Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Custom Foot Orthotics

If you’re having issues related to walking and alignment, custom foot orthotics are a great way to alleviate pain and take stress off your body. Whether you have issues with lower back pain, knee pain or foot pain, orthotics help realign the bones within the foot and ankle and reduce strain on the back, neck, shoulders and hips. At our practice in San Rafael, CA, Dr. Kent Carlomagno utilizes custom orthotics in addition to chiropractic adjustments to relieve his patients’ pain and help their bodies heal.

Orthotics are a great option for those with any issues or discomfort related to walking or imbalance in the body. They can be worn on a daily basis and during most activities to take undue stress off your joints and ensure that your body is aligned and moving properly. In addition to relieving pressure on your hips, neck, back and shoulders, orthotics help distribute your weight properly and take further pressure off of your toes, bunions and other areas of the foot.

Custom orthotics are a great investment in your biomechanical health and overall wellness, and Summith Chiropractic and Longevity Center an help you get them. Fitting in your shoe much like an insole, orthotics are an easy and beneficial way to increase your health on a daily basis.

To schedule an appointment, call (415) 721-7520. For more information, visit    

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Sports Injuries

Athletes can suffer from a wide range of injuries, from strains and sprains to tendinitis and pulled muscles, but their joints are especially susceptible to problems. One of the most common injuries to occur, especially in athletes who perform frequent overhead motions, is a rotator cuff tear. The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder to provide movement and stability. The tendons from these muscles attach to the top of the humerus, and this is where most tears occur, although muscles are sometimes involved. At our office in San Rafael, CA, Dr. Kent Carlomagno treats a variety of pains and ailments, including sports injuries, like rotator cuff tears.

Rotator cuff tears can be caused by direct blows to the shoulder, by falling on the arm while it is outstretched and by having your arm yanked. Impingement (tendinitis), where the rotator cuff tendons rub against the shoulder blade, can also cause the rotator cuff to become inflamed, frayed and weakened.

People most susceptible to rotator cuff injuries include swimmers, tennis players, baseball players and other participants in activities that involve a lot of arm movement overhead. Your risk for injury is also higher if you are over the age of 40 since muscles and tendons lose elasticity as you age.
If you have torn your rotator cuff, you do not need to rely on steroid injections or surgery. With chiropractic care from Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center, you can be treated with holistic therapies to promote healing and reduce pain and inflammation.

To schedule an appointment, call (415) 721-7520. For more information, visit

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Team Precious Metal Air Racing Chiropractor

Dr. Kent Carlomagno of Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center is now the official chiropractor of Team Precious Metal Air Racing. With his extensive knowledge and experience, Dr. Carlomagno ensures that Thom Richard and team perform at peak health as they race their plane around the country.

Thom Richard is the owner or Warbird Adventures in FL, and he is the team captain and pilot of Precious Metal. He utilizes regular chiropractic care to keep him in optimal health for both racing and his day-to-day life.

Because spinal misalignment, subluxations and other issues can interfere with the nervous system’s ability to properly relay information and, therefore, inhibit the body’s ability to function at optimum levels, receiving regular spinal adjustments is necessary for maintaining overall health and promoting longevity. The vertebrae in our spines can move out of alignment for a number of reasons, including daily activity and traumatic accidents. Utilizing his hands or a special tool, the Dr. Carlomagno can adjust the spine with quick movements to move the vertebrae back into place. Whether used to treat existing pains and illnesses or used as a preventative treatment, adjustments improve the overall health of your body and keep it functioning at its highest level.

To schedule an appointment with our office in San Rafael, CA, call (415) 721-7520. For more information, visit