Each month we are asking our doctors questions to help you get to know your doctor better. This month, as part of our Ask the Doctors series, we asked our doctors what they like to do in their free time.



Dr. Alexis Lee- I like to read, cook, exercise like yoga or crossfit. Spending time with my family and friends
Dr. Eric Neumann- Watch Football, Lift Weights, be lazy with my Fiancé
Dr. Matthew Dean- study (old habits die hard), remodel my house, lift weights, and play with my english bulldog puppies.
Dr. Linda Nguyen- binge on Grey’s Anatomy, travel/hike
Dr. Matt Fryauf- hang out with my friends and family especially when we do my hobbies. I like to play music and participate in outdoor activities such as snow/water skiing, white water kayaking/rafting, disc golfing, mountain biking, ultimate frisbee, hiking, and fishing.
Dr. Rich Sedei- Workout, play lacrosse, hang out with friends and family, travel, and check out all of the sweet restaurants and bars in Portland.
Dr. Darcy Tetzlaff- Watch a movie or binge watch a show, spend time with close friends and my 2 cats, take a walk, play chess, listen to music, talk to family.
Dr. Christopher Eley- Cook, lift, fish, ride, game, play with the dog and hang outdoors in general
Dr. Ted Pagel- Be outside in the sun doing lake activities on the boat and beach as well as going on hikes!
Dr. James Vandal- travel the world, play golf, go to the movies, try new restaurants, play fantasy football, spend time with my family and significant other
Dr. Jordan Pangerl- Run, weight-lift, be active whether that is playing yard games or sports, be outside and/or explore the great outdoors, jam out to music and surf spotify for new music. Being active, outdoors, and/or listening to music sums up my free time
Dr. Raymond Leo- Sleep! Having an infant in the house has made me realize how much I miss sleeping. But in reality I love spending time with my wife and son. We love to road trip and travel and spend as much time outdoors as we possibly can.
Dr. John Carlson- camping, hiking, going the beach, shooting range, golfing, reading, wine tasting, trying new restaurants
Dr. Brad Chmelar- Work out, hike, walk around and explore Portland
Dr. Darren Faherty- Read
Dr. Rob D’Anna- Play disc golf, hike, or be just about anywhere outside. In the summer I can live in the water.
Dr. Darcy Ogloza- Play cards or board games with friends and family, hike and camp with my girlfriend and our pup, maintain an overall active lifestyle.

As many drivers know, driving in the rain can be dangerous. With the upcoming April showers, we decided to make a list of tips to help you feel confident driving in the rain.
 
HEADLIGHTS
Though it is not Oregon state law, most states require drivers to have their headlights on while driving in the rain. It is recommended to have your headlights on in the rain to improve your visibility.

SLOW DOWN
Speed limit signs are designed to reflect a good driving speed when conditions are clear. When it is raining, it is advised that you go the speed limit or slightly slower to ensure you are driving as safely as possible.

KEEP YOUR DISTANCE
With water on the road, stopping your car can be more difficult. To ensure you have enough space to stop, it is recommended you leave a couple of car lengths between you and other cars.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU HYDROPLANE
Hydroplaning occurs when your car loses traction on the road. If you begin to hydroplane, slowly take your foot off the gas pedal, and continue to steer straight. Avoid making sudden turns, jerking the wheel, or stepping on your brakes.

DON’T USE CRUISE CONTROL
It is recommended to not use cruise control when it is raining to ensure you have complete control of your car. Not only that but if you begin to hydroplane while cruise control is on, your car will accelerate instead of slow down.

We hope these tips will help you prevent an accident due to April showers. If you are in an accident, come see us at Accident Care Chiropractic to begin feeling better!

After an accident, your muscles can go into a protective state. This causes pain and sensations of muscular “tension” and “stiffness” following a crash.

One way we help your muscles relax is by using Electric Muscle Stimulation, also known as e-stim or muscle stim. Muscle stimulation works by using a gentle electric current to overriding injured muscles that are stuck in involuntary spasms and contractions. This causes them to relax, resulting in decreased pain. Along with this, muscle stimulation helps activate particular nerve fibers that turns off the signal to the brain saying, ‘hey everything hurts’.

So, how do you use it? Your chiropractor or chiropractic assistant will place sticky pads on the area that is in pain. These sticky pads will be connected to the muscle stim machine, which is plugged into the wall. After ensuring that you are connected properly, the medical provider will slowly increase the intensity until the therapy feels comfortable. Muscle stimulation should not be painful or uncomfortable to be beneficial to you. Instead, this should feel like a ‘tingling’ sensation localized to the pads. For the best results, the therapy will last for around 15-20 minutes.

Our Chiropractors voted for their favorite song of all time, below are the results! All songs are available on Spotify, create your own playlist there to get to know our team better:

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