A blog from Schubbe Resch Chiropractic and Physical Therapy.

Monday, November 30, 2015

December Massage Specials

Be sure to take advantage of these specials offered in December!

Appleton Massage Offer:
1.       Purchase a massage gift certificate and your name will be entered in a drawing to win a Young Living bamboo diffuser and 2 bottles of essential oils.
2.       December only special – purchase 4 one hour massages for $180 (normally $60 per hour).  Massage includes hot stones, hot packs and aroma therapy.

Gift certificates and massage specials may be purchased by stopping in the Appleton Office or by calling Michelle Schreiber at 920-540-0807.  Michelle Schreiber operates a massage business in the Appleton Office but is not employed by Schubbe Resch.

Neenah Massage Offer:

$10 off a 60 minute massage December 1st – December 31st - Gift certificates available! 

Monday, October 26, 2015

How to Fight a Cold

With cold and flu season fast approaching, here a few tips to help you recover faster.

  1. Rest - don't try to ignore the fact that you are sick.  Take the time to sleep, sleep, and get more sleep until you are better.
  2. Fever - your body creates a fever when it is trying to fight off an infection.  Let the fever do it's work and try not to take fever reducers unless absolutely necessary.  If you don't have a fever but want to create your own, try a very hot bath or soak in a hot tub for 20 minutes to help kill the bug.
  3. Cut out Dairy and Sugar - dairy can make your body produce more mucous and that is not what you want right now. Use dairy substitutes or just avoid for a few days.  Avoid sugar because it can reduce your immune activity by 50%.
  4. Protein - your body needs protein when you are sick to help your immune system do its job. You might not be very hungry, but try to eat some protein anyway.
  5. Fluids - hot fluids will help loosen mucous, sooth sore throats, and keep you warm.  Try herbal teas, clear broths, or add lemon slices to hot water.
  6. Probiotics - good bugs in your belly fight bad bugs in your body.  Taking a good probiotic will increase the good bugs in your system to help boost your immune system.
These tips were inspired by a newsletter by Dr. Paulson

Friday, September 25, 2015

Is it Time to Detox?

The transition from summer to fall is a great time to detox.  As the temperature and climate change, you can help your body transition into the new season through detoxification, which eliminates toxic wastes that have accumulated in the body.  Getting healthier is important… and so is feeling your best.

Each year, more than 4 billion pounds of toxic chemicals are released into the environment.  These toxic chemicals can accumulate in your body and affect overall health.  Many health problems may be associated with prolonged exposure to various toxic agents that our bodies may not be able to cleanse completely.  During periods of detoxification, certain nutrients are in increased demand to help turn toxic substances into harmless by-products for elimination from the body with the use of specific supplements and medical food.

Benefits of Detoxification:
1.       Remove toxins from the body
2.       Increase energy
3.       Prevent chronic disease
4.       Enhance immune function
5.       Lose weight
6.       Slow premature aging
7.       Improve skin quality
8.       Improve mental and emotional clarity
9.       Restore balance to the body’s systems
10.   Improve quality of life

Our chiropractors at Schubbe Resch are equipped to guide you through a safe metabolic detoxification program to help you feel your best as we head into the fall.  Schedule an appointment with your chiropractor or call the office for more information. 

ACA Presses Federal Government to Encourage Conservative Forms of Pain Management

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA), in recent comments submitted to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Office of Pain Policy on the draft National Pain Strategy, strongly urges the agency to include recommendations encouraging patients and health care providers to first exhaust conservative forms of pain management, when appropriate. 
"Doctors of chiropractic practice a hands-on, drug-free approach to health care that has been shown to alleviate neuromusculoskeletal complaints. When other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition," writes ACA Acting Executive Vice President Richard Miller as part of ACA's formal comments. 
ACA specifically urges the federal government to change outdated, statutory language in Medicare to allow chiropractic physicians to practice and be reimbursed for the fullest extent of their licensure, training and competencies; appoint doctors of chiropractic as officers in the commissioned Regular Corps and the Ready Reserve Corps of the Public Health Service; make clear the intention of Section 2706(a) of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to allow patients to see providers of their choice when seeking treatment for pain and other musculoskeletal conditions; expand access to chiropractic services in the nation's military and Department of Veterans Affairs health care systems; and expand access to chiropractic services in all other federal health programs, including research programs related to pain management.
The comments submitted by ACA are part of the profession's ongoing efforts to educate the public about the value of exhausting non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical treatments for pain management and health enhancement before moving on to riskier options. ACA’s annual observance National Chiropractic Health Month this October will promote the conservative approach to care with the theme #PainFreeNation.
A conservative model of care encourages, when appropriate, the use of more cost-effective and safer approaches over potentially addictive medications, surgery and other invasive procedures for pain management. For example, conservative management of painful conditions may include spinal manipulation combined with exercise and stretching prior to moving on to treatments involving higher risk, such as opioids.
The comments received by NINDS from ACA and other groups will be used to create a comprehensive population health level strategy for pain prevention, treatment, management and research.
The American Chiropractic Association based in Arlington, Va., is the largest professional association in the United States representing doctors of chiropractic. ACA promotes the highest standards of ethics and patient care, contributing to the health and well-being of millions of chiropractic patients. Visit us at

Chiropractic Physicians Urge Conservative Treatments for Pain Amid Opioid Epidemic

During National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) this October, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) will bring attention to the public health crisis caused by pain, and in particular the overuse of prescription painkillers, with the theme #PainFreeNation. The campaign is part of the chiropractic profession's ongoing efforts to educate the public about the value of exhausting conservative forms of care for both acute and chronic pain before resorting to higher risk options, such as opioids.
National Chiropractic Health Month is a nationwide observance that helps raise public awareness of the benefits of chiropractic services and the profession’s natural, whole-person, patient-centered approach to health and wellness. 
"Opioid medications involve the risk of overuse and addiction. Beyond this, prescription drugs that numb pain may convince a patient that a musculoskeletal condition is less severe than it is, or that it has healed. This misunderstanding can lead to overexertion and a delay in the healing process or even to permanent injury," explains ACA President Anthony Hamm, DC. 
President Hamm notes that people in pain should be informed of all management strategies, including non-drug approaches such as chiropractic, to reduce their risk of overuse and addiction. 
"Each patient is unique, and care plans should be tailored to focus on what is the safest, most effective treatment for the individual. Chiropractic physicians stand ready to work together with medical physicians to help address this epidemic that has caused unnecessary suffering, enormous loss of human potential and massive financial and personal costs," he adds.
Fortunately, health care quality organizations have begun to recognize the value of this conservative, multidisciplinary approach. Earlier this year, the Joint Commission, which certifies more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including every major hospital, revised its pain management standard to include chiropractic services and acupuncture. Clinical experts in pain management who provide input to the commission's standards affirmed that treatment strategies may consider both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic approaches. 
For updates and more information on #PainFreeNation as October 2015 approaches, go to and follow ACA on Twitter at@ACAtoday and on FacebookLinkedIn and Instagram.
The American Chiropractic Association based in Arlington, Va., is the largest professional association in the United States representing doctors of chiropractic. ACA promotes the highest standards of ethics and patient care, contributing to the health and well-being of millions of chiropractic patients. Visit

Monday, August 31, 2015

ALCAT Food Sensitivity and Intolerance Testing Seminar 9/24/15

Have you ever wondered if the food you eat is making you sick?  If so, plan on attending a FREE seminar on Thursday, September 24th to find out more about ALCAT Food Sensitivity and Intolerance Testing.  Dr. Laura Kemps, a Clinical Chiropractic Nutritionist, will explain how the ALCAT test is done, what the test will tell you, and what to do with the results.

The seminar will be held at the Appleton office at 5:30 on Thursday, September 24th.  You may sign up by following the link below, by calling the Appleton Office at 920-738-0200, or by emailing

ALCAT Seminar sign up form

Friday, July 31, 2015

Donate School Supplies and Receive $10 Off an Hour Massage

Schubbe Resch Chiropractic in Neenah will be donating school supplies to the Neenah-Menasha Emergency Society to be dispersed to local schools in need. Please see the list below as to what is needed. Thank You!

  • Backpacks
  • Colored Pencils
  • Markers (non-permanent)
  • Blue/Black/Red Pens
  • Highlighters
  • #2 Pencils
  • Folders (two-pocket folders)
  • Single subject, college rule spiral notebooks
  • 1.5” -3 Ring Binders
  • Loose Left Paper-College Rule
  • 3”x5” Note Cards
  • Glue Sticks and/or Elmer’s Glue
  • Large scissors
  • Protractor
  • Scientific Solar Calculator (TI-30XA recommended)
  • Metal Compass
  • Ruler (U.S./Metric)
  • Facial Tissue
  • USB Jump Drive
  • Headphones or Ear Buds

Friday, May 1, 2015

Kids Need Chiropractic Too!

More parents are discovering the many benefits associated with chiropractic care throughout childhood.  Regular chiropractic check-ups are part of proper spinal hygiene and better health. 

Why is chiropractic important for my child?    
Chiropractic care benefits children by correcting the spinal alignment to improve their overall health. When vertebral joints are misaligned during birth or from a blow or fall, muscle tissue and nerves may also be affected. Spinal adjustment frees joints, restores motion and relieves nerve pressure, which may be the cause of additional ailments.  Spinal manipulation for children as young as newborn babies is an alternative treatment for the discomfort of colic and other digestive disorders as well.

Chiropractic care may be able to help with:
  • Allergies
  • Acid Reflux
  • Asthma
  • Back Pain
  • Colic
  • Ear Injections
  • Headaches
  • Neck Pain
  • Scoliosis
Chiropractic care for children is safe, gentle and effective!

Our doctors provide special care for infants and children.  To see how chiropractic may be able to help a child in your life, schedule an appointment today!

Chiropractic Care and Pregnancy

During pregnancy, there are many physiological and hormonal changes that occur in preparation for creating an environment for a developing baby.  A protruding abdomen, increased low back curvature, and postural adaptations often result in misaligned spine or joints.

What are the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy?
  •  Reducing the time and/or labor of delivery
  •  Relieving back, neck and/or joint pain
  • Controlling symptoms of nausea
  • Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
  •  Preventing a potential cesarean section

What about chiropractic & breech deliveries?

When the pelvis is misaligned it may reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby, called intrauterine constraint.  A misaligned pelvis makes it difficult for the baby to get into the best possible position for delviery.
The Webster Technique, having an 83% success rate, is a specific adjustment that enables chiropractors to establish balance in the pelvis and reduce undue stress to the uterus and supporting ligaments.  This balanced state in the pelvis makes it easier for a breech baby to turn naturally.  Optimal baby positioning at the time of birth also eliminates the potential for difficult labor and therefore results in easier and safer deliveries for both the mother and baby.

If you or anyone you know would like more information on chiropractic care for pregnancy or children, please email:

-Dr. Lara Klein

Friday, March 27, 2015

Free Foam Rolling and Soft Tissue Technique Workshop

Dr. Nathan Zachor will be demonstrating the use of the foam roller and various soft tissue techniques in a FREE workshop on Thursday, April 30th.  The workshop will be from 5:30 to 6:15 pm at 2200 S. Kensington Dr in Appleton.  Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing as they will be on the floor practicing the techniques.

The workshop is offered at no charge, but there will be a nominal fee if a foam roller is purchased.

Foam rolling and soft tissue techniques are great ways to relieve sore muscles, treat trigger points, and maintain muscle elasticity.

You may register for the workshop online, or by calling 920-738-0200.

Monday, March 2, 2015

March 2015 Activities at Schubbe Resch

March is shaping up to be a busy month at Schubbe Resch!

Since it is National Nutrition Month, we are conducting food drives at both of our offices.  The food drives will be from March 9-31 and will benefit St. Joseph Food Program.  Anyone who donates can enter their name into a drawing for a $50 credit towards services in our offices.  Typical items that make good donations are cereal, canned meats, canned stews, canned fruit, boxed dinner mixes, peanut butter, dried rice and dried beans.

In addition, the Appleton office will be having a blood drive for the Community Blood Center from 8-11 on March 12th.  Donors are asked to schedule their appointment by calling 800-280-4102 for central scheduling by the Blood Center.

So you have two ways to make a difference in the lives of people in our community.  Please participate!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Chiropractic Services Beyond Adjustments

The focus on spinal adjustment is what makes doctors of chiropractic unique in their approach to treating patients.  The chiropractic adjustment, however, is not the only procedure a chiropractor may use in managing a patients care.

  • Heat and cold - Chiropractors may alternate between heat and ice therapy to help patients treat back pain.  Ice packs may be used for a 10-15 minute period and then switched with a heating pad to restore blood flow to the area and promote faster healing.
  • Exercise - Chiropractors may provide patients with instructions for an exercise program focusing on stretching and strengthening the back.
  • Massage - Chiropractors may massage the soft tissues to improve circulation, reduce swelling and inflammation, and encourage quicker healing.
  • Dietary management - Many chiropractors will provide patients with tips on how an improved diet may help with back pain and may recommend supplements after spinal manipulation.
  • Ultrasound - With ultrasound, sound waves create deep heat therapy that is applied to the soft tissues and joints.  Basically micro-massaging the soft tissues and joints, ultrasound therapy can help reduce pain, stiffness, and spasms. It can also increase blood flow and accelerate the healing process.
  • Electrical muscle stimulation - During this therapy, electrodes are placed on the skin and send light electrical pulses to different areas of the body with the purpose of reducing inflammation, curtailing muscle spasms, and relieving pain.
  • Traction - A chiropractic traction massage may include the patient lying face up as a system of rollers move about the back, all the while stretching and massaging the muscles in the back.
  • Cold laser therapy - With cold laser therapy, particles of energy are carried in a laser and absorbed by the cell membrane's photo receptors after penetrating the skin surface.  The cells and tissues then convert this light energy into biochemical energy, fueling a biological process that is believed to decrease swelling, reduce pain and inflammation, and improve circulation.
  • Pelvic stabilization - When leg-length deficiency, flat feet and/or subtalar instability are present, the chiropractor may place a small heel lift in the shoe on the short leg side and/or prescribe corrective arch supports to stabilize the pelvis.
So if your chiropractor recommends a service beyond an adjustment, you can rest assured that the service is meant to reduce your pain and speed your healing.

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