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athletic injuries

What causes most athletic-related sports injuries?

What causes most athletic-related sports injuries?

Have you ever experienced a traumatic sports injury? We talk a lot around here about the body’s incredible ability to heal itself. So ponder this: most athletic-related injuries happen because there is an internal imbalance in the body.

Concussions: Do I Just Wait?

Concussions: Do I Just Wait?

Wham! You get hit. Now you’re worried about a concussion. When we talk about concussions, what is it that’s happened to your brain?

Shin Splints Case Study

Shin Splints Case Study

a young athlete with a big heart

A sixteen-year-old girl came to the clinic with lower leg pain. She had shin splints the last two seasons of softball and felt the same excruciating pain going into this season. Up to this point she had tried medications, taping techniques, exercises, and ice with no lasting relief. The condition continued to get worse and was limiting her effectiveness to play.

After an appointment with Dr. Brad, he discovered that both of her talus bones were misaligned in her ankles, she had a misaligned pelvis, and her nutritional status was low.

Treatment consisted of pelvic and ankle adjustments twice a week for three weeks and then once a week for five weeks. We also taught this young athlete how to tape her ankles appropriately for her condition. Finally, we put her on appropriate nutritional supplements to aid in healing.

Within three weeks of treatment her shin pain was negligible and very tolerable. She was able to play the entire season with very little discomfort.

Hope For The Whole Family

Hope For The Whole Family

Amy and Guy are long time Hope Clinic patients who are kind enough to share their story of how Dr. Brad and the other specialists at Hope Clinic have affected the health and well-being of their whole family.

Hope For A Runner's Knee Pain

Hope For A Runner's Knee Pain

“I gave up running for one year because of knee problems. I was afraid my joints couldn’t take it and that I was causing long term damage. But Dr. Brad was optimistic that it was do-able for me to run.

His treatment was so simple and now I’m running again. My knees are dramatically improved and there are indications that the ligaments around my knees are realigning for better support!

I heartily recommend Dr. Brad. He cares and can improve what otherwise might seem hopeless. He believes running when appropriately supported is possible throughout life.”

- a happy runner

Hope For Concussions

Hope For Concussions

Concussions can be scary situations and we want you to know what to do in case you or someone you know might suffer from a concussion.

Smarter Ways To Avoid A Running Injury

Smarter Ways To Avoid A Running Injury

Dr. Brad advises his patients to always, whatever you do, always avoid running on the side of the road. Many of the stress fractures Dr. Brad has treated here at Hope Clinic were due to a patient running along the road. So what’s the problem with road running?

right for YOU running shoes

right for YOU running shoes

One of the reasons people seek out a professional to analyze their gait is to insure they are using the best shoe available. But sometimes this might not be as helpful as you think. And here's why.

Shoulder Therapy Exercises

Shoulder Therapy Exercises

Is your shoulder a little sore or stiff these days? It might be time for some safe and practical shoulder therapy exercises from Dr. Brad.

Hope For Back and Neck Soreness

Hope For Back and Neck Soreness

"Two days of back and neck soreness brought me in to Dr. Brad. He gave me outstanding care. He had obvious experience and proved to have excellent knowledge and technique.

I do highly recommend Dr. Brad.”

- a highly-educated and internationally-respected healthcare professional

Help Your Body Heal From Shin Splints

Your poor shin splits. It’s a pity really, because shin splints are so often misunderstood in our world of modern medicine. What actually is a shin splint? Good question.

How To Tape Your Shin Splints

How To Tape Your Shin Splints

Ready to learn how to tape your ankles to support that shin splint pain? You've come to the right place. Grab yourself some tape and let's get started.

Shoo mosquitoes, don't bother me!

Ever wondered about why mosquitoes go after some people more fiercely? Well, here's one reason that might be  true. 

The Scoop on Concussions

How do you know if you or your child has a concussion? Here are symptoms you should watch for. If you or someone you love has suffered from a concussion in the past, be sure to let Dr. Brad know on your next visit to the clinic.