Your First Chiropractic Appointment

If you have never been to a chiropractor, this informative video by the American Chiropractic Association describes what your first appointment will be like.

If you have never been to a chiropractor, you will immediately notice that while we are interested in symptom relief for our patients, we are also concerned with treating the cause of your healthcare issues to ensure you do not have a recurrence of symptoms.  We will work with you to help you achieve optimal health.

A visit with your chiropractor is different than with other physicians.  Chiropractors focus on the neurological and musculoskeletal systems in the body, looking to eliminate the causes of pain with natural and drug free treatments.  One of the main tenets of chiropractic is prevention.  By addressing lifestyle issues with you the patient, chiropractors can initiate changes that will improve the quality of your life.

For more information about what chiropractic care looks like in action, you may want to read this article about continuing chiropractic care.

 

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The Times, They are Changing!

New Office Hours

Starting December 1, we are changing our office hours for Thursdays and Fridays only.  Our new office hours will be:

Monday 9-1 and 3-7

Tuesday 3-7

Wednesday  9-1 and 3-7

Thursday 9-1 and 3-7

Friday 9-1.

Thanksgiving Week Hours

In observance of the holidays, we are changing our hours so staff can enjoy time with family.  The week of Thanksgiving we are closed Thursday and open Friday morning from 9-1.

Staff Training

The office will  close Thursday, December 4th and  Friday, December 5th, for staff training.

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Toys for Tots

Spread holiday cheer!  Ho, Ho Ho!

Advanced Physical Medicine & Therapy is sponsoring a Toys For Tots event in partnership with the US Marine Corps Reserve. In the spirit of the holidays, please donate a new unwrapped toy to fulfill the holiday dreams of needy children. Help give the message of hope to less fortunate children in the Mount Prospect area.

Toy drop off October 13 – December 15.  No stuffed animals please.

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Holiday Food Drive

Please join us in making a difference to those in need this holiday season!

Advanced Physical Medicine and Therapy is partnering with the Village of Mount Prospect’s Human Services Department to host a Holiday Food Drive. This community outreach program will provide emergency assistance to those in need. Proceeds will go to the Mount Prospect Food Pantry.

The following items are in short supply:

o Canned Fruit / Fruit Cups
o Canned Refried Beans
o Cookies / Crackers
o Coffee
o Dry Beans
o Juice / Juice Boxes
o Hamburger Helper
o Instant Mashed Potatoes
o Jam & Jelly
o Pancake Mix and Syrup
o Pasta Salad Mix
o Peanut Butter
o Pudding Cups
o School Snack Items
o Sloppy Joe Mix
o Paper Products (paper towels, toilet paper, napkins, etc.)

Please do NOT bring cans larger than 32 oz. or packages larger than 5 lbs. Preferred sizes are around 16 oz. Please check expiration dates on items before donating.
Collection Date: October 1 to November 21

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Stretching – An Important Habit

The habit for September is stretching.  Stretching is an important part of any exercise routine.  Many common injuries are caused by muscles that are tight and not flexible.  After talking to Dr. Tim, Dr Vijay and Aaron, we came up with a list of three of their favorites:

Dr Tim

Dr. Tim is a big fan of the Carpal Tunnel Stretch.  He has many patients who approach him believing that surgery is the only option for those with Carpal Tunnel Pain.  Not So!  This stretch is good for anyone who spends regular time on the computer (himself included!).  He encourages you to try this stretch and see how you feel!

Dr. Vijay

Dr. Vijay is a fan of the Seated QL  He likes this stretch because it targets key muscle groups involved in lower back pain and injury.  This is a great stretching exercise to help with low back stiffness and pain.

Aaron

Aaron’s favorite stretch is the Buerger’s Stretch.  He says, “Being part of one of the first generations to spend a vast majority of their early education in front of a computer, I know firsthand what damage ‘computer posture’ can do to a person when introduced at a young age.”  This stretch is the perfect thing to pull you out of that dysfunctional position.  It corrects every postural flaw in the upper body that comes from spending too much time in front of a computer.

If you have particular muscle groups that are tight, talk to Dr. Tim or Dr. Vijay about some personalized recommendations. Stretch in good health!

 

 

 

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