A blog from Schubbe Resch Chiropractic and Physical Therapy.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Yesterday I made my first attempt at "No Sit Tuesday". Driving in the car was tough to say the least. (No I didn't stand in the car.) What I did do however, was stand all day at work and then perform all my normal duties that would require sitting at a desk or doing notes in the seated position, standing. Fortunately I am blessed with a very active job but what I didn't realize is how much I do end up sitting throughout the day.
I CHALLENGE you👉 to choose to perform one activity today that you would normally do sitting and stand instead.

Sitting in a nutshell contributes to:

Image may contain: 2 people, including Will Curtis DC, people standing and indoorImage may contain: 1 person, standing and indoor1) Shortened (tight) hip flexors
2) Deactivated (Weak/turned off) gluteus musculature 
3) Increased lumbar intradiscal pressure
4) Increased incidence of pelvic/lumbar misalignment

Our bodies are creatures of habit just like our minds, they don't like change. If you sit all day, your body thinks that is it's normal position and then 👆 happens.

Give "No Sit Tuesday" a try and for extra credit mix in some hip flexor stretching and glute activation exercises throughout your day.

Also, Follow/Friend request Will Curtis DC on Facebook for more helpful lifestlyes tips.

As always,
A body in motion, stays in motion
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Bird Dog
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Glute Bridge
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Hip Flexor Stretch

Monday, June 4, 2018

Introducing Sarah Pierre, PT

The Appleton office would like to welcome Sarah Pierre to our physical therapy staff!

In Sarah's words -

I was born and raised in Wisconsin.  Upon graduation from UW-Stevens Point, I entered the US Army and was fortunate to be assigned to the US Modern Pentathlon Olympic Training Team and competed in the event for three years.  During that time, I became well acquainted with the Physical Therapy staff due to training injuries.  Shortly after I retired from the sport, I attended the US Army-Baylor PT Masters program.  I spend most of my PT career in Texas and Arizona.  I recently relocated to Appleton to be closer to family.  I enjoy most outdoor activities but especially hiking, kayaking and paddle boarding.  I am excited to integrate my PT experience with Schubbe Resch Chiropractic clients.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Postural Reset Seminars

What are Upper Crossed Syndrome and Lower Crossed Syndrome?

Join Dr. Will Curtis on Thursday, March 15th and Thursday, March 29th to learn about two of the most common postural related syndromes affecting people today.  Dr. Curtis will be presenting a two part series discussing the causes of Upper Crossed Syndrome (UCS) and Lower Crossed Syndrome (LCS).  He will break down the causes of these two syndromes, demonstrate his favorite exercises/stretches for each issue, and discuss treatment protocols.  There is no need for any scientific background or knowledge as seminar will focus on easy to understand terms and descriptions.

The whole family is welcome and everyone can benefit from this information - especially teenagers who are constantly on their cellphones! The talks begin at 5:30 and will last 30-45 minutes with time for questions at the end.  This is also a great opportunity to learn more about chiropractic!

Seminar highlights and benefits:

  • Learn the most common posture related mistakes people make each and every day
  • Stop dealing with constant low grade pain
  • End the daily headaches
  • Decrease muscle tension and tightness
  • Increase range of motion
  • Learn the proper exercises and stretches for the upper and lower back that will help you lead a more healthy, pain free life.
  • Learn how to RESET your posture
You can sign up for one or both of these free seminars by calling 920-738-0200, emailing or registering online here

Monday, February 5, 2018

Lumbar Disc Degeneration

Lumbar disc degeneration is exceptionally common. It affects up to 16% of 20-year olds with an age-related progression involving 80% of patients over age 40, and 98% of those over 70.

There are many factors at play when it comes to lumbar disc degeneration and each person is unique. Genetics play a large role in the progression of disc degeneration as well as activity level, nutrition, biomechanical stressors and posture. Proper joint motion throughout the spine is essential for maintaining disc health and mitigating disc degeneration. So what can you do today to help yourself move better, feel better and help mitigate lumbar disc degeneration?

First and foremost get adjusted!
·         Proper joint motion throughout the spine is essential for nutrient diffusion and mitigating age-related degenerative changes
Eat right!
·         Providing the discs with the proper building blocks necessary to maintain height and fluid is very important (Examples: Increasing Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin C and glucosamine sulfate)
Get up and Move!
·         If you work at a desk or are sedentary most of your day, positional changes every hour along with light stretching can help increase blood flow and provide the motion necessary for nutrient diffuse into your discs.

Dr. Will would love to help you reach all your health goals as well as maintain and perform at your highest ability. Weather that means helping you achieve performance goals as an athlete or just having the ability to bend all the way over to get your socks on in the morning!