May 2013 Newsletter


Catalyst Chiropractic and Rehab Newsletter
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April 2013

What? April’s almost over already?! With just a couple more weeks left in the month we want to share a short message with you for now and let you know to keep you eyes peeled in the coming weeks for our May newsletter and the announcement of our upcoming Patient Appreciation Day. We have not locked down a date yet but we do know there will be great prizes, food and games to look forward to. For now we hope you enjoy this month’s message and thank you for choosing us as your chiropractic and massage specialists!

Clinic News
babyWe’re expecting!

Dr. Thompson’s wife, Melanye, is pregnant with their second child. She is 16 weeks along and her and the baby are progressing perfectly. If you squint your eyes, it kind of looks like a teddy bear, no?
Wellness Winner
Congratulations to Julie S., who won our workplace wellness drawing last month. Beaverton chiropractor, Dr. Thompson, provided a delicious lunch from Veggie Grill and treated 12 of her coworkers to a much needed chair massage! Watch for your chance to win in another drawing coming up soon!

Ask Dr. Thompson
Welcome to our new segment

This is going to be a Q&A segment that we will include each month to answer common questions that I hear in the office. To kick this off, we’ll start with what seems to be the question of the month:
 “Doctor, I think I need a new mattress. What should I look for?”
To this question, I typically reply “That is a good question.” Mattress selection very much depends on the individual. What works great for one person can result in a horrible night’s sleep for someone else. For that reason, I do not endorse one particular product or type of mattress, but instead give a few points of advice and wish you good luck in your search. Here are some points to consider:


  1. While a bad mattress can definitely give you a stiff, sore back in the morning, so can joint degeneration. Worn down, or arthritic joints tend to get stiff and sore after prolonged periods of inactivity such as sleeping. Before you head out to the mattress store, go see your chiropractor to make sure it isn’t just your mattress making you sore.
  2. A mattress should support the whole body. You should not feel any pressure points, but instead a nice even pressure across the whole body.
  3. The goal while you are sleeping is to keep the spine in a neutral position. While laying on the mattress, pay close attention to the position of your back. If it is sagging too far into the mattress, then you are not getting the support that you need.
  4. Look to buy your mattress from a store that allows you to return or exchange it if you can’t sleep well on it. Laying on it for a few minutes in the store will not tell you how you will like it in the long run.
 For more information, check out the Better Sleep Council’s “Better Sleep Guide”
If you would like to ask Dr. Thompson a question for next month’s newsletter, please ask him at your next visit or send him an email at: