June 11, 2019

Appreciating the Functions of the Sacroiliac Joints

The sacroiliac joints (SIJ) are underappreciated. Although the SIJs are the core structure of the musculoskeletal system, they remain the least understood joints in the body. Here is an overview of the intricate ways in which they function: 1) Weight Transfer The weight of the entire upper body rests on the sacrum. From the sacrum, the weight is transferred through the sacroiliac joints to the innominate bones and legs. In …

April 29, 2019

Understanding the Vital Roles of Ligaments, Hormones and Exercise After Pregnancy

After spending nine long months nurturing a life in the womb and experiencing the physiological and biomechanical effects of a pregnancy, you are eager to get back to your previous conditioning. But it is not as simple as returning to the exercise program you had before. Your muscles are weaker and unconditioned but, more importantly, your ligaments are also weaker. Ligaments, hormones and exercise play a key role in getting …

February 12, 2019

Dr. Serola’s Blog Awarded

  Dr. Serola’s blog recently ranked #7 out of 20 on Feedspot’s listing of Top 20 Biomechanics Blogs. Feedspot ranked biomechanics blogs based on the following criteria:           • Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review           • Quality and consistency of posts           • Influence and popularity on Facebook, Twitter and other             …

February 6, 2019

Overcoming the Opioid Crisis: The Essential Role of Manual Therapies

The opioid crisis has rightfully remained a national hot topic and manual therapies, provided by chiropractors and physical therapists alike, continue to deliver safer, opioid alternative treatment plans to patients battling chronic pain. Reducing Risks Side effects of prescription opioids have been fatal, and the statistics are glaringly undeniable. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 399,000 people died from an opioid overdose between 1997-2017 in the United States …

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