Wellness: Promote optimal health through holistic individualized care providing chiropractic, functional neurology, physical therapy, massage, acupuncture and nutrition to achieve desired goals.
Satellite Clinic in Swea City, IA at 207 3rd St N. Open MWF 1pm-5:30pm Phone: 515-272-0017
Thanks to our church family, freezer meals 😋
Cauliflower mashed was this little ones favorite!
✔️ she won’t touch mashed potatoes 🤣
“On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free”
When people feel sick, they know they need to go to the doctor to find out what's wrong & get treated. We should treat movement the same way. If you're having pain when you move then you need to get a #MovementDiagnosis http://ow.ly/zkjL50x3AOJ #PPS #ChoosePT #PhysicalTherapist
Hey all! We are excited to announce our first health educational series! 📚 Come join us for a discussion on pelvic health with Dr. Audrey Finer, PT, DPT, essential oils with Amanda Friedl and nutrition with Dr. Becca! November 14th at 6:30 PM! Please RSVP!
Workout Wednesday! 💪
Planks are great for core stabilization but many times I will see people sacrifice form and technique to increase their hold time. Don’t do this! You will counteract any gains by holding a plank in a poor position.
Planks: keep elbows or hands under shoulders. Keep abdominals drawn in towards your spine. Make sure your shoulderblades feel connected to your rib cage. Keep your 👀 to the ground but don’t hang your head. Keep your head in alignment with your the rest of your spine. Work to hold up to 30 seconds to 1 minute, 5 rounds.
☑️ You can make a plank easier by performing on the edge of your counter or using the wall.
We are all so busy in the morning, that most of us skip the most important meal of the day, which ends up affecting our whole day.
Check out this EASY and FAST recipe that is easy to take on the go and get some protein in before your busy day!
If a World Series Champ chooses chiropractic, shouldn’t you⁉️
Fun Fact Friday
-did you know there is a chiropractor for the Nationals team?!
-our office is huge fans of a multi-faceted team approach and are grateful for the opportunities to be a player in your best health care and get you to your goals quickest.
-Walker Chiropractic & Wellness offers:
#chiropractic #physicaltherapy #massage #acupuncture #nutrition
Happy Halloween! Let’s see all the costume pictures! 👻 🎃
Workout Wednesday! 🏋️♂️
Weight lifting is great for EVERYONE! Strong muscles mean strong bones and a nervous system that is reactive and alert. Regular weight lifting helps decrease your injury risk. Free weights (barbells and dumbbells) require posture awareness but are great for establishing pain free functional movement patterns. How do you hold a barbell? Watch below!
Get in my belly!!!🤤🤤
Tasty Tuesday goes to this delicious new recipe! It is everything fall is into a bowl ❤️
Fun Fact Friday!
We have so many modalities of care here at Walkers! Not only do we have Chiropractic and Physical Therapy, we offer massage, acupuncture, cold laser therapy along with muscle stim and ultrasound.
There are many benefits to all of them! If you have questions about a particular type of care, give us a call at 515-200-0020!
Therapy Thursday! 👍👏
This picture is an accurate representation of healing after an injury. Oh and guess what? It often doesn’t fit into a neat package of 4 to 6 weeks (although insurance sure thinks it does). This is also true with elective surgeries like knee replacements and rotator cuff repairs. Just because Jane Doe was skipping up and down stairs post op week 5 and Billy was tossing hay bales at post op week 4 doesn’t mean you will! The 1 step forward and two back are common. Therapy should be individualized and dynamic meeting your needs not that of a protocol. If you don’t feel like that’s been the case for you in the past come see me Audrey Finer at Walker Chiropractic & Wellness! Thanks PTFirst for the photo.
Workout Wednesday! 💪🏋️♂️🏃♀️
Squats are a great exercise for building leg strength and increasing hip mobility. One compensation I often see is an excessive low back curve inward towards the spine (see picture below). This is often a source of low back pain with weight lifting particularly in the youthful flexible female athlete. When this occurs then you lose necessary core support and stability! Remember to draw in your abdominals and keep the back stable throughout the movement! This might only be a 1 mm change. Your squat depth should come from your hips not your low back.
👉Squats: 10-15 repetitions, 3 sets for general strengthening. Sit down and back like you are sitting in a chair. Keep knees in alignment with the ankles. Allow your knees to come forward but not past your toes. Keep your heels and toes grounded.
Introducing you to Macklin John Walker “Mack” born 10/19/19 (on his due date) at 7:30am at home. 7lb 12 oz, 20 1/2”. Mom, Dad Madi and Mack are doing great!
Dr. Jake will be in the office Monday to care for you all. Thanks for the prayers, we are so in love with God’s precious child.
Fun Fact Friday!
We shared last week the spectrum of healing.
What most people think is once you start coming, the doctors want to continue to see you on a regular basis.
Dr. Jake and Dr. Becca evaluate you on your first visit of onset and then put you in a personal treatment plan. After you have gone through the treatment plan, we recommend maintenance care. This time frame depends on you and your body specifically but mostly is once a month.
Many patients have seen a difference in their overall health and future onset’s after starting maintenance visits. They notice quicker relief and less severe onsets!
Therapy Thursday! Diaphragmatic breathing is essential in reducing pain and facilitating proper muscle use in the core! Try lying on your back with your legs supported. Take a deep breath and expand your belly and back. Inhale over a period of 6 seconds. Hold for 4. Breathe out over 8 seconds. Repeat 5 times.
Work out Wednesday
World Spine Day!
Here’s a few quick movements for spinal health in addition to your #chiropractic #physicaltherapy #massage #acupuncture and #nutrition care!
Fun fact Friday
Where are you in your healing care path?!
Loving this testimonial from a patient who has been under care in our office throughout this whole path, AND is determined to follow through with recommendations to live her best life!
Hi Dr. Becca,
I am just so excited that I wanted to share this with you! I have gone to the rec both nights since my last appointment and worked on doing the breathing like you told me. WOW what a difference that has made!! I actually felt good and tired after both workouts instead of hurting and dizzy like I usually do. I just wanted to say THANK YOU! You have turned my life completely around in the last few years. I never thought I would be able to do anything like that or feel this good again.
World Mental Health Awareness day! Be kind be supportive and never assume. If you struggle with mental health know that exercise can be a tool to assist with combating the chemicals in your brain that feed depression anger anxiety panic fear etc. YES physical activity can assist with improving mental health symptoms!
Work out Wednesday
Ever wonder the complexity of childhood development?!
...breathe, abdominal stabilization, head control and rolling-huge for infants and the ability to maintain this for pain control Is crucial as we age!
⁉️Where is the breakdown from infancy to adulthood?! Less ideal movement this high paced world pushes. So hit the 🛑 button and reset!!!
Look familiar ⁉️ you have probably been encouraged to perform a movement of similar or exact posture post care in office and for at home.
Need more tips⁉️
Or call 515-200-0020 for your evaluation and care today!
#wellness #chiropractic #physicaltherapy #massage #nutrition #acupuncture #livewell #eatwell #bewell
Love our RX bars?!? ❤️
We now are offering healthy on the go with just 3 simple steps. 🏃♀️
1. Add water
3. Enjoy on the go!
Fun fact Friday
Dr. Becca has one more week before maternity leave!!!! 🤱🏻
Call or text 515-200-0020 for your last adjustment pre-baby with her!
✔️Dr. Jake will be able to take care of all your needs while she is gone.
✔️Adjustments help you move better as your tackle the fall activities as well as feel better during the season changes!!!
Come get your fitness on this Saturday! 🏃♀️ 🏃
For those looking to participate in Saturday mornings Tornado Alley Run, come early and ease your physical concerns with assistance from Physical Therapist Audrey Finer of the Walker Chiropractic Clinic. She has volunteered to help tape and stretch tight muscles and joints, as well as consult on any pre-race issues. Thank you for your willingness to help Audrey!
Happy Physical Therapy Month! Ready to make a change and be proactive versus reactive in your health? Schedule your PT visit with Dr. Audrey Finer today.
October is National Physical Therapy Month! Over the course of this month the American Physical Therapy Association encourages you to learn about the many benefits of physical therapy. http://bit.ly/2oh8Yyx #PTmonth
Check out these yummy fall treats! They taste JUST like the middle of a cinnamon roll!!! 🥰
1. Soak 1-2 cups of cashews for an hour or more until they are soft.
2. Blend in a processor with 1/2 cup of coconut milk until creamy. (If the the mix still seems dry, add more milk as needed)
3. Add 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of nutmeg, 1 tablespoon of vanilla, 3 tablespoons of collagen, 2 tablespoons of maple syrup and blend again until creamy.
4. Cut open the dates 1/2 way and scoop the cream into the dates.
5. Enjoy and try not to eat them all at once!
“Come on in” says Madi. We have coconut cream dates which taste like the center of a cinnamon roll 😋. @algona_hyvee w/#captainmorgangingerbread and #wine #tasteofalgona #gorgeousday
Taste of Algona
#captainmorgangingerbread #wine #smalltownsaturday #tasteofalgona
Therapy Thursday 👏 Did you know October is National PT month? Lots to celebrate come next week! Check out the following misconceptions regarding PT!
therapydiaportland.com Physical therapy misconceptions, debunk common physical therapy myths, Direct access to physical therapy, physical therapist qualifications.
Join us Saturday!!
Taste of Algona Saturday, Sept 28th noon-3pm get your tickets before they are gone! Wineries and Breweries and snacks!
Work out Wednesday
Try these and more at your desk!
Poor ankle mobility can lead to poor force absorption and improper movement throughout other joints...knee pain, hip pain, back pain!
How can we help?!
✔️feet and ankle adjustments w/ Dr. Jake or Dr. Becca
✔️movement assessment, strength and flexibility plan w/ Dr. Audrey
✔️ massage w/Jill
For more at work or home ideas:
Have all these veggies from your garden and sick of the same recipes over and over??
Check out this yummy recipe 🤤
ohsweetbasil.com Want a dinner than can be ready in 15 minutes or less, have meat, be vegetarian or be vegan? This easy garden skillet is the best meal we had all summer
Its that time of year again‼️
▪️With school in full gear and fall on it's way, we are getting into cold/flu season. 🤧
▪️Getting a chiropractic adjustment boosts your immunity to help fight off those nasty colds. 💪
▪️Make an appointment for you and those little kiddos to be at your optimum health this fall.
Pain! Do you cringe when you hear the word? Audrey Finer PT has additional education in therapeutic neuroscience education! The more people know about pain, the less pain they experience!
Work out Wednesday
✔️movement at your desk!
✔️ decrease pain with movement
✔️ call 515-200-0020 for evaluation and care to decrease your pain through chiropractic, physical therapy, massage or acupuncture.
September is National Pain Awareness Month, specifically bringing awareness Drug -Free Pain Management.
Did you know Tumeric is anti-inflammatory?
Why not add it to your routine in this delicious recipe?!
We have an opening Thursday at 1:00. Text 515-200-0020 to schedule.
Fun Fact Friday #homecoming 🏈Good luck Algona High School & Bishop Garrigan tonight #underthefridaynightlights 💛❤️ Both Dr. Jake and Dr. Becca were weekly chiropractic care athletes. Call or text 515-200-0020 to have your athlete evaluated and adjusted prior to the big games. When your body moves best it performs best, keep it performing and feeling great with chiropractic care! #wellness #chiropractic #physicaltherapy #massage #nutrition #acupuncture #livewell #eatwell #bewell #movewell
Advice from Dr. Audrey Finer Physical Therapist regarding muscle soreness and discomfort during and after exercising. Contact us today if you need a refresher on what is normal when starting up an exercise program!
If you heard Audrey on KLGA Monday morning she discussed dynamic warmups prior to exercise...here is a video of what a dynamic warmup can include but there are thousands of variations. Audrey specifically likes to perform 5 to 10 sun salutations before she runs! Don’t forget to prepare your body for physical activity!
Injury prevention, what do you fuel your body with?!
❗️Did you know bone broth has many nutrients to help fuel you and enhance healing?!
💡Our favorite way to incorporate bone broth to the diet; smoothies, soups, or just plain sips!
❗️DID You know?! Immune system cells are the first to respond to any form of injury and stimulate the body’s healing process — which is why supporting immunity through your diet is the most important place to begin for wound and injury healing.
How to Make Homemade Bone Broth | Wellness Mama
Bone broth is an incredibly nutritious and health-boosting food that is very easy to make. This step by step tutorial shows you how.
wellnessmama.com Bone broth is an incredibly nutritious and health-boosting food that is very easy to make. This step by step tutorial shows you how.
We have an opening today at 10:00 or Tuesday at 1:00. Text 515-200-0020 to schedule.
Thank you thank you thank you to all who helped our dream become a reality. ❣️
Dr. Audrey was cut off, SO, more next week on her services as a Physical Therapist in the office!
Fun Fact Friday!
🎉We have been open for 7 years!🎉
✂️Our chamber coffee/ribbon cutting is this morning! ✂️
Fun Fact Friday! Let’s celebrate! 🎉 7 years in business 🎉 New location in Algona 🎉welcoming Dr. Audrey Finer, Physical Therapist to the practice ❣️delicious goodies at Chamber Coffee today, 9:30. Join us! #algonaiowa #smallbusiness #timeflies #coffee #chiropractic #wellness #physicaltherapy #massage #acupuncture #nutrition #livewell #eatwell #bewell
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