It’s never too late to start becoming more active!

❇️ Only around 25% of people >65 meet the physical activity guidelines of 30 minutes activity/day. ❇️ New research shows it is possible to quickly regain the lost health benefits by starting exercise later in life or resuming it if it’s fallen off ❇️ “becoming physically active between 40 and 60 years old led to similar reductions in Read More

Moving Your Body is Non Optional!

If you do not use it, you will lose it.  This principle applies to almost every system within the human body, but especially for your muscles, bones and joints. If you are not “loading” your muscles, joints and bones on a daily basis (i.e. moving, lifting, pulling, pressing heavy stuff), your body will conserve energy Read More

Chiropractors Need To Get Adjusted Too!

Every two-three weeks, Dr. Ducat makes sure she gets adjusted by one of her colleagues to keep her body moving well and functioning better.  In this week’s video, you get to watch her getting adjusted by Dr. Barry Williamson, a chiropractor who practices in Wheaton, from head to toe! Researchers in Scandinavia studied patients with Read More

Moving Well = Functioning Better

After you meet your goals in active care (i.e.  you feel awesome and move great!)  it’s now time to maintain the progress you worked so hard to get.   I will give you a home exercise plan to keep up with and it’s important to exercise and move often.  Keeping your diet clean and eating lots of healthy Read More

Shoveling Snow Shouldn’t Be A Pain In The Back!

Shoveling snow is not inherently dangerous.  It’s not the activity that breaks down your body — its the activity you were not prepared for that causes injury! The #1 thing you can do to prevent back, shoulder and neck injuries when clearing snow is to train your body to bend, lift, push and carry heavy Read More

Dangers of OTC Drugs

“Should I take Advil to reduce the inflammation so I can get better?” Every day, I get asked about over-the-counter pain and NSAID medications by patients.  For years, pill manufacturers and doctors have been advising us to just take a few pills to see if the problem goes away.  Instead of the problem going away, we Read More

New Research: Chiropractic Adjustments Are As Effective As NSAIDs without the Nasty Side Effects

New research showcased that adjustments (or spinal manipulation) were just as effective as NSAID’s at reducing pain…with NONE of the risks.  They also found a 51% decreased risk of an adverse drug event if you had been to a chiropractor in the last 12 months…coincidence? Too many people are popping Advil, Aleve and Tylenol for their Read More

Need a stronger back? Kettlebell swings can help.

The key to a pain-free spine is to train your back to withstand higher pressures than you usually experience on a day to day basis. This way you will be prepared if you happen to lift something heavy in your garage, are on your feet longer than usual or have to push a heavy cart Read More

Do You Run Like A Two Year Old? Advice from the Bloomingdale, IL Running Doctor

Small children seem to have built-in programming to walk and run.  Through a series of trial and error, toddlers are dashing around with perfect form without taking a class, watching a video or even reading the latest running book.  Let’s contrast that with what we would see if we had 20 random adults go for a Read More