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What is IASTM & How Can It Help?

2020-09-09T16:50:30+00:00September 9th, 2020|Back Pain, Neck Pain, Sports Injury|

Do you live in the Colorado Springs area and experience pain brought on from surgeries, sprains or strains? Then IASTM therapy might be the answer for you! What Is IASTM? Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), otherwise known as the Graston Technique, is a manual therapy approach that treats musculoskeletal injuries. This technique helps reduce pain and improves function to your overall body while allowing you to continue with your everyday activities. Living in Colorado Springs, this is especially important. IASTM uses medical grade stainless steel tools to help improve injured areas of your body by putting pressure on areas chiropractors [...]

4 Ways to Help You Reduce Back Pain

2020-08-18T18:08:17+00:00August 18th, 2020|Back Pain, Blog|

4 Ways to Help You Reduce Back Pain in Colorado Springs Do you suffer from back pain? Well, you’re not alone, in fact, nearly 65 million people in the United States’ suffers from back pain. While most people associate back pain with some type of trauma — a car accident, a fall, sports injury, most back pain is actually associated with everyday life activities. Things such as lifting grocery bags, sitting at a computer, moving things around your Colorado Springs home, etc. Thankfully there are things you can do to prevent and/or reduce back pain to help you continue your [...]

4 Things to Look for When Choosing a Chiropractor

2020-07-15T01:48:40+00:00July 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|

So, you’ve decided your body needs a serious adjustment and a chiropractor seems to be the best option, but you don’t know where to start? A quick Google search shows tons of chiropractors in the Colorado Springs area. What qualities make a good chiropractor? What prescheduling questions should you ask in your search? Where do you find all this information? Finding the right chiropractic care in Colorado Springs can be challenging. The chiropractor you choose will be your partner in dealing with any lower back pain, adjustments, and more to get back to living your life without pain.  Therefore, one [...]

What Is Cupping Therapy & How Can It Help You

2020-06-14T16:12:32+00:00June 14th, 2020|Neck Pain, Sleep, Sports Injury|

“Life happens.”  Whether you use this phrase to signify your emotions, good or bad; or experiences — sickness, tension, sadness, and everything in between, we can all relate.  If you are sick, stressed, depressed, or experiencing any other effects of life happenings that don’t make you feel like yourself, you could benefit from a cupping therapy treatment!  Cupping has been around for thousands of years, but over the last year it has taken over as one of the top methods for athletes and others to cope with stress, sickness, and tired muscles.  So, what is cupping therapy exactly? What types [...]

Patient Story: Macey Juhl

2018-05-08T09:45:43+00:00May 8th, 2018|About Us, Featured|

Before seeing Dr. Ryan for chiropractic care, I had weak muscle strength in the muscles supporting and stabilizing my knees. In high school, I underwent reconstructive knee surgery following multiple dislocations of both knees. Doctors told me I would never run again and my ability to hike, ski, bike, and walk would be limited. For years I resolved that my knees would never function at a level required for me to participate in the activities I loved. Following an evaluation by Dr. Ryan, he was able to pinpoint the areas I had the most weakness that were contributing to my [...]

Dr. Ryan Engelhardt’s Story

2020-05-19T21:10:52+00:00June 30th, 2017|About Us|

Hi folks I'm Dr. Ryan Engelhardt of Whole Health Chiropractic and we're doing a little video series so that you guys can understand a little bit more about our practice and what we have to offer. Prior to getting into some of the different unique facets about our practice, I thought it was really important that I go over exactly who I am as a person. First and foremost, I am happily married to my lovely wife Kelsey and we have a beautiful daughter, Miss McKinley Grace. We have two great pups Tenzing and Bentley. We are active members of [...]

Exercises that Keep Your Spine Aligned

2017-01-24T10:00:04+00:00January 24th, 2017|Featured, Healthy Habits|

Feeling out of alignment? Here are a few exercises we recommend that can help keep your spine in line. Just like chiropractic care, regular exercise is preventative maintenance for your body, keeping your body aligned and functioning well by supporting the skeletal and nervous system that are your body’s foundation. There are times we can’t make it to the chiropractor, such as when we are traveling, and there are times when we want to keep our spines aligned between visits to our chiropractor. Possibly after a long day slouched in your office chair or in the seat of a car, [...]

Dog tired of sleep apnea? Chiropractic can help.

2017-01-10T10:00:07+00:00January 10th, 2017|Blog, Featured, Sleep|

Sleep apnea is a disorder that affects approximately 15 million Americans (about 1 in every 15 people). The disorder creates shallow breaths or pauses in breathing during sleep. Sufferers don't get enough air gets to the lungs, resulting in poor sleep and health issues. It may also cause the person to snore loudly, waking themselves, and/or their partner up from restful sleep. If you or someone you know (and sleep next to) suffers from sleep apnea, they may use a CPAP. The Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, or CPAP, machine is a treatment for sleep apnea (and other breathing issues) that [...]

Does Chiropractic Help with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

2016-12-20T17:54:03+00:00December 20th, 2016|Blog, Featured|

Have you considered chiropractic care for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? According to the University of Maryland Medical Center studies, researchers found that “chiropractic treatment and conservative medical care are equally effective for people with CTS.” Source: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (UMM.edu) This is great news for CTS (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome) suffers looking for a drug-free and/or a non-invasive treatment option. Some people have ill effects to typical drug remedies prescribed for pain and swelling/inflammation associated with CTS- anything from Ibuprofen and aspirin to corticosteroids. After weeks of using a wrist brace, some people believe the only remedy is surgery, but there is [...]

Sit Up Straight! Posture Tips to Keep You In Line

2016-12-05T20:07:48+00:00December 5th, 2016|Blog, Featured, Healthy Habits|

Good posture while sitting can be a real challenge for those of us who work desk jobs. When you're sitting 9-5, it is easy to form bad habits that compromise the alignment of your spine and improperly train your muscles. Over time, these bad posture habits can lead to lower back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other painful ailments. Good chiropractic care can help correct these issues, but maintaining the right alignment is just as important after your visit. Are you stuck in a desk all day? Don't worry. We've got your back with these easy tips for good posture while sitting. Set [...]