One Warm Coat 2018

Our One Warm Coat drive is back and we have a goal of collecting over 150 coats for those in need!

Did you know that for the nearly 15% of Americans living in poverty, a warm winter coat is in the “extra” column of their budget? You can help these individuals and families by donating new or gently used coats in children or adult sizes during regular office hours now until December 14th and help us reach our goal. These coats will go to local shelters for those who need warmth most.

Join us and give the gift of warmth this holiday season!

To help spread the word, we’re asking that you spread the event on Facebook so we can reach our goal of 150 coats this Winter!  https://www.facebook.com/events/1929603744011789/

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Back To School With Beebe Chiropractic and Wellness

It’s back to school time and we’re getting in the spirit of things by holding learning events every Wednesday evening in September!  Join Dr. Beebe each Wednesday at 6:15pm in September for a discussion on the benefits of Quantum Neurology and how he has seen it impact patients in his practice.

The therapy employs the same techniques used to help elite athletes maximize their performance to restore function lost due to an injury.

People who can benefit from Quantum Neurology therapy include patients who have suffered from:

  • Accidents.
  • Brain injuries.
  • Spinal cord injuries.
  • Strokes.

The therapy also has produced results for people diagnosed with:

  • Learning disabilities.
  • Autism.
  • Dyslexia.
  • Attention-deficit disorder (ADD).

Come see us this Wednesday and see if Quantum Neurology is the right thing to implement into your treatment plan.

Posted in Mental Health, Techniques & Treatments, Technology, Tigard Chiropractor

7 Fun Activities To Try Before Summer Ends

We all know that Summer is coming to an end.. Some are happy to be rid of the summer heat, or to have the kiddos back in school. But others are sad to see the long sunny days come to an end.

We came across this article on MindBodyGreen.com and had to share!

With so many outdoor activities, summer is a great time to work out in new and adventurous ways! These summer activities will strengthen your muscles, stoke your metabolism and burn fat almost effortlessly, since you’ll be having so much fun!

Enjoy these sports with a family member or friend, soak up the sun and breathe in that beautiful fresh air.

Below is a list of summer sports that you may want to swap in for a traditional gym session. I’ve included a few tips that may be helpful for each activity. Have fun!

1. Rock climbing

This sport can seem intimidating at first, but all it takes is one climb to realize your inner strength. You’ll feel empowered and ready to take on any obstacle!

Two tips:

1. Start slow and make sure you have supervision and guidance.

Don’t feel like you have to conquer a major rock in order to get the benefits from this fun sport. Begin at an indoor wall or get a guide to take you up the rock to start.

2. Use your legs.

Though many think climbing strength is all in your arms, legs actually have much more power and when used correctly, will help get you to the top in no time.

 

2. Surfing

Surfing has it all: it’s a killer upper body workout, provides the calming effects of the ocean and will get you natural blonde highlights. Who could ask for more? Not to mention, you’re likely to run into good looking surfers, and could even have a dolphin sighting or catch an epic sunset.

Two tips:

 1. Start with a soft-top board.

This is the easiest to learn on and will not feel uncomfortable when lying on your stomach.

2. Practice your popup before you hit the waves.

Lie face down with your hands directly under your shoulders. Press into your hands and jump your feet hip-width apart with one foot in front of the other. Repeat 10 times.

 

3. Beach volleyball

This workout is not only incredible cardio and serious toning from head to toe, it’s also a great opportunity to bond with your friends or family. It’s an amazing way to spend the day at the beach, while burning a high amount of calories and building strength.

Two tips:

 1. Don’t feel intimidated … at all!

 You don’t need any specific background to start playing. With a little practice, you’ll be able to pick it up.

 2. Wear a sporty bathing suit.

As much as I love bikinis, you won’t find me playing in them. There’s nothing worse than feeling like you can’t move on the court. Wear a suit that’s comfortable, flattering and adorable!

 

4. Tennis

Channel your inner Serena and hit that backhand like a pro. With the US Open almost here, it’s the perfect time to get out on the court and run around.

 Two tips: 

1. Ease into it.

Since tennis is usually performed on a hard court, your body may not be used to quick movements on such a firm surface. Try not to play too many days in a row, at least at first.

 2. Treat yourself to a tennis skirt.

 It’s important to have a place to put the extra tennis balls when you’re serving. Not to mention, you’ll look adorable on and off the court!

5. Stand-up paddleboarding

If you can get to a beach or lake this summer, you are bound to see a paddleboard rental shop. It’s the perfect sport for exploring your surroundings, toning your core and getting a tan. Need I say more?

 Two tips:

 1. Protect your skin from the sun.

 You’ll still get a great tan while wearing a strong sunscreen because the water is reflective and much more intense when you’re out there. Be careful!

 2. Bring water.

 It’s easy to stay out paddling since it’s such a blast and so picturesque. You’ll be happy to have a backpack with a big water bottle. No need to get dehydrated.

 

6. Hiking

If you’re close to mountains or big hills, definitely get up and explore. There’s something very healing and grounding about being in the mountains. You’ll also get a killer cardio workout as an added benefit!

Two tips:

1. Wear proper footwear.

You don’t want to have any blisters at the end of the day, which only come from unfitted or uncomfortable footwear. If you are going to be doing many hikes, get yourself a pair of real hiking boots. If not, just make sure that your tennis shoes are comfortable and you’re wearing socks that cover your ankles.

2. Avoid using your cell phone.

Take this time to enjoy nature and disconnect from the everyday rush. You can bring a phone for safety purposes but try to stay off it. You will feel refreshed and rejuvenated!

7. Swimming

Whether you’re in a pool or in the ocean, spending 20 to 30 minutes swimming will clear your mind, tone your muscles and burn some serious calories. You’ll feel energized, peaceful and happy (plus get the incredible benefits of a truly full-body workout).

 Two tips:

 1. If you’re in a pool, make sure to lather your hair in conditioner and then put a cap on.

 This is the perfect trick to keep your beautiful locks healthy. Once you finish your swim, wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner.

 2. Take it up a notch by performing intervals.

This will work your anaerobic system, which helps burn more fat and get you lean. If you’re in a pool, swim one lap as fast as you can, then swim two laps at a slow pace. Repeat this pattern for 20 minutes.

 If you’re in a lake or in an ocean, time your workouts with a stopwatch by performing for 30 seconds as fast as possible and then going slowly for one minute. Repeat this sequence for 20 minutes.

 

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Special Mother’s Day Offer!

All for the discounted price of $97

Your gift will will include:

  • An initial exam and X-ray if needed
  • Two treatments
  • 30 minute pulse session
  • Original total price: $345 – you save $248!

This is a great way to show mom that you love and care about her. This is a limited time Mother’s Day offer!

Please contact the office to purchase your gift certificate.
(503) 620-1280

Posted in Auto Injuries, Back Pain, Chronic Pain, Health & Wellness, Holidays, Techniques & Treatments

Spring Cleaning for your Health

At Beebe Chiropractic we know how important whole body health is. Below we have outlined a few things we would like you to keep in mind this Spring, in order for you to set yourself up for health success in the months to come.

  1. Buy Local Organic Produce

By supporting local organic produce, you are doing more than just staying healthy and helping yourself, you are building a bigger and better culture for your community.  You can probably guess why local organic produce is better for you – less nutrient loss through processing and imports before, but how else is buying local making an impact?

By supporting local produce, you are helping to make a difference in the famers’ lives which allows the rest of the community benefit from fresh food at reasonable prices now and in the future. If farmers are doing well, they will be less likely to sell their land for commercial development purposes – this is beneficial to keeping taxes lower and benefits the local environment and wildlife habitat that Oregonians treasure.

 

  1. Research a Cleanse

Unless you are already eating a vegan-like diet, you are naturally building up toxins within your body. Short-term these toxins may affect your energy levels, thought processing, and may induce physical ailments. Long-term, if a cleanse is not performed, toxins can cause inflammation which can possibly lead to autoimmunity, heart disease, and cancer.

Everyone’s diets are different and not every cleanse is the same! It is important that you evaluate your diet and do what is best for you. Research and implement the correct cleanse for you.

Here is a general overview for types of cleanses. You can categorize cleanses from beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Beginner will have you cut out certain types of foods from your diet such as dairy, animal protein, sugar, and wheat/gluten, and processed foods. If you have already cut most of these out then you may want to try a vegan cleanse. Finally, you may want to try a raw food or juice cleanse if your diet is already clean, you just have to make sure you are ready physically and mentally. If you have any other questions, give us a call or schedule an appointment with Dr. Beebe.

 

  1. Schedule Chiropractic and Wellness Appointments for the year.

Pain is real. When it takes over, you aren’t able to do the things you love to do, let alone the basics of everyday life. Whether you are suffering from pain through a recent auto accident or sports injury, have a condition such as an autoimmune disease or other chronic illness,  or have been experiencing ongoing neck and back pain, contact us today! Our goal is to help you return to the life you want as quickly as possible.

Dr. Beebe will listen to you, then communicate with you and educate you about a specifically tailored wellness path with necessary appointments that will help you feel better and live a happier life.

Dr. Beebe uses a “whole person approach” when delivering care and treatments. By combining the very best hands-on-technique, state-of-the-art physiotherapy procedures, and providing the newest and highest quality natural vitamins and mineral supplements on the market today, he is able to help you to accelerate and/or maintain your journey to good health.

This is the best time of year to look ahead and plan for the future. Give us a call or visit us online to schedule your reoccuring wellness appointments today.

 

  1. Spend time outdoors.

While the seemingly infinite technology we have at our fingertips is great and makes our lives easier in many ways, we can also just as easily become negligent of the negative impacts staring down on a screen can have on our health. Our bodies have evolved to naturally benefit from the outside world around us and while it is best to regularly spend time outdoors, even a weekend trip will help reset our bodies.

The constant bombardment of stimulation our minds take in on a daily basis is more draining than we notice. Take a step back from it all and then a step outside, listen to the birds chirp and watch the trees sway in the wind. Taking in the stimulation our bodies naturally process will help act as a natural refuel and recharge for your mental battery. Even just for a moment, escaping the noise, stress, and busyness of our everyday lives and relaxing outside will improve your health in the long run. Have you taken a 15 minute walk today?

 

  1. Clean and Declutter your home.

Having a cluttered living space with unfinished “projects” can, as you may expect, induce stress and fatigue just as if you were unorganized or have unfinished projects at work. Keeping your home clean regularly, rather than doing a deep clean occasionally, will feel more natural rather than something you feel like you have to do as a chore.

This will allow for your home to feel relaxing and recharging rather than another place where you have work to do. This will improve your health by sleeping better, helping you stay organized in other facets (such as finally getting on that consistent gym schedule), and an overall more positive mental state.

What steps will you take to better your wellness this Spring? We would love to hear from you.

Posted in Auto Injuries, Back Pain, Exercise, Health & Wellness, Mental Health, Natural Remedies, Nutrition

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Slip and Fall Injuries

Beware of slip and fall injuries! All this snow and ice we have been having during this historically cold and wet January has been a wonder to witness and great for children to play in. But this comes at an increased risk of slipping and falling; don’t underestimate the injuries that can occur when you hit the ground, especially as you age.

If spending time outside, we suggest wearing appropriate footwear, along with clothing. If possible, wear your shoes with the best traction, ideally snowshoes (I’m sure these are absent for most of us who don’t spend a lot of time in the snow) or boots with large treads or spikes. Avoid wearing any type of running or athletic shoe because of the material they are made with, your feet will get wet and could lead to you getting sick or worse.

Besides taking some embarrassment and a hit to our pride, more injuries can occur from falling. After falling you may experience spine, hip, forearm, leg, ankle, pelvis, upper arm, and hand injuries.

If you aren’t feeling pain but you feel a bit off sometime after the fall, you should still see a chiropractor to get checked out. You may not have fractured or broken anything but your body may have gotten misaligned and may need a manual adjustment to get realigned.

If you have any questions or need to be seen please contact us today.

Posted in Back Pain, Chronic Pain, Health & Wellness, Preventative Treatments, Safety, Symptoms & Conditions, Techniques & Treatments

Snowboarding / Skiing / Snowshoeing Injuries / Aches and Pains

With this colder weather, it has been great to head up the mountain and hit the slopes. Although, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned snowboarder/skier, if you are not prepared or even just unlucky, injuries will happen. Unexpected/poor weather, improper equipment, improper physical preparation, and poor judgment all lead to injuries.

Most of these can be prevented or kept to a minimum through proper preparation such as warming up, strength training, checking for faulty equipment, practicing correct/safe techniques, and following the rules of the slope. But accidents happen as well as natural aches and pains through the sport occur just like a runner can get runner’s knee or a football player feeling sore.

Due to the types of movements made and equipment used, snowboarders and skiers experience slightly different injuries. Snowboarders see more upper-body injuries due to falling and landing with your shoulders/arms/hands the nature of not having any upper body equipment, while skiers see more lower-body injuries due to the twisting and turning motions made putting pressure on hips/knees/ankles.

Here is a list of common snowboarding and skiing injuries:

  • Concussion
  • Shoulder separation/dislocation/fracture
  • Neck strain
  • Anterior, posterior, meniscus cruciate ligament knee injuries (ACL, PCL, MCL)
  • Muscle and lower back strains
  • Herniated Discs
  • Skiers thumb, wrist sprains and tendinitis
  • Fractured fingers
  • Common muscle and joint strains, sprains, soreness

If you do find yourself injured, you should seek a doctor immediately. Even if you believe a chiropractor may not be the correct doctor to help you with your injuries, Dr. Beebe has a deep history in treating sports injuries (he was team chiropractor of the Portland Lumberjacks professional la crosse team!).

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Posted in Back Pain, Chronic Pain, Exercise, Health & Wellness, Preventative Treatments, Safety, Symptoms & Conditions, Techniques & Treatments

What To Do If You or Someone You Know Got Into An Auto Accident

If you have minor pain not going away or you’re not quite feeling the same you may want to see a chiropractor.

The past couple of weeks in Oregon has seen lower temperatures and more snow in some time, and while beautiful, it caused a myriad of problems for schools, public transit, and all of our commutes to and from work. With the slick conditions, there have unfortunately been an increased number in auto accidents and injuries as result.

Many of the accidents have been low speed, low impact because drivers found themselves braking and sliding into objects, ditches, and each other. Your accident, no matter how minor, could have caused problems for your body that needs to get treated immediately. If you were in an accident and feel any pain you should seek treatment.

The types of accidents and the common resulting pain you should look out for:

  • Front Collisions: Head, chest, and lower limb injuries.
  • Back Collisions: Head, neck, spine, and chest injuries.
  • Side Collisions: Abdomen/pelvis, head, chest, lower limb injuries.

But more often than not, people do not feel any immediate pain following the collision and this sometimes ends up causing the most damage. Injuries may not make themselves apparent until weeks, months, or even years after the accident. It is important that you see a doctor within two weeks of the accident because a problem that arises weeks or months after the accident will be more difficult to fix than acting on it soon after the accident. (One problem can lead to many if not treated!)

Got in an accident and not sure if you are injured? Here are some common signs that you may have an injury that will continue to get worse if not treated:

  • A common complaint of auto accident victims is that they don’t feel like their normal selves.
  • Obvious symptoms like muscle stiffness or spasm, neck pain, headaches, numbness and tingling, back pain.
  • Difficulty sleeping, irritability, memory loss, fatigue, and concentrating.
  • Or worse than that, you may be injured and feel nothing at all.

Going to the hospital and seeing a doctor is always a good idea but many times you may be cleared and deemed healthy with injuries overlooked. This is why sometimes it is important to see a specialist with experience in auto accidents to properly diagnose your problems accompanied with treatments to get you back to the way you were or even better!

Dr. Beebe has been trained in the biomechanics of the human body, and treats these injuries every day. In addition, x-rays can be taken to find out if there has been any structural damage. At Beebe Chiropractic, we evaluate auto accident injuries and make any appropriate referrals to other health care providers if needed. Our primary responsibility is caring for you if you need it, as well as submitting the required medical reports to the insurance company so your rights are protected.

If we can’t help you, we will refer you to a doctor or facility that can.

Call Beebe Chiropractic today at 503.620.1280

to schedule your initial consultation!

Posted in Auto Injuries, Back Pain, Chronic Pain, Health & Wellness, Osteoporosis, Posture, Preventative Treatments, Symptoms & Conditions, Techniques & Treatments

Why Athletes Should See Chiropractors

Whether you are high school/college athlete, a professional athlete, or even just someone who loves to play sports to stay in shape – injuries will happen. If we are in the latter, or even an amateur athlete, most of the time we will just use some combination of ice and rest to remedy our injury. While this seems like the most common practice, it may not be for the best.

It is important how we treat our injuries. Of course, the better the treatment the faster we can return to our sport, but the quality of treatment can also help prevent future or recurring injuries due to body imbalances. There is a reason why most professional sports team have a team chiropractor.  In fact, Dr. Beebe was the team chiropractor of the Portland Lumberjacks professional lacrosse team, as well as has worked with other professional athletes and Olympians.

Here are 3 ways Chiropractic treatments benefit athletes:

1. Spinal Adjustments

This will help with return bodies to optimal mobility and improve overall mobility by rebalancing the body.

With spinal manipulation, manual impulses are performed to needed joints. This releases pressure in the joint and aligns muscles and joints so they are able to work together properly. Spinal mobilization is used for athletes that need a more a gentle approach, which use tools or simple stretches to release pressure in joints.

2. Pain relief

While spinal adjustments may relieve pain from tension for any further pain, chiropractors utilize natural and drug free methods to reduce pain involving ice, heat, and electro-therapy.

3. Injury Prevention

Even if an athlete is not notably injured or feeling any intense pain, they still may be prone to injury. Chiropractors can check muscles and spine to find imbalances and alleviate tension strengthening the athlete leaving them less likely to injure themselves or to limit the damage of an injury.

Posted in Back Pain, Chronic Pain, Exercise, Health & Wellness, Natural Remedies, Preventative Treatments, Techniques & Treatments
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