Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Growing Family Expo Update

We apologize for not updating you in the last couple of weeks. We have been very busy helping all the New Practice Members from the Growing Family Expo and an event we did for Fleet Feet the following week. Excited doesn't describe how happy we are to help these folks!

Below are some pictures (soon to be added) of the Growing Family Expo.

We were joined by our new Chiropractic Assistant, Jamie, who'll you'll meet real soon! With her help Dr. Dalessandro and I were able to talk with and check a large number of people.

Saturday, there was a big crowd and lots of activity. Or maybe it seemed like a lot of activity since we were next to the children's play area where there was a toy drum set that was the most popular attraction there! What did you say? My hearing is slowing coming back.

Sunday, the crowd was more tame, but we still saw a good number of people and the drum set mysteriously disappeared (you can buy it on E-bay for next to nothing). Just kidding, just kidding. Oh and I was involved in a sort of "Daddy Olympics". Enjoy the photo and a good laugh!

We were the hit of the show with our "Give-away prize", an iPod Nano!! The lucky winner was drawn on Monday. Congratulations to the Scarlatellas!!

Check back soon, we have some GREAT news to share with you!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Growing Family Expo

There is a great "Expo" next weekend you should all check out! It's called Cincy's Growing Family "The Ultimate Family Expo". So pack the kids up, don't forget Grandma and Grandpa, and take the whole family to the Sharonville Convention Center in Sharonville, OH! Check out the website to see who's all there. You might see something familiar like, I don't know, our logo!

Saturday, March 28 from 10a-5p
Sunday, March 29 from 11a-4p

Check us out!
We are doing a Q & A session from 11a - until they drag us off the stage!

Don't forget to put it in your blackberry's, calendars, PDAs or whatever you're using to keep your appointments. Oh yeah, you can invite friends to come along too and bring their families!

Directions can be found on the site but here is the address:
11355 Chester Rd.
Sharonville, OH 45246

See you all soon!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

What's all the Buzz about?

We are very excited to introduce you to the first "Wellness Buzz" of the year. So what's the "Wellness Buzz"? Every month at Gateway Chiropractic Center we will be sharing new and exciting information about wellness! We will be hosting speakers in different aspects of wellness. As you know, being well and staying well comes from within and is influenced by your lifestyle choices. So, we are going to help you out and give you some alternatives in the mainstream of wellness!

Our first presentation will be Wednesday, March 18 from 6pm-7pm! We will be featuring Fitness Together, a personal training studio with a GREAT reputation for getting RESULTS. They also keep our bods in shape! Check out their website! Come and listen to the latest information on fitness! It's FREE, it's FUN and you might just walk out a winner of a great door prize!!

It's really important to RSVP because space is limited to 25 people! Don't miss out! Call and reserve a spot for you and your guest! 513-891-7746

What a beautiful place to get in shape!

You are so generous!

First and foremost, we would like to send a big THANK YOU! to all of you that contributed to our Food Drive for The Lord's Rose Garden. It was a wonderful success!!! Lot's of families are going to be helped because of YOUR generosity, so THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

some of the donated food at GCC

This is Rose!

We look forward to making this an annual event and we're brainstorming ways to make it even bigger and better!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Food Drive for The Lord’s Rose Garden

As most of you know, throughout the year, Gateway Chiropractic Center engages in various community service projects with different groups around the city. This is all a part of our Community Outreach Program. In January of this year, we were contacted by The Lord's Rose Garden. Interestingly enough, the woman who contacted us, guess what her name was? Rose! She explained that they needed many things this time of year, one huge one is food. "We had an increase in the number of people visiting our food pantry the last couple of months (November and December) and in January and February we are expecting more and our supplies are greatly diminished," she said. Up for the challenge, we told her we would organize a Food Drive. With not much time to plan and wanting to get the food to them ASAP, we organized and got the flyers distributed.

We are asking for your help. The Food Drive is scheduled from Feb. 2-13. That means we have less than a week to get the food in our office so we can get it to the people at The Lord's Rose Garden! Are you up for the challenge?

The donation we are asking for is one bag of non-perishable food items. We would certainly accept more or less. Any donation is generous and greatly appreciated!

In the spirit of giving, we have tied the event with 2 very special offers.

1. If you recommend care to someone who schedules by Feb. 13, with their generous food donation they will receive their exam and consultation absolutely free! A savings of $93!

2. If you are a current Practice Member, you will receive a 15% coupon good for either Innate Choice Omega Sufficiency Fish Oil or Innate Choice Probiotic Sufficiency probiotics!

So let's go and make a difference! Please share this with at least one other person.

Thanks so much!!

Dr. Owens

Gateway Chiropractic Center

9380 Montgomery Rd. Suite 202

Cincinnati, OH 45242


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Conditions we have helped

Oftentimes people come to our office at their "wits end" because they haven't been helped through the traditional medical system with all the tests and no answers or are on the "Diagnosis Rollercoaster". Still others have tried "traditional" chiropractic or other alternative forms of healthcare without correction of their problems. Upper Cervical Healthcare IS DIFFERENT. It is specific to each individual case and it simply works! Because the number of conditions that have responded to and been corrected with Upper Cervical Care is so enormous, we compiled a list of some of the common conditions we have helped here at Gateway Chiropractic Center.

(In no particular order)

  1. Migraines
  2. Headaches
  3. Low back pain
  4. Sciatica
  5. Shoulder problems
  6. Knee pain
  7. Balance problems
  8. Dizziness
  9. Ear infections
  10. Vertigo
  11. Arm pain
  12. Neck stiffness
  13. Head pain
  14. Neck pain
  15. Fatigue
  16. Depression
  17. Postural problems
  18. Scoliosis
  19. Hip pain and degeneration
  20. Chronic pain
  21. Trigeminal neuralgia
  22. Fibromyalgia
  23. Numbness/Tingling anywhere
  24. Muscular Dystrophy
  25. Muscle pain and stiffness
  26. Ulcers
  27. Stress
  28. Insomnia
  29. Lack of energy
  30. Mid back pain
  31. Unknown Diagnoses
  32. High cholesterol
  33. High blood pressure
  34. Jaw/TMJ problems
  35. ...And Many More!

If you don't see the condition or "diagnosis" you've been given, don't worry there is still HOPE! Upper Cervical Care has been shown to help over 100 conditions! If you have head/neck misalignment creating Body Imbalance (see blog "What is Body Imbalance") it can CAUSE dysfunction anywhere in your body.

THANK YOU all for spreading the word of Upper Cervical Care and sending friends, family and co-workers to our blog!


Dr. Owens

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

What is Body Imbalance?

It sounds pretty obvious and it is! Once we explain, you'll start to be able to notice it in yourself and others. It all starts at the top of your body with head/neck misalignment. Did you know that your head weighs 8-14 lbs? Now, tilt your head to one side. How does that feel? Heavy, right! And strains your neck too! Probably not how you'd like to carry it all day. Am I right? But that's exactly how 90% of people are walking around and most don't even know it, until someone points it out. And by the way, this is NOT normal. Head tilt is the first sign of Body Imbalance.

Now, if you think your body doesn't like this, you are absolutely right! Our bodies are equipped with this really cool thing called the "Righting Reflex", which aims to keep your eyes level on the horizon at all times. It sounds simple enough, but it is a very powerful survival reflex, without it the body would be under dire stress. This brings us to the second sign of Body Imbalance. In order to keep your eyes level with your head tilted, your body will drop one shoulder, then a hip which in turn pulls up one leg causing it to appear shorter. However, your eyes are now level. What about the rest of the body? Doesn't that increase the strain on the shoulders, mid-back, low back, hips, knees and feet. YES!! You are now totally "crooked". This is called Body Imbalance. Does the amount of tilt matter? No, there are varying degrees of tilt and each person presents with tilts that may be more or less than another person. It is very individualized. For example, someone with a half inch head tilt might not have a lot of symptoms but someone with a quarter of an inch head tilt may have a lot. The important thing to know is that regardless of the amount of tilt or symptoms there is still Body Imbalance.

Do you think this affects your organs and other body systems? Of course it does! Head/neck misalignment has now altered the path of all the nerves that feed your organs and body systems. This includes your heart and circulatory system, your lungs and respiratory system, your liver, kidneys and waste elimination, your digestive and immune systems. It causes your body to use up a lot of valuable energy trying to keep you balanced inside and out, making you more susceptible to illnesses.

As I mentioned, Body Imbalance, starts at the top with the initial head/neck misalignment. How does this occur? It can start from birth, falls while learning to walk, playing sports, other falls, hitting your head, sleeping positions, car accidents among many others. It can also occur from repetitive movements or not moving as much as you should (sitting a lot at work, in car or at home). It can also occur because of emotional stressors you deal with daily including financial, family, work, etc… Chemical stressors can also be a cause. These may include poor diet, toxic household cleaners, etc…

How does it get corrected? An Upper Cervical Doctor is the only health professional trained to detect and correct this. The natural result of correcting the head/neck misalignment is
BODY BALANCE inside and out. This is why more than 100 conditions have responded to and were corrected with specific Upper Cervical Care.

Now that you're better informed about Body Imbalance, see if you can see it in yourself and others. When you do, please send them in so we can run the necessary exams to find out if they truly have a head/neck misalignment causing Body Imbalance.

Hope you all are staying safe and warm! See you when the snow clears!