Author: Hannah King

Good Stiffness vs. Bad Stiffness

Stiffness is good when it helps to improve alignment, strength, mobility, and dynamic motor control. It is typically a deliberate engagement of muscles prior to movement. As an example, engaging your anterior core promotes posterior pelvic tilt thus improving (rather than limiting) range of motion in the hips. Pain and limited range of motion often signal […]

Alliance Healing Arts welcomes MoveMend to Eastlake  

  MoveMend focuses on full-body mobility and strength through customized physical therapy, occupational therapy, certified hand therapy, and personal training for people recovering from injury as well as those looking to reach peak performance. After four years (and more than 145 5-star reviews!) operating in Madison Valley, MoveMend is relocating to Eastlake, just a few blocks down from […]

Chiropractic and Ribs

It seems that the malady for May in our chiropractic department was rib, rib cage and mid back troubles. Often people do not associate rib cage problems as something for which they should seek chiropractic care. However, we have had many successful resolutions with our conservative and specific approach to what can malfunction in this area […]

A Healthy Neck Should Have a Slight Curve

A Healthy Neck Should Have a Slight Curve

Repetitive poor postures while we are working long hours doing desk work and looking down at our phones so often can compromise the structure of our neck curve. Consequences of a straightened neck curve that should be a nice gentle arch include: Increased arthritic change of the joint Increased stress and damage to the discs […]

How to Layer your Skincare Products

How to Layer your Skincare Products

The #1 rule of skincare application- layer from thinnest to thickest consistency. Here is a step-by-step guide: Cleanser: Cleansing comes first to purify pores and prepare the skin for all other treatments. Spot Treatment: If you keep a spot treatment on deck to zap those occasional blemishes, dab it on right after cleansing. Massage it in […]

Acupuncture for Pregnancy and Post-Partum Support

Acupuncture for Pregnancy and Post-Partum Support

Acupuncture is perfectly safe during pregnancy if performed by a qualified, licensed practitioner. As a qualified practitioner, I know the appropriate points to needle and the contraindicated points to needle during each phase of pregnancy. Most women come in for acupuncture at the first and second trimesters to treat the side effects of their pregnancy. […]

5 Tips to Save your Back While Gardening

If this past weekend’s weather is any indication, spring has officially arrived, and Seattle residents are eager to get some much needed Vitamin D. The local parks and hiking trails are filling up, and residential gardens everywhere are brimming with possibility. The prospect of growing your own produce or beautifying the yard with flowers is […]

Winter Self-Care Tips

Happy New Year from Alliance! We met a lot of you in 2017, and we’re so eager to continue to nourish those relationships in 2018. Whatever your resolutions are for 2018, it’s important to make time for self-care so that you can feel great while working to accomplish your goals. The holiday season can take […]