Celebrating 125 Years of Chiropractic

September 18th, 2020

Celebrating 125 Years of Chiropractic By Dr. Sherry McAllister, president, Foundation for Chiropractic Progress September 18, 2020, marks the 125th birthday of the chiropractic profession! To celebrate the occasion, we thought it would be fun to take a brief look at the history of chiropractic care and how it all came to be. Our story begins in 1895 in the small town of Davenport, Iowa. Daniel David Palmer, known to his friends and colleagues as “DD,” was an enthusiastic scholar who ...

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How to Eat Like (Healthy) Royalty

August 16th, 2020

How to Eat Like (Healthy) Royalty by Dr. Sherry McAllister, Executive Vice President, Foundation for Chiropractic Progress Americans love eating food that’s easy to make and packed with flavor. Unfortunately, these two features don’t always equate to a healthy diet. If you want to keep your family healthy and nourished, it’s important to incorporate fruits, vegetables, legumes and lean proteins into your daily meal plans. Doing this can improve energy levels, help you sleep better an...

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What To Expect At Your First Chiropractic Care Appointment

July 17th, 2020

What To Expect At Your First Chiropractic Care Appointment by Dr. Sherry McAllister, Executive Vice President, Foundation for Chiropractic Progress Every year, about 27 million Americans visit a doctor of chiropractic, and that number increases all the time. If you’ve just made your first appointment, you may be feeling nervous or apprehensive. This is perfectly normal, but there’s nothing to worry about! Chiropractic care is an integrative, holistic branch of medicine with a proven ...

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How can you stop tension headaches on your own?

April 27th, 2020

  How can you stop tension headaches on your own? by Dr. Sherry McAllister, executive vice president, Foundation for Chiropractic Progress The outbreak of COVID-19 has forced many of us into self-quarantine to avoid getting sick. During this period, you may feel a little more stressed than usual. You’re likely working and teaching your children in your living space. You may be worried about your job or economic pressures. Or dealing with increased childcare and homeschooling. You may ...

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Why Is Chiropractic Care Becoming So Popular?

January 21st, 2020

Why Is Chiropractic Care Becoming So Popular? by Dr. Sherry McAllister, executive vice president, Foundation for Chiropractic Progress Are you new to the world of chiropractic care? That’s okay. New patients discover the wonders of chiropractic care every day. In the U.S., doctors of chiropractic treat almost 27 million Americans annually. That’s 1 million chiropractic adjustments performed every business day. Chiropractic care is increasing in popularity. More people are turnin...

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Veterans Need Chiropractic Care

November 22nd, 2019

Veterans Need Chiropractic Care By Sherry McAllister, DC, executive vice president, Foundation for Chiropractic Progress This month we mark Veterans Day. It is a special day set apart to remember the sacrifices of our military members who have served for the sake of our freedom. We honor their sacrifice and the sacrifice of their families. Our Veterans and active military personnel deserve our highest respect, yet many struggle to receive the healthcare and treatment that they need. ...

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When is the right time for an adjustment?

October 11th, 2019

When is the right time for an adjustment? by Sherry McAllister, DC, Executive Vice President,  Making time for your chiropractic care can be tough. It’s hard to balance another appointment with your busy life. Luckily most adjustments are pretty quick! If you want to make the most of your chiropractic care, it can’t hurt to be a little strategic about when you book an appointment. Here are five opportune times to get adjusted. Before you go to the gym. A chiropractic adjustment loosens up ...

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5 Ways You Could Be Affected by The Opioid Crisis

September 23rd, 2019

September is National Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month. This month-long awareness campaign was created to help fight back against the nationwide opioid crisis. The goal is to raise awareness of nonpharmacological pain management tools like chiropractic care that can help, instead of prescription painkillers. Since the 1990s, when rates of painkiller prescriptions soared, the opioid crisis has been mounting. Now, it is a significant health crisis that can affect nearly every American. No...

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5 Ways to Avoid Injury During the Holidays

September 20th, 2019

5 Ways to Avoid Injury During the Holidays by Sherry McAllister, DC, executive vice president, Foundation for Chiropractic Progress Be safe while decorating. Lots of Christmas comedies inevitably feature characters injuring themselves while hanging lights decorating their home. It’s funny in the movies, but sadly it’s an all too common occurrence in the real world. If you are hanging lights this year, follow these safety tips. It’s better to go slow and be safe than to risk ge...

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September is Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month

September 10th, 2019

You might wonder why, with 130 Americans dying every day from opioid overdoses, F4CP even needs to raise awareness about available drug-free pain management. Then, among all the statistics pouring out, comes one pointing out that less than 20 percent of the public consider chronic pain a major health problem. Chronic pain affects more people than diabetes, cancer and heart disease combined, according to the PAINS Project. While it might be easy to dismiss the overdoses as an urban problem confin...

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Protect your back while you exercise

August 20th, 2019

More than 80% of Americans will experience back pain at some time. What can you do to protect yourself from back pain? Exercise! Physical fitness is one of the best ways to protect your back and overall health. Focus on your core and back muscles to keep your spine healthy and active. Are you afraid to exercise because you might hurt your back? Don’t let this fear hold you back. With the proper precautions, you can stay physically active even with back issues. Try these tips: Talk to your docto...

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Ten Reasons You Need To Fix Your Posture

June 19th, 2019

Ten Reasons You Need To Fix Your Posture By Dr. Sherry McAllister, executive vice president, Foundation for Chiropractic Progress Have you ever watched a toddler sit cross-legged? They sit with their backs straight, and it feels natural to them. Most adults don’t follow the example of young children. We hunch while we walk, slump at our desks and crane our necks forward staring at our phones. This poor posture can hurt our health. These ten reasons are why you need to start fixing your poor post...

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