The office will close at noon on Friday and will be closed all day Saturday this week. There is still time to get in before that so just call 816.561.1185 or visit omchirokc.com to schedule. We are back to normal hours next week.
You're probably wondering what I'm doing in this picture, right? I'm checking for tight hip flexors.
"You're checking for tight hip flexors using the arms?" you might be asking.
Yep, the iliopsoas--composed of iliacus, psoas major, and psoas minor--connects the femur (your thigh bone) to your pelvis and lumbar spine (low back bones). Here's a picture from the Atlas of Human Anatomy.
At the same time, you've got your latissimus dorsi (AKA lats; AKA chin-up muscles) connecting the humerus (upper arm bone) to one of the vertebra that the iliopsoas connects to. The lats also blend into the thoracolumbar fascia, which overlies all of the bony structures that iliopsoas connects to in the low back. The following picture from my textbook shows you these structures.
When the iliopsoas is pulling tighter on one side, that pulls on the bony structures that also attach to the thoracolumbar fascia which pulls on those lats. Then, one arm appears to be shorter than the other. When this is the case, I check for trigger points in the iliopsoas at the insertion sites on the thigh and at the muscle belly along the anterior pelvis. I treat the iliopsoas using the STAR (Scar Tissue And Rehabilitation) technique, and then recheck arm length. This almost always corrects the arm length inequality, and it's part of the protocol I use to correct low back problems. It's really cool to witness the whole process; so the next time you come in, bring a family member or friend so that they can observe the treatment!
Acupuncture can be used in conjunction with chiropractic care for expediting the healing process bioenergetically. Are curious about whether acupuncture can help you but frightened of needles? As you can see, the needles I use are thin and short; but I have a variety of alternatives to needles including acupressure, microcurrent, laser, and essential oils. If you have more questions before scheduling your visit, don't hesitate to contact me!
January is a busy month for me, so I created this handy schedule so that you know which days we have appointments available. You can call 816.561.1185 or click here to schedule.
Happy Thanksgiving! The office will be closed the rest of the holiday week and will resume normal business hours next week beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 8 a.m.
The office will be closed on Saturday, September 24, so that Dr. McCormick can attend the annual CPK Symposium. Appointments are still available for Thursday and Friday; otherwise, we'll see you next week!
We now offer AcuGraph Meridian Imaging, which enables you to visually see your progress from visit to visit. The following video explains a little more about acupuncture and AcuGraph and should answer a lot of your questions, including whether acupuncture can help you. Contact us for more information or to schedule your appointment.
Here's a heads up for the Art Westport schedule:
Friday, September 9, 1-9 pm
Saturday, September 12, 10 am - 9 pm
Sunday, September 13, 11 am - 5 pm
It takes a little extra time to find a parking spot starting Friday afternoon, so try to schedule your OM visit for earlier in the week unless you want to check out some art after your visit.
Visit www.artwestport.info for more information about the event and www.omchirokc.com to schedule your OM Session.
I'm now certified in Webster Technique and a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). Here's a link to more information about the technique and why it's so great for pregnant women. Contact us if you've been searching for a chiropractor to help your body function at its best throughout pregnancy and beyond.
Dr. Jaimie L. McCormick
Dr. McCormick is the chiropractor for OM Chiropractic, which is conveniently located in Westport KC.