Heat Advisory In Texas Until… November?

By: South Austin Chiro

Summer is in full swing and we know you want to make the most of it. These months come with ever-changing schedules and adventures like sports, hiking, travel and anything that involves getting in the water. Each of these can put new stresses on the body and result in pain or changes in your ability to do the things you enjoy. We understand how frustrating this can be, so don't let goof your favorite moments, let us help you get back to living your life!

At Lawson Chiropractic it is our passion to help people. Our greatest joy and fulfillment comes from allowing people to get back to living their lives, their way!

Yours in health,
Paul Shrogin D.C., DACNB

Summer Tips

Dehydration is one of the most common problems in the US, affecting 75% of the population. It is made worse in the summer. Make sure you drink half your body weight in ounces per day to keep you hydrated and to help your kidneys and your brain!

Common Summer Injuries

  • Back Pain: In the summertime more exercises with forward movement like gardening can cause back pain.
  • Plantar Fasciitis: This is an injury to the bottom of the foot causing inflammation and pain, usually worse first thing in the morning. Due to the increase in physical activity like walking and running during the summer months, this can be more pervasive right now. One of the most popular ways our clinic treats this is by therapeutic Ultrasound.
  • Tennis Elbow: Also known as golfers elbow, this is commonly treated in the summertime. This is due to repetitive movement and overuse of the tendons, muscles, and joints(not always causes by golf or tennis).
  • Knee Injuries: These injuries are more common since biking and running become a more popular workout in the summer months.
  • Strains/Sprains: Sprain and Strain injuries occur more frequently in the summertime since people are hiking and walking rocky nature and river trails more frequently. Most of these injuries happen from slipping or strenuous leg movements like climbing large rocks or steep hills.
  • Shoulder Injuries: Some of the most common shoulder injuries we see in the summer months consist of Impingement Syndrome, Bursitis, Tendinitis, and Tendon
  • Ruptures/Tears: These conditions are often caused by a new and/or a change in activity, overhead activity, or heavy lifting. All of these conditions can cause pain and discomfort in the shoulder, but most are easily treated with rest, anti-inflammatory medications, and work with range-of-motion.

Of course, if you are experiencing symptoms or want more details on any of the above, please feel free to reach out at (512) 326-2520.

Staff Introductions: Kaela

Chiropractic Austin TX Kaela R Meet The Team

Most of you have had the pleasure of getting to know Kaela at your visits. She is our talented rehab assistant and wears many hats in the clinic including as a skilled cupping therapist. She just had her one-year anniversary with us and what an exciting first year it has been! We are certainly better as a team with Kaela!

Kaela's Bio: I was born and raised in Livingston, TX. I later moved to Brownwood, TX for college and graduated from Howard Payne University in May of 2021 with a Bachelor's degree in Sports Medicine, Athletic Training. In my free time, I enjoy having game nights with friends, spending time with family, traveling with my husband, and playing with my three dogs Dixie, Drake, and Balou.