“Bones & Breath”
The Blog of Dr. Erika Putnam, Chiropractor and owner of The Bend, Whitefish
In the Spirit of Wellness
Wellness strikes a chord in us that is beyond routine blood tests and the outward appearance of looking like we are okay and saying we are doing just fine. Wellness implies “feeling.” It implies feeling well…, alive…, happy…, and vital… in totality, as opposed to...
A Better Question About Pain Management
That is like wondering if you should fill your car up with water or gasoline?
Heart Opening Yoga for Health & Love
Today I playfully suggested to my yoga students at The Wave, “let’s wear red next week for Valentine’s Day.” I reasoned that red is a festive, bold color and seems fitting for a daring heart opening class. They seemed to know what I meant by heart opening. They also...
Chiropractic After Surgery
I wish all surgeons would recommend chiropractic post surgically. If you are under anesthesia, chances are your body has been in an unnatural position for a period of time. When muscles are relaxed and the conscious mind can’t move itself to protect us, it makes sense...
Manly Men Get Chiropractic Care & Do Yoga Too
“Pain is something most of us have at some time, and for some, all of the time”.
Take a whole being approach to your health during the holidays! Week 2
Stay on the healthy path over the holidays with these quick tips from our health partners at The Bend. Dr. Erika Putnam, Chiropractic Physician, The Bend www.thebendatwhitefish.com 406-888-6044 Dr. Tara Wilcox, Naturopathic Physician, www.drtarawilcox.com,...
Take a whole being approach to your health during the holidays. Week 1
Stay on the healthy path over the holidays with these quick tips from our health partners at The Bend. Dr. Erika Putnam, Chiropractic Physician, The Bend, www.thebendatwhitefish.com, 406-888-6044 Dr. Tara Wilcox, Naturopathic Physician, www.drtarawilcox.com,...
Bike Seat Giving You Butt Pain?
“chiropractic care is more often than not best utilized when there are no symptoms or the symptoms are subtle”
A Change of Heart to Improve Your Health
As we approach Valentine’s Day, the season of chocolate covered strawberries, I boldly ask the question “How are you doing on your New Year’s Resolutions?” Are you still committed or did your enthusiasm wane a little with each week or at your first setback? If you are...
Posture is WHY we ALL need adjusted. Kids too!
What do you see in this photo? In my eyes it looks like a loving father sharing the great outdoors with his child and I can't help but notice his forward head posture. It concerns me greatly. This man is likely not in pain or thinking about the long term consequence...
Yoga for Hunters
It took me 16 days to tag a Dall sheep in Alaska last year. If it weren’t for my yoga practice, I don’t think I could have stayed mentally strong or returned home injury free. I’m 49 years old, so my yoga doesn’t look like sitting cross-legged under a tree and...
Yoga for Back and Joint Pain, and a Few Food Quips
Spinal health or the health of any joint in the body depends upon motion. There are many great poses to improve back and joint health, but more importantly, is having a regular practice of healthy movement.
Touching Your Toes, Because Weekends Are Supposed to Be Fun
“I can’t even reach my toes” is an exasperated statement I hear commonly in both my chiropractic clinic and yoga classes from both men and women. I interpret this statement to mean, “I want to, but I have limitations.” Sometimes, it is said in the context of genuine...
A Whimsical Wellness Blog
The Bend at Whitefish “Why Whitefish?”, I have been asked many times since my arrival in the late fall of 2016. I am here because it became my happy place. I made the trek to Montana from Idaho as a personal retreat each year in 2010. Four days turned into five and...
Bones & Breath, In Essence
Let me introduce myself. This is a new blog written by a chiropractor who also teaches yoga and lives deep in the wild mountains of Montana. At the age 48 I took a huge leap of faith by packing up everything I owned in Idaho to move to a new town and start a new life....
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