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Join Akridge Chiropractic at ‘Shop Til You Drop’

Shop Til You Drop 2014

Akridge & Akridge Chiropractic will be joining other businesses for fun and networking on Tuesday for Shop Til You Drop.

This first-ever event is being held from 4 to 7 p.m. May 20 at John A. Gentleman Mortuary in Bellevue.

Sarah Bernhagen, public relations representative, said John A. Gentleman decided to host the event to support business owners who work from their homes. “We wanted to give them a chance to come to a venue and invite their own clients so other vendors can meet those clients.¬† And it’s a business networking event, too.”

The event is open to the public. There is no admission charge, “but you can’t leave empty-handed,” Bernhagen said.

Goodwill Industries is donating beverages for the event, and Mable Rose Estates is donating food. Other participants include Tastefully Simple, The Needle & Thread Embroidery Co., Scentsy, Bellevue Dance Academy, Thirty-one, Zing, Penelope Ann/Home Interiors, Park Lane Jewelry, Mary Kay, Origami Owl and Take Shape for Life.

Come out and join Jenn and the other vendors!

Akridge team raises $1,000 in Heart Walk

Way to go, team! The Akridge & Akridge Chiropractic walkers raised $1,000 for the American Heart Association at today’s Heart Walk.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the walk, and to those who made pledges to help us raise fund. We appreciate your support.

Check our Facebook page for photos and updates. And be sure to check the thermometer on the wall the next time you come in to the office to see our next fund-raising goal.

Heart Walk team to meet at 8:30 am May 10

The Heart Walk team for Akridge & Akridge Chiropractic is ready to lace up their shoes and raise funds for the American Heart Association.

Team members will meet at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Miller ‘s Landing, 151 Freedom Park Road in downtown Omaha. They will meet by the sponsor tents with Jenn Jorgensen, marketing director.

T-shirts can be picked up at the Akridge office Friday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. If you can’t pick up your t-shirt Friday, Jenn will have it for you at the walk.

Schedule for the day:
7:00am – Gates open
8:00am – Children’s walk
9:00am – Opening ceremonies
9:30am – Walk begins
11:00am – Walk ends

If you have questions the day of the walk or need help finding the team, call Jenn on her cell phone: 402-297-1336.

Please check the Heart Walk website for event information. Maps for parking are under the Participant Tools and Resources link on the left side of the page.

Muscular training helps prevent ligament tears

Prevent ligament teasA reminder for National Physical Education and Sports Week, May 1-7 : To keep your kids safe from sports injuries, especially ligament tears, make sure that a neuromuscular training program is part of their overall training and practice program.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the program because doctors say these injuries are becoming more common in young athletes – especially girls.

The AAP issued a report that detailed the risk of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, and gives information to medical professionals on how to diagnose and treat them.

Youths playing football, soccer, basketball and gymnastics can tear an ACL when they land wrong on their leg, stop quickly, collide with another player or quickly change direction. Girls are at a higher risk because growth during puberty puts additional force on knee joins. Boys gain muscular coordination and strength during this time, but girls usually do not.

Akridge & Akridge Chiropractic can give your athletes stretches and other warm-up advice to keep them healthy while playing. We can help treat sports injuries, too. Give us a call at 402-884-4774 to set up an appointment.

History of chiropractic at ‘Rags to Riches’

Akridge & Akridge Chiropractic will present a history of chiropractic medicine during the Sarpy County Museum’s “Rags to Riches Antique Roadshow” event, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 27.

In addition to tracing the history, we also will have a spin-the-wheel game for prizes and will be giving free spinal exams.

Local experts in antiques, coins and jewelry will be on hand for “Rags to Riches.” The public is invited to bring in historic, rare or unique items. The experts will provide information about the items and give participants an idea of their value.