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Oct 20
Tummy Time
20 Oct, 2017. 0 Comments. Uncategorized. Posted By: Heather Perkins
A question that is asked far too often - “Is tummy time for babies really that important?!” …YES!!! But why?! Tummy time is important to help develop the curves that are present in our spines, and helps strengthen the muscles in your baby’s neck – necessary for baby to be able to hold their head up! Tummy time is also important to prevent torticollis – the term that is used to describe “wry neck” or the painful muscle spasm that keeps us from being able to move our necks properly (yes this happens to babies too!). In addition, allowing baby…
Oct 16
Germs vs. You
16 Oct, 2017. 0 Comments. Uncategorized. Posted By: Dr. Tyler Perkins
Germs. I shudder at the mention of them, which is likely from decades of being told about how we must wash ourselves clean from germs, we need to avoid germs, and that these nasty little buggers make us sick! But is that so? Let's talk.. For the longest time it's been said that the bacteria in and on our body outnumbers our own cells by 10 to 1...now, that may be a bit of an exaggeration according to research as of January 2016. The ratio is more likely 1:1, which honestly isn't very comforting as we're told that these germs…
Jun 4
The (not so) New Posture Problem
4 Jun, 2015. 0 Comments. Uncategorized. Posted By: Dr. Tyler Perkins
Human posture has seen varying issues as the decades have come and gone.  I'm sure we've all seen the exaggerated mid back curve referred to as "granny hump" and heard of  how a big fall or rear-end collision results in whiplash, but with the advancement of technology we now have a postural hashtag for the early 2000's and it's being called "Text Neck". But how serious could it be, really?  As shown in the graphic below, the amount of strain put on the neck increases as your gaze lowers to meet the device.  An average head weighs between 10-12 pounds, but this amount is…
May 22
Guest Blog: Dr. Tony Ebel – Part 4
22 May, 2015. 0 Comments. Uncategorized. Posted By: Dr. Tyler Perkins
But Where is the Fluid Going? But alas, a few months or so later, the parents go walking by the kiddo’s room at night and hear him or her snoring and breathing really loudly. It sounds concerning and so who do they call? Yep, call the pediatrician again. This time the pediatrician isn’t as concerned with the ears, but now says that the tonsils and adenoids are “swollen” and the kiddo has a strep infection. But hey, don’t worry! This one is actually bacterial a lot of the time, so you guessed it! MORE ANTIBIOTICS! Well, as time progresses the…
May 20
Guest Blog: Dr. Tony Ebel – Part 3
20 May, 2015. 0 Comments. Uncategorized. Posted By: Dr. Tyler Perkins
The Role of Antibiotics But alas, that’s why we have a Walgreen’s and CVS on every corner filled with antibiotics of all shapes, colors, and sizes right!? All a parent needs to do is go their local pediatrician, urgent or immediate care, ER, or minute-clinic and talk for a few minutes, grab the prescription, and head out. And all is good then, right? Wrong. We’ve had plenty of research since about the 1980s that first off, antibiotics don’t work very well for ear, sinus and respiratory infections. And second, they don’t come without side effects. Not only are there short-term…
May 19
Guest Blog: Dr. Tony Ebel – Part 2
19 May, 2015. 0 Comments. Uncategorized. Posted By: Dr. Tyler Perkins
How Childbirth Relates to Ear Infections As we move forward, those three components of the subluxation lead to two main problems that cause and contribute to ear infections: Poor “plumbing” or drainage Lowered (weakened) neuro-immune function When there is physical trauma to the neck in-utero, during birth, or from a fall early in life it creates that “kink” in close proximity to the “drain pipes” coming from the ears, sinuses, and head. Specifically, the top two vertebra share a lot of nerve supply, muscles, and structures with the inner ear and sinuses. If you “kink” those vertebrae you start to…
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