The shift from a physically demanding life to one with fewer physical challenges and more sitting has been relatively recent, occurring during a tiny fraction of human existence. More recent evidence suggests that the long-term health consequences of habitual sedentary behavior (too much sitting) are separate from those associated with a lack of exercise. This means that getting the recommended amount of exercise per week is not counteracting the negative effects of sitting too much.Read More
May is Teacher Appreciation Month. This month we will be collecting donations for Schoolhouse Supplies - an award-winning nonprofit that supports public education in Portland by giving students and teachers free classroom supplies.Read More
This week we’re highlighting some key benefits of our services that you may not be aware of. If you’re wondering if acupuncture, chiropractic or massage might be for you, here are just a few ways in which these modalities improve people’s lives.Read More
Cupping therapy is one of the oldest known healing practices, and is seen in almost every ancient culture. Cupping affects several areas, including circulation, fascia, lymph and muscle tissue. Learn more about this technique commonly used by chiropractors, massage therapists and acupuncturists.Read More
April is Parkinson's Awareness Month. During the month of April we are excited to be partnering with Parkinson's Resources of Oregon (PRO), an organization that provides support and resources to people living with Parkinson's disease and their families and caregivers in Oregon and Washington.Read More
Frozen Shoulder Syndrome is a common affliction in people between the ages of 40 and 60, particularly women and those with diabetes. It begins with inflamed connective tissue around a joint; as the tissue thickens and tightens, the joint gradually loses mobility until it becomes “frozen” making everyday activities very painful.Read More
The Agency for Health Care Research and Quality recommended spinal manipulation as the only safe and effective drugless form of initial professional treatment for acute low back problems in adults after an extensive study of all available forms of care for low back problems.Read More
Tech Neck is a syndrome caused by overuse of the head, neck, and shoulders sitting and looking in a forward and down position. Find out how to counteract and defend against this postural deviation.Read More
Most of us are familiar with tendons and ligaments, but haven’t heard of another form of connective tissue: fascia. This dynamic web of connective tissue runs throughout our entire body and may be the cause of a high percentage of pain and motion restriction.Read More
Founded in 2005, the Returning Veterans Project (RVP) supports the healing and health of our veterans and military communities by connecting post-9/11 war zone veterans, service members, and their families with free, confidential mental and physical health services. RVP clients can access individualized care from a network of highly-qualified volunteer providers, without any fees or strings attached.
Starting this November and moving forward, our practitioners Dr. Cydney Keller, DC and Melissa Miesen, LAc are donating their services via RVP at Equilibrium, and will be treating veterans in need of acupuncture and chiropractic care.
We will also be collecting monetary donations through the month of November and Equilibrium will match any amounts donated at the clinic.
You can also donate directly through the RVP website here.