• Dr. Jessi's Friday Favorites
    Happy Friday! As we start entering into another school year, I figured I would share with you some of my favorite back to school items—ergonomic style! First up, STAYING HEALTHY BACK TO Read more
  • Watch Your Gait
    Watching People walk helps me get an idea what is going on in the body. I focus on making walking more efficient in my pain and performance sessions using hands Read more
  • Heat Packs: Why you should use them
    What do they actually do?                 Heat packs are used to deliver heat therapy to different parts of the body, such as your shoulders Read more
  • How can I schedule an appointment?
    Whether you are needing to schedule a new patient appointment or a follow up we have a couple of options for scheduling appointments: Schedule in the office / call us – Read more
  • August Wellness BINGO
    Our Wellness BINGO Challenge is taking off August 1st! You can pick up a BINGO card in our office anytime! Prizes: 1 BINGO: Lacrosse ball 3 BINGO's: Unlimited Normatec sessions the entire month Read more
  • RED-S: The Female Triad
    This one is dedicated to our female athletes.  RED-S stands for relative energy deficiency in sport.  It is a syndrome with a few characteristics: low energy availability or disordered eating, Read more
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization as a part of YOUR Treatment Plan
    One of the many unique ways we treat patients here at Ames Spine and Sport is by addressing soft tissue mobilization.  If you’ve been here before, you know we are Read more
  • What is Ankle Mobility and why should you care?
    Ankle mobility involves the motion available at the joints of the ankle, but most commonly the talocrural joint—where the shin and the top bone of the ankle meet. This joint Read more
  • Case of the Week -- Sever's Disease (Calcaneal Apophysitis)
    Check out this neat recent case that we diagnosed and are treating in the office! 10-year-old male baseball player came in with heel pain.  The pain was local on his calcaneus Read more
    This past weekend I was up in Norwalk watching my nephew’s baseball tournament (GO BALLARD!!!), and during the 3rd game of the day, one of the Umps succumbed to a Read more
  • Four Visual Resets
    In this technological era we challenge our eyes more and more without taking into consideration the overall effects that has on movement and the body. Our vision makes up 70-90% Read more
  • Granola Bars Recipe
    We all love a nice, soft chewy granola bar.  But wouldn't it be nice if we could get a healthier protein-packed option? My kids cannot get enough of these and it's Read more
  • Tissue Healing Timelines
    Frequently after an injury, one of the first questions patients ask is "How long until I can ______?".  I get it, unexpected injuries interrupt our quality of life and naturally Read more
  • Rib Pain
    So you're experiencing rib pain? Ribs can get cranky and when they are boy do they sure hurt! *First, this needs to be distinguished from chest pain by a medical professional* Each Read more
  • Better Breathing = Better Brains, Better Bodies, Better Movement
    One thing I noticed early in my career as a massage therapist is that breathing dysfunctions are very common. The brain needs two things to survive which are fuel (oxygen Read more
  • To belt, or not to belt?
    Many patients who participate in weightlifting will ask “Hey Doc, what is your opinion on weightlifting belts?”. Which normally gets countered with further inquries from myself such as: It depends. Read more