Happy Holidays!


We want to wish everyone a very happy and healthy holiday season! Thanks to all of our patients and we look forward to serving you in the coming New Year!


Christmas is just a few short weeks away, which means it’s time to decorate! Remember when lifting those Christmas décor boxes to lift them properly. Here are some tips to remember.  

  • 1) Keep the load close to your body.
  • 2) Lift with your legs.
  • 3) Squat lower for deeper lifts.
  • 4) Keep your head up.



Happy Thanksgiving!


We want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving as we take a pause and gather with loved ones to celebrate and express our gratitude. Be well and Donkin Chiropractic wants to express our gratitude to our patients as we begin to close out 2021.



Fall Leaves & Clean Up


Is a season full of yard work leaving you feeling a little worse for wear? Dr. Donkin has some tips as you continue your fall clean-up chores around the yard and home. Don’t forget to also call to schedule your next adjustment to stay on track and stay mobile, regardless of what you’re doing.


Seasonal Allergies


For many, the Fall allergy season is far worse than spring allergies. Is this you? Cool autumn air harbors irritants that can be just as unpleasant as pollen. Allergens from trees and grasses float through the air in spring, summer, and fall, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). These particles can enter a person’s nose, eyes, ears and mouth, triggering an allergic reaction. The good news is that the frost will help these conditions as we transition into cooler months. Need a little extra help? Let Dr. Donkin know at your next appointment. He adjusts and can help with sinuses, too!


School is back in session!


This school year is going to be a lot different than last year! Teachers and school administrators inform us that almost all students will be attending school in the actual classroom and the few students who need to remain remote will use a remote-only classroom set up with remote teachers and other remote students.

This means that students will be using backpacks once again! Most backpacks are NOT fitted well for the individual students’ use and can cause poor posture when using them each day. Dr. Donkin is once again offering FREE Backpack Fittings to students of patients and friends. Simply call Dr. Donkin’s office to schedule a free backpack fitting throughout August!

It only takes 10-15 minutes and can save students from suffering from neck, back, and shoulder pain as well as developing poor posture, needlessly. Once scheduled, you simply bring the backpack is empty, or if you know what items will be in it, bring those items in the backpack and Dr. Donkin will show the student how to best pack them and adjust straps and fittings for your student. Don’t suffer from Pack Back this year or ever again!



Detasseling pain?


The detasseling season is here, and many industrious teenagers are getting up early, piling into school busses, and going to soggy cornfields to make some extra money. Like many of us, these hard-working teens are very attached to their cell phones and other electrical devices. This attachment has caused many of them to lock themselves into a slumped posture while enjoying these devices. We are creatures of habit, and when we spend our days with a slumped posture and turning our heads down to stare at our phones, we are prone to have difficulties when forced to reverse the motion. These detasselers are now busy in the early mornings looking up, extending upward, and reaching high up to pull tassels off tall corn stalks. This is a recipe for increased pain and stiffness! Don’t be alarmed; Dr. Donkin has some helpful tips to help keep you out in the fields earning that extra summer cash.

  1. Hydrate!
  2. Remember to warm up the muscles in your neck, shoulders, and back before work. A good example is reverse shoulder rolling.
  3. Take breaks from looking up when needed.
  4. Use topical muscle gel or creams before looking up and or after a long day of detasseling.

 If your teen is suffering from the side effects of their hard work, or you have questions, contact Dr. Donkin today. Dr. Donkin can help you get over the episode and help them get ready for the next day of work!