3-16-2020: CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION
Just like you, we have families we care about and want to keep safe. When something like the coronavirus hits the news, it can make us worry about everyday decisions. The person best equipped to take care of you is you, but we’ve got your back (pun intended). Even before the Coronavirus, we made it a point to wash our hands all the time. We are taking further precautions for creating a safe space in the office. Our schedule has changed to accommodate less patients per hour. This allows us to properly disinfect the table and surfaces after every patient. This also allows patients to come in and leave in a timely manner, with little to no waiting. This also allows patients to practice proper "social distancing". If necessary, we will also isolate patients in separate waiting areas. If you have any cough or cold symptoms, or have run a fever in the last 2 weeks, please reschedule your appointment. We are also happy to support you from afar via telephone or video call (Skype or Android video call).
If you must go out of your home, please take reasonable precautions. Here are some tips to help you and your family feel safe and ready to face the world. In general:
1. Wash, wash, wash your hands. Did you know soap and water are more effective than hand sanitizer (and apparently easier to find right now)? To really get rid of any germs, wash for at least 20 seconds – which just happens to be how long it takes to hum Row-Row-Row Your Boat three times.
2. Be sneeze- and cough-courteous. Coughing or sneezing into the inner crook of your arm catches the droplets that would otherwise end up in the air or on the surfaces around you. The COVID-19 virus is transmitted through droplets, not through breathing, so this is important.
3. The benefit of a mask is that it controls the outbound expression of germs when someone coughs or sneezes. If you’re healthy, a mask won’t be very effective in preventing the spread of germs. If you’re sick and need to be out in the world, a mask can help protect those around you from the germs you send out when you cough or sneeze.
4. Don’t touch your face! The easiest way to get sick (with any kind of virus) is to introduce germs from your hands to mucus membranes – like your eyes, nose and mouth.
5. Netflix and chill. If you’re not feeling well (whether it’s coronavirus or an old-school cold) please stay home, cuddle with your dog and catch up on your favorite show.
Out in the World
1. Wipe it out. Many of us do this anyway, but grab one of those wet wipes at the grocery store entrance to clean the cart handle.
2. Declutter! A clean desk or counter makes it easier to run a cleaning cloth across.
3. Personal space. Keep at least 6 feet between you and someone who is sneezing or coughing.
4. Sharing = caring? Not right now! We’re usually all about sharing, but for now the kindest thing you can do is avoid sharing food, drinks, even lotion or sanitizers – and the germs that ride with them.
5. Breathe in, breathe out. Ventilation is a good thing. Weather and location permitting, crack a window.
Taking Care of Yourself
Be on your best behavior. Keep yourself in good shape by getting plenty of sleep, being physically active, drinking lots of water and eating nutritious foods. A stressed body is a weak body, so manage your stress through exercise, meditation or conversation with a trusted friend. Self-care matters. Caring for yourself is the best thing you can do for your overall health.
For additional trusted resources about the coronavirus, we recommend these websites:
11-28-2016: 11 Tips for Surviving the Holidays Without Packing On The Pounds
1. Wear snug clothes - it will make you less likely to overindulge.
2. Keep your beverage in your dominant hand.
3. Don’t hover over the buffet table.
4. Don’t skip meals – if you arrive hungry and don’t have decent willpower, it will be easier to overeat.
5. Stand more than an arm’s length away from the buffet table so that you are not tempted to eat mindlessly while socializing.
6. Put only two or three items on your plate at one time. You can make multiple trips to the buffet table if you need to.
7. Make sure you eat some veggies – they are better calories to fill up on.
8. Plan your trips to the mall – don’t go hungry and plan your route to avoid the candy/cookie/ice cream shops. The sights and smells are meant to tempt you.
9. De-stress when necessary. Take time to unwind and decompress with some simple stretching, by meditation and/or by getting enough sleep. This will help avoid stress eating.
10. Exercising daily will not only burn calories, it can also reduce stress levels, which can result in less overeating.
11. Remember to come in for regular chiropractic adjustments. While chiropractic may not directly affect weight loss, it will benefit your health and help destress your body!
12-21-2015: We would like to wish you, our patients and friends, and your families a happy and healthy holiday season! Our holiday hours at the office are as follows: We will be open on Monday and Wednesday this week (Christmas week) and next week (New Year's week) from 9am to 6pm. Other times are by appointment only.Please call our office at 941-927-3770 if you need to schedule or reschedule appointments or if you have questions.
8-7-2015: OFFICE HOURS CHANGE!
We will now be open on Thursdays from 2pm to 6pm and closed on Tuesday. Massage therapy will also be available on Thursday also. We look forward to seeing you at your next visit! For our complete hours, click on the Contact Us page.
2-17-2014: How are you doing on your New Year's resolution(s)? Making a resolution is simply making a goal. The problem most people have with reaching their goal/resolution is that a plan is not made to reach that goal. Further, goal setting is not limited to New Year's - you can make goals anytime! If your resolution is health related, I can help you make a plan for reaching that goal! For more information, call us at 941-927-3770 or stop by!
2-10-2014: Are you or do you know someone who is "knotty"? Just in time for Valentine's day, you can buy a 50 minute massage for just $45.00 (Value $70.00)! Our Licensed Massage Therapists execute Swedish or deep-tissue massages. (Massage Estab Lic# MM20237) Offer expires 2/14/2014.
The Fine Print: Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required; subject to availability. 24hr cancellation notice is required or certificate may be forfeited.
More Fine Print: The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment, which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to advertisement for free service, examination or treatment.
Call us at 941-927-3770 or stop by!
2-3-2014: Need to buy a gift? Don't panic! We have products that make great gifts:
- Gift certificates for: Massage (always a winner!) and Chiropractic care
- Custom-made orthotics
- Tempur-Pedic products
- Nutritional supplements
Call us (941-927-3770) or stop by!
1-2-2014: Happy New Year! Please remember that each year, your insurance company holds you responsible for a deductible, according to your specific policy. Our assignment agreement with you is that any amount not covered by your insurance company becomes your responsibility, including the deductible. As the new year begins, a new deductible will be taken from any insurance bill that is submitted to your company. If you have any questions, regarding this procedure, please feel free to inquire. :)