Stabilization of the Canine Dewclaw

This article first appeared in the November 2019 issue of Lifelines, the Life West student magazine. Playing with nature is a hallmark of human existence. We believe we can take the products of evolution and make them better with our limited knowledge of physiology. But are we really
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Dynamics of Core Stability

This article first appeared in the November 2019 issue of Lifelines, the Life West student magazine. Flexibility is key to stability One in three adults fall every year. Falling is the second leading cause of accidental death worldwide and is a major cause of a personal injury. In 201
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Trauma, Toxins, and Thoughts: Causes of Instability in the Spine

This article first appeared in the November 2019 issue of Lifelines, the Life West student magazine. There is no denying the central nervous system is responsible for all communications that happen within the human body. Sensory information travels afferently to the brain and motor in
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Recipe for Vietnamese Pho

This article first appeared in the November 2019 issue of Lifelines, the Life West student magazine. Ingredients: 10L water (for 20 bowls) 4 lbs. of beef bone (except for cervical bone) 2 lbs. of beef muscle 2 lbs. of beef belly 2 lbs. of beef loin 1 lbs. of beef tripe 1 lbs. of beef
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The Foundation of Stability

This article first appeared in the November 2019 issue of Lifelines, the Life West student magazine. “As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul.” Heremes Trismegistus It is postulated that the environment and the world we live in is reflected
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Standing On Your Own Two Feet

This article first appeared in the November 2019 issue of Lifelines, the Life West student magazine. As chiropractors, we are usually concerned about the stability of the spine. We take into account the stability of the cervical spine to maintain proper head position. We stress the im
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Stability and Adjusting

This article first appeared in the November 2019 issue of Lifelines, the Life West student magazine. Assessing the stability of a joint is a key part of the patient assessment, but what does it mean to be stable? What determines stability, and how do you assess it? What do you do if y
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The Relationship between Core Stability and Chiropractic

This article first appeared in the November 2019 issue of Lifelines, the Life West student magazine. Core Stability has been a popular phrase that is used by a multitude of professions for decades. Though many of these professions teach the importance of a stable core, there has been
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Our Biotensegrous Selves

This article first appeared in the November 2019 issue of Lifelines, the Life West student magazine. “It’s time for you to stand up on your own two feet,” says the old adage, referring to gaining stability by relying on our body’s interaction with gravity, especially at its inferior-m
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Honey, Heal Your Hormones

This article first appeared in the September 2019 issue of Lifelines, the Life West student magazine. Expression: the process of making known one’s thoughts or feelings; a look on someone’s face that conveys a particular emotion. Expression is LIFE. We’ve all heard it over
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