Teachout Chiropractic & Wellness Center Blog

Welcome to our blog! Visit us here often for updated information about chiropractic care, pain management, weight loss and wellness.


Proper Foot Support & What Custom Orthotics can do for You.

Proper Foot Support & What Custom Orthotics can do for You.   Custom Orthotics? What do you mean, CUSTOM Orthotics? “I can get Orthotics just about anywhere and they are fairly cheap.” Well, over-the-counter insoles might cost less but they are also generic sized arches and typically only support one arch. When you are only supporting one arch in you foot, it may not support the plantar vault which can cause problems in other parts of your body. In addition to this...

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Is Your Backpack Making the Grade?

Preparing for the start of a new school year in Fort Myers can be both exciting and overwhelming and often leads to the purchase of a wide variety of supplies. Ranging from pencils to clothing, there are a number of items that are essentially synonymous with education. One of these is the backpack. Students of all ages, from those attending elementary school to college, use a backpack almost daily to help transport their books and school supplies from class to class, sometimes trekking across...

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Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Arthritis

Arthritis is one of the most common ailments in the United States, affecting individuals of all age groups. The term refers to the inflammation of joints. This, in turn, leads to discomfort and pain when moving the affected joint/extremity as well as a general stiffness in the body. Arthritis affecting your hands, for example, can lead to stiff fingers that are unable to move freely. In addition to pain, you may typically find that you can do less with your hands in general. This includes...

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Why is Proper Hydration Important?

With health and fitness becoming increasingly important parts of public discourse, there are a wide array of “health tips” and diets that are designed to help you feel great. With all of the variety, it can be easy to miss out on the basic fundamentals of healthy living and receive wrong information. One of the most important things you can do for your health is to ensure that you are drinking enough water. As a health-oriented family running a thriving business, we are always...

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Scoliosis and What Chiropractic Care Can Do For You

Scoliosis and what Chiropractic Care can do for you   What is Scoliosis? Scoliosis is an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine. For a better visual, the spines normal curves create a soft “S” shape when looking at the side view of the spine and should be straight looking directly at the back of the body/spine. Scoliosis creates a “C” or “S” curve in the spine from the back view. The most common form of scoliosis is called Idiopathic Scoliosis and the...

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Senior Health & Fitness: Importance of Proper Posture/Balance for Fall Prevention

It is no surprise that as we age, our bodies begin to change. Things that were once no big deal can turn into serious complications, and we often have to change our lifestyles in order to accommodate these transformations. Some people find that they have to exercise a lot more as older individuals and eat less than they did when they were younger, for example, while others find that they have allergies to foods and substances that never bothered them before. One of the most serious issues...

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A Guide to Summer Activities and a Healthy Diet

As April’s showers roll through and May’s flowers begin to bloom, it’s easy to see and feel, that summer is well on its way. We’ll soon be spending even more time outside under blue skies and warm, balmy breezes here in Fort Myers! With the arrival of summer brings a new host of health concerns and guidelines to keep in mind while enjoying the higher temperatures and longer days. The staff of Teachout Chiropractic loves the warmer weather and outdoor activities but...

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How Chiropractic Care and a Good Mattress Ties in to a Better Nights Sleep

Over the last few decades we have come to recognize just how important adequate amounts of sleep are and yet a common complaint among American adults is that they have trouble sleeping. The lack of sleep is due to various issues like stress, aches and pains, side effects of medications and excessive worry just to name a few! As a result, society as a whole is getting much less sleep then needed for our bodies to function optimally. Poor sleep habits are leading us to suffer from more...

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3 Ways Athletes Can Improve with Chiropractic Care

Athletes around the world have been turning to Doctors of Chiropractic (D.C.) for some time, regular chiropractic care and adjustments are helping them tremendously. Due to chiropractic care, athletes recover more quickly, enabling them to perform better or return to their previous level of fitness at a faster rate. Many organizations like the National Football League or NFL, Major League Baseball or MLB, the National Basketball Association or NBA and Olympic teams, among others, actually...

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Chiropractic Care and Menstrual Cycle Pain

Chiropractic Care and Menstrual Cycle Pain   What is your menstrual cycle? Your menstrual cycle is a hormonal process that your body goes through every month to prepare for a possible pregnancy. The three main processes of the menstrual cycle are ovulation, fertilization, and implantation. The first day of your period is the start of your menstrual cycle. In the first days of your period the uterine lining breaks down and sheds. After the last day of your period the body prepares for...

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The Holidays, Stress & How Chiropractic Care can help

The holidays are here!  That means homes filled with family and friends, lots of food, laughter, and stress!  Stress during the holidays can come on for different reasons, maybe you have family coming to spend the holiday at your house.  You may or may not get along well with the family that are coming, this could cause stress. Stress can produce tension, which in turn could cause a misalignment of the spine.  When we get "stressed" the tight muscles can pull on the spinal...

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Reduction of Narcotics by Using Chiropractic Care for Pain Management

There are a few serious health issues that face those living in the United States in today’s society. One of the most pressing is that of chronic pain. Chronic pain is, as the name suggests, pain that never really goes away. A study released in 2015 by the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) states that almost 50 million adults in the United States are living with chronic pain. And while the source of the pain might be...

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Diabetes and Weight Loss using a Ketogenic Diet

Health issues are so prevalent in today’s society, and it’s no real surprise that the number is steadily rising. After all, we eat things today that didn’t even exist 50 years ago, and our bodies aren’t built to easily withstand so much processed food. With that in mind, of course the end result of this radical change in diet has been the widespread development of things like obesity and all of the complications that it brings along. Diabetes is perhaps one of the most...

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Reducing Fall Risk in Seniors with StrongPostureâ„¢ Exercise

According to the National Counsil on Aging, falls are a leading cause, if not the leading cause, of non-fatal and fatal injuries in American seniors. This is not a surprise once you take the time to consider some statistics. As many as one in every four Americans who are 65 years or older fall every year. That statistic translates to a startlingly high injury and death count, with an older adult dying as the result of a fall every 19 minutes and an older adult being brought to an...

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