Accessibility View Close toolbar

Ice Capades

In the depths of winter, adults, as well as children, exert themselves to engage in enjoyable outdoor activities that will keep them warm and provide both excitement and entertainment. Cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, sledding, ice hockey, figure skating, and speed skating all have their enthusiasts.

Many people are proficient in multiple winter sports. Others have no discernible degree of skill, yet persist owing to the exhilaration and good feelings that are obtained by asserting oneself in the face of freezing temperatures. Even in Southern California, where the winter temperatures are laughably warm compared to those registered in places where it gets authentically cold, residents feel the bite of winter. Even in warmer areas, children and anyone young at heart can visit ice rinks in neighborhoods malls and get a sense of what it's like to skate on frozen water.

Importantly, participation in winter sports may often lead to injury, owing in large part to the physical momentum involved in skating, skiing, and sledding. Although injuries are often random and result from unfortunate circumstances, we can take many protective measures to help prevent an injury, despite having sustained a hard fall on the ice or a rough tumble downhill.

Proper preparation for any winter outdoor activity includes making sure that your body is up to the task. We get ourselves ready for sports-type engagement by participating in regular physical exercise. When we do aerobic exercises, we're training our heart, lungs, and circulatory system to increase their efficiency. Over time, we become better able to breathe more deeply, providing increased amounts of oxygen to power our muscles and other metabolic processes.

When we do strength-training exercises, we're developing the ability of our muscles and bones to support and maneuver with increased mechanical loads -- abilities needed for skiing and skating and other winter sports. Additionally, cardiovascular and strength-training exercises enhance the capabilities of our proprioceptive system, a network of nerve endings that help our bodies make instantaneous decisions regarding balance and position in three-dimensional space, subconscious skills that are critical to the successful enjoyment of winter activities.

Regular chiropractic care is a key component of our winter sports planning. Regular chiropractic care detects and corrects sources of nerve interference and restores and supports optimal mechanical function of the spinal column, our body's mechanical center. By making sure we are getting regular chiropractic care, we help ourselves get the most out of our exercise programs. In this way, regular chiropractic care helps us stay healthy, avoid injury, and have outdoor fun all winter long.

  1. Raabe ME, Chaudhari AMW: Biomechanical consequences of running with deep core muscle weakness. J Biomech 2017 Dec 6. pii: S0021-9290(17)30692-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2017.11.037. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Dreischart M, et al: Estimation of loads on human lumbar spine: A review of in vivo and computational model studies. J. Biomech 49(6):833-845, 2016
  3. Schuch FB, et al: Exercise as a treatment for depression: A meta-analysis adjusting for publication bias. J Psychiatr Res 77:42-51, 2016

Locations

Find us on the map

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Hugs to Dr Tazzi and his entire staff. I had never been to a chiropractor and was frankly scared to death. I came in for a consult and xrays about two years ago now. I was bent over and couldn't stand straight up at times. My right leg would drag and my hip was so painful. Since that time I have had a AMAZING transformation. I have even now lost more than 140lbs. I was in so much pain and depressed from this I had about given up. I now have my life back. I have rode rollar coasters again, ran and play with my kids, ride a bike and have started rebuilding the life I had lost. If you have issues seriously go in get a consult and listen to them. Get your life back!!! One happy girl here. Thanks again Dr Tazzi, till next time. Best wishes from a to be new Florida girl."
    JLynn Lynn
  • "I was so very nervous about going. I from the moment I walked felt welcomed. It takes a lot to get me to a doctors appointment because I work in health care and feel like I never leave. I can not say enough good with the care I have received from Dr. Tazzi and his staff. I whom was barely walking a week and a half ago feel so good now and have very little discomfort. I am regrettable now only about one thing. That I didn't go sooner! Thank you for everything but most of all thank you for giving me the feeling that I have my life back...."
    Jamie Lynn