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physical therapy for knee, lunge with curved back and balance to strengthen knee

AFC Physical Medicine’s holistic approach to knee pain will help you get to the root cause and give you relief. As with other symptoms that would bring you into one of our AFC locations, patients with knee pain will receive a detailed consultation, thorough examination, and x-rays if necessary. Dr. Sculley and I have found that patients who come into our offices usually have one of two main reasons for their knee pain: muscular...

feeling healthy, a fit woman jumping for joy on an empty beach

As with any cold and flu season, no one wants to be sidelined for a few weeks and not be able to enjoy their active lifestyle. Everyone’s wondering how to prevent getting sick, and there is a lot of information out there providing different recommendations on how to not get sick. So here are a few tips from the World Health Organization:

● Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20...

baker's cyst diagram

Last week, we talked about knee anatomy and facts. This week, we’ll take a look at the top 3 knee pain causes and how we treat each of them here at AFC Chiropractic. Like a lot of joints in your body, the knee consists of ligaments, meniscus (the cartilage between the bones), muscles, and tendons. Each of these can strain, sprain, or tear from use over time without proper recovery, or from an injury (like a fall). 

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laterally displaced kneecap diagram

Welcome back to the AFC health blog! This is Dr. Wall and this month's topic is knee health. Wow, the knee! Ow, the knee! The knee is a complex joint and also one of the most stressed joints in the body. You may or may not have heard the term, runner’s knee, or its medical name, patellofemoral pain syndrome. Its most basic definition is pain around the knee cap, the one point in the knee joint requiring the most balance and finesse...

Water aerobics exercise group doing guided aerobic exercise in an outdoor pool

The best way to be proactive with your heart health is to stay active! At AFC, we help patients learn new stretches and exercises that will nurture the entire body. Keeping your weight under control helps prevent high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and high blood sugar. Knowing this, we would like to share with you the 3 types of exercise: aerobic exercise, resistance training, and flexibility workouts, each of which supports...

c1 vertebra at top of spine diagram

Did you know that 1 in 3 adults suffer from high blood pressure? For some individuals, special chiropractic adjustments may help lower blood pressure. This is because the spine affects many parts of your body, including your heart and blood flow. Watch this video for more information:

Recap: Spinal alignment has been proven to be connected to overall health, including blood pressure. Specifically...

human anatomy diagram showing spine and organs, spinal alignment affecting general organ health

Many people don’t realize chiropractic care helps with more than just back pain. Chiropractic care focuses on the spine, and the spine controls everything in your body. If there is a subluxation in your spine, it may be the cause of (or at least not helping!) cardiovascular disease, heart disease, and other medical issues that are seemingly unrelated to the spine. Here are six proven ways chiropractic adjustments helps prevent or...

heart disease due to clogged artery causing blood pressure problems

Welcome to the AFC health blog. It is Valentine’s month, which is my wife’s favorite holiday! Love is in the air! This month’s health topic is heart health, which can be an emotional topic. Many of us may have lost a loved one or have a loved one that has struggled with heart disease and high blood pressure. This topic will hit the hearts of all of us (pun intended!). According to a study from the American Heart Association, 121.5...