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Patch It or Fix It?

October 5, 2017   •   Leah McAlpine, James Hoffman

Whenever something gets damaged or stops functioning, we have a choice. Will I just patch it up and hope it works for a while, or will I fix the underlying problem? Patching offers just a temporary solution. Before long, the issue will be back. However, to have a long-term solution, we need to find a way to actually fix the issue.

The same is true for spinal health. Will I see my chiropractor only when something hurts or is “out”, or will I work toward fixing the underlying issue? When you get a chiropractic adjustment, your vertebrae are put back in the right place. This usually relieves the pain for a while, but our muscles tend to pull the spine back out of alignment. Regular chiropractic adjustments help retrain your spine to be correctly aligned, and your muscles learn to hold the vertebrae in their proper place.  

If you would like more information about how you can achieve lasting spinal health, please talk to Dr. Hoffman or Dr. McAlpine at your next visit.

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Plantar Fasciitis

August 25, 2017   •   James Hoffman

Can Chiropractic help with plantar fasciitis?

Yes, it can!

What is plantar fasciitis?

The plantar fascia is the ligament, or flat band of tissue, which connects your heel bone to your toes. It provides support for the arch of your foot. When this ligament is strained it can become weak, swollen, and irritated. This inflammation is called plantar fasciitis.

What are the common symptoms of plantar fasciitis?

      The most common symptom is pain on taking your first steps in the morning. The pain and stiffness typically decreases after that, but can increase as the day goes on.

Who typically gets plantar fasciitis?

Although it typically affects middle-aged people, it can occur in younger people who are on their feet a lot.

How can chiropractic help?

We can adjust your ankles and feet. We can also show you how to stretch the plantar fascia to prevent problems and you how to ice to relieve inflammation that you may be experiencing.

What could happen if I don’t treat my plantar fasciitis?

   Untreated plantar fasciitis could lead to bone spurs on the heel or ball of your foot.

 

Please feel free to talk to Dr. McAlpine or Dr. Hoffman about your questions at your next visit!

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Have You Considered the Benefits of Massage Therapy?

June 6, 2017   •   Leah McAlpine

According to the Mayo Clinic, studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain, and muscle tension. And, massage therapy has a long history as an important complement to chiropractic care. Please see the website below for more information about the benefits of massage and what to expect at a massage appointment.

Alpine Chiropractic has a certified massage therapist on site. Debbie sees clients on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Just call our office at 303-920-9486 to schedule an appointment!

 

(Go to http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/massage/art-20045743 for more information)

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Dr. Hoffman Adjusted Roger Daltrey

February 6, 2017   •   Leah McAlpine, James Hoffman

Dr. Hoffman adjusted Roger Daltrey, the founding member of the Who, last March!

Roger has taken excellent care of his health. Dr. Hoffman got to meet Roger in March, 2016 when his tour with The Who brought him to Denver. The rock legend was 72-years young and in great shape! It was clear that chiropractic, healthy eating, taking good supplements, and regular exercise were life-long habits for him. When asked how long he had been getting chiropractic adjustments, he responded: “For 40 or 50 years. I have to have you guys keep me straight!” After his adjustment, he was scheduled for sessions with a reflexologist and a massage therapist. What a great example of taking good care of the gift of life!

Dr. Hoffman and Dr. McAlpine went to the show that evening and were invited backstage afterward. The show was great, with Pete windmilling and Roger still swinging the mike just like the old days. They played straight for almost 3 hours. Not bad for “seniors”!

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Dr. McAlpine’s Chiropractic Mission Trip

April 20, 2017   •   Leah McAlpine

Dr. Leah McAlpine recently went on a chiropractic mission trip to Ensenada, Mexico. While there, she and other chiropractors volunteered their time to adjust and educate the people of Ensenada about the amazing benefits of chiropractic. Dr. Leah’s family is originally from Mexico, so it holds a special place in her heart! She plans to continue to go on these mission trips annually so she can help more people.

Rapid Release Technology Is Now Available At Our Office!

March 31, 2017   •   Leah McAlpine, James Hoffman

For many, lack of flexibility or range of motion is caused by scar tissue adhesions. Scar tissue occurs naturally in the body due to injury, surgery, trauma, or repetitive stress. When scar tissue spreads, it can connect tissue not normally connected, which can entrap nerves and limit your range of motion.

Rapid Release is a technology that targets these restrictive adhesions through resonant frequencies. These high-speed vibrations penetrate deep into tissue, targeting the scar-tissue adhesions, releasing tension and tightness.

If you think this technology might be helpful to you, please talk to either Dr. McAlpine or Dr. Hoffman about the possibility of adding it to your therapy regimen.

 

(Go to https://rapidreleasetech.com/ for more information)

Alpine Chiropractic is celebrating 12 years in practice!

February 17, 2017   •   Leah McAlpine, James Hoffman

Dr. Leah McAlpine started Alpine Chiropractic in 2005, in a small upstairs office in Northglenn.

Starting in January, 2008 Dr. McAlpine and her husband, Dr. James Hoffman, decided to combine their individual practices. Their partnership was so successful that they needed to find a more suitable location for the practice. So, on October 4, 2010 Alpine Chiropractic began operating out of its current location at 120th Ave and Colorado Blvd in Thornton.

Thank you to everyone who has been a part of our practice for all those years! We are looking forward to the next 12 years!

Dr. Hoffman Adjusted Roger Daltrey!

February 6, 2017   •   Leah McAlpine, James Hoffman

Dr. Hoffman adjusted Roger Daltrey, the founding member of the Who, last March.

Roger has taken excellent care of his health. Dr. Hoffman got to meet Roger in March, 2016 when his tour with The Who brought him to Denver. The rock legend was 72-years young and in great shape! It was clear that chiropractic, healthy eating, taking good supplements, and regular exercise were life-long habits for him. When asked how long he had been getting chiropractic adjustments, he responded: “For 40 or 50 years. I have to have you guys keep me straight!” After his adjustment, he was scheduled for sessions with a reflexologist and a massage therapist. What a great example of taking good care of the gift of life!

Dr. Hoffman and Dr. McAlpine went to the show that evening and were invited backstage afterward. The show was great, with Pete windmilling and Roger still swinging the mike just like the old days. They played straight for almost 3 hours. Not bad for “seniors”!

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