Your brain needs three things: oxygen, fuel, and stimulation.The biggest stimulation comes from gravity! The type of receptors that do this are known as somatosensory receptors. These receptors also pick up on our muscle movements. The move muscle tone we have the more stimulation for these receptors!
The duck walk:To be honest, I didn't think much of this exercise until I saw it in action, and then I was very impressed. You want the child to walk with their feet turned out, and their hands turned in with thumbs pointing in. That sounds simple, right? They should be able to do this smoothly, walking back and forth.
The key is fixing the organ's toxicity, specifically your liver, digestive system, and blood glucose stability. When these systems are functioning the way we were designed it’s normal to lose weight naturally. Diet does need to be paid attention to and being physically active is important too but it’s honestly not the bulk of this weight loss equation.
Without proactively addressing the core tenets of the Five Foundations of Health, it is easy to slip into the modern, American way of managing symptoms. This method has left us sick, in pain, and worn out. At Archetype, we believe that addressing these Five Foundations of Health will not only help us feel better, but allow us to live well.
Archetype was built from the need of a facility that not only fixed your symptoms you are experiencing but then educated you on how to never let it happen again. Usually weakness is the key to solving your original symptoms. We as a culture sit way to many hours in the day and it's destroying our bodies.
This post was built in response to the repeated questions I get from my female patients on what blood work to routinely each year for there annual check up. This added blood work will typically not cost you any extra but will be a huge asset to your health and lifestyle.
Here at Archetype, we have many services that are available for our patients that aid in or assist with the chiropractic adjustment. Today I will be talking a little bit about cupping, its benefits, what to expect, and what is going on when you are getting cupped during an appointment.
Here at Archetype, we strive to get you up and moving regardless of your fitness level because it’s important for your body as well as your mind to be able to move and adapt. We stress the importance of getting outside and finding an activity you enjoy! We at Archetype would love the opportunity to help you reach your next goal, or better yet, be the best version of yourself.
There is a common misconception that breathing during exercise is simply inhaling through the nose and exhaling through the mouth. While in its most basic essence this is true, there is much more to expand upon regarding this subject.
Have you ever been in a hurry and stepped off a curb wrong, rolled an ankle and had some discomfort with a minor limp for a day or two? Ankle sprains are common for all people, not just athletes. Here at Archetype, we deal with all types of injuries, big and small, including the ankle sprain.
Where do you go for your information? In today's society it is just as easy to find misinformation as it is to find reliable information. Here at Archetype, we are dedicated to providing you with the correct information to help you become the best and healthiest version of yourself.
At Archetype Health we reinforce the saying movement is life, this blog post is about why movement is critical to your health.
Altitude training has been used by professionals in all sports for at least 100 years, this is the exact reason why athletes will travel to Denver to train. Its been proven to increase adaptability and performance. I hope you enjoy this post. Dr John Palmer
At Archetype Health our goal is to get you to move and adapt to your environment. Your quality of health is directly dependent on you adapting to thrive in your life. We teach you how to do this well. Archetype Altitude Sessions are how we accomplish this adaptation.
Are you interested in trail or road running? We have a simple plan that will get you started. All you have to do is start reading :) Enjoy!
Find out why it's important to get your ribs adjusted in order for your brain to work at its optimum.
Find out why dry needling is an important therapy for chiropractic patients and athletes. The full list of benefits can be found below!
The rotator cuff consists of four different muscles that stabilize the shoulder. These muscles are the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis. Most people only do exercises for these muscles after they have injured them and the exercises are a part of their rehabilitation. People should be doing these exercises to prevent injuries. Doing them as part of your warm-up is a good idea. The exercises can be done with TheraBands or dumbbells
In this blog post by Dr. Belinda Palmer we discuss the Signs of the Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (STNR): Poor eye-hand coordination. Abnormal or skipped crawling. Difficulty tracking or catching a ball. Messy eater. Difficulty adjusting binocular vision from distance to near. Poor learning abilities. Anchors feet behind chair legs while sitting “W” position when sitting on the floor. Reading and writing are easily lying on the floor with the legs extended. Difficulty aligning numbers for math
Everyone hates exercising at first. You have to start and find something you love more than hate. That usually is an exploration process of what you want in your life. You have to write it out. Then you will have a plan to navigate the unknown. When you have a plan it will still be difficult but your written plan will help you succeed and eventually get what you want in your life. Thank You for reading :)
At Archetype foundations two and four talk about your brain-body connection and movement with their importance in our day to day lives. Core stabilization as well as pelvic floor activation cover both topics. In this blog post we touch base on the importance of pelvic neutral, core strength, and what pelvic floor engagement means and how it has become a core staple around the office when communicating to our patients.
We get this question on a regular basis. Modern feet have been shoved in shoes and become almost inept. We wonder why plantar fasciitis shows up, why foot pain shows up, and many other dysfunctions in the foot and posterior chain. We as a modern society need to understand shoes serve a minimal purpose of fashion and aesthetics. Most shoes are not functional and literally prep you to fall as you age by crowding your toes and dumbing down the neurology of sensation.