Vallejo Chiropractic is excited to announce the addition of Jamie Staton, DC, to the practice. Dr. Staton received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, California.
She is accepting new chiropractic patients in our Vallejo location on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. On Tuesday and Thursday mornings, she will be offering additional services: fire cupping, soft tissue massage, and Neuroemotional Technique (NET).
“As a healthcare provider, my intention is to spark the body’s own healing process whether it is physical or emotional,” said Dr. Staton. “Along with chiropractic manual adjustments, I use other techniques including Activator, fire cupping, and soft tissue massage. I am also a believer that emotional stress can manifest as muscle tension and other physical forms. I practice Neuroemotional Technique (NET) to help patients identify underlying emotional patterns that are causing chronic pain.”
A native of the SF Bay area, Dr. Staton enjoyed competitive cheerleading growing up and endured multiple injuries. Through these experiences, she became fascinated by the world of Sports Medicine, which led her to the University of California, Davis. During her time at Davis, she participated in the Athletic Training program working with the football and women’s soccer teams. After receiving her B.S. in Exercise Biology, she decided to further her career and become a sports chiropractor.
Currently a resident of Benicia, Dr. Staton is an avid runner and has completed multiple marathons and triathlons across the country.
“Dr. Kunsman and I are thrilled to welcome Dr. Jamie to our practice,” said Dr. John Harrington. “She brings with her all of the newest research available, thanks to her recent studies, along with a fresh new perspective for our existing patients.”
At Vallejo Chiropractic and American Canyon Chiropractic, we remain open at this time.
This update pertains to our safety and sanitation procedures for those visiting us during the Covid-19 outbreak.
First, we have taken steps minimize patient and staff's potential exposure, And we will continue to do so as directed by the board of chiropractic.
For the past few weeks, we have been scheduling patients with additional time spacing in mind so that no more than 1 or 2 patients are in the waiting room at the same time. This also allows for the recommended 6' social distancing. We have also increased patient appointment times. This provides us the opportunity to do a thorough wipe down of each treatment room following each patient.
We have provided hand sanitizer at the front desk near each computer and are asking all patients to use the sanitizer before touching the computer screens when checking in.
Additionally we are doing an hourly surface sanitation wipe down of the entire office We are complying with the recommendations of the board of chiropractic examiners, CDC, and World Health Organization (WHO). We believe these steps are necessary and appropriate. We also believe these steps are sufficient in order to provide for a healthy and safe environment for everyone.
Please feel free to reach out if you have any concerns about visiting our offices in Vallejo or American Canyon. We hope everyone is staying healthy and safe.
To your health,
Drs Harrington & Kunsman
We want you to know that WE APPRECIATE all of our Patents! That's why we're hosting another special day in honor of everyone who provides us the opportunity to help! Plus, a portion of all proceeds will be donated to Loma Vista Farms.
Please call us if you want your $20 adjustment and/or $20 targeted massage (15 minutes) with one of our certified massage therapists.
The office will be closed for lunch from 12n - 1p.
Our Low Cost Clinic will be open 1p - 2p.
Slots are filling up fast but both of our Chiropractors will be on hand so that we can say thank you!
Note: neither insurance nor co-pays will be accepted on this day.
PATIENT APPRECIATION DAY
SATURDAY APRIL 6, 2019. 8A-12NOON
TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT, CALL OR EMAIL US ASAP - SLOTS FILL UP FAST!
Sleep apnea is a breathing-related sleep disorder that causes brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. These interruptions can last 10 seconds or more and can occur up to 400 times per night. Sleep apnea is a serious and potentially life threatening condition that often goes unrecognized and undiagnosed. Sleep apnea occurs in both sexes and across all age groups. Not all sleep apnea is the same, a diagnosis of sleep apnea can range from mild to severe.
Sleep apnea is serious because shots of adrenaline are going into the heart 20-400 times per night to re-start your breathing. Sleep is when your body is supposed to rest, and this increased stress causes an overload for the heart, possibly leading to a heart attack or stroke.
Some of the symptoms of sleep apnea are obvious (snoring, etc.) while some symptoms such as loss of sex drive and irritability may be less of a signal that something is interfering with sleep. Here is a list of some of the symptoms of sleep apnea:
By Dr. Zack Rushing
We’ll get to the meat and potatoes of this first then I’ll tell the story behind this article and why I wanted to share it with as many people as I could.
A study was done over the course of 21 years to find out what were the best things people could do to reduce the risk of Dementia and Alzheimer’s. 21 years!!! It takes an incredible amount of effort and focus for me to sit down and finish a book but somehow these people had enough OCD tendencies to focus on one study for over two decades!
The study included senior citizens, 75 and older, and was led by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, it was funded by the National Institute on Aging, and was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. In other words, it’s good stuff.
The study wanted to see if any activity (physical or mental) benefited the brain long-term and potentially prevented the onset of Dementia and Alzheimer’s. Here were the 3 major things the study found to help you have a better brain:
By Dr. Zack Rushing
The “perfect” deadlift does not exist, if it did the person executing it would lift a weight so heavy that setting it back down would punch a hole in the earth and cause a major earthquake. This is no different than the perfect swim stroke not existing. Michael Phelps does a pretty damn good job of executing a swim stroke, but it was still never perfect. It doesn’t mean that he never stopped chasing it or never stopped getting coached on how to do it better.
That being said…the deadlift is so amazing for the posterior chain of muscles and for strengthening the back and preventing low back pain when it is DONE PROPERLY. When it is done improperly, people make their way into my office to fix them because of their poor deadlift technique. My goal with righting this article is to give you the latest information on how to do a proper deadlift, as close to perfect as possible, to reduce injury and enhance your performance.
For a while I was down on the deadlift. I may have even told you face to face that I was because it caused so many patients to make appointments to come see me. Luckily for me I have some amazing colleagues that put me on to some great information that allowed me to expand my knowledge that I can share with all of you.
At Vallejo Chiropractic, we are now offering Kinesiology Taping or “K-Taping” to our clients. Some of you may have seen this colorful taping at the Olympics where athletes of almost every sport are wearing it. It is also very popular at the CrossFit games, where the participants are looking for extra support as they are lifting.
Dr. Kunsman, Dr. Zack, Beau and Shanon took a seminar to see how we could apply this method to our patients at Vallejo Chiropractic. It turns out that taping has a huge value for rehabilitating our patients and can help relieve pain as they progress through care.
We believe that movement is a key factor to getting you better. K-Taping allows us to have another tool to help you get back in action.
When you have an injury to an area, the body’s tissues get compressed down and almost glued together. This compression is a reaction to prevent more immediate damage, but it slows the healing process. K-Taping takes skin and muscle tissue that has been adheased together and lifts it; allowing for more circulation. You can place the tape over a bruise and it will heal faster than without it.
K-Taping also brings more neurological attention to the area of your injury. Having the tape on your skin causes the brain to send more signals to where the tape is. Touch is very powerful, and if you have something like Kinesiology Tape constantly in contact with the skin and moving with it, more feedback will be provided to the brain than without it.
Many patients ask us advice on mattresses. Questions like "When should we replace our old one?" and "Which mattress should we get?" are questions we hear weekly at our offices.
Most mattresses have about 10 useable years when you buy them. Pillows are good anywhere from 18 months to 2 years. The best answer for "When should we replace our old mattress?" is when you wake up feeling worse than when you went to bed. Sleep is supposed to restore you. You and your body should feel better after a good night sleep.
You spend anywhere from 25-33% of your life asleep in bed. That means that in the next 10 years, you will spend 3 of those years on your mattress (except for that weekend you had to sleep on your cousins futon and had to come in to see your favorite chiropractors right after). With this in mind, it makes sense to invest in a good bed.