July 4th Office Hours

Our office will be closed Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th in honor of Independence Day. We will be open today, July 3rd from 10-12 and 3-6. Make sure you call or e-mail us to schedule an appointment before the Holiday.

Have a fun and safe weekend!

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Leahy Chiropractic Receives 2013 Best of Overland Park Award!!!

Overland Park Award Program Honors the Achievement

OVERLAND PARK May 14, 2013 — Leahy Chiropractic PA has been selected for the 2013 Best of Overland Park Award in the Emergency Services Chiropractic Physicians category by the Overland Park Award Program.

Each year, the Overland Park Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Overland Park area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Overland Park Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Overland Park Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Overland Park Award Program

The Overland Park Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Overland Park area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Overland Park Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Overland Park Award Program

CONTACT:
Overland Park Award Program
Email: PublicRelations@awardprogram.org
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SUMMER HOURS!

Starting Friday, May 31st we will be open 9-1 on Fridays! 

 

Monday – 10am – 12pm and 3pm – 6pm

Tuesday – 3pm – 6pm

Wednesday – 10am – 12pm and 3pm – 6pm

Thursday – 3pm – 6pm

Friday – 9am – 1pm

We hope you enjoy the summer!.

Day 5 Topic: CHIROPRACTIC PHILOSOPHY!

Today is the final day of our 5 day Anniversary Celebration! We will be focusing on chiropractic philosophy.

DO YOU KNOW HOW CHIROPRACTIC STARTED? E-Mail or message us the correct answer & we will enter another ticket into the drawling for you! 

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Day 4 Topic: SLEEP!

Sleep is very important to your overall health, in honor of our Five Year Anniversary we’d like to extend this coupon to you and your friends!
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Day 3: EXERCISE!

We’re celebrating our 5 year anniversary this week! Today we are focusing on exercise.
Exercise

For an Exercise Program: 8 Weeks to Wellness

For a 5K Training Plan: Couch to 5K

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Celebrating 5 Years in 5 Days!

Day 2: Positive Thinking & Goal Setting 

Click here to be directed to the 6 P’s (Goal Setting Handout)

” We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking we used when we created them.”

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HAPPY 5th ANNIVERSARY LEAHY CHIROPRACTIC!

DAY 1 of our Anniversary Celebration: NUTRITION.
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Please follow each of the links below to the healthy recipes attached!

Mexican Lasagna

Pear Raspberry and Almond Crumble

Vegetarian Chili

 

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5 Year Anniversary Poll

Please follow this link to take our survey for a chance to win:

1. FitBit a wireless activity and sleep tracker

2. A Wellness Basket which will include a Trader Joe’s gift card and a 1 hour massage.

CLICK HERE you will be redirected to our poll. 

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Allergies

Allergies

The first place to start is always prevention.  This involves boosting your immune system to help prevent the effects of an allergic reaction.  The hard part of the immune system is that it is often being “attacked” by many different agents and it can be difficult to ascertain a starting point.  For example, most people think of big moments such as anaphylaxis due to eating a peanut as an allergic reaction but we are bombarded by small stressors on a daily basis that often allow an environmental allergen, such as pollen to be the “tipping point” causing misery and reactions.  Here are some common areas of prevention that can help:
Get Adjusted!

Adjustments help allow the nervous system to coordinate every aspect of the immune system and organ function, such as the lungs, liver, etc.

Take care of your house, especially the bedroom.  

The bedroom is big area that causes problems.  Run a dehumidifier or air purifier in your bedroom and clean it frequently.  Use non-allergenic pillows and have your bedding cleaned to kill dust mites.    Avoid having pets in the bedroom but if you can’t, vacuum regularly. Change the heating duct filters regularly.

Avoid Food Sensitivities.

This one can be a bit harder to identify and is a subject that people are not as familiar with.  Food allergies can be dramatic, such as the peanut example, however, much of the population has food sensitivities which means that they are consuming foods that are inflammatory in nature or just don’t work well with their body.  The affects can be runny nose, congestion, adrenal fatigue/loss of energy, etc over time and many people are unaware that this symptoms are occurring as a result of their food choices.  Many illnesses, especially in kids, are related to food sensitivity issues.  In adults it can manifest in the form of Chrohn’s disease. lupus, RA, adrenal fatigue, etc to name a few.  Think of a food sensitivity like adding water to your car’s gas tank.  In small amounts, your car may run but if you do it long enough your car eventually wont’ function the way you want it to. The five most common offenders are gluten, dairy, eggs, peanuts, and soy which is why there is so much hype surrounding “gluten-free products”.  (The reason these have become such big offenders is an article to look forward to from me from the future)  A common way to determine food sensitivities is blood work, but keeping a food diary can help you track your symptoms in relationship to your food intake. Elimination or reduction of foods can help.  Remember these are generalities and it can be helpful to find a doctor with experience in these issues such as a chiropractor, naturopath, acupuncturist and some medical doctors.

Avoiding or decreasing your sugar intake during flare-ups can also be beneficial as it wreaks havoc on the immune system.
Decrease your stress. 

This is just good advice in general but stress slowly nicks away at the immune system and release cortisol, which is a hormone that is highly inflammatory in nature.

Here are some tips to help counteract the affect of allergens to help ease the symptoms.
Eat foods that are anti-inflammatory:  

Many asian foods are naturally anti-inflammatory and include tumeric, ginger, curry powder (which is made of both) cinnamon, garlic, onions, grape seeds, vitamin C, stinging nettles, horseradish, and echinacea to name a few.  Drinking 1-2 cups of chamomile tea or eating a tablespoon of local honey can also help (especially if done in the weeks prior to help boost the immune system prior to “allergy season”.)  (If you are allergic to ragweed, start with only a few teaspoons of chamomile.)

Nasal rinses: 

These typically involve the use of a Neti-pot or Naso-lean which are the two most common brands.  They are irrigation systems that rinse the nasal passage with warm salt water.  Please note that this is not the same as inhaler or products such as Nasonex that are sprayed into the passage. First they do not “flush” the passages and usually just moisten the passages for temporary relief.  Secondly, all medications have a chemical component that is often irritating something else or causing a side effect.

Homeopathy: 

This is best left to professionals who practice this type of care such as chiropractors, naturopaths, acupuncturists, some massage therapists, etc.  Health food stores often carry many natural remedies that are beneficial and a common remedy is the use of essential oils, such as lavender.

Good luck and happy breathing as you enjoy the beautiful spring weather!

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