthen it. In effect, one end of the stretched muscle is stabilized while the opposite end is moved to an extended position. Stretching is important because muscles tend to shorten…