Chiropractic Health & Wellness Blog

Lyn Lake Street Festival

April 28, 2011

Lyn Lake Street Festival and 3rd Annual Rides of Spring 2011

Sunday May 15th, 2011  Noon to 7 pm

Bigger, better, and back to it’s original location along a two block stretch of Lyndale between 28th St and Lake Street, it’s the third year for the rebirth of a Lyn Lake tradition. It’s time to celebrate the long Quick read more or view full article overdue start of spring, with biking, music, artists, craft persons, art cars and businesses welcoming each other in Lyn Lake style including Lyn Lake Chiropractic one of our great sponsors.


With the Blaisdell YMCA supplying the event insurance and the majority of the 90-plus volunteers, over 25 businesses supplying financial support in the form of sponsorships, the Lyn Lake Street Fest continues to grow and take its place as a free-wheeling day of celebration of the start of spring in the vibrant heart of South Minneapolis.

Start the day and take part in the Blaisdell YMCA’s Rides of Spring. This year’s event has a different feel and flavor as a way to test the bikes, brains and brawn of bike riders in a self directed urban goose chase, with several event stations with competitive tasks to complete at each of the top secret locations. Riders will attempt to reach all the stops to qualify for a drawing for a free year’s membership to the Y, or can opt to complete fewer stops and enter to win three month memberships and many other prizes. The ride is timed to finish at 12 noon at Lyndale and Lake for the start of the Lyn Lake Street Fest. Rider’s meals, raffles and prizes awarded will occur at the Lyn Lake Festival’s dedicated bike corral, supported by local restaurants and Summit Beer Company.


With the increased footprint for the festival, there will be numerous artists and craft booths, and more local restaurants like Herkimers, Moto I, Galactic Pizza, Falafel King and others serving up street food. The art car community will be out in full force. The Trustone Financial parking lot is hosting a wide variety of family friendly children’s activities.  Jugglers and Renaissance performers will also entertain through out the event.

Their will be two music stages this year, with the main stage on the bridge across the Midtown Greenway, and a second stage in front of Ducati Minneapolis on 28th. Five bands, including Koo Koo Kangaroo, Black Blondie, Peter Wolf Crier, Haley Bonar and Heiruspecs will play the main stage. Four more bands, Honeystick, Chelsea Boys, Hastings 3000, and Phantom Tails are scheduled for the Uptown VFW Stage. Look to the music page on this website for time schedules and details.

This dual event is the brainchild of John Meegan, owner of Top Shelf at 31st and Lyndale. John is a board member of the Lyn Lake Business Association, and also the volunteer community board chair of the Blaisdell YMCA in South Minneapolis. This year he is co-chaired by Hilari Bandow, marketing director for the James Ballantine VFW. Music booking has been graciously donated by Indie Music Resources.

The event is a fundraiser. In 2010, the Festival generated over $16,000 for the YMCA and the Lyn Lake Business Association, and over $2,100 in tips from the beer booth was donated to the Joyce Food Shelf.

Lyn Lake Chiropractic would like to have you support our community and bring your friends and family!


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Sports chiropractic is a natural health care...

April 26, 2011
Lyn Lake Chiropractic Specializes in treating Sports Injuries. They work with kids, weekend athletes, high school and college athletes, and pro athletes. Anyone that is active can end up with a sports injury that would benefit from being treated by a sports Minneapolis chiropractic clinic.

Many amateur and professional athletes are sidelined with injuries that could be avoided. Others sit it out on the bench because their injury does not respond to ordinary treatment. Still, others are playing, but at less than peak efficiency, simply because their structural system is not balance. Progressive coaches, athletes, and doctors are realizing that pain killing drugs are not the answer. They merely cover up the symptoms, deceiving the athlete into actions which could make the injury more serious and longer lasting. 

Lyn Lake Chiropractic's approach to health closely relates to the needs of the sports participant. Most sports involve body contact, fast Quick read more or view full article starts and stops, and body positioning that places an unusual amount of strain on the back and structural system. Lyn Lake Chiropractic considers a person as an integrated being, giving special attention to the spine, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. 

Sports chiropractic is a natural health care method that stresses the importance of keeping all the systems of the body functioning efficiently so the player enjoys peak performance, experiences a minimum injury risk, and has fast recuperative powers. 

Many world class and Olympic athletes, as well as professional stars and teams, have retained sports chiropractors to provide care. Joe Montana, Nolan Ryan, Muhammad Ali, Kareem Abdul-Jubbar, and Carl Lewis all utilize chiropractic care. The Players Association of the NFL has officially incorporated sports chiropractors as a regular part of care. Chiropractors have been selected as attending doctors at the Olympic Games and at national and world championships in track and field, cycling, volleyball, powerlifting, aerobics, and triathlons. Lyn Lake Chiropractic will not only help get you out of pain, but will try to find the cause so your symptoms don't return.

"Lifting weights and seeing a chiropractor on a regular basis has made me a better golfer. I've been going to a chiropractor for as long as I can remember. It's as important to my training as practicing my swing."   – Tiger Woods.

Running injuries, plantar fasciitis, knee pain, and foot pain can be treated with chiropractic.

Shin Splints
This running injury often causes pain along either side of the lower leg. Symptoms vary greatly from dull tightness to a painful area along the lower leg. Injuries have a higher incidence of occurrence in athletes starting a new running or aerobic program. 

Achilles Tendonitis
Inflammation of the tendon that connects the calf muscle to the heel. Can be stiff at the beginning of a run and feel better during the workout. Pain varies from dull ache to acute, knife-like pain. Which can cause pain with Achilles Tendonitis while running or walking.

Stress Fracture
Usually located in either the lower leg (tibia or fibula) or one of the metatarsals (toes), the 2nd and 3rd toes being the most common. This type of running injury can be difficult to diagnose in its early stages and can be confused with shin splints. 

Runners Knee
Knee Pain
Usual symptoms of this running injury include pain directly under the kneecap, or the surrounding area. Climbing or descending stairs may cause knee pain. Usually the runners knee - running injury responds well our minneapolis chiropractor.
Heel Pain - Arch Pain - Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis
Foot Pain
Common type of running injury - varies from a slight tightness in the bottom of the foot to an intense heel pain that may worsen when getting out of bed in the morning and then lessen after a few steps. The pain is often reproduced if the toes are dorsiflexed (pulled up). An X-ray will sometimes reveal the running injury, known as plantar fasciitis, (foot pain) as a "heel spur" on the bottom of the heel. This running injury is usually due to an over pronation of the foot and ankle while walking and running. 

With plantar fasciitis, the pain is more severe when running on the balls of the feet. If pain is more intense on heel contact, a condition called Heel Spur Syndrome could be present. Heel Spurs result from excessive ossification (bone formation) due to the constant pulling of the fascia at the point where the fascia inserts on the bottom of the heel, this can be extremely painful. Minneapolis Chiropractors can help with this issue with adjusting your feet, ankle and extremities, massage, ultrasound, laser, taping. Our Lyn Lake Chiropractic Chiropractors would be glad to assess your shoes, running shoes or sport shoes and suggest the proper shoe your body needs to help correct the problem.

Ilio-Tibial Band Syndrome
These running injuries can manifest themselves anywhere along the entire length of this highly fibrous connective tissue running from the top of the hip to just below the knee. At its worst, pain can be very intense at either the outside of the hip to the outside of the knee. A complete biomechanical evaluation, foot to hip, is needed to diagnose the problem and prevent further running injuries. Stretching can aggravate running injuries of this type.

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