Well, so much for our New Year’s resolution to update our blog at least once a month. This January post is a bit late, and we have a lot to share … so let’s get to it!
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Heidi Rew, the traffic reporter at 104.7 The Fish & 920 WGKA Radio in Atlanta, raved about Dr. Matthew Sweat on the air recently. She believes he discovered one of the causes of the headaches from which she’s suffered for three years after her disc went out of place in a car accident — her 7.5 pound purse. Routinely, she packed her purse with makeup and anything else that she could possibly need while away from home. Rew says Dr. Sweat gave her instant relief after one adjustment. “I haven’t felt this good in years, she said.” Neither has her purse!
Pearlman Associates, a Decatur public relations agency, has used Rew’s experience to help Atlas Orthogonal make the public aware of the potentially harmful health effects of carrying heavy purses, handbags or computer bags. (See below for more information.) Dr. Sweat talked about these dangers on two segments of the Health Alert portion of the CBS-46 Atlanta “Better Mornings” show on Jan. 20.
Dr. Sweat used several props, such as a model of a portion of the spine, to show interviewer Tracye Hutchins how the atlas bone is affected by injuries and by carrying heavy items such as purses. One of the tips to avoid injuries that he offered viewers: carry heavy items so the weight is distributed evenly in the middle of the back rather than all of it being on one side. To hear his other tips, watch the videos from Dr. Sweat’s TV appearance on the Atlas Orthogonal Facebook fan page.
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Speaking of our Facebook page, there has been a lot of activity there recently, including news, photos, videos and other useful information, as well as comments from our fans. If you haven’t already, become a fan. Please invite your friends to become fans of Atlas Orthogonal too!
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The Chiropractic Journal has published an item in its January issue (Vol. 24, No. 4) about a new book on the atlas bone that Roy Sweat, DC, wrote in collaboration with Matthew Sweat, DC, and Andrew Paporto, DC. Radiographic and Photographic Dry Bone Studies of the Occiput, Atlas, Axis and the Cervical Spine is based on a significant new study led by Roy Sweat that furthers the understanding of chiropractors worldwide about the atlas bone, the top cervical bone of the neck.
The article can be ready in its entirety at The Chiropractic Journal web site. The book can be ordered from the Sweat Institute for Orthogonal Chiropractic: call 770-457-4430 or 770-457-4421.
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Dr. Roy Sweat has been paying particularly close attention to the weather this winter. Night temperatures in the Atlanta area dipped into the low teens in January, and Dr. Sweat has kept a close eye on his collection of trees to make sure they got through that bitter cold spell without damage. Among the favorite plants in his collection are: blue spruce, white birch, beech, wild azaleas, magnolias, gardenias, weeping willows, rhododendrons, mountain laurel, silver maples, red and white oaks, pink dogwoods, river birch and yoshima and quansan cherry trees.
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The February calendar
- Feb. 6: Basic I Course, Dr. Milligan’s office, Lafayette, Calif.
- Feb. 13: Basic II Course, Sweat Institute, Atlanta
- Feb. 20: Basic II Course, Dr. Milligan’s office, Lafayette, Calif.
- Feb. 27–28: Dissection seminar, Life University, Marietta, Ga.