A Few Words from Drs. David and Melody
It's March and, appropriately, the season to spring into action. This month's newsletter is devoted to helping you and your family exercise safely. The first article will help you enjoy your bike rides even more; it provides great advice on fitting your bicycle to your body and on getting maximum protection from your bike helmet.

And, we all want make sure that our kids can participate in sports without injury -- the second article will help you do just that. That article also discusses the importance of chiropractic care in preventing sports-related injuries, which applies to athletes of all ages. Enjoy getting out there...safely!

With great appreciation,
Drs. David and Melody


Fit to Ride: Fun and safety bike-fit basics

Whether you ride on-road or off, pedal casually or competitively, it's important to pay close attention to how your bicycle fits your body. A properly fitted bike will allow you to ride comfortably and safely, avoid injury, and produce more power, so you can go faster with the same or less effort. Read the linked article to learn about the five basic components to fitting a bicycle: frame size, saddle height, saddle position, saddle tilt and handle bar position and distance.
Always Wear a Helmet! A bicycle crash can happen at any time; however, according to the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration, a properly fitted bicycle helmet reduces the risk of head injury by as much as 85 percent and the risk of brain injury by as much as 88 percent. This article also includes important tips to help ensure correct helmet fit.

Family Matters
International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
Keep young athletes healthy & fit
It’s March, when children are starting to play baseball, soccer and other spring sports. Unfortunately, as exercise increases, so do injuries. The linked article provides great information on how to protect your young athlete: Learn about the importance of proper warm up routines, nutrition and hydration, maintaining a healthy weight level, using the right athletic equipment, and rest.

And consider having your child examined at Body of Light. Chiropractors are licensed and trained to care for the neuromusculoskeletal system and can provide advice on sports training, nutrition, and injury prevention to young athletes. A proper chiropractic evaluation by a qualified pediatric chiropractor helps keep children in the game.

Body of Light SpotLight: Body of Light treats athletes, from casual to elite

Who do you treat? We see everyone from kids in their first soccer season to bike enthusiasts to University of Oregon team members and coaches.

Why do athletes seek chiropractic care? Because it is a non-invasive, drug-free way to better health and performance. Chiropractors focus on the entire structure of the body rather than just the obviously injured part. For this reason, we can often detect and help to prevent an injury that might normally be overlooked or ignored.
Are there research studies documenting how athletes benefit? There is a growing body of research that clearly shows the relationship between chiropractic care and athletic performance. For example, a Canadian research team included chiropractic care in the rehabilitation program of injured female long distance runners. Not only did these runners recover quickly, seven of them actually scored "personal best" performances while under chiropractic care.

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