River City Alternative Health
April 30, 2013: Summer appears to be hinting that it is on it's way. Finally nice enough to get outside! It's been a long not-so-cold winter. On the website, under Physiotherapy, I have posted up instructions for using the foam roller that I often prescribe for iliotibial band syndrome. Iliotibial band syndrome can be caused by overuse of the thigh muscles, and is common in runners and cyclists. It is likely to develop this condition a few months after initiating training, or after weight gain, or after intensifying training. Conservative treatment is often very effective for this condition.
February 5, 2013: Wow! I can't believe how long it's been since I updated this page. Over the weekend I went to a Superbowl party on Sunday, and as soon as I stepped out of the car, I slipped on some ice and went straight down. Well, not 'straight' down, but rather obliquely down, with my left leg going out forward and to the right. It's been 18 years since I last fell on ice, and I don't want to repeat it anytime soon. My left knee hurts, but as soon as I got back to the office, I started using the cold laser on it, and it is already feeling better. Cycling is the best rehab for knee injuries or recovery, but it isn't exactly cycling season. So I made a special point of going to the gym early this morning to start using the spin cycle. If any good comes out of this, maybe it will be that it gives me a focus point for making it to the gym. SO, if you fall on ice, or injure yourself this winter, come in for a checkup. This is a good time to mention that I treat sports injuries to shoulders, hips, knees, ankles wrists elbows, and even fingers and feet. - Dr. C
November 26, 2012: Just returned from Arizona for Thanksgiving. During this time I had opportunity to reflect on what I was thankful for. I am blessed to have a wonderful family, and be able to spend Thanksgiving with them and our friends from San Antonio, TX. I am deeply thankful to the people of Port Byron, Hampton, Hillsdale, Cordova, Albany, Le Claire, Erie, Prophetstown, East Moline, Le Claire, Davenport, Bettendorf, and surrounding communities that have chosen me to be their chiropractor. I am deeply grateful, humbled, and will do my best to continue to assist you with your Health. Thank you. - Dr. C
November 20, 2012: Thank you Lonny for taking the extra time to mow the patch of grass in front of my parking lot. I greatly appreciate it. - Dr. C
November 20, 2012: The office will be closed during Thanksgiving, and through the weekend. Click on the link on the main page for details.
November 19, 2012: Finally straightened up the lamp post!! Thanks to the warm weather, I was able to soften the dirt enough and use my truck to push it up straight!