New Research Points to Chiropractic Benefits for Seniors

The natural aging process can take a toll on your body. For seniors, especially those with reduced activity and limited mobility, getting up and moving can be a challenge, if not painful. With less physical activity, it is easier for the body to become stiff and this can have a negative effect on a senior’s health. Many studies have pointed to the health benefits of remaining active into late adulthood. Whether it is walking for 30 minutes a day or taking part in aerobics or swimming, staying physically fit, as you age can be a surefire way to protect yourself from disease and illness. In fact, regular exercise has been linked to preventing Alzheimer’s and depression among seniors. Staying active is equally good for your brain as it is for your body.


Boost Your Antioxidants With Regular Chiropractic Visits

Keeping up with regular chiropractic visits have far greater benefits than just a healthier spine. New research is pointing to chiropractic adjustments as being an effective way to boost your body’s natural antioxidant levels.


Increased Pelvic Floor Stability Through Regular Chiropractic Adjustments


Corrective Chiropractic Recently Added to Best Chiropractor’s List

When it comes to making the top list of chiropractors in Atlanta, Corrective Chiropractic is leading the way. The recent announcement that the firm would be highlighted as one of the top 50 chiropractic practices in the region, on Best Chiropractor, highlights Corrective Chiropractic continued success in providing top-tier services for all of their patients.


Correcting Spinal Misalignment Caused by Birth Interventions


Corrective Chiropractic – Sandy Springs “The Core”

“The Core”


Many of my clients at Corrective Chiropractic – Sandy Springs workout regularly. Whether it is CrossFit, Marathons, Ironmans, or weight training, I have found that people get injured from time to time without any warning signs. How could this be?


The athletes I work with a train at a very high level and from the naked eye, you would think they are in great shape. The reason is that assuming your body is functioning properly because you look and feel great, performing better than you used to, is unsound and will eventually lead to injury.


The problem is almost always compensation. First, very few people know how to breathe properly. As babies we all breathe with our diaphragms but as we age we unlearn the correct way to breathe. Instead, we lift our shoulders and expand our chests to breathe, usually in a shallow rapid rate. This is considered stressful breathing. Not only are you not getting enough oxygen to your muscles and organs but what most people don’t realize is that the diaphragm is a muscle just like any other. And just like any other muscle, the diaphragm gets tight if not stretched and used properly.


When this happens the improper alignment of the torso over the hips due to stressful breathing, along with a dysfunctional diaphragm, results in compensation patterns along the anterior and posterior chains. When muscles are forced to compensate this leads to muscle fatigue and failure. Muscles that are meant for support and stability are now overworked and leaving the body in an unstable state. The athlete then goes to perform what he or she considers a routine movement and gets injured out of nowhere. Little did they know that their body had been compensating for some time and finally reached the point where injury occurred.


In our office and in the workshops that we do for local businesses we teach people how to


1) Manually release your diaphragm so it can expand properly during normal breathing.


2) Utilize diaphragmatic breathing and not stressful breathing.


3) Perform specific exercises that will strengthen your core musculature responsible for maintaining stability, not just creating a nice six pack.


Interested in learning how to release your diaphragm, breathe properly, and strengthen your core for maximum stability! Send us an email at


From Ironworker to Chiropractor – The Story of Dr. Adam Podraza

From Ironworker to Chiropractor – The story of Dr. Adam Podraza


Ten years ago I was working as an IronWorker in New York City. Five hundred feet in the air walking on a steel beam no wider than your foot. From that height, the people in the streets below are the size of ants. The building swaying side to side, wind gusts ranging from a soft breeze to gusts that would blow you right off of the beam, the rush was incredible! I loved my job yet, I always knew there was something more for me.


As life would have it, at that time I was living with a friend of mine who worked in the film industry and specifically with an organization called Chiromission. He noticed I was missing something in my life and invited me to come on a mission trip with him to the Dominican Republic. It’s interesting how you can look back on a decision that had such a dramatic influence on your life and think, where would I be right now had that not happened? I will always look back on that trip as the greatest decision I have ever made, next to asking my lovely wife out on our first date of course.


In my career as an Ironworker, I had my fair share of injuries. On multiple occasions, I had been sent to a Chiropractor to help with back pain. While I did see improvement through getting adjusted the Chiropractor, I was working with never explained to me about innate intelligence and the power of the nervous system. On the mission trip to the Dominican Republic, I saw the real power and beauty of Chiropractic. Listened to many speakers about experiences adjusting people with serious issues and their miraculous recoveries. I had so many great experiences on that trip, too many to mention, let’s just say that they will all be in my book one day. The last night while we met in the conference room I was on stage telling everyone about what had happened to me over those four days. I swore to them that the next time I came on this trip, I would be a doctor. I had found my passion and purpose in life, to be a Chiropractor.


Since that day years ago in the Dominican Republic, I have earned my Associates degree in human services, my Bachelors degree in Biology, and my Doctorate in Chiropractic. I was the student council president at Life University during my time there. I was also class president as well. Met my beautiful wife while attending earning my doctorate and now have two wonderful children. I decided to stay in the Georgia (somewhere I never thought I would be) after graduating and opened a practice in sandy Springs. Now I am seeing people’s lives changing on a daily basis in my own practice! I couldn’t be happier with my choice to be a Chiropractor and look forward to helping countless others improve their life through the power of Chiropractic.

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Handcraft Wooden Local Business – One Nut Woodworks

Here at Corrective Chiropractic – Sandy Springs we like to highlight local businesses that are of the highest quality and service. We feel our past, present and future clients benefit from learning more about the best businesses in the area. This week we have been highlighting a handcrafting wooden business that not only represents all of the qualities you would expect; honesty, great product, and excellent customer service. It also has a very inspiring story of how this handmade wooden business came to be and 10% of all proceeds are donated to Movember.

What is the name of your business and what is its function?

One Nut Woodworks. We specialize in making small handcrafting items ranging from cutting boards to coasters. We can build anything that you need, large or small, for home or Crossfit boxes.

How long have you been in Atlanta?

I have lived in Atlanta a total of 9 years, with 8 of those being continuous.

What do you like most about Atlanta?

I love the fact that the city is actually very large, but it has a small city feel. The neighborhoods/metro cities help add to this feel.

What separates your business from the others and makes it the best?

All of our items are handcrafted locally in Tucker and we use locally sourced wood for all of our builds. We love to support the local environment.

Who is your ideal client?

Our products can cater to any client. From gifts for bridesmaids or groomsmen, to custom build kitchen Islands. We can support any project, large or small.

Is there something that people in the community do not know about your business that they should know?

One Nut Woodworks is owned by a Testicular Cancer survivor. To help spread the word about men’s health, we donate 10% of all proceeds to Movember.


Local Business Highlight- Handler Homes of Palmerhouse Properties

Here at Corrective Chiropractic – Sandy Springs we like to highlight local businesses that are of the highest quality and service. We feel our past, present and future clients benefit from learning more about the best businesses in the area. This week we are highlighting one of Sandy Springs’ best real estate companies.

What is the name of your business and what is its function: pamela-handler-photo

Handler Homes of Palmerhouse Properties. We are a real estate company helping individuals buy and sell property in the metro Atlanta area.

How long have you been in Atlanta?

Pam has been in Atlanta since 1994 and Chris has been in Atlanta since 1985

What do you like most about Atlanta?

We love the diversity and growth of the city. Great weather and you get the best of both worlds – the city and then time to unwind in the mountains.

What separates your business from the others and makes it the best?

We always make ourselves available to our clients – you get two agents for the price of one! We work with buyers and sellers going through all stages of their lives – from first time home buyers to baby boomers that are downsizing. Pam has the Senior Real Estate Specialist designation where she is knowledgeable about helping seniors downsize and move to active adult communities, she also has the luxury home designation where she is knowledgeable about marketing homes in the $500+ price point.

Who is your ideal client?

Our ideal clients are motivated sellers and qualified buyers. People relocating to Atlanta from other parts of the country and we can also help Atlantans who are moving outside of the Atlanta area by interviewing realtors for them. Other ideal clients are married couples expecting their first child and need to move to a larger house, baby boomers downsizing from their big family homes to smaller homes and condos.

Is there something that people in the community do not know about your business that they should know?

95% of our clients come highly referred to us by our past clients and friends. We are Realtors not real estate agents – out people don’t know that there is a difference. Realtors are held to a higher standard and we members of the National Association of Realtors and the Atlanta Board of Realtors. We are advocates for our clients.

If you are located in the Sandy Springs area and would like us to highlight your business you can


Corrective Chiropractic – Sandy Springs – Local Business Highlight

Here at Corrective Chiropractic – Sandy Springs we like to highlight local businesses that are of the highest quality and service. We feel our past, present and future clients benefit from learning more about the best businesses in the area. This week we are highlighting one of Sandy Springs best restaurants, Emidio’s! I have been their several times to eat and must say that the food is amazing and the service makes you feel like you are at home.
Welcome to Emidio’s Restaurant in Sandy Springs!
Our customers describe the experience as a feeling that you have traveled across the Atlantic to the Iberian Peninsula as you come in. Our menu contains primarily Portuguese Cuisine but it features Spanish and Italian classics such as “Paella Valenciana” from Spain and ” Veal Marsala” from Italy.img_6907
We sculpt home-cooked, family-Style plates with a passion that shows the flavors and colors unique of authentic Portuguese/European Cuisines. We specialize in seafood and lamb dishes, but cover and accommodate any palate with  Portuguese flavors and charm. We feature mainly wines from Portugal and all over Europe to pair with our cuisine.
Emidio and Maria are the owners, say Hi to them! They are always present with a smile and gratitude towards their customers.
Emidios Restaurant
8610 (8612 on GPS) Roswell Rd Sandy Springs Ga 30350 770-837-3373 and 770-912-8890