Performance Chiropractic

Dr. Linzey believes in the art, philosophy, and science which is Chiropractic through the idea that humans are spiritual beings whose lives are directed by universal laws including the natural, vitalistic, innate ability to develop, heal and adapt as long

Meet Dr. Kevin Linzey:

Dr. Linzey graduated from Miramonte High School in Orinda, Ca. From there, Dr. Linzey went on to UC Davis where he graduated in 1997 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Human Development. Inspired to change lives through Chiropractic, he returned to school at Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, GA, graduating in 2009 with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Currently, Dr

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Performance Chiropractic 05/12/2014

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Wednesday Wellness: Quinoa Kale Pomegrante Salad Receipe

This can serve as an anytime easy recipe to please those who are gluten free eaters and will also be satisfying for those who do eat gluten

If you are making this dish for Thanksgiving you can certainly stuff your turkey with it (and feel free to add a few extra handfuls of raw kale if you decide to go this route), but it is also perfect served as pilaf-style side dish.
“Superfoods” don’t always contribute as much in flavor to a recipe as they do nutrition. But in this case three featured superfoods—kale, quinoa and pomegranate —add interest and depth of flavor in addition to stellar health benefits. You’ll have to taste the dish to believe how good it is, but here’s what makes the three superfoods so super…
• KALE: This dark green wonder veggie is great for detoxifying your body. It also increases “good” HDL cholesterol (that’s the beneficial type of cholesterol that actually helps sweep your arteries clean) and simultaneously decreases “bad” LDL cholesterol. Kale is also an excellent dairy-free (and therefore very “clean”) source of calcium.
• POMEGRANATE: Tops among the super potent antioxidant rich foods, carpaccio-red pomegranates have three times the antioxidant power of red wine and green tea in addition to anti-inflammatory compounds, potassium, and vitamin C. If pomegranates intimidate you, check out Cooking Techniques for a super easy step by step guide for just how to do it!
• QUINOA: Containing a wide array of nutrients including calcium, antioxidant vitamin E, potassium, lysine, and magnesium, this gluten-free grain serves double duty as super “clean food” source of protein. Quinoa is also particularly rich in iron—1/2 cup contains almost 8 mg, way more than any other type of cereal grain, and a robust 5 grams of tummy-filling fiber. A little less well known is that quinoa is a prebiotic (meaning it stimulates the growth of probiotics or good bacteria already found in your gut).
Before you start cooking you should know the easiest way to cook quinoa is in a rice cooker. No worries if you don’t have a rice cooker quinoa can also be made quickly and easily on the stovetop. To cook your quinoa in a rice cooker, simply measure one part quinoa to two parts water,(or some type of stock for added flavor) cover and cook for about 20 minutes.
Note: unless it says so on the box you’ll want to rinse quinoa with water before cooking to remove bitter coating.
Easy Quinoa Recipe with Kale and Pomegranate Seeds
Serves: 4
• 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
• 6 cloves garlic, finely sliced, divided
• 1/2 cup organic vegetable stock (such as Pacific Natural Foods brand)
• 1/2 pounds young kale, stems and leaves coarsely chopped
• Unrefined sea salt, to taste
• White pepper, to taste
• 1 1/2 cups raw pecans
• 1 cup finely chopped onion
• 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
• 1 tablespoon fresh thyme (strip the leaves from the stem)
• 2 cups cooked quinoa
• 1 tablespoon organic pastured butter
• 1 organic, pastured egg, lightly beaten
• 3/4 cup dry white wine
• 3/4 cup fresh pomegranate seeds
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly oil a 9 x 13-inch glass baking dish.
2. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil. Add half of the garlic and cook until soft but not golden. Raise heat to high, add the stock and kale and toss to combine. Cover and cook for 3 minutes. Uncover and continue cooking, stirring until all the liquid has evaporated. Season with salt and white pepper. Set aside to cool.
3. Add cooled, cooked kale and pecans to a food processor; pulse several times until pecans are chopped and kale is shredded but mixture is still chunky.
4. In a separate saucepan over medium-high heat, heat 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil; add the onion and remaining garlic; sauté 2-3 minutes. Add the sage and thyme and continue cooking until onion is caramelized, approximately 3 to 4 more minutes. Stir in the pecan-kale mixture. STOP HERE IF YOU DON’T WANT TO ADD THE QUINOA AND WANT A VEGGIE-ONLY SIDE DISH.
5. Transfer the onion-kale-pecan mixture to a large bowl. Add the cooked quinoa and stir to combine. Stir in the remaining tablespoon of oil and melted butter. Season with salt and white pepper to taste. Add the egg and wine and toss to coat. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Cover and bake 30 minutes. Garnish with pomegranate seeds just before serving.

[01/28/14]   Testimonial Tuesday: Stephen M.

" I've had an issue with my back/neck for about 17 years since I had a car accident. I've had multiple courses of physio and 1 previous course of chiro. None of the previous treatment I had made a significant difference. Dr. Kevin Linzey's treatment removed the constant pain that I was experience on a daily basis. For the first time I'm regularly forgetting that I have a problem in my neck. If you want serious results quickly go to Performance Chiro and see Dr. Kevin Linzey."

-Stephen M.


Special Thanks to our SF Ballet Dancers! We were so honored to be a part of your health care and to join you in celebrating the 2014 season at the San Francisco Ballet Gala!

Dr. Kevin Linzey looking sharp for the San Francisco Ballet Gala! 01/23/2014

ACA - Headaches & Chiropractic

Topic Thursdays : Headaches, Migraines, and Chiropractic Care If you have a headache, you’re not alone. Nine out of ten Americans suffer from headaches. Some are occasional, some frequent, some are dull and throbbing, and s


Yoga Poses for Less Stress and Better Sleep

Wednesday Wellness: Yoga Poses for less stress and better sleep

This relaxing yoga routine will help calm your mind and body so that you can get a better night's sleep. Do these easy stretches and exercises every night be...

[01/21/14]   Testimonial Tuesday: Lawrence F.
"I started coming here since November of 2013 after 6 years at Latch, So, and Hipp Chiropractic. I'm glad I made the switch over to Performance Chiropractic and to Dr. Linzey. I met Dr. Linzey at Latch So and Hipp, and he bounced around to Alas and finally ended up at Performance.

Dr. Linzey cares so much about his patients, and I feel 3x better after he adjusts me than with Latch So and Hipp. He just uses proper adjustment techniques that were taught at Chiropractic school. If you were looking to get Chiropractic treatment then I would recommend you see Dr. Linzey."


Monday's Message: G.K. Chesterton

Monday Message: " An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered" - G.K. Chesterton "


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Topic Thursdays: What is Osteoarthritis?

Living with Osteoarthritis
For decades, osteoarthritis has been considered a part of aging. But not anymore. Recent research points out that older people don’t have to suffer from osteoarthritic pain. And, surprisingly, people much younger than 65 can develop osteoarthritis.

What Is Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis (OA), or degenerative joint disease, affects more than 20 million Americans and is more common in women than in men. The disease affects the cartilage—slippery tissue on the ends of bones that meet in a joint. Normally, cartilage helps bones glide over one another. In an OA patient, however, the cartilage is broken down and eventually wears away.

As a result, instead of gliding, bones rub against each other, causing pain, swelling, and loss of motion.1 Although the majority of patients with OA are 65 and older, recent research shows that osteoarthritis is not a by-product of aging. Family history of OA, being overweight, lack of exercise, and prior joint injuries are suggested as OA risk factors.

How Is Osteoarthritis Diagnosed?
OA is diagnosed through a combination of clinical history, patient examination, and x-rays. Other tests, such as drawing fluid from the joint, are sometimes used.

The signs of OA include:
Steady or intermittent joint pain
Joint stiffness after sitting, sleeping, or otherwise not moving for a long time
Swelling or tenderness in the joints
A crunching feeling or the sound of bones rubbing against each other.
If you experience any of these signs, consult your health care provider. While the diagnosis is relatively easy to make, it is often harder to establish whether or not OA causes the patient’s symptoms. That’s why the treating doctor needs to not only make the diagnosis, but also rule out other disorders and conditions that can make the symptoms worse.1 Timely diagnosis and treatment can help manage pain, improve function, and slow the degeneration.

Should Osteoarthritis Patients Exercise?
Exercise is one of the best forms of OA treatment— and prevention. It strengthens the muscular support around the joints and improves and maintains joint mobility and function. In addition, exercise helps control weight and improves the patient’s mood and outlook— important factors influencing the severity of the symptoms.

If you suffer from OA, consider the following exercise tips:
Low-impact or non-weight-bearing activities, such as walking, stationary training, and light weight training work best for OA patients.
Use strengthening exercises if the key muscle groups that relate to the function of the joints are weakened by the degeneration.
If you are overweight, start exercising carefully, so as not to put too much stress on the knee and ankle joints.
Stair climbing, water aerobics, Theraband workouts, and similar exercises will help to keep the joints mobile without straining them.
Learn to read the body’s signals and know when to stop, slow down, or rest.
How Can Your Chiropractor Help?
Doctors of chiropractic, by the nature of their work, can detect the earliest degenerative changes in the joints. They see the impact of degenerative changes in the spine, as well as in the hips, knees, and other weight-bearing joints. Doctors of chiropractic are also trained to relieve the pain and improve joint function through natural therapies, such as chiropractic manipulation, trigger-point therapy, or some massage techniques.

Doctors of chiropractic can provide exercise counseling, helping you choose exercises that are best for you. If a sore or swollen joint prevents you from exercising, talk to your doctor of chiropractic about other drug-free pain-relief options, such as applying heat or cold to the affected area. In addition, your doctor of chiropractic can help you choose proper supplements that play important roles in OA prevention and treatment. 01/15/2014

50 Simple Health Tips - Whole Living Wellness

Wednesday Wellness: Wonderful set of Homeopathic Remedies for the everyday complaint. Live life well! Browse Whole Living's 50 Simple Health Tips collection. Also get diet & weight loss advice, answers to medical questions, and learn about tips for better sleep at

[01/14/14]   Testimonial Tuesday: Susanna J.

"Dr. Linzey is particularly attentive and LISTENS carefully. Besides being very "chiropractically" skilled he is also intuitively skilled. I am able to count on him time and again for consistent results. It is not surprising that other chiropractors seek him out for their adjustments. Highly recommended. I have been a client of his on a regular basis for about two years."


Timeline Photos 01/09/2014

ACA - Backpack Misuse Leads to Chronic Back Pain, Doctors of Chiropractic Say

Topic Thursday: Back to School with Backpacks.

Check out these great tips for making sure your taking the very best care of yours and your children's backs :) Back pain is pervasive among American adults, but a new and disturbing trend


Back Pain Exercise Tips

Wednesday Wellness:
Great back Stretches and Exercises while in recovery from injury. Make sure to consult your Chiropractor though before returning to exercise.

[01/07/14]   Testimonial Tuesday: Simon R.

"Just had a second session of adjustments with Dr. kevin. Really nice and sincere guy with a great bedside manner.

Just a few hours he helped me out with a tweaked / strained neck sustained while stepping off a curb!! and i already feel 90% better. He was able to locate my issue right away and realign me so that i can move freely again for the 1st time in a couple of weeks.

I have been visited a lot of chiropractors over the years and Dr kevin gets top marks.

I highly recommend him"


Monday's Message: Robert Frost

Monday Message: "Work More .. Worry Less!"

"The reason worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work." 01/02/2014

ACA - Carpal Tunnel

Topic Thursdays: Carpal Tunnel Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most expensive of all work-related injuries. Over his or her lifetime, a carpal tunnel patient loses about $30,000

[12/31/13]   Testimonial Tuesday: Russell B.

"Dr. Kevin Linzey is truly talented and passionate about his work. His technique is ironclad. I always seem to feel uneasy with other chiropractors and it throws off my adjustments. But Dr Linzey is fast, swift and very accurate in his assessing my mal-alignments. As a personal trainer, I am always concerned with who handles my body and I can say with confidence that Dr Linzey is worth visiting."


Monday's Message: Benjamin Disraeli

Monday Message: " Little things bother little minds.."
-Benjamin Disraeli

"Little things bother little minds."


Monday's Message - Season of Giving: Gahndi



FUN FRIDAYS: GIFT GIVING ! Performance Chiropractic and Studiomix help you give the gift of health! 1 week left to address your holiday cards at Studiomix Gym!


Performance Chiropractic and Studiomix is making holiday gift giving even easier ! Now through December 22nd you can give the gift of health ON US!

1 . Come into Studiomix and pick out your favorite holiday cards.
2. Address and Sign Holiday Cards to as many of your friends, family, and co-workers as you would like.
3. Drop unsealed in assigned basket. We will include in each addressed holiday card a 1 week pass to Studiomix Gym AND a gift card to Performance Chiropractic for a Free Exam and Consultation. We pay the postage and send!


ACA - Sciatica

TOPIC THURSDAYS: WHAT IS SCIATICA? Sciatica describes persistent pain felt along the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back, down through the buttock, and into the lower leg. The sciatic nerve is the longes 12/19/2013

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Check out this guide to an Ergonomic workstation for all you desk jockeys out there. Enjoy and always feel free to follow up to these postings with questions related to material presented.. OR even better ask Dr. Kevin more about ergonomics on your next visit to our office:)
Video provided by the American Chiropractic Association

ACA member Dr. Amy Grabowski walks us through a proper workstation set up.

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"May you always have walls for the wind.. " Happy Saturday !




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