Spinal Hygiene – a healthy spine for years to come

April 28th, 2017

Dr. M Horowitz.jpgEveryone knows that the key to maintaining good oral health is with routine dental check-ups and practicing good dental hygiene. The same goes for spinal health and good posture! If you want to maintain flexibility and improve the alignment and function of your spine, you need routine spinal adjustments (think of these like spinal check-ups) and you need to practice good spinal hygiene. What ...

The Secrets to “Perfect” Posture

April 28th, 2017

At one point or another, we’re all looking for ways to improve our posture. Whether it’s getting an ergonomic office chair, practicing mindfulness, or incorporating stretches or strength training into our daily routine. Everybody wants better posture. But where do we start?

To help all his patients seek “perfect” posture, Dr. Michael Horowitz offers these five points:Dr. M Horowitz.jpg

  1. Awareness – It is wa ...

Get a Handle on Hand and Wrist Pain

April 13th, 2017

What causes pain in the wrists and hands? We use our hands for almost every task; we lift, grab, pull, push, type, and squeeze just to name a few. It is no wonder that with so much use over time, that we all experience some degree of pain in our hands or wrists. Your hands, fingers, or wrists may sting, burn, ache, or feel numb, stiff, hot, or cold. For as many movements as your hands are cap ...

Elbow Pain: Not So Funny After All

April 13th, 2017

Tennis-Elbow.jpgWhy does my elbow hurt? It's certainly not funny (but it is connected to the humerus!).

The elbow is a hinge joint that allows your arm to bend. This movement makes it possible to throw, lift, swing, and hug. The elbow joint is formed where the three bones in your arm meet: the humerus (the upper arm bone) and the radius and ulna (the two bones of the forearm). Each of these three bones has c ...

FREE Stretch of the Day Series

April 1st, 2017

Warrior BFeeling tense? Are your muscles sore from the weekend softball game? Or, are you experiencing low back pain from typing away at your desk? Maybe you just want to improve your flexibility? Whatever the reason, subscribe to Dr. Michael Horowitz’s free Stretch of the Day series! With each session, you will receive stretches designed to release stress, and help you to feel more refreshed and free ...

Treatment for Iliotibial Band Syndrome

April 1st, 2017

If you enjoy running or are active in sports, chances are you have heard of, or maybe even injured, your iliotibial band, or IT band. The IT band is a ligament that runs down the outside of the thigh at the hip (ilium) all the way to the shin bone (tibia). The IT band plays a crucial role in your ability to run, as it stabilizes the thigh bone and knee, and allows the lower leg to swing forwa ...