To our patients and community:
We are very excited to introduce you to the two newest doctors at Accelerate Health, Dr. Brittany Downing and Dr. Nicholas Shupe. With the addition of Dr. Brittany Downing, a prenatal, postpartum, and pediatric chiropractic specialist, and Dr. Nicholas Shupe, a full body educated ART provider, we now have an even greater team ready to help you get back to what you love faster.
We are also pleased to announce that Dr. Brittany Downing and Dr. Nicholas Shupe have assumed ownership of Accelerate Health and are committed to uphold the high standards that Dr. Michelle Clark has instilled within the practice.
Dr. Clark has been actively looking for like-minded practitioners to take over the practice. She chose her successors so that they would be able to offer the same care her patients require while also offering new services. Dr. Clark feels fortunate that she can now leave her professional life’s work in their hands and they are both thrilled and honored to be a part of the Accelerate Health Team.
As many of you know, Dr. Clark has taken a leave of absence this summer to spend more time with her family. She will continue her career by working for Active Release Technique directly. While her commitment to ART will occupy the majority of her time, she has kept open the possibility to come back and work for Dr. Downing and Dr. Shupe at Accelerate Health in the fall. However, she has no intention of practicing elsewhere.
While Dr. Downing and Dr. Shupe may be new faces to some patients, Dr. Shupe completed his practicum with Dr. Clark before finishing his education at Western States, where Dr. Downing and Dr. Clark also attended chiropractic school. The two have been working closely with Dr. Clark to make sure the transition is as seamless as possible. We want everyone to know that the treatments they have received at Accelerate Health will be continued with the utmost skill and care.
We appreciate your understanding through this transition period and we look forward to the future of Accelerate Health.
The Accelerate Health Team
The Turkish Get-Up is a great exercise that works on core stability and glute activation. The exercise on paper seems quite easy...all you do is lay on the ground with a kettle bell over your head and then stand up, but proper execution of this exercise requires strength and concentration. To learn more about this exercise and see it in action, see below.
We understand that life is expensive. There are bills to be paid, rent, groceries...and the list goes on. Often times we put our health at the end of the list due to lack of funds. This is where CareCredit comes into play.
CareCredit is a health care credit card, that allows you to pay for services over the course of a few months. In our office, it covers chiropractic/ART and massage, and is accepted in over 175,000 health care offices. Don't put your health on hold. If you are interested in learning more about it, visit: www.carecredit.com
Recently at Accelerate Health, we have seen an increase in the amount of cyclists we treat. Last month we started a partnership with the Women's Naked Juice Cycling Team, have an upcoming talk about Injury Prevention at the Giant Cycling World Store in Littleton, and continue to see novice and elite racers coming through our doors.
One of our racers who is a member of the Prestigue Imports Junior Cycling Team, Will, stated, "As a cyclist, I spend several hundred hours a year in the same, hunched over position of my bike. I have had pretty bad back pain in the past, and when I started seeing Dr. Fearn, she has significantly reduced my back pain. The exercises she has given me have strengthened my core, and she has been able to detect and reduce my muscle imbalances. I also have had knee pain, another result of having your legs moving in the same motion, thousands of times an hours. The stretches she has given me have helped to eliminate this pain and allowed me to be performing and training at my full potential."
Another cyclists, Roberta, from the Naked Juice Cycling Team, describes her journey to finding relief. "I discovered Accelerate Health a few months ago and I can't be more grateful for their services. I have always struggled with my sports identity as I am a cyclist, a runner, a swimmer, a skier, and a biathlete. Depending on the weather and the type of day I have ahead of me I will choose my workout accordingly. I have now been racing bicycles for 10 years on various local club teams and have made my way to the category 2 level. Racing bikes is an awesome way to stay fit and have a competitive edge, although, just like every sport, you get aches and pains when you are digging deep every weekend.
Since I have focused most exclusively on cycling, I have noticed where I need a little help in my recovery. Many people think that cycling is less stressful on the body, but when you are in just a few various positions on the bike and especially on the trainer during the winter, your muscles get tight and need just as much attention as any other athlete. Shoulders, necks, lower backs, legs, etc can all have pesky pains that hinder any cyclist from enjoying their ride.
It is great to have Accelerate Health as a great one-stop partner in that process. In addition, as a cyclist who is on a women's cycling team, I appreciate that Accelerate Health is woman-owned and operated clinic, run by women athletes. Having someone understand how important racing is on any level is important to me and my maintenance."
Remember to stretch, stay hydrated, listen to your body to help avoid injuries...and if you need our help, you know where we are.
Have you ever wondered what the hype was about with acupuncture? Or with dry needling? Dr. Krause explains when each are used and how they are different.
Have you ever used Rock Tape before? Ever wondered how to tape for better posture?
Frequently Asked Question #1: Do you have to adjust my neck? Does it hurt? Do you have to twist it to make the adjustment? Dr. Aubrey Fearn answers these important questions.
Dr. Aubrey Fearn is certified in Graston Technique and Cold Laser Therapy usage.
Graston Technique® is an evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively address scar tissue and fascial restrictions through comprehensive training, resulting in improved patient outcomes.
The technique uses specially-designed stainless steel instruments, along with appropriate therapeutic exercise, to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The instruments also are used diagnostically to follow the kinetic chain, to locate and treat the cause of the symptom as well as the specific area of pain.
Cold lasers are handheld devices used by the clinician and are often the size of a flashlight. The laser is placed directly over the injured area for 30 seconds to several minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated and the dose provided by the cold laser unit.
Once the light energy passes through the layers of skin and reaches the target area, it is absorbed and interacts with the light sensitive elements in the cell. This process can be compared to photosynthesis in plants - sunlight is absorbed by plants, which is then converted to usable energy so that the plant can grow.
When cells absorb this light energy, it initiates a series of events in the cell that is theorized to eventually result in normalizing damaged or injured tissue, a reduction in pain, inflammation, edema and an overall reduction in healing time by increasing intracellular metabolism.