In the past few weeks we have seen an increase of auto accidents in our office. I know myself, that after a car accident comes the stress of dealing with the insurance company, being without a car, and often hurting. If you are like many, your health will take a backseat to getting your car fixed. I often hear “I thought the pain would go away.” Well the problem with that is it may not go away, and if it does what problems will it cause in the future?
Often we look at the damage we can see to gauge the severity of a wreck. But improved cars with plastic bumpers that are built to rebound after impact, damage can seam very minor. The internal damage to our bodies is something that we can not see. The damage to our cars does not reflect the damage that has been caused to your body. A gentleman that was in my office had been in a roll over that totaled his car, however he himself showed little to no sign of physical injury. While other small fender benders caused severe whiplash. Here are some signs of whiplash to look for:
If you or someone you know has been injured in an auto accident tell them about our FREE Injury Evaluation 801-569-1141. Help prevent auto accidents by avoiding distractions, drive the speed for the current weather conditions, and wear your seat belt. Drive Safely!
This time of year everyone has a zucchini they are trying to get rid of but how much zucchini bread can you eat? We love this soup recipe that Missy’s mom would make. It could be even more healthy than this but this is how we like it.
4 tablespoon butter (real not fake)
2 Onions, chopped
8 small zucchinis (you can use large ones)
2 tablespoon season salt
4 c. low sodium chicken broth
1 c. milk (I like to use coconut milk)
1/4 c. flour
Adjust seasonings to taste and serve warm. My mother-in-law would add a spoonful of sour cream to each bowl when serving. We still do this to our kids bowls. For a complete meal add a side of chicken breast and 1/2 c. grains. We like to add the chopped chicken breast and cooked barley right into our soup– not how mom did it but it is healthier than a loaf of warm bread. ♥♥ U Mom
We love hearing about your successes when you come into the office. We treat many different types of athletes and athletes of all ages. I’d like to brag about Tayler a 12 year old patient who recently won the Highly coveted Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National Motocross Championship in Tennessee in the girls 9-13 class. She won all three motos declaring her the champion for 2016.
Tayler has been riding since she was four years old when her dad who loved to ride put her on a bike. It is her love for riding that has kept her and her family traveling across the nation competing. Most kids who compete at this level are home schooled- not Tayler! She loves school and her friends and just started 7th grade. Tayler not only rides motocross but snowboards, mountain bikes and crushes it at CrossFit. Her dad says “She excels because of her strong work ethic and her passion. What makes her so great is that she is a shy, humble kid who is not even aware of the award she just won. To her it is just another race.”
Your kids are probably much like Tayler, with a love for a sport that is demanding on their bodies. Let us help prevent, repair and provide pain relief that is drug free and without harmful side effects. Do not let pain get in the way of your goals. Call today 801-569-1141.
This time of year everyone wants to slim down to look and feel their best. I have heard many quotes like “abs are made in the kitchen” and “you can’t out run a bad diet” or “you are what you eat.” Heard any of these? They are all true but more importantly than looks is how do you feel? Did you know that many of the foods you eat are actually making you hurt? Many foods cause inflammation. Inflammation in arteries causes heart disease. Inflammation in joints cause pain. Even skin can become inflamed. Find out what these foods are that are making you hurt so that you can reduce them in your daily diet. If you are having a hard time including enough of the anti-inflammatory food in your diet stop by and we can help you start a whole food supplement from Standard Process. Call for questions or more information 801-569-1141.
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If I am ever trapped under a car, this is the family I’d want close by. The Caughey Family are World Champion Powerlifters. Their medals include a Gold Medal at Utah Summer Games, 23+ State and Regional titles, and several World Champion titles. They are as kind as they are strong. It has been rewarding to treat them and help them achieve their personal weightlifting goals. I have been able to review film to find biomechanical concerns and correct mechanical glitches that were preventing proper movement that leads to loss of strength, pain, and long term wear and tear.
I love my job and the people I get to work with. I love helping patients reach goals and feel good doing everyday activities. I have had back, knee, and shoulder injuries throughout my life. I know how it can cause emotional stress and prevent us from doing the things we love. Lets face it, it even prevents us from doing the things we don’t love but have to get done. A big thank you to the Caughey Family who were so kind to take time to write testimonials about how chiropractic and acupuncture has helped them and for allowing us to share their successes.
“In every visit Dr. Collard follows up with how my lifting is going and what changes I have noticed. Dr. Collard will review film with me to see if there are any biomechanical concerns I need to fix. Those small things have not only helped me with my lifting goals, but has improved my regular life! My recovery times are amazing. I feel structurally sound when I lift and attempt extremely heavy weight. Most importantly, my quality of life has greatly improved!” -Billy
“Through regular visits and acupuncture sessions I was able to compete at the World Championships and place top 5 in my age and weight class. Dr. Collard has helped me out so much! I tell everyone to come visit him because I know he will take good care of them.” -Natalie
“After visiting the doctor just before my last powerlifting meet, I was able to set a new world record in the dead lift and the push-pull for the 54-60 age class 242 pound weight division. I would recommend Dr. Collard to anyone, especially athletes.” -Bill
“After seeing Dr. Collard, I no longer must sit on a tailbone pillow. Long drives are now enjoyable-not painful. My sciatica is back to normal and it isn’t a painful transition from sitting to standing any longer.” -Gloria
Grilled Salmon with Coconut Curry Sauce
BBQ veggies and meat is a summer time staple. It’s flexible to cook with whatever you have on hand. At the Collard house we mix it up by adding different seasonings and sauces. Buy a grill basket or pan that has holes in it for your veggies. I bought two for $1 at the dollar store. We reuse them all summer. Or for a different texture we steam the veggies using tin foil.
Coconut Curry Sauce
We don’t always add a sauce but when we do the coconut curry is delicious. You can adjust this to how you like or Pinterest a great recipe, we use what we have on hand and try to keep in fresh with simple ingredients without sugar. If you make it yourself then you know what is in it. I use canned coconut milk , curry powered, Braggs Soy sauce and Thai chili paste.
In a sauce pan add
1 can light coconut milk
2 T. Braggs soy sauce
2 ½ T. Curry power
2 T. Thai Chili paste
Heat and serve. This sauce will not thicken up because we don’t add sugar. Trust me its still good! Enjoy
Category : Patient Appreciation
Because we love our patients we are giving away gift cards to Café Rio.
Throughout the year you have entrusted us by referring your friends and family and for this we want to show you our appreciation. You are the reason we love our job so much.