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  • Staying Hydrated this Summer - JointFit - Manhattan KS Chiropractor

    JointFit Manhattan KS Chiropractor Expert Advice The importance of proper hydration is not stressed enough in today’s society. With summer activities in full swing, parents & coaches need to make sure their kids are getting the proper intake of fluids to keep them hydrated. The recommended fluid needs for individuals are highly variable depending on the duration and intensity of physical activity & environmental conditions. According to an article written in Nutrition Reviews, fluid needs are based on sweat losses. Warmer temperatures & higher intensity exercises will cause [...]

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    Shoewear to Improve Vertical Jump - JointFit - Manhattan KS Chiropractor

    A Blog of Manhattan KS Chiropractor Dr. Rich Foveaux DC, M.Sci., DACBSP Wondering what types of shoes are best to train in? That would certainly depend on what your training for! However, a recent study published in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research looked at what foot conditions would lead to the best performance in vertical jump, depth drop , and force production. Ten men and ten women were tested barefoot, with a minimalist shoe, and with a tennis shoe , each on three separate days. While no differences were noted in force production and depth drop performance, the barefoot [...]

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    Pregnancy & Chiropractic Care - JointFit Manhattan KS Chiropractor

    A Blog of Manhattan KS Chiropractor Dr. Rich Foveaux DC, MS, DACBSP Two former instructors of mine at Logan University in Chesterfield, MO were recently published in The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology with a well-designed randomized controlled trial looking at reducing back pain and increasing function for women during pregnancy. Dr. George and Dr. Skaggs found that expecting mothers that had combination of standard OB care and chiropractic manual therapy on soft tissues and muscles of the low back, pelvis, and hips with stability exercises and home care advice had significantly less [...]

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    Training Tip: Ever heard of the “Empy Can” exercise for the shoulder?

    "Empty Can" exercise A Blog of Manhattan KS Chiropractor Dr. Richard Foveaux DC, MS, DACBSP Since it was described by the famous orthopedic surgeon Jobe in 1983, it has been a hallmark exercise in athletic training rooms and in physical therapy for shoulder related problems. It involves turning your thumb down toward the floor, and raising your arm up to shoulder height or higher. Many times resistance tubes or weights are used. But is this exercise good for you? Since Jobe’s paper was published in 1983, dozens of articles and studies have been published that conclude that this exercise [...]

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    A Blog of Manhattan KS Chiropractor Dr. Richard Foveaux DC, MS, DACBSP Wellness Wednesday Tip: Concerned about childhood obesity? A 2003 Boston University study looked at over 100 kids at 4 years old and followed them to age 11. Every year, they and their parents were questioned about tv viewing, exercise habits, and dietary characteristics. At age 11, children that viewed 3 hrs or more of television daily had about 30% more skinfold thickness (a measure of bodyfat), compare to kids that watched 1 hour and 45 minutes or less. The effects were even worse if they watched over 3 hours of tv [...]

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    Mobility Tip:Functional Movement Testing

    A Blog of Manhattan KS Chiropractor Dr. Richard Foveaux DC, MS, DACBSP Are you aware that your body was designed to be a dynamic machine, built to move simultaneously in three planes of movement? Because it is dynamic, it can adapt when one body part isn’t moving correctly. The adaptation is however, a faulty movement pattern- not as efficient and creating more wear and tear on your body than the correct pattern. These faulty movement patterns result in muscle imbalances and cause aches, pains, and early arthritis. At JointFit, you will find experts in conservative care of muscle and [...]

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    Training Tip: Gain Muscle Mass

    A Blog of Manhattan KS Chiropractor Dr. Richard Foveaux DC, MS, DACBSP, CSCS Are you trying to gain muscle mass? Enjoy a 500 calorie shake or meal within 15 minutes of your workout that consists of 75 grams of carbs, 20-25 grams of whey protein, and 3 grams of creatine. This recommendation is based upon research and presentations from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Need help with training program? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Foveaux at JointFit. He is recognized by the NSCA as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Certified Strength & [...]

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    Mobility Tip: Improve Upper Back Extension with Foam Rolling

    A blog of Manhattan KS chiropractor Dr. Richard Foveaux DC, MS, DACBSP, CSCS Are you a swimmer, thrower, or do you have a job that requires a lot of overhead activity such as painting? If so, you need good upper back mobility (extension). This helps to ensure that your shoulder blade can move into the proper position. A stiff upper back limits your shoulder mobility and can cause rotator cuff problems if you do a lot of overhead activities. Daily rolling on a foam cylinder like the one pictured can improve your thoracic spine mobility and possibly prevent shoulder strain. Daily foam [...]

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