For the entire month of September..

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Bring in a donation for the

K9 Justice League and

you will receive $5 off any massage!

Just bring in any item on the list below

to the Body Logic office and you will receive

a coupon good for $5 off any massage!

Donation Items:

Towels, blankets, rags etc…

Exercise pens (found at any large pet store)

Leashes and Collars of any size (nylon material preferred)

Dog Crates of any size

Puppy milk replacement formula

Heating pads (ones that will not turn off automatically after an amout of time)

Doorway Gates

Dog toys of any kind

Treats of any kind (to be used for training)

Crib Matresses (which make excellent dog beds =)

 

 

September Massage Special

For the entire month of September..

Bring in a donation for the K9 Justice League and you will receive $5 off any massage!

Just bring in any item on the list below

to the Body Logic office and you will … Read More

 

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Veterinary chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health in animals. The discipline of chiropractic emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery.

Why use chiropractic treatment for animals?
The health of any animal depends upon the correct alignment of their body parts. Chiropractic techniques can provide an immediate reduction in pain and an increased range of motion. Chiropractic treatment can also identify and treat other undiagnosed or poorly managed health problems. For instance, because each spinal nerve leads directly or indirectly to a specific organ, chiropractic treatment can improve organ function.

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The following symptoms may indicate that your pet could benefit from a chiropractic adjustment:

  • Yelping in pain after a sudden movement when no other symptoms are present
  • Weak front legs with no site of pain
  • Dryness of the eyes for an extended period of time
  • Looking, yelping or biting when being picked up around the chest area
  • Hunched back
  • Muscle spasms along the back
  • Hip pain in the hind legs with no sign of canine arthritis
  • Trouble standing or laying down
  • Inability to jump
  • Fatigue or lethargy
  • Changes in behavior, such as depression or aggression
  • Decreased levels of activity or decreased appetite

Chiropractic care is an excellent way to prevent and treat joint degeneration in your pet. Proper vertebral alignment keeps the body from shifting into unhealthy positions to compensate for joint pain caused by injury or degeneration.

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Regular manual orthopedic manipulation, especially with large and giant breed dogs, will help keep the musculoskeletal system from degenerating as the aging process occurs. It can also help keep your pet moving comfortably throughout her whole life.

To find an animal chiropractor near you, visit http://www.animalchiropractic.org/avca-doctor-find.htm .

Animal Chiropractic Care

 

Veterinary chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health in animals. The discipline of chiropractic emphasizes the inherent … Read More

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Homemade Pumpkin Dog Treats

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 3 Tbsp crunchy or creamy peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp water

Preparation:

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly. (It will be very thick – just keep stirring!)
2. Sprinkle extra whole wheat flour on cookie sheet and roll out dough. Sprinkle more flour on top to prevent sticking.
3. Use either a cookie cutter or the top of a jar as I did to cut out the desired shape for your doggy treats.
4. If you want paw prints like the dog treats I made, simply take your pointer finger, and press your print into the bottom of the circle.  Then take your pinkie and make four indentions above that circle… and voila! A puppy paw!
5. Remove excess dough and re-roll for another batch.  Bake at 325 for 20-25 minutes until the treats have turned a golden brown.  They’ll be nice and crunchy for your lucky pup!

 

And for the cat lovers!

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Cheesy Cat Treats

Makes about 10 dozen

Ingredients:

3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

3/4 cup whole wheat flour

1/4 cup sour cream or plain yogurt

1/4 cup cornmeal

5 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

A few Tbsp water

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. While your oven is preheating, combine all the ingredients into dough. Add water by one tablespoon at a time until the dough sticks together.
  3. Knead the dough into a ball and then roll it out to 1/4-inch. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces and bake for 25 minutes on prepared cookie sheet.

Homemade Cat and Dog Treats

Homemade Pumpkin Dog Treats

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 2 eggs 2/3 cup pure pumpkin puree 3 Tbsp crunchy or creamy peanut butter 1 Tbsp water

Preparation:

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix … Read More

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Body Logic’s 3rd Annual Fun in the Sun for K9’s- As a way of giving back to the community, Body Logic is holding a fundraiser for K9 Justice League. There will be music, food, games, raffles, local vendors and crafters, animal communicator Chris Stakes along with adoptable dogs from several local rescues. 100% of the money raised will go directly to help our dogs! Please join us on Sunday, September 20th from 12PM-4PM at Tractor Supply, 200 Fisher Arch Virginia Beach,VA 23456.

We will also be collecting donations for the K9 Justice League at the Body Logic office. Below is a list of desired donations:

Towels, blankets, rags etc…

Exercise pens (found at any large pet store)

Leashes and Collars of any size (nylon material preferred)

Dog Crates of any size

Puppy milk replacement formula

Heating pads (ones that will not turn off automatically after an amout of time)

Doorway Gates

Dog toys of any kind

Treats of any kind (to be used for training)

Crib Matresses (which make excellent dog beds =)

You can drop off any donations during our regular business hours!

September Upcoming Events

Body Logic’s 3rd Annual Fun in the Sun for K9’s- As a way of giving back to the community, Body Logic is holding a fundraiser for K9 Justice League. There will be music, food, games, raffles, local vendors and crafters, … Read More

According to a 2008 study published in the American Journal of Public Health, dog owners are 57-77% more physically active than those people not owning a dog.  It was proposed that encouraging more dog walking may increase the overall physical activity of the community1.

As health care providers, we frequently promote increasing physical activity to improve range of motion, increase blood flow to the muscles, and increase strength.  For some patients, old and young, arthritis or other joint conditions may limit the ability to be as physically active as desired.  When pain levels are just too high or the joints are just too stiff, the physical activity usually doesn’t happen.  Unfortunately, when the person misses out of the physical activity, the dog does too. And there’s something about those puppy dog eyes looking up at you that just breaks your heart!

Let us help!  Besides offering massage therapy or chiropractic care, we have a supplement that can provide the components needed for the body to move easier with less pain. Standard Process’ Glucosamine Synergy is designed to support and encourage healthy joint function. The ingredients support cartilage growth, provide nutrients for connective tissue and joint health, and have natural anti-inflammatory properties help relieve discomfort in affected areas.  When combined with quality water intake and other healthy lifestyle choices, the improvements in mobility can be amazing.

With the addition of Glucosamine Synergy into a daily regimen, not only does the owner feel better, but the dog benefits from the increased activity! Dogs make great workout partners and can provide much needed companionship.  Give that love back by freeing yourself to be more active without pain.  Call or visit the office today to find out about our special pricing for Glucosamine Synergy throughout the month of September.

  1. Hayley Cutt, BSc, Billie Giles-Corti, PhD, Matthew Knuiman, PhD, Anna Timperio, PhD, and Fiona Bull, PhD. Understanding Dog Owners’ Increased Levels of Physical Activity: Results From RESIDE. Am J Public Health. 2008 January; 98(1): 66–69.

By: Dr. Amanda Meyers-Kuper

Glucosamine Synergy

According to a 2008 study published in the American Journal of Public Health, dog owners are 57-77% more physically active than those people not owning a dog.  It was proposed that encouraging more dog walking may increase the overall physical … Read More

As the heat of the summer starts to taper off, there are many running events in the Hampton Roads area.  Many of our patients and clients have been putting in a lot of hard work and many miles in preparation for these events, or just to keep fit by staying active through the summer.   As a result, a lot of patients have been suffering from what is called “myofascial pain,” or pain resulting from irritation to the muscles and fascia.  Some common forms of fascial pain are plantar fasciitis, IT band syndrome, and tendonitis.  These topics are often discussed in running magazines, on blogs, or amongst workout partners.  But what exactly is fascia, and how can it become so painful for some people?

In the simplest of terms, fascia is an opaque connective tissue covering to muscle tissue.  Let’s use the quadriceps muscle group as an example:  The quads are a group of four large muscles on the front of your thighs that straighten your leg at the knee.  There is a layer of fascia that surrounds the entire muscle group.  There are also layers of fascia that surround each of the four individual muscles of the quads.  Within each individual muscle, there are fascial layers that separate bundles of muscle fibers.  Within that, there is a layer of fascia that surrounds each individual muscle fiber; the same goes for every other muscle within your body.  The fascia from one muscle then connects with the fascia from other muscles, and forms a network of connective tissue that integrates from the top of your head to the tips of your toes.  Each layer of fascia allows each portion of the muscle to glide smoothly along each other as they contract and relax.  When we look at the fascia as a system instead of individual pieces, it becomes apparent that the fascia is more than just a covering.

Fascia’s role in the function of the body is much more complex than it may appear.  Embedded within the fascia are many types of nerve endings and receptors that communicate with the central nervous system.  Every movement we make changes the tension of the fascia in different parts of our body.  As the tension changes, these receptors tell your brain a ton of information about where your joints are, what muscles to recruit, and how much force to generate.  Proper function of the fascia allows for normal, coordinated, unimpeded movement patterns.

However, when the fascia becomes injured through a particular event or from repetitive stress, inflammation occurs and that normal coordinated movement pattern becomes altered.  This can have a serious impact on proper technique when running, throwing, swinging, or any other activity.  This leads to pain, decreased performance, and a long list of other potential injuries secondary to the fascial dysfunction.

Foam rolling and regular massage therapy are effective methods of keeping the fascial layers gliding smoothly across each other.  Icing can be helpful to minimize the pain and inflammation associated with myofascial conditions, but will not address the underlying cause.  Sometimes more aggressive techniques, such as FAKTR protocols, are necessary to reestablish the proper function of the fascia, and therefore decrease pain and improve overall performance.  If you have dealt with tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, IT band problems, or other muscle pains, talk with your doctor or massage therapist at Body Logic and get your body back to working at its best so you can “Move Better, Feel Better, and Live Better!”

Source: “The Fascial System is a Sensory Organ” Warren I. Hammer, ACA News; April 2014

By: Dr. Scott Kuper

What Exactly is Fascia?

As the heat of the summer starts to taper off, there are many running events in the Hampton Roads area.  Many of our patients and clients have been putting in a lot of hard work and many miles in preparation … Read More