Mobility Workshop: Shoulder Rehab

ShoulderRehab

Join us on Tuesday April 9 at 6:30 pm for our Shoulder Rehab Mobility Workshop. Dr. Karo will be going over how our shoulders work and what you can do to decrease your risk of injuries and rehab injuries you may already have experienced.

Space is limited for this interactive workshop, so RSVP today to save your spot.

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Head to Toe Recap

Our monthly workshops are held at our practice in Santa Clara and are designed to help you get the most from your Neuro-Structural Care. Friends and family are always welcome!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Head to Toe Spinal Show this past Thursday. Check our Instagram and Facebook for some excerpts from the event. Our monthly workshops are designed to help you get the most from your Neuro-Structural Care. Friends and family are always welcome!

In June, we will be screening a short film called "Death & Diabetes in the City of Angles", followed by a conversation with the director of the documentary Jay Vera. This is an event you won't want to miss.

Proprioception, Your Sixth Sense

Proprioception refers to the sense or perception of your body position and movement. It’s your subconscious ability to know where your body is without touching or seeing it.  This sense is gained primarily from input from sensory nerves in tendons and the fibrous capsules of joints combined with input from your vestibular (balance) portion of the brain. 

So why is proprioception so important? This special ability allows our bodies to respond immediately to our environment. It is the process by which the body can fluctuate muscle contractions in immediate response to incoming information from external forces via stretch receptors in the muscles which keep track of the joint position in the body. The greatest example we see this is in sports where the body’s ability is impressively displayed. 

Proprioception works through the nervous system. In fact the greatest amounts of proprioceptive connections are in the spine, especially in the upper cervical (neck) area. This is because joint sense and position is so vital to normal function of the brain; we have the most receptors in the spinal column constantly giving the brain feedback of our position and motion. 

This is one of the reasons why at Platinum Chiropractic we do such a meticulous job of examining the upper cervical spine (neck). We use several objective measures to confirm this area is properly aligned and articulating (moving) normally to ensure appropriate feedback to the brain. When your spine is functioning normally, your brain gets proper information and stays healthy. This can also prevent injuries because the body is much more in tune and responds faster during a slip or fall.

This robot does not have proprioception, so it cannot react quickly to changes in the floor's surface to prevent itself from falling. If your nervous system is working well, you have a better chance of catching yourself before you fall and break a robot hip ;)