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Great find from Dr. Josh! Get rid of “the FUZZ!”

Posted by Dr. Gray on Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Great find from Dr. Josh! Get rid of “the FUZZ!”


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The Simplest Workout

Posted by Dr. Gray on Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Fresh from our “Keep It Simple” mindset, is this recommendation as to the most simple way to get in shape, lose weight, increase energy, etc. There are only four steps (like I said, SIMPLE). Are you ready? Let’s go:

  1. Stop Using Machines – Workout machines are great for isolating an individual muscle group if you have a specific goal in mind. For example, if your only goal is to build a great big bicep, then use the curl machine which will isolate the bicep and brachialis muscle… also know as the “Curl Machine.” However, doing curls with free weights, dumbbells, curl bars, etc. makes you use many other muscles to stabilize and balance. This means you fire more muscles, burn more calories, strengthen more small stabilization fibers… ultimately, you get a ton more out of your workout than if you isolate with machines. How about another quick, simple tip? Fill an old gallon milk jug with water and you’ve got the perfect homemade dumbbell complete with handle that weighs just over 8 pounds.
  2. Water, Water, Water – Being dehydrated MAKES YOU FAT. Muscle glycogen (sugar energy created from carbohydrates you eat) is stored along with water. For every gram of glycogen in the muscle, there should be three of water. Dehydration forces glucose to remain in the bloodstream instead of muscle until it reaches the liver for overflow storage. When the liver is full, the glycogen (sugar) has no place to go but your fat cells. Think about it… this goes for ALL of the toxins we put in our body. The liver can only work so fast. Once it is at capacity, the only option is to store things that need processing until they can be dealt with. Water facilitates this process. Picture trying to flush a full toilet with no water in it… that’s what you’re doing if you’re not hydrating properly.
  3. Set a specific goal, and stick with it – Don’t be so vague. “I want to lose weight… I want to get stronger… I want to be healthy.” Yeah, yeah… platitudes. Be specific. “I want to lose 10 pounds in the next two months.” … or, “I want to bench press 100 pounds in three months.” … or, “I want to run a 5K in six months.” Usually, small achievable steps are more motivating and successful than big lofty goals set too far out in the future. Always keep the big goals in mind, but focus on the step in front of you.
  4. Work the Core – Not just sit-ups and crunches. Work the whole thing. Get a swiss ball, play tennis, do some planks,… whatever. Just make sure you integrate the whole core in your routine. Nobody wants a six-pack ab… that looks like it’s surrounded by a giant hot dog bun. Not only will it look silly, but it’s incredibly unstable.

Look… we’ve had this discussion on this blog time and time again. Doing the right thing doesn’t have to be complicated. It doesn’t have to involve expensive diet plans, weird foods, personal trainers, boot camps, videos, etc. Do these things help? Sure! If they are what motivates you. However, in the end, they all have a common core of tenets. Eat good food, burn more calories than you take in, drink water, and be active. BOOM!

Dr. Gray

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Back To School…

Posted by Dr. Gray on Wednesday, August 22, 2012

August/September… Summer is winding down… We’re getting the kids back to school. We can learn a lot from our children…

They go through their summer, sleeping in until noon, only waking to grab the phone to see who’s text messages they’ve missed. Once they’ve replied and made potential plans for the coming evening of blissful lack of responsibility, they grab a bite to eat and flip on the tube or Facebook and “check in.” However, once school starts back up (perhaps with a little coaxing), they’re up at 6:00 AM fixing their hair, organizing the backpack, grabbing a bowl of cereal, and catching the bus or driving themselves to school. In short, once they recognize that it’s time to get the job done; once they are expected to be responsible; once they know there is no alternative… they just do it. They may not be happy about it. They may complain and rebel. They may resist… but, in large part, they do it. Decision made, this is what has to be done, let’s go.

Now… as an adult… who are you responsible to? Let’s put this in perspective.

How many of you know and acknowledge that “It’s time to quit smoking?” … “It’s time to start exercising?” … “It’s time to start taking care of myself?” But who is there to kick your lazy butt into gear? The answer is: YOU. We teach our kids that we all have responsibilities, and when it needs to be done, you just do it. We EXPECT them to honor their responsibilities and do their chores. There are consequences if they don’t… but, do we hold ourselves to the same level of accountability? If you demand that your student get up and go to school, but continue with habits that you KNOW you shouldn’t be doing, then you’re a hypocrite. How can you expect to hold their respect, if you won’t practice what you preach? What kind of lesson are you teaching them; or, example are you setting if you tell them one thing then do another?

Let’s take this time to show our children what it really means to be responsible. Let’s make the decision that the time is now to “get it done.” No more “New Year’s Resolutions…” no more, I’ll quit ____ once I turn 40… 50… etc.” Do it now.

We’re here to help. At Gray Chiropractic, we have three doctors and a massage therapist on staff to help you achieve your health care goals. Combined, all of our doctors have over 30 years of experience in dealing with sports injuries, addictions, painful conditions due to years of hard work, acute injuries, chronic pains, tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, lower back pain, etc. We have helped patients from the grandmother struggling with duties at church to the infant with a bad case of colic. We’ve helped people quit smoking. We’ve helped people lose weight. We’ve relieved years of pain. Traditional chiropractic care, acupuncture, supplementation, nutritional counseling, strength and conditioning, rehabilitation, … you name it, and we can help you achieve your goals.

So… get off your ass and make an appointment with us today. Whether it’s a simple, tune-up adjustment, or a full nutritional work-up, you know it’s time to start leading by example. If you want your children to make smart health decisions, then you must show them how it’s done. Lead by example. Hold yourself accountable. Make the decision that there is no alternative… there are consequences if you don’t… and, get it done. Do the right thing.

Dr. Gray

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Taming Stress

Posted by Dr. Gray on Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Stress can be a killer – quite literally, research suggests, but it can also make your day-to-day existence miserable. Who wants to walk (or rush) around all day as the oppressive weight of stress takes its toll on your body and mind? Here are five simple strategies to help you deal with stress and get back on the road to health and wellness:

1. Walk it off. There are so many physical and mental health benefits to a good walk; when it comes to stress, it’s the perfect opportunity to relax, enjoy the outdoors and reduce your stress, either by forgetting about it for a while or having the chance to process it. In fact, in many cases stress isn’t caused by a particular situation, but by the sense that you can’t escape your situation – your too-loud, too-hectic, too-frantic, responsibility-filled day.

2. Talk about it. One of the things that makes stress so damaging is that we often keep it to ourselves. Sometimes talking about how stressed you are (and why) with someone else is exactly what’s needed to reduce it or at least understand it a little better – and that’s half the battle. Your significant other, a family member, a friend or even a co-worker might be just what you need to get your stress (and how it’s affecting you) out in the open. And once it’s out in the open, it’s easier to deal with.

3. Distract yourself. Stress doesn’t have nearly as much power over you if you’re not thinking about it. That can be a challenge, of course, especially when your every thought is focused on a particular stressor, but it’s worth trying something – anything – to take your mind off your stress. True distraction means doing something that forces you to discard your stress to the greatest extent possible – try a baseball game, a night at the movies (particularly pure action or comedy), or even a good book or board game at home. Anything that requires your mind to focus on something other than your stress.

4. Deal with it. How do we “deal” with stress? It can involve any of these suggestions, but there are definitely a whole bunch more. It boils down to a few simple rules: a) Recognize when you’re stressed; don’t ignore it or pretend you’re “fine.” b) Understand why you’re stressed; identify the source of the stress and think carefully about why it’s affecting you. c) Find a way to reduce the stress (or eliminate it entirely); if that’s not immediately possible, at least find a way to manage it so it doesn’t continue to build.

5. Find the positives. There’s a silver lining to every stressful situation or circumstance, whether it’s stress about your job or career, your relationship, your family life, your (lack of) free time, your finances or anything else. It might be difficult to see at first, but it’s definitely there. Think of stress as an opportunity to explore creative solutions that will not only ease your stress, but also reduce the chance it will return.

Thanks for reading and please feel free to share this link,

Dr. Gray

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Weight Loss, Better Health… Awesome Story

Posted by Dr. Gray on Monday, July 5, 2010

I want to extend a well-earned congratulations to one of our patients who has lost 80 pounds in 20 weeks! I’d also like to thank Steve for granting me permission to write about his story and reprint an article published about him. Steve has been a patient and friend for many years. I am so proud and happy for him and his accomplishments! Kudos, buddy!!!

Here is an article that was written about him in Carondelet Connection, a periodical published for employees of the behemoth Carondelet Health Care System.

Steps Add Up to Weight Loss, Better Health

When Steve Clarke makes up his mind to do something, it’s as good as done. Five months ago, he weighed about 285 pounds and says he was “fed up with not being able to breathe well doing simple things like tying my shoes.” Clarke works in Environmental Services at St. Mary’s Medical Center and has to walk throughout the medical center while on the job. He decided to take off some weight.

Today, you’d be lucky to keep up with him. Clarke dropped 80 pounds in 20 weeks the “old-fashioned way” – through diet and exercise. He started following the program his wife joined – counting points to determine how much he should eat. The plan encourages exercise and at about the same time, SM [sic] opened its fitness center to associates and Clarke became a big fan of the treadmills.

“I try to walk about four to five miles a day,” says Clarke. That’s in addition to the miles he puts in on the job. “I’ll walk at a pace of about 4.7 miles per hour for a while, then slow down a bit; then go back to 4.7 again.” When the weather’s nice, Clarke walks outside – on the fitness trail at SM or around his neighborhood.

Equally as impressive as the weight loss are the other health improvements Clarke has made. He used to take medication to control his blood pressure – not any more. His resting heart rate went from “about 80 beats per minute” to under 50. His total cholesterol dropped from 234 to 153. His LDL level dropped in half – from 141 to 71.

“I’ve lost weight at other times in my life, but never saw the big improvements in my numbers like I’m seeing this time,” says Clarke. He credits exercise, plus eating the two teaspoons of olive oil daily his eating plan calls for. He says exercise has become a routine he will continue because there’s no doubt about the difference it has made in his life.

Once again, congratulations, Steve! You are an inspiration, and a prime example of how healthy we can be if we just get back to the basics. Steve didn’t need medications to lose weight. He didn’t need a lap-band… a stapling procedure… growth hormones… over-priced multilevel juices… questionable supplements…  the latest infomercial gadget… or any other fad that has come and gone. Steve has just decided to make different choices. Better food choices, better portion sizes, and regular exercise is all it took. And look at all of the other unexpected benefits that came along with those healthy choices!!!

Steve graciously stated that he credits regular chiropractic care in our office with being a contributor to his achievements. Although I would love to take the credit, the admiration and respect remains with him. Chiropractic is but one tool he uses to achieve his health care goals. A little willpower, and some self-responsibility are the most important tools… and Steve’s got plenty of each!

The power that made the body, heals the body. Too often we think it’s our medicines making us well. We credit this technique, that gadget, this other treatment, etc… for “healing us.” Well, that’s just bull! Our bodies heal themselves. Any health care option we choose is just a means of trying to assist the body in healing itself. Our goal is to get the body to do what it’s supposed to do. Think about it. It’s not the band-aid that heals a scrape. It’s the body’s innate ability to recognize a problem and find a solution. Where we come in as health care providers is in assisting the body when there is dysfunction. Chiropractic seeks to optimize neuromusculoskeletal function thereby allowing the body to operate optimally. Antibiotics seek to assist the body’s immune system in fighting off bacterial infections. If you look at how tons of health options are designed, most of them are just designed to assist the body.

Therefore, as with Steve’s case, if you feed the body optimal nutrition and take care of it… it needs less assistance. Simple as that. Steve changed how he was taking care of his body, and it responded by recovering it’s ability to take care of itself.

Dr. James C. Gray

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Best Abdominal Exercises?

Posted by Dr. Gray on Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Traditional sit-ups were long thought to be the only way to gaining “warrior-like” abdominal muscles. In actuality, traditional sit-ups cause a tremendous loading force to the lumbar discs. The lumbar spine should not incur more than 3,300 Newtons (N) of force at one time, otherwise it is susceptible to injury. Traditional sit-ups, such as the bent knee sit-up may load the lumbar disc with 3,350 N with only one movement. A strait leg sit-up loads the discs with an astronomical 3,506 (N). These exercises may destroy your back if they are done over an extensive period of time. Better choices for core and ab strengthening are the Curl-up, Side-bridge, plank bridge, and Kettlebell swings. These movements cause only about a quarter or half the force of traditional sit-up exercises. The most important key to core and abdominal strength is to train movements and not by solely isolating the abdominal muscle.

*consult your physician before starting any workout program, this note is for educational purposes only and is not intended as a diagnosis nor does it constitute treatment of any kind. There is inherent risk to any exercise program*

By: Dr. Josh Sonsiadek, Chiropractic Physician, Certified Fitness Trainer

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Is Your Beach-Body Ready For Summer?

Posted by Dr. Gray on Wednesday, April 28, 2010

By now, your “New Year’s Resolutions” have gone the way of the dodo bird, so let’s get back on track! Know how you got off track? EXCUSES!!! Everybody’s got an excuse… I’m too tired after work… I can’t get up that early… It’s too hard to eat right… My kids keep me too busy… Well, SUCK IT UP! That’s just bull! You know it, and I know it. Everybody’s got an excuse, you just have to choose which excuse you’re going to let control your life.

Here’s an example: You can use the excuse of being too tired after work to get in 15-20 minutes of exercise… or, you choose the excuse of I’m going to have to miss the first part of American Idol because I’ve got to do my exercise. You see the difference? It all comes down to priorities. Excuses are nothing more than your internal justifications for your choice in priorities. You have to make the CHOICE to be healthy or the CHOICE to be unhealthy… either way, it’s YOUR CHOICE.

The time to start working toward that beach-ready body is now. Summer may seem off in the distance, but the best way to start prepping for it is by starting way ahead of time.

  1. Keep a food journal. Write down everything you eat. It’s amazing how many calories we take in without realizing it. You need to be aware of exactly how much you are putting in your mouth each day.
  2. Clean out the pantry and fridge. Replace those cookies and chips with healthier snacks like raw, unsalted almonds, granola, raw vegetables and high-fiber fruit such as apples and bananas to fill you up.
  3. Restock with healthier foods. Here are a few recommendations:
    • Brown rice, oatmeal, steel-cut oats, whole-wheat bread
    • Eggs
    • Canned tuna
    • Lean protein such as chicken, fish and beef
    • Green vegetables (peppers, broccoli, celery, green beans and cucumbers)
    • Fruits (make sure they are low on the glycemic index, such as strawberries and melon)
  4. Drink Alcohol in moderation.
  5. Get regular exercise.
  6. Good eats. You’ve gotten rid of the bad stuff and restocked with the good. Now what? Here’s a sample menu for the day:
    • Breakfast: Steel-cut oats, whey protein and blueberries; or egg-white omelet, whole wheat toast and melon; or oatmeal, cottage cheese and strawberries.
    • Snack One: Protein bar; or whey protein and small piece of fruit; or cottage cheese with fruit; or yogurt with strawberries.
    • Lunch: Grilled chicken, beef or fish, with salad and brown rice; or tuna on rye bread; or oven-roasted turkey with sweet potato and green vegetables.
    • Snack Two: Choose one of the Snack One options (see above).
    • Dinner: Grilled chicken or fish with salad and green vegetables.
  7. Vitamins for fitness. Healthy food is great, but you may still need a boost. A strong vitamin regimen will help boost your immune system and build healthy bones and muscles. Choose whole food source vitamins! (Standard Process products are tops in my opinion) Chemical isolates like those you find at the local mega-mart are NOT NUTRITION, they are neutriceuticals. Remember, it’s not how many milligrams you take… it’s how many your body can use.
  8. Cardio counts. Obviously, eating right is only part of the equation. The other part is to get moving. Tons of beginner cardio workouts are available on the net. Here’s one. Or start with this:
    • Begin by walking three to five times a week (moderate pace).
    • By the end of the first week, start increasing the speed or duration of the walk.
    • As your pace and endurance increase, start interval training – alternating between very fast and moderate levels of walking (one minute on, followed by one minute off).
    • Eventually, transition from walking to a slow jog, and alternate between the two.
    • Increase the duration of the jog to five minutes of jogging, followed by one minute of walking.
    • Keep increasing the amount of time you jog vs. walk, to 10 and then 15 minutes.
    • When you can jog for 20 minutes at a time, start interval training again, alternating between short bursts of running (faster than jogging) and a quick recovery jog.
    • Increase the length of time you run.

Strong body and a strong mind. OK, so now we are eating right and have a cardio routine. Anything else? The American Council on Exercise recommends starting a strength-training/resistance program. Just 20 minutes of basic strength exercises two days a week will help firm and tone your whole body. Strength training also can increase your metabolism, which will cause you to burn more calories, even when resting. You can find a list of simple exercises at on their website.

– Dr. James C. Gray

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What’s Your Motivation For Exercise?

Posted by Dr. Gray on Monday, September 14, 2009

As chiropractors, our main philosophy is based on finding the cause of problems, rather than focusing on symptoms. Over the last several weeks, I have had the opportunity to speak with several professional athletes about many different subjects. One subject during our conversations was in reference to the type of exercise they do during the off-season to stay physically fit. One expressed that he liked to play tennis. He said he would rather play tennis for two hours than ride a stationary bike for 30 minutes. At this point, I started to think about what motivates a person to want to stay physically fit. In the case of a professional athlete, it might be the possibility of making millions of dollars for as long as they are able. That might be one reason. But what about the average person? What is the average person’s motivation to exercise?

The root cause of many of America’s health problems may go beyond poor diet and obesity. These may be mere symptoms of the underlying cause of the problem – motivation, or the lack of it. The more I thought about this, the more it made sense. Everyday we are bombarded with the latest stats on nutrition, or pounded with the ultimate miracle diet that will solve all of our problems. We all know eating poorly or being stagnant translates into poor health, so we have the knowledge. Unfortunately, knowledge has not translated into willpower. Over 50% of people who start an exercise program quit within less than a year, and over 90% who start some type of diet fail and gain all the weight back.

This problem is not complicated. Most people associate exercise as something dreadful. However, look at what the professional athlete said, “I would rather spend 2 hours playing tennis than 30 minutes riding a stationary bike.” So the key is to find an alternative you like, and stick to it. If you want to succeed, stop forcing yourself to participate in exercises you don’t enjoy doing. Most people don’t get driven away from exercise due to the physical abuse the body takes, it is the mental abuse they suffer in thinking they have to do things they dread. This new way of thinking about exercise is very similar to the psychological theory known as self-determination theory (SDT). The premise behind SDT says that the more self-determined we are, or the more we are doing what we want to do, the happier and more successful we tend to be. Most people go through life believing that everything is done for external rewards, or out of fear of punishment. That external-reward thought process that is known as behaviorism. The thought that we might have an internal motivation that is natural to us was laughed at. The common population has forgotten that we may do things for the mere fact that we enjoy doing them.

If I ask my kids why they run as fast as they can, or why they climb and swing from the monkey bars, they don’t answer that it’s to keep their body fat down or have huge biceps. They do these things because it is a game, and it is very fun for them. As we get older, many of these intrinsic motivators leave us due to the realities of the “real world”: the need to earn a living, demands of relationships and family, and constant need to be entertained by the computer and TV. As a result, we become lazy… at least until external demands become so great that we have to do something or we will get sick and die. At that point, we get the gym membership and a new pair of Nike Air’s. But that is the real problem though, we are at that point of letting external causes be the determining factor of why we should exercise. This type of thinking starts a vicious cycle, and ultimately sets us up for failure. Remember the less intrinsic your motivation is, the more likely you are to dread or fail at doing something. That something might be exercise, work, school, or dieting. However, the more intrinsic your motivation is, the more apt you are to want to keep doing it.

My suggestion is to take out a sheet of paper. At the top, write “How Motivated AM I”? This can be for anything from your job to business to personal goals, but in this case, let’s make it exercise. Write down what it is that motivates you to exercise. If you realize that you don’t have a reason, chances are you won’t stick with any program. If you write down because other people think I look good, eventually the chances for burn out are much higher because you can’t go through life trying to please everybody. If you write down that you enjoy it, then you are heading in the right direction. Another topic you may want to consider writing down is what motivation type you are. The more you rely on extrinsic factors rather than intrinsic factors the less likelihood for success. The more you are doing things that you like to do, the happier and more enjoyment you will have.

Open your mind to new ways of exercise that are fun. I have recently started playing dodgeball and kickball with my kids, and swinging from the monkey bars that come off our deck. Sometimes we play for hours. Everybody can find something that motivates them, you just have to want to do it.

Article by: Dr. Josh Sonsiadek

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Top 10 Exercise or Fitness Mistakes

Posted by Dr. Gray on Tuesday, September 8, 2009

How many times have you heard it? Exercise, exercise, exercise… It seems nowadays doctors, friends, family, and total strangers are quick to point out that you need to exercise more. But, how often do you hear what not to do, or how to exercise correctly? This article is not going to be an exhaustive concordance on proper exercise techniques, but a short list of the top ten mistakes associated with exercise. As you begin, or continue, an exercise routine, keep these mistakes in mind so you can avoid their consequences.

  1. Using cardio equipment improperly by hanging on to the equipment or slouching. – If there are instructions, or a diagram of the equipment you’re using, study it carefully. Stand or sit up straight. Maintain good posture. If you are finding yourself hanging or leaning on the machine, you’re fatigued and should take a break.
  2. Losing focus instead of practicing mindful exercise and thinking about the muscles you’re working until you can feel the resistance in those areas. – Concentrate on the reason you are performing each exercise. This focus will help you get more out of your workouts in less time, while assuring you use proper biomechanics.
  3. Thinking cardio is enough and skipping strength training exercises. – True rehabilitation and long-term improvements only come by strengthening your muscles. “Strength training” does not necessarily mean “body building,” but increasing muscle strength and stability.
  4. Failing to vary your routine by adding an extra workout per week, increasing your workout by 5-10 minutes, using interval training or adding an incline. – Just as your body can build up a resistance certain medications, it will also “get used to” the same activity performed over and over. Confusing your body by varying your routine will help stave off the dreaded “plateau effect.”
  5. Believing you can eat anything if you exercise, even though one extra “treat” each day can more than make up for the calories burned in a workout. – All the exercise or gadgets in the world won’t help you lose weight, get in shape, or live healthier if you don’t follow a healthy eating plan. What all the infomercials fail to tell you is that all of those hard-body models using their equipment tailor their diet to get them to their goals.
  6. Performing strength-training exercises improperly by failing to adjust the seat height and weight of the machines before you use them. – I can’t stress the importance of doing your exercises correctly enough. This is probably the single most common cause for exercise-related pain or injury.
  7. Setting unrealistic expectations. If you want results, you’ve got to do the work. – No brainer here. Don’t expect to be pain free with ripped biceps after doing curls for two weeks. Developing strength and changing how your body functions is a process of retraining the entire structure, there is a process that the body must go through to achieve lasting results.
  8. Rushing your reps, which raises blood pressure, increases your risk for joint injury and compromises your results. – For the most part, slow and controlled movements will give you better results. It’s not how many reps you perform, it’s how you complete those that you do.
  9. Consuming sports drinks and energy bars during a moderate workout that lasts less than 60 minutes. – Sports drinks and energy bars are nothing more than drugs designed to stimulate a temporary reaction in the body. These can lead to pushing your body beyond its limits and putting you at risk for injury. Stick with water and a proper dietary plan that includes a proper balance of carbs and proteins.
  10. Burning yourself out. Motivation is a great thing, but starting off too strong can lead to quick burnout, soreness and eventually giving up. – Be realistic with yourself. If you’ve not been doing a regular exercise routine, what makes you think you’ll stick to an hour-a-day plan. For that matter… what makes you think your body can handle it? Start off slowly, and gradually increase the amount of time and strenuous components of your routine. Remember, you’re doing this so you can live a long, healthy life. Make sure you don’t forget to include family time, work time, and individual time when you’re planning your schedule.

Working out may seem like it should come naturally, but even the most experienced gym-goers have room to learn. We all make mistakes, but if you’re spending the time and energy on a workout, you may as well reap the benefits.

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Exciting Announcement!!!

Posted by Dr. Gray on Friday, September 4, 2009

We are happy to announce that Gray Chiropractic has been selected as the Official Team Chiropractor for the Missouri Mavericks hockey team!

As an expansion team for the minor league Central Hockey League (CHL), the Mavericks will open their inaugural season at the Independence Events Center on November 13, 2009. Coach Scott Hillman has said, “We are so happy to have you on board! I am confident that you will play a big role in the health and care of our players. As a hockey player myself, I have seen just how valuable chiropractic can be for these guys. It helps them recover from injuries faster, and keeps them performing at their highest levels.”

As hockey fans, we can’t wait for the season to begin! If you’ve never been to see a hockey game live, you’re missing out. Come on out and see a few games this season. You won’t regret it. Go MAVS!

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