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Columbia Advanced Chiropractic, LLC Ranked in the top 75 Chiropractic Blog Sites in The World!

Columbia Advanced Chiropractic, LLC Ranked in the top 75 Chiropractic Blog Sites in The World!

I am proud to announce that the Columbia Advanced Chiropractic, LLC website/blog was rated as one of the top 75 chiropractic websites/blogs in the world! Specifically, we were awarded the 27th spot.  This is a huge honor and it was a complete surprise.

In no way, shape, or form did we solicit for this distinction.  The website was chosen based on the information it provides to you, the reader.  We are grateful for all of you who read and follow our blogs.  They are written to help inform and educate and it’s truly awesome that yourchiropractor.net was acknowledged. It takes a lot of hard work to maintain the website and a lot of time to produce blogs that are informative, educational, and interesting.

If you are not yet familiar with our blog, please read them and enjoy.  We break them down into five main topics: news, chiropractic, rehab/fitness, nutrition, and other health topics.  Although there tends to be some overlap with some topics, there are blogs unique to each topic.

Thank you for appreciating our site and a special thank you to Alex White for building and helping to maintain the website. Alex, this award is for you as much as it is for me!

Thank you to blog.feedspot for the recognition.  It is a true honor to have been selected for this list!

Allen Manison, DC, DACBSP, CCEP, CSCS

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Dr. Manison is now FMS Level 2 Certified…and why this is important for you!

Dr. Manison is now FMS Level 2 Certified…and why this is important for you!

We are proud to announce that Dr. Manison is FMS level 2 certified.  FMS, or Functional Movement Screen, is composed of a group of 7 movement and stability tests that are performed to assess necessary mobility and stability for athletes and laypeople alike.  This assessment addresses the full body.

Simply put, without proper mobility and stability, we are more prone to injury.  This isn’t to say that a high FMS score makes us impervious to injury, but the better we move and the more stable we are, the less compensation we have to make, and this tends to mean a lower risk of injury.  The FMS is also a gateway to the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), for those who experience any pain during the FMS.

The FMS is a vital screen for anyone participating in sports or who wishes to work to be in shape.  If you want to perform better at whatever you do, from golf to running to triathlons to power lifting to CrossFit workouts, and more, working to correct your movement imbalances should be of utmost importance.  Simply put, if your body cannot appropriately handle the demands of your workouts, you need to correct the imbalances to move forward.

Dr. Manison will be offering FMS evaluations for those who wish to go that ‘extra mile’ to perform at an optimal level.  The FMS score enables Dr. Manison to pinpoint errors in movement capacity and recommend specific corrective exercises to address the imbalances.  In fact, scores will be stored at Functionalmovement.com (HIPAA compliant), and each person will be given access to the Functional Movement website where individualized programs will be created by Dr. Manison for clients/patients for home participation.  The screen can be re-administered from time to time and exercises modified as necessary.  This allows the patient/client and Dr. Manison to use objective criteria to aid in improving mobility and stability.

The FMS certification gives Dr. Manison another phenomenal tool to go along with all of his training.  In conjunction with his SFMA training (more information on this coming soon), clients/patients will have access to an unrivaled level of movement assessment and treatment in the state of Maryland.  You do not need to be an active patient of Dr. Manison’s to get a FMS assessment or take part in the corrective exercises program.   The FMS evaluations will be made by appointment only and individualized corrective exercises will be offered at that point.  The exercises will be altered based upon progress of the assigned routines.  If you currently work with a personal trainer, you are encouraged to continue, but you should not ‘load’ the areas the FMS has found to be deficient until the region(s) can handle it.  This will be determined by your progress in the FMS scoring.  The goal is raise the FMS score to an acceptable level where the corrective exercises will not be necessary and the body will have the capacity to train at a higher level to perform better at whatever sport/activity you wish to maximize.

The FMS (and SFMA) are the science behind optimal training as before you begin any activity at any level, you should be sure your body has the capacity to partake in such.

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The Official Word on Sports Nutrition Regarding Diets and Body Composition…Discussion Over!

The Official Word on Sports Nutrition Regarding Diets and Body Composition…Discussion Over!

Let’s end this debate now.  The puzzle is now complete.  We have the data and we know what works.  We know the  ‘too much protein is bad for your kidneys’ talk that some doctors and others tout is wrong.  There is simply no data to validate this unless you have pre-existing, unrelated, kidney disease.  We know that fasting/cleansing is good for you, not bad.  For those who say ‘your body is always cleansing…that’s what the kidneys and liver are for,’ we can reply by showing them the research that far more can be done.  For those who say that ‘protein is protein, ‘  we can clearly demonstrate that this is not the case…not even close.  Many say ‘I’ve tried everything and nothing works.’  Maybe that person has tried other programs, but they most certainly have not incorporated caloric restriction and intermittent fasting.  If they had, they would’ve achieved the results they were looking for.  Being 80% of health and how we look is due to nutrition, whereas only 20% is due to exercise, it’s quite important to have a lifestyle system that addresses the 80% part.  By taking care of the 80% part, you will perform and recover better with the exercise part.  They are not mutually exclusive.  Lapses in nutrition will only get you more injuries.  I see this all too often.

You get the point.  It’s time to do what we know works instead of looking for excuses when it comes to diets and body modification.  This is about YOU and how you can feel, function, and look better.  Continue Reading →

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Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) and Some Ideas About How To Deal With It

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) and Some Ideas About How To Deal With It

So you have had an active and/or stressful day and you lay down to go to bed.  Your leg or legs feel a bit twitchy and they won’t relax.  Finally, you get to sleep and you are awakened by a really uncomfortable pain in your legs.  This happens night after night and finally you cannot deal with it anymore.  What is wrong and what can be done?

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is considered by many to be a neurological problem but there are many causes of the condition. So many, in fact, that it’s really tough to categorize the condition into one simple issue.  What we need to do is consider any and all factors that could influence the condition and help minimize/eliminate it.  The medical approach is to turn to medications to help with the condition, but those have side effects.  There are natural ways to address RLS, and to many, it makes sense to start with these before going the medication route. Continue Reading →

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The Biceps Tear…What You Should Know

The Biceps Tear…What You Should Know

There are two heads to the biceps brachii, the long head (that goes from the labrum to just past the elbow…the outside one in the picture) and the short head (that goes from the coracoid process to just below the elbow…the inside one in the picture).  We rely on each muscle for shoulder flexion, elbow flexion, and some supination (hand rotated upward) of the forearm/wrist/hand.  Of the two heads, the long head tends to tear more as it thins out as it travels into the shoulder and it is more susceptible to damage at its attachment on the shoulder labrum.

The muscle can tear due to age-related wear and tear, labral tearing, overuse and trauma.  Generally, muscles tear from either the origin (where it begins proximally), or the insertion (the distal attachment).  When the biceps tears from the insertion, it will tend to roll up the arm and form a ball in the middle of the biceps region.  This type of tear tends to be very noticeable. Continue Reading →

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Dr. Manison is now Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) Certified

Dr. Manison is now Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) Certified

Doctors learn how to assess and treat based on their specialization. Chiropractors are taught how to diagnose neuromusculoskeletal problems and how to properly treat them.  If a patient presents with a condition that a chiropractor cannot handle, then an appropriate referral should be made.

Dr. Manison has acquired skills in most of the highest level treatment approaches in his field.  In fact, he now teaches part of the Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP) program nationally.  This program, developed by Dr. Kevin Hearon, is regarded in the field as the highest level program on the assessment and treatment of extremity injuries. Continue Reading →

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Introducing the InBody 570 Body Composition Analyzer Part 3

Introducing the InBody 570 Body Composition Analyzer Part 3

The 3rd and final part of our discussion about the incredible InBody 570 covers 3 more studies that further validate its accuracy.  I know blogs that discuss studies aren’t always the most ‘fun’ to read, but it is important to have evidence readily available to show others that your InBody 570 bioelectrical  impedance analyzer assessment is vital to your health and should be part of your medical health history.  It can be used to help your primary care doctor (PCP) figure out ways to help you…hopefully many times through dietary intervention (like caloric restriction and intermittent fasting) vs. just administering drugs. Continue Reading →

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Dr. Manison now TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Medical Level 3 Certified Provider

Dr. Manison now TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Medical Level 3 Certified Provider

Golf is a sport that many consider to be an addiction: players will go through great lengths to improve their swings, ball distance, fitness, conditioning, etc… all in the name of lowering that handicap.  Along with the need to have a good teaching golf professional to work with, players at all levels need a proper assessment to see if their bodies are even capable of doing what they are asking it to do and proper personnel to help them ‘move’ as they should.  Fixing a golf swing is not as easy as simply saying ‘you need to rotate more.’  The body is quite complex and the golf swing relies on so many joints and muscles that even a slight bio-mechanical issue can cost the golfer many strokes! Continue Reading →

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Introducing the InBody 570 Body Composition Analyzer Part 2

Introducing the InBody 570 Body Composition Analyzer Part 2

Part 2 of the discussion on the InBody 570 covers two of five important studies (and there are more) that help to validate the accuracy and legitimacy of the InBody 570.  This technical and may I say, ahem, somewhat boring information is important to discuss as your healthcare providers like to see objective health data. It’s time for the entire healthcare industry to understand and embrace what improvements in body composition can do not only for the individual patient, but also for the healthcare system as a whole.  Figure it this way: the more healthy we are, the less disease we will have.  This translates to less healthcare costs and this is good for everyone!  This blog and the next one serve to help educate not only our patients and those who will want to come to our office to get assessed, but also their healthcare providers who will be viewing these results.  Body composition is SO important.

Whether you are on our body modification program (caloric restriction and intermittent fasting…and most all of you should be interested in this to optimize your health) or are an athlete looking to improve your performance and recovery in your respective sport, the 570 is unmatched on the market, it is FDA approved, and it provides data that is vital to your health.  This is about your health.  It’s time to think of your future and what you should be doing to live longer and healthier!

The first study of interest is from 2004 and the lead author is Shinichi Demura.  The study was published in the Journal of Physiological Anthropology and Applied Human Science.  The name of this study is Percentage of Total Body Fat as Estimated by Three Automatic Bioelectrical Impedance Analyzers. Continue Reading →

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Introducing The InBody 570 Body Composition Analyzer Part 1

Introducing The InBody 570 Body Composition Analyzer Part 1

We are excited to be introducing our patients to the FDA approved  InBody 570 Body Composition Analyzer.

So, what does this incredible machine do?  Well, it does a LOT.  Simply put, it provides information about what you are made up of…do you have enough muscle, too much fat, are you more likely to have serious health issues due to too much visceral fat, too much systemic inflammation, etc…?  Did I mention this unit has cleared FDA testing?

It is now considered to be one of the gold standards for body composition assessment.  This might seem like an odd piece of equipment for a sports medicine chiropractic office, but in reality, all sports chiropractors should all have one.  It is vital to have a quality body composition analyzer as so many patients need to improve their muscle:fat ratio as an imbalance in this plays a direct role in a patient’s ability to recover.   In addition, we can determine the intracellular water weight vs. the extracellular water weight in the body.  This helps us in a unique and validated fashion to determine whether a patient has systemic inflammation. This is very important to be able to assess.  On the topic of visceral fat, the major contributor to vascular health and an indicator that most have probably never had checked, yes, the 570 has you covered (it’s validity has been compared to abdominal CT scans). Continue Reading →