Accessibility View Close toolbar

Ice Capades

In the depths of winter, adults, as well as children, exert themselves to engage in enjoyable outdoor activities that will keep them warm and provide both excitement and entertainment. Cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, sledding, ice hockey, figure skating, and speed skating all have their enthusiasts.

Many people are proficient in multiple winter sports. Others have no discernible degree of skill, yet persist owing to the exhilaration and good feelings that are obtained by asserting oneself in the face of freezing temperatures. Even in Southern California, where the winter temperatures are laughably warm compared to those registered in places where it gets authentically cold, residents feel the bite of winter. Even in warmer areas, children and anyone young at heart can visit ice rinks in neighborhoods malls and get a sense of what it's like to skate on frozen water.

Importantly, participation in winter sports may often lead to injury, owing in large part to the physical momentum involved in skating, skiing, and sledding. Although injuries are often random and result from unfortunate circumstances, we can take many protective measures to help prevent an injury, despite having sustained a hard fall on the ice or a rough tumble downhill.

Proper preparation for any winter outdoor activity includes making sure that your body is up to the task. We get ourselves ready for sports-type engagement by participating in regular physical exercise. When we do aerobic exercises, we're training our heart, lungs, and circulatory system to increase their efficiency. Over time, we become better able to breathe more deeply, providing increased amounts of oxygen to power our muscles and other metabolic processes.

When we do strength-training exercises, we're developing the ability of our muscles and bones to support and maneuver with increased mechanical loads -- abilities needed for skiing and skating and other winter sports. Additionally, cardiovascular and strength-training exercises enhance the capabilities of our proprioceptive system, a network of nerve endings that help our bodies make instantaneous decisions regarding balance and position in three-dimensional space, subconscious skills that are critical to the successful enjoyment of winter activities.

Regular chiropractic care is a key component of our winter sports planning. Regular chiropractic care detects and corrects sources of nerve interference and restores and supports optimal mechanical function of the spinal column, our body's mechanical center. By making sure we are getting regular chiropractic care, we help ourselves get the most out of our exercise programs. In this way, regular chiropractic care helps us stay healthy, avoid injury, and have outdoor fun all winter long.

  1. Raabe ME, Chaudhari AMW: Biomechanical consequences of running with deep core muscle weakness. J Biomech 2017 Dec 6. pii: S0021-9290(17)30692-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2017.11.037. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Dreischart M, et al: Estimation of loads on human lumbar spine: A review of in vivo and computational model studies. J. Biomech 49(6):833-845, 2016
  3. Schuch FB, et al: Exercise as a treatment for depression: A meta-analysis adjusting for publication bias. J Psychiatr Res 77:42-51, 2016

Our Locations

Office Hours

AK Health Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Alternates. See calendar.

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Alternates. See calendar.

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

Reviews From our Satisfied Patients

  • "Dr. Beauchamp is my go to doctor, he is very well educated and he will work with you on any problem you may have. Whatever the problem may be, I highly recommend Dr. Beauchamp. He has a great personality as well."
    Rhonda B
  • "I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Beauchamp. He takes his time with every patient. He works hard to find the cause of your problem and correct it. It is amazing the health issues a good chiropractor trained applied kinesiology can help you with. My son travels all the way from Dyersburg, TN so that his family can be treated by Dr. Beauchamp. My grandsons are six and four. Do yourself a favor and make an appointment today."
    Glenda P
  • "Dr. Greg is a caring, compassionate and attentive chiropractor. He always pays attention to the details and gets to the root of the problem. I went to see Dr. Greg because I was having stomach problems and I was getting sick almost every morning. Dr. Greg didnt just adjust my back and send me on my way, he took the time to do specific muscle tests which allowed him to really figure out what was causing the stomach issues. He not only found the culprit but he corrected the problem and I havent had any issues since! I highly reccommend him, he is a great doctor and really cares about his patients"
    Victoria E