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New Blog post - Protein Requirements for the Everyday Athlete

This blog covers all you need to know about how much protein an athlete should intake depending on their gender, the type of exercise, and the intensity of the training.

If you know anybody that could benefit from this or could save some money because you think they might be spending too much on protein foods/powders, PLEASE SHARE.

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New Blog post - Gluteus Medius (hip abductor) strengthening: Resisted side-stepping
Should we be doing them in an upright or squat position? I know the picture gives it away. Seriously, though, please read and share your thoughts.

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New Blog post from Dr. Jared Wilson, DC, MS at Gaitway Chiropractic in Spokane, Washington addressing the importance of chiropractors and other medical professionals working together in a collaborative effort to improve patient-centered care.

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New blog post - Specializing in Whiplash Biomechanics and Traumatology

This New Blog post from Dr. Jared Wilson, DC, MS at Gaitway Chiropractic in Spokane, Washington addresses the importance of being evaluated by a doctor trained in whiplash biomechanics and traumatology after being involved in a motor vehicle collision. Dr. Jared Wilson blogs about chiropractic health and other relevant health news.  He is an expert in musculoskeletal injuries and functional rehab. He holds a Chiropractic Doctorate degree and a Masters of Exercise and Sports Science degree.

Check it out then let me know what you think!

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Have you wondered what is involved in becoming a new patient at Gaitway Chiropractic in Spokane, Washington?

What can I expect on my initial visit?
• Plan at least an hour of your time for the first visit.
• If you have health insurance, please bring your card with you.
• We are working on becoming preferred providers with most leading insurance carriers.
• You will need to fill out pertinent new patient health information. This can be completed before your appointment using the file below.

The Doctor will conduct an interview, taking a history of your current condition, and any related prior issues.  Next, a thorough exam will be performed in an effort to accurately diagnose, and decide on the best treatment plan for your condition.  The Doctor will determine if diagnostic imaging such as x-ray or MRI and/or laboratory tests are necessary prior to treatment. Often times, you will receive treatment on your first visit. This one treatment commonly results in drastic, and sometimes even complete resolution of the problem, but often a series of treatments are required to optimize healing and adequately teach preventive home care measures.  Besides the education of proper stretching and strengthening techniques, we often recommend certain herbal or other natural medicines to assist in the healing process.

What will it cost me to come for treatment?
We are very sensitive to the perceived issue of expense sometimes preventing patients from coming in for needed care.  Thus, we work hard to keep our rates very affordable.  Most insurance companies cover chiropractic care.  You will be expected to pay your percentage or co-pay at the time of your visit.  The initial visit includes an examination fee, as well as treatment charge.  Please call the clinic for current pricing of the initial visit examination and treatment.  If you do not have insurance coverage and cannot pay the total amount upon the initial visit, a payment plan can be arranged.  There is a time of service discount available if you pay in full and there is no insurance for us to bill.

Please call us  to see if we are a preferred provider with your personal health insurance!

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Did you know you can easily request an appointment at Gaitway Chiropractic in Spokane, Washington by visiting our website? Here's the link.

Gaitway?

You probably know what a GATEWAY is. It is a structure or passage in which a NEW PLACE is reached.

You may not know what GAIT means. GAIT is a style of locomotion. It is the way we MOVE! Every time you take a step there is a continual loss and regain of your body's balance and center of mass with respect to gravity.

At Gaitway Chiropractic in Spokane, Washington, Doctor Jared Wilson, DC, MS  applies the concepts of GAIT and WAY physically and holistically. This is done by examining and correcting the way a person moves combined with encouraging proper lifestyle habits. These habits include nutrition, exercise, and healthy relationships. By incorporating these concepts and stepping through the GAITWAY, Doctor Wilson can help you achieve your goals and reach a NEW LIFE!

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This is encouraging to read  positive support that bridges  the gap between allopathic and alternative medicine. The ultimate goal is to serve patients in the most effective way!

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New Blog post from Dr. Jared Wilson, DC, MS at Gaitway Chiropractic in Spokane, Washington. Dr. Jared Wilson blogs about chiropractic health and other relevant health news.  He is an expert in musculoskeletal injuries and functional rehab. He holds a Chiropractic Doctorate degree and a Masters of Exercise and Sports Science degree.

Spinal manipulation only non-drug treatment for all three phases of low back pain

Did you know that both the American Chronic Pain Association and the State of Oregon's low back pain management guidelines recommend SPINAL MANIPULATION as the only non-drug treatment for all three phases of low back pain (acute, subacute, chronic).

Chiropractic focuses on health, rather than disease. Prevention and wellness are at its foundation. Doctor Jared Wilson, DC, MS uses a "whole-person" style of chiropractic care. This includes spinal manipulation, soft tissue mobilization, functional corrective exercises, healthy lifestyle habit recommendations such as nutrition and exercise. This style of treatment can help healthy people stay healthy and offer those who are in pain the ability to regain health.

The unique aspect of chiropractic is the manipulation of the spine and extremities using specific contacts and a controlled thrust with the hands, also known as an adjustment. An adjustment  can help restore proper range of motion, nerve conduction and vascular flow as well as decrease pain and inflammation from injury and chronic pain syndromes.

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New Blog post from Dr. Jared Wilson, DC, MS at Gaitway Chiropractic in Spokane, Washington. Dr. Jared Wilson blogs about chiropractic health and other relevant health news.  He is an expert in musculoskeletal injuries and functional rehab. He holds a Chiropractic Doctorate degree and a Masters of Exercise and Sports Science degree.

Climber's Elbow

With the recent trend of  cross fitness training in the early 2000's, and the   growing interest in climbing sports, specifically rock climbing,  elbow injuries along with other upper extremity injuries are becoming more prevalent.  


Most often injuries to the elbow are  to the biceps muscle. However a lesser but still common injury to the elbow is a strain of the brachialis muscle which is located close to the biceps and assists  the biceps when bending the elbow. This injury is called Climber's Elbow. It is caused by a forceful flexion contraction of the muscle greater than it is able to tolerate or a forceful over extension of the elbow. Most often this injury, like most muscle injuries, are a result of a previous lesser strain to that muscle that  likely never was caught or was not allowed to heal properly. The athlete then returned to full activity too early resulting in the injury.

Diagnosis of Climber's Elbow begins with a clear understanding of the mechanism of injury. This comes from the patient's report of how the injury occurred.  Using skilled palpation and specific muscle testing of the elbow in various positions, an expert in musculoskeletal injuries will be able to distinguish between the more common biceps strain and Climber's Elbow.

Treatment of Climber's Elbow depends on the severity of the injury. A Grade 3 strain, a complete tear of the muscle away from its attachment point near the bone, is a surgical case. The less severe Grade 1 and 2 strains can be treated conservatively by a musculoskeletal injury expert. Below is a typical progression through the stages of healing for Climber's Elbow.

Acute (Inflammatory) Stage (0-2 weeks)
 Refrain from using the elbow especially when trying to lifting an object by bending the elbow.
Alternate ice and heat over the painful areas to control swelling and inflammation. I usually recommend 4 cycles of 5 min each (20 min) 4-5x/day.
Massage techniques using trigger point, cross fiber friction, and instrument assisted will help to reduce scar tissue formation and improve proper alignment of new muscle and connective tissue fibers according to the normal lines of movement.
Adjustments, if necessary, to the elbow and surrounding joints such as the hands, shoulder, neck and back will assist in restoring and maintaining optimal joint range of motion.
Taping and bracing can help reduce stress on the healing muscle and limit motions that are painful. However anything that limits movement can delay the healing process so this should not be used for extended periods.

Sub-acute (Repair) and Chronic (Remodeling) Stages (2-8 weeks)
During these stages emphasis is placed on progressively using the elbow to strengthen the muscle.
Continuing to massage the muscle and surrounding connective tissue along with manipulating the elbow and surrounding joints is still beneficial. 
Start with light isometric contractions (10 to 20% max force) of the elbow in which you are pushing against resistance, like your other hand, without allowing movement. I recommend 8 to 10 seconds holds, 5 to 10 reps, every hour. This should be done at multiple angles of the elbow bent until nearly full pain-free range of motion is achieved.
Once the elbow is able to be moved without resistance applied and  very little pain occurs, you should move towards heavier resistance training such as arm curls. I like using tubing such as a Thera-Band™ because the force is variable as opposed to using free weights in which the weight is constant and much torque is placed on the muscle at the initial phase of the contraction.   You should try various positions of the palm facing up, thumb pointed up, and palm facing down.  I recommend 15-20 reps, 2 sets, 4-5x/day. 
After arm curls, more functional exercises that simulate climbing can be reintroduced such as dips, pull ups, chin ups, and lat pulls.

It's important to note that the time frames listed above for the stages of healing for Climber's Elbow are just typical time frames. These would be the expected times only if the healing process occurs normally. Different body types, conditions, and compliance will effect this.

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