Working From Home?

WORKING FROM HOME

Scores of my patients as well as millions more are now working from home.  

Teachers, students, attorneys in financial services, and many others are trying their best to remain productive in make-shift home workstations.

Even though an entire book could be written about setting up homework stations, here are three recommendations that many of my ‘ work-from-home patients have found helpful.  I would make many different recommendations in the traditional workplace setting but we are in a novel time right now and we must successfully adapt to new circumstances at this time.

The majority of the people I know are using a laptop at home so with this in mind consider the following:

Pick your best spot at home.
If you do not have a regular desk at home…

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DID YOU KNOW?

The wrist is made up of eight small carpal bones, as well as the two long bones of the forearm, called the ulna and the radius. We use our wrists all the time which can make them more prone to injury and discomfort. Are your wrists sore, achy, or stiff? Give us a call! We can help.

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Fall Clean Up

FALL CLEAN UP

It may still be warm outside, but cooler breezes and lows at night are telling us that fall is in motion! With fall comes leaves dropping, garden, first frosts, plants dying first, and preparation for the winter months ahead. For many, fall clean-up is a necessary task during these seasonal months, and now is the time to think, prepare and commit to doing those clean-up tasks the correct way.

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DID YOU KNOW?

The spinal column contains about two dozen inter-connected, oddly shaped, bony segments, called vertebrae. The neck contains seven of these, known as the cervical vertebrae. They are the smallest and uppermost vertebrae in the body.

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PackBack Beware!

PACKBACK BEWARE

Schools are starting back up soon and with it comes to wearing and carrying backpacks, instrument cases, sports equipment, and other necessities, it’s extremely important to wear these items properly to avoid injury, but also to prevent gradual posture and pain issues that can happen over time. Below you’ll see some tips from Dr. Donkin. Need a fitting? We’d be happy to make an appointment for Dr. Donkin to help you fit your pack or luggage item for the best carrying practices. Reach out today!

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DID YOU KNOW?

The highest bone in the neck is the ‘atlas’ and is named after the Titan god Atlas. He was charged with holding up the sky – our humble neck bone was thought to hold up our whole head, and so aptly named.

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Hot to Cold Shock

HOT TO COLD

Air conditioning is a wonderful and modern convenience we find everywhere from our homes to commercial properties. Generally, we can mostly avoid hot summer temperatures altogether on some days. If you are running errands, attending a baseball game, at the pool, or enjoying a family picnic or reunion, you may have to weather hot temps. As you transition from hot to cold this can be stressful for your body.

There are a number of reasons for this:

  • Transitioning from hot into cold temperatures can make the muscles in the temples very stiff and achy and can also cause an increase in jaw clenching, and neck tightening.
  • Breathing in cold air through the nose and mouth can be irritating to the sinuses and throat and lead to headaches, especially if you are spending significant amounts of time outdoors and then transition indoors.

The good news is that there are methods and treatments for all of these situations and the issues that may arise from them. Give us a call today and let us help you get through these chilling seasonal woes!

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DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that Dr. Donkin was an active athlete until he had a back injury and was told by the doctors that he would not be completely cured? He was then introduced to a chiropractor, who helped heal his back, and from then on, Dr. Donkin was inspired to act on changing his lifestyle for a better life.

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Summer Sports in Full Swing!

SUMMER SPORTS

Summertime means it’s time for club sports! Dr. Donkin can provide stretches and exercises tailored to your athlete and their preferred sport. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment and talk about your customized approach!

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DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that tennis elbow is caused by repetitive wrist and arm motions and usually occurs on the outside of the elbow and sometimes in the forearm and wrist? Think you might be experiencing this? Contact Dr. Donkin today!

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Practicing Posture

THE IMPORTANCE OF POSTURE…

Have you ever thought about how our electronic devices affect our posture? A client inspired Dr. Donkin on the correct approach to holding our electronic adevices. Ask him about it during your next appointment!

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Happy Holidays!

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!

HOLIDAY DECORATING TIPS

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.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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.

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Fall Leaves & Clean Up

YARD WORK TIPS

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.

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Seasonal Allergies

FALL 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!

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