CHIRO-ASSOCIATES dedicated to helping you achieve your health objectives. Our chiropractors are well trained and focused on getting you moving forward! Chiro-Associates has been serving the South Shore and Southeastern Region of Massachusetts since 1986.
Chiro-Associates was begun by Dr. Bernard T. Brannigan. Dr. Brannigan has been honored with serving thousands of patients through his years in practice. Thus giving him a remarkable opportunity for the development of clinical skills and experience. Chiro-Associates has been fortunate to become a destination in our communities for chiropractic care in treating neck pain, back pain and sports injuries. Chiro-Associates continues to grow strong from the referrals of physicians and satisfied patients.Please check our patient testimonials here.
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Chiro-Associates has two conveniently located clinics on the South Shore of Massachusetts; one in Norwell and the other in Abington. Our clinics serve the towns of... Abington, Avon, Braintree, Bridgewater, Brockton, Carver, Cohasset, Duxbury, Easton, Hanover, Halifax, Hanson, Hingham, Holbrook, Hull, Kingston, Milton, Marshfield, Middleborough, Norwell, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Quincy, Rockland, Scituate, Wareham, and Weymouth and Whitman.
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On an average day, 30 percent of American adults walk for exercise and with good reason. Walking doesn’t require special equipment or athletic skills, yet it offers a host of health benefits from helping you lose weight and lifting your mood to controlling diabetes and lowering your blood pressure. In fact, a study showed that adding 150 minutes of brisk walking to your routine each week can add 3.4 years to your lifespan.
Here are 10 surprising ways to use walking to boost your health, along with tips to make starting and sticking to a walking routine more fun.
1. Walk to Manage Your Weight - Avoiding weight gain might be as simple as taking a walk. Researchers at Harvard University and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston followed more than 34,000 normal-weight women for more than 13 years. They found that, over time, the women who ate a standard diet and walked for an hour a day (or did some other similar moderate-activity exercise) were able to successfully maintain their weight.
Fun fitness tip: Buddy up for fitness walk with a friend, neighbor, or a four-legged pal. A study found that dog-owners walked more each week and were more… Read More
Walking upright on two feet has advantages, but it also puts intense pressure on the spine, as well as on other muscles and bones. Add to this improper sitting, lifting, or reaching—and the normal wear and tear of working and exercise — you have the perfect recipe for back pain. Although Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) treat more than just back pain, many patients initially visit chiropractors looking for relief from this pervasive condition. In fact, 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time.
A few interesting facts about back pain:
- Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide.
- Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work. In fact, back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections.
- One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.
- Experts estimate that as much as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in their lives.
- Most cases of back pain are mechanical or non-organic; meaning they are not caused by serious conditions, such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or disease.
What Causes Back Pain? The… Read More
In today’s age of health and fitness, more and more kids are involved in sporting activities. Although being part of a basketball, football, soccer, lacrosse or little league team is an important rite of passage for many children, parents and their children could be overlooking the importance of proper nutrition and body-conditioning needed for preventing injuries on and off the playing field.
The majority, if not all, sports are good, provided that the child prepares appropriately,” says Timothy Ray, DC, a member of the American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Sports Injuries and Physical Fitness. “Without proper preparation, playing any sport can turn into a bad experience. There are structural and physical developmental issues that need to be taken into consideration before children undertake certain sports.”
Highly competitive sports such as football, gymnastics and wrestling follow rigorous training schedules that can be potentially dangerous to an adolescent or teenager. The best advice for parents who have young athletes in the family is to help them prepare their bodies and to learn to protect themselves from sports related injuries before they happen.
“Proper warm up, stretching and strength-training exercises are essential for kids involved in sports, but many kids learn improper stretching or… Read More