The Kinesio Benefit

Kinesio Tape is rehabilitative taping that is designed to help the body’s healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints. The tape can be used for all generations ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions. Kinesio Tape has been widely used by professional athletes for years. It seems you cannot watch a sport on TV without seeing someone with Kinesio Tape on. Olympic athletes, PGA golfers and NFL players can all be seen using this amazing treatment.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Merckling Family Chiropractic!!

New Year’s Resolution!

Occasionally, things come up that can throw us off our healthy schedules and it seems as though we cannot buy enough time.  This is very common around the Holiday’s when family and friends take priority over other issues in your life.  Fortunately, New Year’s resolutions give us all another chance to re-prioritize our lives and renew those good habits and good relationships that help keep us healthy and motivated.

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Vitamin D Brightening Your Day

What is Vitamin D?

Vitamin D is an essential fat soluble vitamin, which actually functions more as a steroid hormone than a vitamin. Hormones are responsible for genetic expression causing the production of various proteins which perform direct functions within the body. Vitamin D aids with calcium absorption, bone development, immune functioning and alleviating inflammation. It is involved in thousands of metabolic pathways in our body. The active form of Vitamin D is Vitamin D3 or cholecalciferol. In our blood serum it is measured as 1, 25 Dihydroxycholecalciferol to determine if you have adequate levels. It’s estimated that in winter months that 95% of seniors and 85% of Americans have vitamin D insufficiency or deficiency.

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