Entries by caitlin

‘Fall’ Prevention

The seasons are once again changing. Many people I talk with tell me this is their favorite season. Even if it is not, the cool weather, spectacle of changing leaves, and all the smells that accompany autumn have to make you smile. As the leaves begin to fall, everyone needs to take special precaution not […]

The Difference Between Manual Therapy and Chiropractic

Many neck and back patients can benefit from manual therapy to their spine. A common question that arises is “What is the difference between manual therapy and chiropractic care?” While the patient may perceive many similarities, they are rooted in very different philosophies. Most manual therapy is based on Osteopathic theories which focus on proper […]

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy and BPPV

Have you ever felt the space around you spin uncontrollably?  Have you had difficulty with balance and walking because of dizziness?  If so, vestibular therapy may be the right path for you.  As your physician will tell you, there are multiple causes of vertigo. It can be caused by something as simple as an ear […]

My Ankle Sprain Just Won’t Heal

At the 6th Annual St. Louis Soccer Conference hosted by Washington University Orthopedics, Dr. Jeffrey E. Johnson presented information on ankle sprains that won’t heal and referenced 18 other injuries that could be misdiagnosed as an ankle sprain. Ankle injuries account for approximately 15% of all sports injuries. Ankle sprains are the most common ankle […]

Grilled Asparagus with Caper Vinaigrette

Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds asparagus spears, trimmed 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided Cooking spray 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 garlic clove, minced 2 teaspoons capers, coarsely chopped 1/4 cup small basil leaves   Preparation Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Place asparagus in a shallow dish. Add 1 […]

Ham & Cheese Breakfast Casserole

This healthy update of a traditionally rich ham-and-cheese breakfast strata is made lighter primarily by losing a few egg yolks and using nonfat milk. Gruyère cheese has a delicious, nutty aroma and flavor, which means that with the relatively small amount in this recipe you still get a big impact. To finish the makeover use […]

Diet Soda or Regular Soda?

Many people believe that drinking diet soda is better than drinking regular soda, but that is a very common misconception. A new study put out by the Journal of the American Geriatric Society found that people that drank diet soda gained almost triple the abdominal fat over a nine year time frame versus those that […]